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Joe Jackson -- I Won't Be There ... Much

8/4/2009 6:54 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

We just got a declaration from Joe Jackson, filed with the court, and Joe makes it clear -- he supported Michael Jackson's decision to make his wife Katherine the guardian of Michael's 3 kids .. and Joe makes it clear he will keep his distance.

Joe says in the declaration: "I have had a close family relationship with these grandchildren since their birth. I do visit the family residence from time to time and will continue to do so, however I will not be involved in raising the children."

Joe continues, "I understand that all decision-making authority regarding the children will rest with Katherine Jackson. Katherine Jackson is a wonderful caretaker and guardian, and has done an excellent job raising our children and other grandchildren."


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31.

Chimarra    

What is your person opinion on what happened to Michael. For instance, Do you believe he overdosed or was it the doctors fault?

1717 days ago
32.

Lori    

Do you know if Grace the nanny will be employed by Katherine to care for the children?

1717 days ago
33.

Jen Gugliuzza    

Where is MJ 's Body have they buried him yet?

1717 days ago
34.

Adams    

His liver lips look like a Mississippi cat Fish

1717 days ago
35.

.:Loki 4Ever:.    

Who called 911??? Who was in the house the night Michael died besides Michael and Dr. Murrary? .. and I use "doctor" loosely.

1717 days ago
36.

lawry, from France    

Who finally was in MJ's house the night and day he died?
Its so confused.

Has Kj a will..? because she's gonna die in few years...


I don't believe JJ at all, he 's able to say everything to get closer to the money...

1717 days ago
37.

ya stink    

hmmmmmmmm..... He makes this statement a day after Katherine gets custody. Probably part ot the deal for Debbie. So, Joe will stay away from the kids. Hope Katherine has her will in order. Joe does nothing for anyone but himself.

1717 days ago
38.

Kenya    

Harvey, is it okay for Joe to be around children? I just think he is a blood-sucking, money hungry, old poot! Katherine is excellent to the children, but Joe?

1717 days ago
39.

welc ome    

Did AEG tell Joe Jackson that before the concert ever starts the us dollar will be worth more than the pound? could this be a snyde remark that AEG stated knowing MJ was going to die? Joe said this on LKL when they were talking about pound vs dollars.

1717 days ago
40.

MindyD    

QUESTION: Will the kids be sent to school?

1717 days ago
41.

KandP    

Does this have anyting to do with Dr. Arnold Klein's attorney being in court yesterday?

1717 days ago
42.

glamh8er    

what is the source of Joe Jackson's income? Does he live off of his family? I am so glad that he wont be around too much in the children's lives! I'll bet he would just try to pimp them out like he did his own kids.

1717 days ago
43.

Bianca    

later in his life didn't Michael keep his distance from being a JH.. He celebrated the kids birthdays and everything. Will that change now that they are with their grandmother?

1717 days ago
44.

Carolyn    

..he may very well be the only man Pamela Anderson has never dated...I'm just sayin...

1717 days ago
45.

writebrain    

In Katherine Jackson's phone conversation with Geraldo, she stated the statements about Joe Jackson's abuse of Michael and the other children was "made up," Is Katherine really still in denial? Does she think her children all lied about the physical and emotional abuse?

Second question: Did Debbie Rowe's petition make any condition about Joe Jackson not being present WITHOUT supervision around Michael's children?

1717 days ago
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