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Jackson Family Upset Over MJ Charities

9/10/2009 9:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

 Michael JacksonMichael Jackson's family is upset over the charities that are supposed to get 20% of Michael's estate -- that's what family sources tell TMZ.

Here's the deal -- the family's concern is premature. No charities have been picked yet and no money will be donated for somewhere between 1 and 2 years.

Under the terms of the trust, Michael gave charities 20% of the value of his estate. Problem is -- no one knows how much the estate is worth and until it's determined, no money will go to any charity.

The creditor's claims are still being filed and we're told it will take between 1 and 2 years for the state and the probate judge to settle the creditor's claims and determine the net value of the estate.

As for who decides which charities get the 20% -- we've learned the trust provides for a committee of three people who will make that decision -- Katherine Jackson and co-executors John Branca and John McClain.

The trust doesn't specify how decisions are made if the committee is divided. It could be majority rule, it could be that each committee member gets to pick a certain number of charities or they could set other ground rules.

Go figure -- Michael Jackson didn't account for the possibility that people in his world might disagree.


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31.

anniam    

why are they even arguing the chariteis should be the ones that michael was already giving his money to

1684 days ago
32.

ana    

his heart god....
he s been d best human being god has ever ever created..
u really rock michael jackson..
live forever in our hearts..
i luv ya more dan u know MICHAEL JAKCSON...!

1684 days ago
33.

just an observation    

#3 Andreemyrian

That was absolutely beautiful, thanks for sharing!

1684 days ago
34.

Darkmist11    

Ofcourse they're not happy with the charities! They want all the money themselves. 20% is a lot from an estate worth millions...
They all lived of MJ's fame and fortune and now they get more 'cause MJ is worth more dead than alive. Simple case of greed.
The kids deserve all the money as for they are the innocent here.
They all just want to maintain an expensive and luxury lifestyle, that takes money, a lot of money!

1684 days ago
35.

Jennie    

How much you wanna bet that Katherine (and by "Katherine", I mean Joe pulling her strings from behind the scenes) will propose that some of the money goes to Jermaine's fake charity?

1684 days ago
36.

danica    

This article gives no details on why the family is upset, if that is even true. Why was this article written?

And just why is any of this our business?

TMZ really needs to get over Michael Jackson. He is gone!

1684 days ago
37.

TigerEyes    

right on anniam, I dunno wtf all the hulabaloo is about. There's nothing wrong with giving to the charities Michael was already giving to. Why does everyone around him seem to be trying to make this into an even bigger circus than it already is? I personally thought the secret to contentment was keeping things simple. The Jackson clan aren't ever going to do that I don't think. The more bitchin and fighting the better for them.

1684 days ago
38.

Bret    

Dear TMZ, Is the family upset because they cannot donate the 20% to charities in 1 or 2 years or are they upset because the charities get 20% of Michael estate? It is not very clear through this article.

1684 days ago
39.

asmith161718    

21. To the MJ lovers that can't seem to stay away from this site. Do you really think your comments make a difference? In the end, we HATERS of the freak WIN: we get jokes, lots of jokes, we see we are bothering you--the lover of the bleached Wacko, AND--best of all--we know the world is rid of a pedophile. If you really love the freak so much--would you allow your 8 year old boy to sleep with pastyface WACKO?



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Your Michael Jackson jokes are lame dude. I've been a fan of MJ since 1984 and I can tell you you are not saying anything new.

1684 days ago
40.

allnhere.com    

1684 days ago
41.

Sjaan Banaan    

21. To the MJ lovers that can't seem to stay away from this site. Do
you really think your comments make a difference? In the end, we
HATERS of the freak WIN: we get jokes, lots of jokes, we see we are
bothering you--the lover of the bleached Wacko, AND--best of all--we
know the world is rid of a pedophile. If you really love the freak so
much--would you allow your 8 year old boy to sleep with pastyface
WACKO?

Posted at 2:32AM on Sep 10th 2009 by OhWell

Read more:
http://www.tmz.com/2009/09/10/jackson-family-upset-over-mj-charities/2#comments#ixzz0QhUdW0MW

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Dude, whatever rocks your world. Do you really think we fans even
cares about what you think? For all I care you can shuff it there
where the sun doesn't shine.

1684 days ago
42.

Wanda W.    

Mark my word,this is shaping up to be a battle royale. The Jacksons are pissed of that they cant control the entire show. The two executors are gearing up for a possible confrontation about it all.Millions of dollars are at stake.And given the way things are going so far theres a strong possibility that Katherine may not live to see all of it played out. Which will put the childrens custody into question. Watch,something else bizarre will happen. As if trying to clean up the total mess that was that freak show known as Michael Jacksons life had become was not bizarre enough.

1684 days ago
43.

viky-greys    

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!~wow~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1684 days ago
44.

Stop Milking his name    

Joe and the crazy Jackson family (except Janet & Rebbie, of course) HAVE no say in Michael's business. AND NEVER HAS. even when he was alive. So, I don't get crazy joe rambling about not being consulted. Loser.

Michael, you were very wise to distance yourself from the crazies....and even wiser to leave your estate with Brance & Mcclain. Your kids will thank you for it later.

as for the Jacksons, stop riding on Michael's coattail...We, the fans, loved him...and our love & upport is NON TRANSERABLE.

1684 days ago
45.

Jan    

TMZ name your family source or quit it. If you want to put MJ stuff on here get us some answers to the questions that Time for Justice, etc have posted on here. MJ has gone so you are whipping up a frenzy against the family. I want to know when we are going to see some charges against the person or persons responsible. Concentrate on this instead or do we have to email arnie, obama to get some justice for MJ.

1684 days ago
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