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Joe Jackson Wants Money from MJ's Estate

11/6/2009 6:10 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Joe Jackson Joe Jackson claims there was "no justification" for him to be excluded from getting money from Michael Jackson's estate ... and now he's asking a judge to grant him a monthly allowance.

Joe just filed papers in L.A. County Superior Court, claiming he's "entitled to his own independent family allowance."

In the docs, Leonard Rowe -- a guy who claims to have been MJ's manager -- says Michael used to give his mother Katherine up to $60,000 a month to live on, and that Michael instructed her to give half of it to Joe.

Joe claims Michael's estate has "earned more than $100 million dollars in the first seven (7) weeks following Michael Jackson's death" and is "well able to afford a family allowance for Joe Jackson."

Joe says he has $15,425 in total monthly expenses, including the following:

the jacksons-- $2,500 eating out
-- $2,000 for air travel
-- $3,000 for hotel bills
-- $1,000 for groceries
-- $1,200 for rent
-- $50 in charitable contributions

UPDATE -- Howard Weitzman, one of the attorneys the Special Administrators for Michael Jackson's Estate, tells TMZ: "The Special Administrators have been made aware that Joe Jackson filed papers asking to be paid a family allowance from the Estate. It was quite surprising to learn of the request. Mr. Jackson's Petition will be considered as are all requests for money from Michael's Estate."

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mary    

I think Joe Jackson should receive an allowance. I am sure Michael was supporting him as well as his mother (Katherine). Joe Jackson was alway there with Michael in good and bad situations. I am sure he loved his dad. Michael always talked about love, as his songs and life, projected this image of Michael. I am sure he wouldn't want his dad to be without Money in his old age. No, not Michael.




1533 days ago
2.

Simone    

First!!!!!!!!!!!!!!S

1622 days ago
3.

just me    

what a jackass.. cant someone find a hit man to get this guy gone for good.

1622 days ago
4.

Simone    

This was already expected... After all, we are talking about Joe Jackson. Money is his surname and his only concerne. Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaaahaa.

1622 days ago
5.

Queen    

money hunger family

1622 days ago
6.

Fred    

Gee, who didn't see this one coming a mile away...

1622 days ago
7.

tanya    

Mr.Joe Jackson I agree if you are able to get a monthly allowance GO FOR IT.

RIP MJ
Love the Jackson's

1622 days ago
8.

Hunter    

or someone who MJ didnt want a thing to do with he is sure making sure that he is getting his 15 minutes in the spotlight after his death!

1622 days ago
9.

The Source    

How about this for "justification"? Michael didn't want you in his f***ing will.

1622 days ago
10.

LIFE IS LIFE    

NO WAYYYYYYYYYY....THIS IS A BAD, BAD, BAD PERSON

1622 days ago
11.

toby cameron I can still fit into my hs cheerleader uniform!    

Why shouldn't Joe get money the rest of the F up family is...funny those kids (Prince Michael, Paris and Blanket) who have no biological lineage to Michael will end up with the lion's share of the money.

If it wasn't for Joe the Jackson Five won't exist. I do worry that everyone in that family is incapable of managing money. I do not trush that Katherine at all! She looks like she could be drunk!

1622 days ago
12.

christine    

Wow...didn't this man control MJ enough? Obviously MJ didn't want him to have anything or else he would have left him something. I am sure he has enough of his own money he probably cheated his kids out of from when they were the Jackson 5.

1622 days ago
13.

Simone    

Poster number one is a bad person.

1622 days ago
14.

ConfusedinNY    

Is he a joke??? It wasn't enough he mooched off his son in life...now he has to do it in death. Try WORKING!!!!! What a despicable "human being"!!!!!

1622 days ago
15.

ASTRO KOOKY    

balls

1622 days ago
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