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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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46.

brandi    

Really.....he spends $3500 a month on food and gives $50 in charitable donations??? Wow, Mr. Generosity....you should be entitled to an allowance!!! WTF?!?!?

1622 days ago
47.

get it right    

What the f**k is wrong with this man. Has he f**kin flipped his hat. Mj didn't put him in his will so it should stand they way it is. F**k JJ and all the Jackson boys who won't get off there F**kin azz'z a get a dam jom like the rest of us.

1622 days ago
48.

so wrong    

Michael was so generous, he paid for everyone, everything for that family since such a young age. Oh, this puts such a different light on MJ's life, the pressure. God, rest in peace michael!

1622 days ago
49.

Water    

He bust his ass to make those kids into stars.
He deserves some money.
Why give it all to the kids that are not even biological Jacksons.
Like him or not he and Katherine brought Michael into this world.
Thanks to him you know Michael.

1622 days ago
50.

get it right    

CORRECTION


42. What the f**k is wrong with this man. Has he f**kin flipped his hat. Mj didn't put him in his will so it should stand they way it is. F**k JJ and all the Jackson boys who won't get off there F**kin azz'z a get a dam job like the rest of us.

Posted at 4:36PM on Nov 6th 2009 by hypocrites

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1622 days ago
51.

paulette    

I hope the judge does not grant Joe an allowance. He was NOT in the will for a reason!!!He is a sorry excuse for a human being. Obviously his record company that he decided to annouce the day after Michael died isn't making enough money? Why doesn't he ask one of his other sons to support him?
I don't care how much the estate is making, does not mean JOE is "entitled". I honestly do not know how Michael made it to 50!

1622 days ago
52.

Frankie J.    

Say it aint so Joe? KARMA...um...now don't you wish you had another will.

"Money might talk, but what does it say?
U better get busy if U wanna get paid" THE REAL ARTIST PRINCE.

1622 days ago
53.

Roo    

Wow what big cubes this joker has...what right does a parent have in taking their kids money. Was he a manager of MJ, was he in any way attached to him at his time of death? Get off your lazy ass you stupid pathetic POS and get a job

1622 days ago
54.

Cathy    

Despite everything, Michael did love his father. And I believe Joe loved Michael too. That being said, Michael knew what he was doing with his will. Michael knew darn well that when he gave money to Katherine during his lifetime, she gave some of it to Joe. And he was ok with that. But he wanted KATHERINE to manage the money and be able to dole it out as she saw fit. That's the way he wanted it during his lifetime, and that's the way I believe he'd want it now. If Katherine wants to give some of the "allowance" money that she gets from the estate to Joe, that is her business, and I'm sure Michael forsaw that possibility when he made the will. I think that's the only way Michael would want it to work. So I hope the judge denies Joe's request. Michael didn't want Joe to squander money on crazy business deals, and that's why he almost never gave his father money directly.

Whoever said Katherine looks like she could be a drunk, I don't know where you get that. I agree that Katherine Jackson is probably not the saintly saint that Michael always painted her to be, but the woman had polio as a child. That is why she limps.

1622 days ago
55.

Inquiring Mind    

Hey!! Joe you Freakin' old FART make your "illegitimate" daughter - Joh'Vonnie - take care of you... send to, "THE BIGGESST LOSER," and see if she can haul you some money in, since she can't sing, act or do anything.. where is she the local McDonald's?

1622 days ago
56.

susie    

#35;#36

1) don't eat: you're fat. large coffins cost more

1622 days ago
57.

Mark    

Is Joe Jackson serious? This guy has brass balls. How has he been living all these years? Michael left you OUT of his will for a reason.
this guy is gonna take money out of his grandkids mouths to stuff his own.
Hey Joe, maybe you should of thought Michael could make it big one day, and maybe treated him as a son and not a punching bag.

YOUR A PEICE OF TRASH JOE JACKSON..Michael's estate owes you NOTHING.

1622 days ago
58.

wondering    

i hope the popo are investigating Joe . he is low down greedy slime ball

1622 days ago
59.

so wrong    

to: 47. He bust his ass to make those kids into stars.
He deserves some money.
Why give it all to the kids that are not even biological Jacksons.
Like him or not he and Katherine brought Michael into this world.
Thanks to him you know Michael.

Posted at 4:38PM on Nov 6th 2009 by Go Joe

Ah, rather Whipped their ass. Please, Michael had a god given talent, he could have walked into any recording studio, at any age that was appropriate, not 5 years old, opened up his mouth, sang, and a star would have been born.

1622 days ago
60.

Missy    

If MJ wanted Joe to have any money MJ would not have cut him out of his will! Prince,Paris,and Blanket will get everything after all they are MJs bio-kids. After Katherine dies all her money goes back to his children anyway! I think Joe is just jealous that he was cut out of the will! But then again this is a tmz story and they haven't really been into facts lately just hearsay! I think there is more to this that hasn't come out yet! I really hoped Joe had changed over the years!

1622 days ago
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