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Joe Jackson Guns For Branca, McClain

11/9/2009 10:25 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Jackson never signed his will and the named executors have committed fraud, according to legal papers just filed by Joe Jackson.

As we first posted on TMZ ... there was a clerical mistake in the will. The document indicates Jackson signed the will in L.A., yet he was in NYC on the day in question. We're told the will was in fact signed in New York and the witnesses saw Michael put pen to paper.

Joe doesn't think it was a clerical mistake -- he thinks his son never signed the will. Joe Jackson claims John Branca and John McClain should be booted as administrators because they concealed what Joe calls a "fraud."

Joe Jackson -- through his lawyer, Brian Oxman -- claims Jackson fired Branca in 2003 and believed the attorney embezzled MJ's money. Joe claims an "investigation" showed an improper relationship between Branca and Tommy Mottola and the two were "illegally funneling Michael Jackson's money to off-shore accounts in the Caribbean."

Oxman attached a copy of the "investigation" -- conducted by a company called Interfor -- which says "Some sources in the entertainment industry think highly of Branca. However, other sources suggest that he has built his career on the strength of his clients to a point where are (sic) rumors of irregularities involved in accounting fees."

The report goes on to suggest Branca contacted the Justice Department after he was fired and allegedly dropped a dime on Jackson, suggesting MJ's new lawyer -- Alvin Malnik -- was utilizing "Jackson's financial resources and cash business to facilitate Malnik's comprehensive money laundering activities."

As we've already reported, Jackson re-hired Branca before the singer died.

UPDATE: Howard Weitzman, the lawyer for Branca and McClain, tells TMZ: "These claims filed by Joe Jackson are so outrageous that they don't deserve any response. John Branca and John McClain, who were designated by Michael Jackson in his will as executors of his estate, will continue carrying out Michael's wishes for the benefit of his mother, his children and charities."

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16.

get it right    

Just another freak in the Jackson clan

1722 days ago
17.

nan    

all i can say is thatamichael jackson children are in my prayers.they are surrounded by insanity..i really hope someone in that family has their best interests at heart..this is just a taste of what mj went through with all the greedy people around him.its always about the money

1722 days ago
18.

Ben    

This family gets every single day more embarasing through the way are acting. They tell the world that they did care just of Michael's Jackson money NOT about poor man.
His father should accept the cruel reality that he is out of his son will.

1722 days ago
19.

mamabear    

Joe Jackson's pic is in the dictionary next to the word A**HOLE.

1722 days ago
20.

They were in it for the money    

Why do these non mentioned Jacksons keep fighting a battle they can never win? He has no grounds to question anything. the machine is making money and if the estate people are collecting something and hiding it in Barbados or wherever, ok, there's sure enough to go around.

Keep messing with them and everyone is gonna wind up in the poorhouse! Who's paying for all these attorneys? Michael? Like Always!

Yea, can see why Michael did it this way. They'd already be poor by now and then they'd shove the kids back to Klein-which wouldn't be so bad, not really, but they'd do it because they don't want to share with nobody!!


1722 days ago
21.

Fred Farkel    



I know you read TMZ Joe.

This is one white mo-fo that understands that YOU took those kids out of the hood in the only way you knew how.

I don't give one rat's ass what anyone says. You took the boys out of the hood and the real crime is that some of the boys went back to the hood. There would be no Jackson 5, Janet, Michael without you.

PLEASE TRY TO IGNORE THESE IGNORANT DUMB ASS FOOL COMMENTS FROM FOLKS THAT DO NOT HAVE A CLUE ABOUT REALITY AND WHAT IT REALLY TAKES TO MOVE ON FROM A LIFE OF MEDIOCRITY. THESE IDIOTS DON'T APPRECIATE THE GUTS THAT IT TAKES TO BREAK A FEW RULES TO PULL AHEAD.

Next time I see you in Vegas I'll will come over and say HELLO JOE... I'M FRED.

And that would be me. We'll talk about what I did to take my white kids off the streets. Yep. Broke all them rules myself.


Oh well.

Stay on it.

1722 days ago
22.

Bonnie    


Sorry Joe, no go. Oxman's credibility tanked earlier. MUCH earlier.

1722 days ago
23.

HumanNature    

Hey Harvey!!

You finally post the TRUTH ON THE WILL AND BRANCA/MCCLAIN!!!!

MJ's FANS have been posting this same information for months!!!

If the Haterz stop bashing us they will finally learn the TRUTH FROM
US JUST LIKE TMZ!!!!

THE TRUTH IS FINALLY COMING OUT, THANKS TO TMZ LAZY REPORTING!!!!

THUMBS UP FOR MJ'S FANS THAT KEEP POSTING THE "TRUTH"!!!

MJ's LOVE = WORLD WIDE LOVE

(( LOVE HUG ))

1722 days ago
24.

mddiva    

I am really trying to be supportive of the Jackson's despite what his friends say I believe MJ loved his family. But with Joe Jackson and Randy Jackson on the lead of all this non-sense they are losing my support. They either need to 'spill the beans' or give it up. And get jobs.

1722 days ago
25.

SHEILAB_UK    

I HOPE BRANCA GETS THAT JOE JACKSON OF HIS BACK.JACKSON WOULD SAY AND TRY ANYTHING TO GET HIS HANDS ON MICHAEL'S MONEY, AND IF HE DOES LOOK OUT BECAUSE "oj" USED EVERY LAWYER HE COULD TO GET OFF, BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY MOST HAVE THEM HAVE PASSED AWAY THROUGH ILLNESS AND "oj" HAS ENDED UP IN JAIL ANYWAY.
BRANCA SHOULD TAKE HIM TO COURT AND GET AN HARASSMENT ORDER ON HIM.
HOW HAS JOE GOT THE MONEY TO PAY LAWYERS FOR ALL THIS, BRANCA WONT BE GIVING HIM HIS ALLOWANCE NOW TH ATS FOR SURE.

1722 days ago
26.

Kathe    

I really don't know what to think . . .but, I can say that Tommy Mottola was not a favorite of MJ's, was said to be not such a nice guy. Just ask Mariah Carey and she will tell you the truth. I think that there were many people scamming MJ's money, right up to the final end. MJ was too good for this world and all the crappy people who live in it.

1722 days ago
27.

120293    

joe jackson does not deserve any of michaels money. michael worked hard his entire life, joe didnt. joe jackson abused him as a child. michael said that he sometimes got sick when he saw his father. michael knew what he was doing when he excluded joe from the will.

1722 days ago
28.

keishalee98    

Don't know if this is true or not, nobody does except Michael and Branca. If it's true what Joe is saying about these others it will come out eventually. Nobody can hide anything. Let's never under estimate anyone when it comes to money. God will reveal everything so hold on for the truth for it is coming out real soon and may it clear Michael completely and convict all others. Justice for Michael and his kids. Keep believing and praying fans that there will be justice for Michael and it will clear him completely.

1722 days ago
29.

Janet    

Old Joe just can't leave Michael alone, even after his death. There was a reason he wasn't in Michael's will.

1722 days ago
30.

river rat    

This is the face of pure evil, folks. Team Branca all the way!

1722 days ago
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