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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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76.

Loulou    

86. A few questions for those who are so convinced that everything about MJ's will is on the up and up: Why was it so important for the will to be signed on Sunday evening of a holiday weekend, in NYC, when MJ was headed back to LA in a couple of days? Did the witness to the signing of the will really 'forget' what city he was in? Why wasn't the will notarized? Why is one of the executors also a witness? Why are the names of the children wrong? Why is the section dealing with the children not initialed by MJ like the other sections? Why did the original third executor of the estate resign?
BTW Joe Jackson worked two, sometimes three jobs to support his wife and family. Katherine never worked outside of the home. By the time Michael was 12 years old, they were wealthy, living in Encino, attending private schools. Yes, Joe did terrible things, but as Michael himself said, he was a genius. But it doesn't take a genius to see that there are peculiar irregularities in MJ's will.

Posted at 10:03PM on Nov 9th 2009 by Simba



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I agree with you,but Katherine did work part-time at Sears,I guess,for some time.

1620 days ago
77.

HumanNature    

I'm drinking to it to humannature....What the jacksons want is
for the will to be throwed out. That would leave everything to the kids. Well who has custody of those kids? thats who would be in control
of their fortune. whatever MJ has left in Neverland, the catalog, his
royalities, mj likliness (sp), his belongings,etc. Then they can do
what they want. Mainly distribute his monies among themselves.
Katherine should be ashamed . what a weak ass woman.Lord help those
sweet babies..Please..This breaks my heart.

Posted at 9:47PM on Nov 9th 2009 by MJ's PYT

____________________

Hello MJ's PYT!!!

The Jackson Family is reading the post on TMZ!!!

ROTFLMAO

I'm too drunk to comprehend this outright STUPIDITY!!!

MJ have a 97 will with the same provision!!! LMAO!!

I also, feel sorry for the children and watching from a far for their safety!!!!

Yes, I also hate weak azz women with no back bone they make me sick!!!

Hey Joe!!!

YOU BETTER NOT HARM THOSE CHILDREN!!!! THE WORLD IS WATCHING YOU AND YOUR LEECH AZZ FAMILY!!!!

1620 days ago
78.

InSeansDefense    

Sony, AEG and the powers that be KILLED MICHAEL JACKSON!
They got him addicted too!
It was a huge cover up and this proves it yet again.
His makeup artist said he was afraid for his life.
His father deserves a piece of the pie too- he made him!
Joe wasn't the greatest father no but hew is his father and he did take care of him!
I hope Murray and the rest go to jail and justice prevails!
They murdered michael!

1620 days ago
79.

Murphy    

In the beginning, the Jacksons thought the will was great. Then, they apparently woke up to the fact that Katherine's share was not 40% outright. Then it became a fraud. I believe that will is entirely legitimate. First of all, Michael thought his father was an idiot so why wouldn't he get Branca and McClain to act as executors? Secondly, the legatees are the four most important people in his life. Isn't the way the will is apportioned exactly what most anybody would do in Michael's place? I guess he could have left Janet and Elizabeth Taylor something but they didn't need his support. So he left it to his kids, his mother and his charities. Get over it, Joe. You were left with exactly what you deserved. And Michael didn't "support" you. He just lent you a lot of money you never returned.

1620 days ago
80.

Loulou    

91. I said this months ago after I read a conspiracy theory on you tube about the "illuminatie" (probably mispelled that)and my first thought was Tommy Mattola and the SOny/ATV catalogue. Michael always said they wanted to kill him and I'd love to know where Dr. Murray really came from? Also...did Arnie Klein say he saw MJ a week before the death and he was shirtless in the office with no needle marks? Just all sounds conspired to me..

Posted at 10:12PM on Nov 9th 2009 by tc



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Of course it was all a big conspiracy,and the illuminati are behind it.

1620 days ago
81.

get it right    

TEST

1620 days ago
82.

nan    

i do not doubt that mj loved his family .he said so often and he did come to terms with his father .i remember reading an interview that he said joseph has mellowed and he could understand him more .everyone knows the donut story by now .how mj loved donuts and his dad would leave him donuts...that is how mj knew his father cared about him...mike had such a good heart...knowing joe he was probably doing the lady at the donut shop.and took some donuts on the way out...anyway mj didnt think he was good with money so he left him out.he knew katherine would take care of joe

1620 days ago
83.

get it right    

I WISH HE HAD LOVED HIS SON MORE THAN HE LOVED HIS SONS MONEY, MAYBE MICHAEL WOULD STILL BE ALIVE AND LIVING A NORMAL HEALTHY LIFE.
Posted at 10:02PM on Nov 9th 2009 by justice for michaels money



THAT'S NOT TRUE MJ WAS A DRUG ADDICT. MJ DIED FROM THE VERY DRUGS HE BEGGED FOR. NOTHING WOULD HAVE STOPPED MJ FROM DOING DRUGS HELL HE COULDN'T DO IT FOR HIS OWN KIDS. PLAIN AND SIMPLE HE WAS A DRUG ADDICT.

1620 days ago
84.

azza (from Denmark)    

did Arnie Klein say he saw MJ a week before the death and he was shirtless in the office with no needle marks? Just all sounds conspired to me..

Posted at 10:12PM on Nov 9th 2009 by tc


Michael Lee Bush, MJ´s costume designer, has stated that he didn´t see any needle marks on Michael. He worked pretty closely with MJ obviously.
I´ve seen a photo of Michael from the last week he was alive, I think, at least thereabout. It is taken from behind, his arms are down his sides. He is wearing a t-shirt with short sleeves. You clearly see the skin on the back side of both his lower arms.
There are no marks.

Either someone is lying about Michael´s whole body being riddled with needle marks - or something drastical happened in his very last few days.

1620 days ago
85.

MJ's PYT    


Humannature, your right the 1997 will is still in place. Oh
Joe cant believe there will be no more 1/2 a million or million
of $$$$$ for him. Get over it joe. That record company ought to be
booming by now. LMAO..oh what about the grills...ROTF..
This man is relentless. He knows MJ didnt F@@@ with him.
Has Janet gone into hiding? I would too. D@@n.
I am worried about those kids. What all they are hearing at Havenhurst?
prince is very intelligent, i hope as he grows he figures these
people out. Take Blanket and run... RUN FOREST RUN......far,far,away.

1620 days ago
86.

Jessica    

Hey Joe, shut up and quit crying, you creepy old man. Obviously your son left you out of the will for a reason.

1620 days ago
87.

fdansley    

What a disgusting human being. Joe, your son despised you and so you would have no idea WHO was embezzling WHAT from him. You were cut out of the money, just face facts. Every step you take to try to worm your way into getting your dead son's money brings you one step closer to hell.

1620 days ago
88.

giselle    

This is unbelievable, but im not surprised!
QUESTION TO ANYONE WHO ASKS Q'S TO BE ANSWERED ON TMZ LIVE!!!!!
where do you ask questions in? any blog or where to be answered or hopefully answered by tmz??

1620 days ago
89.

Machelle    



Michael had a will
before this one that
basically said the
same thing.
It's a no brainer.

1620 days ago
90.

giselle    

How do you reply to other peoples comments???

1620 days ago
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