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Jackson Executors -- Beyond the Call of Duty

12/17/2009 4:49 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Jackson The executors of Michael Jackson's estate have filed documents, explaining why they should be entitled to more than the statutory fee most executors get -- a big reason ... Joe Jackson.

According to legal docs filed with the court, co-executors John Branca and John McClain had to defend the estate from a steady barrage of attacks by Joe Jackson and, until recently, by Katherine Jackson.

They also claim they've been working 14 hours a day, 7 days a week since they were appointed. And, they claim, their "business reputations and the character and reputation of Michael Jackson were repeatedly assaulted by personal and unfounded attacks" which they were forced to correct publicly in order to protect the Michael Jackson brand.

Branca and McClain say at the time Michael Jackson died ... Michael and his businesses were defendants in 11 separate lawsuits and it only got worse after his death.

Branca and McClain want more than the statutory fee -- which is a percentage of the value of the estate. They're asking for "extraordinary compensation" for the work most executors never have to do.

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121.

Helen    

Could you people STOP your juvenile fights and talk about your thoughts and recent news re: MIchael's MURDER!

Thanks to your juvenile rants, the important messages are not being noticed WHICH IS THE EXACT REASON WHY SOMEONE WHO HAS NO LIFE IS STARTING THESE ARGUMENTS WITH PEOPLE HE/SHE DOESN'T KNOW, GET A LIFE!


AND DO NOT INVOLVE MY NAME INTO THIS CRAP!!!!!!!!!
This is why I stopped coming here for awhile
I now only come to post links


THOSE WHO GENUINELY CARE ABOUT MICHAEL
Can you please watch the below videos and spread the facts in blogs, twitter, facebook, fan forums, etc? THANK YOU


IS MICHAEL JACKSON'S WILL VALID, Part 2 (Branca's signature looks like 2 initials from MJ will)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXjSmUUJuPo




IS MICHAEL JACKSON'S WILL VALID, Part 3 (2003 investigation & termination Letter to John Branca)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVGHcdZEHIs

1770 days ago
122.

janalal4    

140. We love and miss you Michael!
May it all work out and your wishes be established.

Posted at 6:12PM on Dec 17th 2009 by Michelle



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LOL! I LIKE Michelle's philosophy here. Sometimes you just have to 'let go & let God'. I have faith this whole mess is gonna work out just exactly the way it should. Even for good ol' Doc Quack-Quack!

1770 days ago
123.

gs    

127. I am not buying Branca's claim that they have been working 24/7 to defend their own reputations. These guys are brilliant attorneys. They knew going into this that associating themselves with
Michael Jackson would be a very controversial gig. They knew this in the beginning. That is a weak argument.
Posted at 5:59PM on Dec 17th 2009 by This is weak


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1770 days ago
124.

Helen    

14 hours, 7 days a week, huh?

1- If he is working hard, he is doing it for himself, he gets paid MAD BUCKS for being the executor, trustee & special administrator

2- I wonder how many of these hours Branca spends with meeting with Sony & AEG!!!!

BRANCA SHOULD BE CHARGED WITH FRAUD
He's in a hurry to be paid because the facts are surfacing


THOSE WHO GENUINELY CARE ABOUT MICHAEL
Can you please watch the below videos and spread the facts in blogs, twitter, facebook, fan forums, etc?


IS MICHAEL JACKSON'S WILL VALID, Part 2 (Branca's signature looks like 2 initials from MJ will)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXjSmUUJuPo




IS MICHAEL JACKSON'S WILL VALID, Part 3 (2003 investigation & termination Letter to John Branca)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVGHcdZEHIs


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125.

the peoples court    

Posted at 6:07PM on Dec 17th 2009 by Deb



NEVER SAID MY NAME WAS DENNIS YOU ARE THE ONE WHO BROUGHT THAT NAME INTO IT. I ASK YOU TO POST THE CORRECT F**KING EMAIL ADDRESS. DENNIS WAS NOT IN MY EMAIL ADDRESS YOU MADE THAT UP YOU STUPID F&&KING B&TCH. THE CORRECT EMAIL ADDRESS NAME WAS HARVEY ORCUTT ONLY NOTHING ELSE BUT THAT. YOU STUPID MOTHERF**KING CAUSING PROBLEM B*TCH TRYING TO CAUSE PROBLEMS LIKE ALWAYS. WHY IS IT PEOPLE ARE ALWAYS TALKING SH*T TO YOU?

1770 days ago
126.

gs    


It's a total BS story, pull up the court papers, you can see it for yourself. Controversial gig, please. How about a very lucrative 'gig'. Controversial for whom? If you look at the court papers, half the time they're negotiating for and with publishers, book deals, media outlets. Ain't nothing controversial about it. People can't get enough of Michael Jackson, that's the real story. They're spending their time trying to figure out to handle all the fanfare and requests and 'branding'.

Michael Jackson is their (and everyone else's) MONEY making machine! Always has been, always will be!




Posted at 6:05PM on Dec 17th 2009 by legal eagle


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I agree with this thanks

1770 days ago
127.

so wrong    

it's so d@mn obvious, any time someone actually posts something about the content or relevance to the actual story, the trolls have no response, just scroll right past it and continue to fight with each other (or it's self).

TMZ you should do better.

No one on here cares one way or the other about Michael Jackson, whether they're pretending to hate him or be a fan. It's so stupid.
Not one of them ever comments about anything relevant. It's a purposeful, planned distraction and intent is to increase flow to the website. DUH!

LKL has better, true and accurate information and they don't allow for sick mentally ill people to ruin the site!

Done, done, done!

1770 days ago
128.

Helen    

THOSE WHO GENUINELY CARE ABOUT MICHAEL
Can you please watch the below videos and spread the facts in blogs, twitter, facebook, fan forums, etc?


IS MICHAEL JACKSON'S WILL VALID, Part 2 (Branca's signature looks like 2 initials from MJ will)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXjSmUUJuPo




IS MICHAEL JACKSON'S WILL VALID, Part 3 (2003 investigation & termination Letter to John Branca)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVGHcdZEHIs




1770 days ago
129.

hotmama2    

Why not, who cares as long as the children are taken care of.

1770 days ago
130.

the peoples court    

Jackson Goes On Hiatus: During this time, Jackson was taking a hiatus between albums and living at his 2,600 acre ranch in Santa Ynez, California, named "Neverland" after the magical kingdom featured in the story Peter Pan. Neverland contained a small zoo and amusement park and children (especially sick children) would be invited to spend a day at the park. His extraordinary behavior was becoming more bizarre, so much so that the British tabloids dubbed him "Wacko Jacko."

1770 days ago
131.

so wrong    

2- I wonder how many of these hours Branca spends with meeting with Sony & AEG!!!!

Yes, and so why don't you pull up the court docs and read the facts, it's under case summary, proceedings. That's what they are doing, negotiating media requests. It's on line. GAWD, you people. Read the facts. Why come to a BS website and read BS.

On Cctober 2nd alone there were over 7 separate media requests, all granted by the judge, that's just one day, from Columbia Pictures, AEG, Sony, book publishers, BRAVADO, etc...

Read the FACTS!
get a clue!

1770 days ago
132.

janalal4    

150. it's so d@mn obvious, any time someone actually posts something about the content or relevance to the actual story, the trolls have no response, just scroll right past it and continue to fight with each other (or it's self).

TMZ you should do better.

No one on here cares one way or the other about Michael Jackson, whether they're pretending to hate him or be a fan. It's so stupid.
Not one of them ever comments about anything relevant. It's a purposeful, planned distraction and intent is to increase flow to the website. DUH!

LKL has better, true and accurate information and they don't allow for sick mentally ill people to ruin the site!

Done, done, done!



Posted at 6:24PM on Dec 17th 2009 by done here



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I feel your pain here & agree that TMZ is most likely only interested in site traffic. Most of us who care ALWAYS start out posting a relevant comment but often are 'drawn in' to arguments or nastiness. After awhile though you begin to see exactly WHO is doing WHAT on here & it makes it easier to laugh & move on. I don't mind a good 'debate' on a subject but some inevitably get 'personal' but that is their goal, it's what they LIVE FOR. How sad is that? I've had many GREAT discussions & fond remembrances of 'MJ moments' on here too. Like I said, the good outweighs the bad here but it depends on when you come on here. Many GREAT people here & I'm always sorry to hear when potentially valuable contributors get 'run off'. Hope you reconsider:)

1770 days ago
133.

the peoples court    

Molestation Charges and Marriage:
It was during this same year that official allegations were made against Michael for the molestation of a 13-year-old boy. Although Michael went public with his denial of any unlawful relationships with any child, he also decided to settle with the family for close to $20 million. It was also during this time that Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley, the daughter of Elvis Presley, married but were divorced less than two years

1770 days ago
134.

the peoples court    

More Molestation Charges:
On November 18, 2003 Jackson's Neverland Ranch was searched by 70 investigators in hopes of finding evidence that would corroborate the charges of 13-year-old boy, who told police that Jackson sexually molested him. A warrant for Jackson's arrest was also issued and on November 20, Jackson, who had been out of town during the search, surrendered himself to police. He was charged with "lewd or lascivious acts" with a child younger than 14 under section 288(a) of the California Penal Code.
Jackson was charged with seven counts of child molestation and two counts of administering an intoxicating agent to commit that felony, in February and March 2003, all regarding the same boy under 14.

1770 days ago
135.

gs    

Ok all you nut jobs that want to fight create a room for yourself somewhere and go at it.
It is obvious none of you have any intelligent conversation so why not lock yourselves up together
and let this board have some peace.

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