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Michael Jackson's Brother Wants Estate To Pay

1/21/2010 11:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Jackson's brother, Randy Jackson, is in the middle of a creditor's claim filed against the estate and according to legal docs ... Randy is on the side of the creditor.

Stabler & Associates, a company that claims it was hired to handle Michael Jackson's business matters -- in particular, a humongous Bank of America loan and the funding of his 2004 child molestation trial -- claims the estate owes the company $275,446.08.

Here's the problem. The statute of limitations has run on the debt. But Perry Wander, lawyer for Stabler & Associates, tells TMZ the company relied on Michael and Randy's repeated promises that the debt would be paid, so the estate should not be able to raise the technical, statute of limitations defense.

Howard Weitzman, lawyer for Michael Jackson's estate, is unmoved, telling TMZ, "The claim needs to be investigated and it appears to be barred by the statute of limitations."

And this is interesting ... included in the $275,446.08 -- a late penalty of $81,946.08.

And you thought credit card interest was high.

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POWER TO THE WHITE PEOPLE    

These people got MJ off on the molestation charge and MJ couldn't even pay these people. MJ thought he didn't have to pay for sh*t. MJ just wanted the money for his drugs. Just like a drug addict that don't pay their bills. He lived like a queen and died a drug addict.

1553 days ago
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scum bag TMZ    

here's the claim filed right here, TMZ where did you get your figures??? This whole thing is bogus, the creditors listed on this Probate Summary - MJ Estate are completely bogus, IS THIS A JOKE!???

10/07/2009 Creditor's Claim (Stabler & Associates, Inc. - $180,400.00 )
Filed by Attorney for Claimant

1553 days ago
18.

scum bag TMZ    

Also, this was filed against MJ's estate back in October. Hello...why is this NEWS and new. TMZ you're really reaching here. Anything you can find about MJ, whether true or false, you post a story. Cuz he's the only entertainer who gives your website any interest or hits.

MJ's paying all your bills over in the TEAM TMZ clubhouse too.

Rock on MJ! You're the best, F@CK the press!

1553 days ago
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scum bag TMZ    

"we are the world" being reborn to help haiti victims, MJ's song and creation.

MJ's Opus, highest bidding item yet...of course, to help UNICEF AM Red Cross for Haiti.

Grammy awards will honor MJ and show will be dedicated to MJ.

Love you Mike! You're still helping, giving, and supporting even while you're 'gone'.

1553 days ago
20.

penny    

Oh come on people. If our debt had a statute of limitations that had passed, would we pay it? Hell NO! Did Bank of America get a taxpayer bailout?? Does anybody know?

1553 days ago
21.

ADRIANA    

MJ LOVED THE WORLD WITH ALL HIS HEART, it was an UNCONDITIONAL LOVE and he really wanted to HEAL IT, STOP WARS and DESTRUCTION and have people find a common ground IN LOVE and GOODNESS and SHARING !

He was a great man.

People he cared for abused his trust & deceived him, his father abused him verbally and physically; and, worst of all the media/press raped and stripped him of his dignity publicly and hounded him mercilessly.

And through it all he SMILED!

I wonder how many of us would withstand the same introspection into our lives and how we would handle the pain. Before we cast stones at MJ, we should imagine ourselves in his life and ask ourselves how would we manage it?

Only THOSE WITH NO SIN CAN JUDGE him, not us.


Michael, you were too good for this world, for the people here, for the decadence of the community around us. You are finally up with the angels, where you belong, may you RIP ! We will do our best to CARRY ON YOUR LOVE and SELFLESSNESS and teach it to our little ones.

1553 days ago
22.

pam    

OF COURSE they want MJ's money! Don't do it Judge...stand by his will.

Then they will have to drug mom to get the money.

1553 days ago
23.

Barb    

Why would Randy be in the middle of this? unless he signed off on the loan also.

1553 days ago
24.

Ben    

THATS WHAT MJ LOOKED LIKE WHEN HE GAVE THOSE LITTLE BOYS JESUS JUICE AND THEN MOLESTED THEM.

Posted at 7:17PM on Jan 21st 2010 by MJ was a molester

Seems you know an AWFULLY lot about this matter; and you're making me feel a little creeped out. You're a bit of a mess, aren't you, you creepy little man.

1553 days ago
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keishalee98    

IF THE STATUE OF LIMITATIONS HAS EXPIRED THAN THEY HAVE NO RIGHT TO THE MONEY NO MORE THAN ANYONE ELSE DOES. IF THE STATUE OF LIMITATIONS DON'T WORK FOR OTHERS THEN IT DON'T NEED TO WORK FOR THESE LAWYERS NOR RANDY JACKSON. SOUNDS LIKE TO ME THAT IF RANDY WANTS THE ESTATE TO PAY ITS POSSIBLE THAT HE IS GOING TO GET A CUT OF THE MONEY THATS WHY HE WANTS THE ESTATE TO PAY SO BAD. ITS BAD WHEN YOUR OWN FAMILY MEMBERS UNDER CUT YOU FOR THEMSELVES. SINCE MICHAEL HAS PASSED AWAY LOOKS LIKE THE LAWYERS OF STABLER AND ASSOCIATES NEED TO GO AFTER RANDY AS WELL DUE TO HIM PROMISING TO PAY THE MONEY JUST AS MUCH AS MICHAEL IF MICHAEL DID. DON'T LIKE SOME OF MICHAEL'S BROTHERS AND OTHERS IN THAT FAMILY. SOUNDS LIKE TO ME THEY ALL RIGHT LATELY ARE TRYING TO GET MONEY FROM THE ESTATE OR FROM DOING CONCERTS, OR A REALITY SHOW, WHEN THEY SHOULD BE CONCERNED WITH MICHAEL'S CHILDREN AND WHAT THEY ARE GOING THROUGH AND WHEN MURRAY AND OTHERS IF ANY ARE GOING TO BE ARRESTED AND CHARGED IN THEIR BROTHERS DEATH. SOUNDS LIKE ALL THEY ARE INTERESTED IN IS MONEY WHICH BELONGS TO MICHAEL'S CHILDREN AND NOBODY ELSE NOT EVEN HIS BROTHERS OR SISTERS. NO WONDER MICHAEL DIDN'T TRUST NOBODY. ALL ANY OF THEM WANTED WAS HIS MONEY AND IT LOOKS LIKE SOME MIGHT HAVE ALREADY GOT SOME OF IT WHEN HE WAS ALIVE THAT HE DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT AND OTHERS ARE COMING OUT NOW EVEN HIS OWN FAMILY. THIS WAS THEIR BROTHER. THEY SAY FAMILY IS THE WORST ONES FOR HURTING AND USING YOU IN EVERYWAY. THIS IS TRUE FOR SURE BY WHAT'S BEEN GOING ON SINCE MICHAEL'S DEATH AND PROBABLY WHEN HE WAS ALIVE. MICHAEL'S THE ONE I WILL ALWAYS FEEL SORRY FOR BECAUSE I KNOW WHAT ITS LIKE TO BE USED BY FAMILY AND OTHERS LIKE FRIENDS ESPECIALLY. NO ONE IS YOUR FRIEND AND NO ONE CAN REALLY TRUST THEIR FAMILY IS WHAT IT ALL BOILS DOWN TO. I DON'T TRUST NO ONE ESPECIALLY IF THEY TELL ME THEY CARE ABOUT ME BECAUSE THATS WHEN THEY USE YOU FOR THEIR GAIN. ONLY GOD CARES ABOUT ME.

1553 days ago
26.

ric    

They did and they are paying it back. I know where you are going with this but it's not relevant.

1553 days ago
27.

!    

15. Michael was an angel sent down to Earth. We had him only for a little while until God called him home. We miss you Michael! We will continue to spread your message of L.O.V.E.

Posted at 7:28PM on Jan 21st 2010 by Steph

Michael was an fallen angel sent up from Hell.Thank God we only had him for a little while until Satan called him home.We don't miss you Michael!We will not continue to spread your message of man/boy L.O.V.E.

1553 days ago
28.

ric    

Oh come on people. If our debt had a statute of limitations that had passed, would we pay it? Hell NO! Did Bank of America get a taxpayer bailout?? Does anybody know?

Posted at 7:49PM on Jan 21st 2010 by penny


They did and they are paying it back. I know where you are going with this but it's not relevant.





1553 days ago
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scum bag TMZ    

Andrew Sullivan
Thinking About Michael Jackson
The Atlantic

There are two things to say about him. He was a musical genius; and he was an abused child. By abuse, I do not mean sexual abuse; I mean he was used brutally and callously for money, and clearly imprisoned by a tyrannical father. He had no real childhood and spent much of his later life struggling to get one. He was spiritually and psychologically raped at a very early age – and never recovered. Watching him change his race, his age, and almost his gender, you saw a tortured soul seeking what the rest of us take for granted: a normal life.

But he had no compass to find one; no real friends to support and advise him; and money and fame imprisoned him in the delusions of narcissism and self-indulgence. Of course, he bears responsibility for his bizarre life. But the damage done to him by his own family and then by all those motivated more by money and power than by faith and love was irreparable in the end. He died a while ago. He remained for so long a walking human shell.

I loved his music. His young voice was almost a miracle, his poise in retrospect eery, his joy, tempered by pain, often unbearably uplifting. He made the greatest music video of all time; and he made some of the greatest records of all time. He was everything our culture worships; and yet he was obviously desperately unhappy, tortured, afraid and alone.

I grieve for him; but I also grieve for the culture that created and destroyed him. That culture is ours' and it is a lethal and brutal one: with fame and celebrity as its core values, with money as its sole motive, it chewed this child up and spat him out.

I hope he has the peace now he never had in his life. And I pray that such genius will not be so abused again.

1553 days ago
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scum bag TMZ    

notice how it's quiet and then when ric comes on so do all the haters, hum.

what ric, do you just sit here and wait for a story to post every d@mn day. Everything you say is BS, and you state it like it's fact. It cracks me up.

This entire Probate Summary Case is BS, if anyone who had any intelligence and wanted to know what's listed, they'd look it up. Majority of creditors and claimants listed are completely bogus.

STFU you haters who continually talk about molestation. You people clearly have some mental issues you need help with.

it's the tmz internals and you people suck!

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