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Katherine Jackson's Lawyer Goes After Joe Jackson

6/14/2010 2:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Joe Jackson's cruel attack -- that his wife, Katherine, is responsible for Michael's death, is but the latest in a rich history of reckless, untrue comments ... so says Katherine's lawyer and the lawyer for Michael Jackson's estate.

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Katherine is not commenting on what amounts to her husband's declaration of war -- that she refused to "keep [Michael] cheered up" because she didn't want to invade his privacy, and he'd be alive today if she had.

Katherine's lawyer, Adam Streisand, tells TMZ, "The world knows that Mrs. Jackson has always been a loving mother and grandmother, and that she and Michael had a very special relationship."  Streisand then drives it home:  "The world also knows who Joe Jackson is and he seems bent on never letting us forget."

Howard Weitzman, lawyer for the Michael Jackson estate, tells TMZ, "The inference by Joe Jackson that Mrs. Jackson was in any way responsible for Michael's death is preposterous.  Katherine Jackson was a supportive and loving mother throughout Michael's life.  His love and respect for her is reflected in his estate plan."  Ouch ... and true.

Now here's how Joe may have screwed himself.  He's not included in Michael's will and no matter how hard he tries to invalidate the will, he's going to end up with nothing in that department.  The chances of Joe getting a court-approved allowance from the estate are slim to none.  And Joe is trying to exploit Michael's name to make money, but his unauthorized attempts have pretty much been shut down by the estate.

So the only thing Joe has been able to rely on ... Katherine's generosity in the money department.  Looks like that gravy train may have finally left the station.

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Idiot!    

Pimp daddy Joe is about to find out the cost of having a big mouth. If he has to rely on Katherine for handouts, and he just accused her of being the reason MJ died, then he's totally screwed. I guess the dumbass never heard the phrase "don't bite the hand that feeds you".



What a disgusting piece of trash. He can't die fast enough for my taste...

1502 days ago
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AStorm    

This man seems to never amaze me about how low he can get. He is such a disgrace to the Jackson family and to the human species.

1502 days ago
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RC    

I've never much liked the Jackson Family. The only sane ones have been the mother and Janet. It's creepy that Joe Jackson has this sense of entitlement. It would be a good idea for Katharine Jackson to make legal provisions now to prevent Joe Jackson from ever trying to get his hands on his grandchildren's estate, in the event that something happens to her.

1502 days ago
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Cmon TMZ Help them out.

1502 days ago
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Raejean    

Well, here is where the old man has lost it, if he dares to disrespect his wife. She may be his last entre' into the family, and if he's burning that final bridge, look out! People would respect her more if she gave him the boot once and for all!



Joe, be grateful that you have been supported this long and stop trying to milk your son's memory. There are literally thousands of people in this world who believe that YOU were THE SINGLE MOST DESTRUCTIVE FORCE EVER IN MICHAEL JACKSON'S LIFE. Don't you DARE blame his mother for his death, you nasty old sarcophagus!

1502 days ago
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Trish    

The Jacksons are such a screwed up family. The only ones that aren't screwed up are MJ's kids. But when they grow up they will be as screwy as the rest of them.

1502 days ago
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CubanB    

Don't give up Joe! you deserve to get money from all the stupid people that buy MJ crap! If it werent for Joe there would be no MJ.

1502 days ago
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Chico    

I wouldn't bet on Katherine cutting Joe out. She always forgives and that's what MJ loved about her, and that's why he put her in charge of the $$$ and his children.

1502 days ago
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Hmmmm    

I guess their joint venture of selling 7,000 MJ commemorative belts for $1500 each didn't pan out, huh?

1502 days ago
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Chico    

Oh and Pearl Jr.,



You're 100 TIMES WORSE THAN JOE JACKSON....profitting off of those who beLIEve...and making money off the death of someone who was supposed to be your friend. You can take that pseudocide theory and shove it up your @zz.

1502 days ago
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chevjuls    

Joe Jackson is a piece of trash in a garbage dump in long island, why all a sudden he his going to throw is wife under the bus, what kind of husband is he does he love money that much? No wonder his son did'nt like him once an abuser always an abuser.

1502 days ago
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Julie    

of course, that makes Katherine upset. He always pushes her too far, but Katherine still loves him.
Michael spent a lot of time with Elizabeth Taylor, who we all love too. And a lot of tremendous, wonderful people - he was lucky and extremely talented. I wish the family took control of Michael though too. Love,

1502 days ago
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Kathy    

That is BS about if there was no Joe there wouldn't be a Michael Jackson. Michael Jackson was sent here by God, as a messenger. Michael would of got the job done just as well without Joe.

1502 days ago
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dee    

Just when I think this man can't sink any lower, he proves me wrong. Joe, you get social security like the rest of the seniors in this country.dee Live on it!

1502 days ago
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2cents    

Okay.. We all know that Joe is nuts. What I want to know is how the heck they have their lawyers working on a Sunday night? I'm lucky to get a hold of a lawyer during normal business hours. *shrugs shoulders*

1502 days ago
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