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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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16.

marson    

Making these people wait a year to see Murray on trial for their sons death has literally tore them apart. Now they are going after each other. Come on LA county put Murray in Jail so this family can get some peace and put this behind them, and for god sakes somebody give old Joe some money so he'll quit doing stupid things for it like this interview. Katherine will forgive him in time, and realize he is just angry and lashing out.

1502 days ago
17.

leslie    

THIS MAN MAKES ME SICK. HOPEFULLY CATHERINE WILL LET THIS FREELOADER GO.



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1502 days ago
18.

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1502 days ago
19.

Diana    

Katherine Jackson is a weak woman who has always been a poor excuse of a mother. She always turned her head the other way while this man physically and emotionally abused her children and never divorced this poor excuse of a man. And to top it off, we all knew she was going to give him money from the allowance that she gets. She's spineless and I don't know how she sleeps at night.

1502 days ago
20.

Horndog    

Never thought I'd have a reason to use it, but one word sums up Papa Joe's predicament - Awesome!

1502 days ago
21.

Trish    

@22 Great post! Katherine is a poor excuse of a mother.

1502 days ago
22.

S    

Joe is complete trash! It would be nice to see Katherine finally grow a pair after all these years and cut Joe off financially.

1502 days ago
23.

CubanB    

Why would anyone watch Fixed News? or Geraldo :(

1502 days ago
24.

Catherine    


Here is the interview; it has the ring of truth. Sorry, all addicts think their enablers are swell. If you make someone emotionally dependent on you, you better follow through.



She was too passive in protecting her children from him, for example.



http://www.newsoftheworld.co.uk/showbiz/845242/Michael-Jacksons-dad-blames-wife-for-Jackos-death.html

1502 days ago
25.

Chico    

Danger baby...



I just read the transcript for that Geraldo show...WOW did you see what Joe said????

1502 days ago
26.

Gsharon 710    

I think the world is misunderstanding Joe Jackson. When you are in the public eye, subjects can alwys escalate. Many children were raised under strictness but never made news all over the world.



Without Joe there would be no Michael. Maybe he did take away chilhood from his children, but the raising of children changes with each generation.



I don't think he meant for the world to accuse Katherine of murder, just that when she noticed something changing she should have had a Mother, Son talk. We know he loved and respected her.



I also don't think any of the Jackson children are unforgiving and it must hurt to hear some of these comments about his looks and death.



Joe, just stop putting so much information out there. Leave family business with family. Don't start an investigation that might shake the security of your Grandchildren by Michael.



However you feel about Joe, he did make it possible for them to use their talent, take care of Katherine, and be loved all over the world.



Lighten up on Joe and Katherine. Once we become adults, if our minds are healthy, we become responsible for our own actions.

1502 days ago
27.

jenny    

32. Nine abortions would have taken care of all of their problems.



Posted at 10:29 PM on Jun 13, 2010 by anon



you're lovely!



the big thing here is...why the h@ll are these 'lawyers' talking to a trash can like TMZ, that's what I don't get. Maybe it's BS too, like 3/4's of the BS TMZ posts. Nice to hear TMZ's impression of Joe Jackson. Again, another disgusting post and more disgusting comments from MJ's supposed fans.



You're all nuts!

1502 days ago
28.

Cecilia    

As I've mentioned before in an earlier post, my father is a lot like Joseph. I can relate to Michael's nausea at the sight of his underhanded father.



It seems to me that Katherine has had a full enough life already of having to sooth and calm the abusive cruelty of her husband toward Michael before he became capable of separating himself from it later in his life. My mother (rest her soul) was a lot like Katherine. I doubt there could have been anything Katherine could have done for Michael at this point of his life.



I suppose Joseph would appreciate it if someone else could feel the burden of guilt, remorse and regret as much as he feels it. It makes sense that he would try to make Katherine feel guilty in one form or another in hopes of cashing in on some of that inheritance. That's how he operated with Michael his whole life, wasn't it ? This is nothing new for Joseph. In a way I feel sorry for him.....but even more so for Michael and Katherine.



1502 days ago
29.

Tracy    

WTF
Michael didn't include him in anything but the family did.
I think that Joe just screwed himself.
Michael must be LOL from the heaven above saying, Mom just got you for the last time.

1502 days ago
30.

tyler    

Geraldo had an interesting piece tonight about the jacksons. He said theyre being paid off with jacksons estate, his brothers get a measly ten grand a month out of a billion dollar estate. Michaels kids get twenty thousand a month. Joe isn't getting crap but supposedly this relates to conrad murray not being charged yet and the family not being mad. I'm surprised tmz hasn't reported on this you guys let fox news get a scoop on you hahaha.

1502 days ago
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