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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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46.

Bean    

When is someone going to commit dumb ass jackson's father once and for all? This guy needs to be commited! Enough said!!!!!!!!!!!!

1488 days ago
47.

JLS    

Joe is a very old man. I believe he's a bit senile and not thinking clearly. I also do believe that in his own way, he did love Michael and that MJ loved his dad in his own was as well.



Guess what?! They are a typical family. The difference is they live in a glass house. No family is perfect.

1488 days ago
48.

Why oh Why?    

Oh c´mon, Joe Jackson is psycopath or a narcissist. He shows all the signs of being a disturbed individual and so he has no ability to understand empathy or the results of his actions and words. Like most psycopaths he can do nothing wrong. In his eyes, that is.



Typically he marries a woman who will not in any way challenge him, someone with low selfesteem which will just get lower the longer they are married.



Joe would never change, he can´t. Unfortunately people in his surrounding, like his kids, will suffer. And they did.

1488 days ago
49.

You Should Read This Article    

Sorry to go off topic here but I thought some of the posters on this board might be interested in this: its a very well written article from a Huffington Post writer about the media being bias during Michael Jackson's child sexual abuse trial in 2005, here's the link, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/charles-thomson/one-of-the-most-shameful_b_610258.html

1488 days ago
50.

Alice(from Romania)    

"And together we'll fly
I'll give you my heart
Cause no place too far for us
We don't need it..."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yadzJdxt9U
L.O.V.E and Miss MJ



1488 days ago
51.

julie    

I think the dad is true. He is right. Nothing has been done to help Michaël Jackson and in France (I am french), you call it : "non assistance à personne en danger".

1488 days ago
52.

Linda    

Why would Joe say something like this unless the Jackson family knows Michael killed himself.Why would he think he was so unhappy that Katherine should of talked to him. Why would MJ tell Paris she would have to be Blankets mom. I bet Michael left some letters or something.I think Michael may have taken his own life and I bet in the trial Murrays lawyers will come up with proof like letters to his family and things he told people in the last week. What he told his kids etc. Joe may have let the cat out of the bag. I bet they have proof he took his own life. I think the fans are going to be surprised what evidince comes out during the trial.

1488 days ago
53.

get a life ho    


like he needs an allowance with all the money he's made from his childrens careers ?



some pimps just cant retire

1488 days ago
54.

Andie    

Hi Alice :) I left you a message on the other story, to say thanks for the great new video. You are getting really good. Wish I could do it LOL

1488 days ago
55.

Guest    

Just when I think Joe Jackson can't dig any lower into the mire of sewage he seems to thrive on, he surprises me, yet again. Blaming Katherine Jackson for the death of Michael, a 50-year-old grown man? I guess Joe "Sleazebag" Jackson is angry he wasn't allowed by the estate to profit from his dead son's name. Why doesn't Katherine finally divorce him? Oh, wait. I have a bad feeling he'd go after her for alimony. In the meantime, will somebody get Michael's three children out of that household? With Katherine's age and what seems to be failing health, I'm terrified at the prospect of what would happen if those children ended up in the toilet-stained hands of their grandfather.

1488 days ago
56.

alissia    

close ur mouth big face

1488 days ago
57.

Jane (England)    

Just how low can Joe Jackson go? I read the story yesterday, and could not believe the things that he said about Katherine. He stated that Katherine was weeping uncontrollably and very upset, but he didn't give her a hug because he was MAD at her for crying!!
This happened at the family home, at Encino, as Katherine returned from the hospital soon after Michael had passed away.
Joe also claims that if Katy had got Michael into rehab for his drug addiction, Michael would still be with us today.
I agree that if Michael had got help sooner, he might well still be here now, but I don't think that the entire blame lies with Katherine. ALL the family should and could have done more to help.



I have watched many interviews with Michael, and it's perfectly clear, Michael HATED his father. Joe regularly beat Michael during his childhood. Yes, he was J5 manager and he had to be strict,but Michael said Joe never showed him any love, and he made him faint with fear. Is there any wonder, with all this going on, that Michael turned out the way he did.
Joe, you have to be responsible for your actions, alot of the blame lies with you. Michael loved Katherine, she gave him the love that you didn't.You were a callous, uncaring tyrant of a father who failed his son. You were only interested in what money you could get from Michael whilst he was still alive. Now Katherine is getting money from the estate, and you rely on handouts from her. Have you ever heard of the saying, Never bite the hand that feeds you. You are a disgrace to your family.



On another note, in yesterdays Daily Star Sunday, reporter Mike Parker in Los Angeles said that Katherine had been rushed to hospital after falling down the stairs at home, after suffering a dizzy spell. Apparently, a family member said she has severe bruising, and her general health is deteriorating fast, she has aged 12 years in the last 12 months.
I think anyone who gets to 80 years of age, to have to go through losing a child, and have to bury that child, no matter who that child may be, is absoloutley devastating. All this is bound to take it's toll on her. I wish Katherine a speedy recovery, get well soon.Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

1488 days ago
58.

igotfleasfromtmz    

Joe Jackson is the only one with enough balls to stir up the hornets nest. This is a billion dollar estate being raped by SONY,AEG,and LAWYERS. This is in the hand of strangers. When Michael was alive he represented himself. There needs to be Family on that board and it is about the money at this stage of the game. A lot of Money and it the millions being taken by lawyers belongs to this family. They couldn't control MJ when he was alive and did everything they could to bring him down, finacially ,emotionally but that really didn't work so they killed him and now have full control. Step back and think if this was your son who was filthy rich. What would you do? Say he was mad I was strict 50 freaken years ago?? So I will just let these strangers have my sons Estate.
Didn't think so.
But if you were the brothers who also could contest this will getting paid to shut up and Joe won't take 10,000 a month out of billions good for him.
Connect Murray, NP cheryl cammon lee, to AEG,Sony. That NP is known for her IV therapy by the way.

1488 days ago
59.

mjfanalways    

omg!!!!! this just keeps getting worse.tmz you don't miss anything do you? tmz knows everyones bussiness.MICHAEL I LOVE YOU ANGEL.I MISS YOU SO MUCH.WISH YOU WERE HERE SO WE COULD SEE YOUR HANDSOME SMILE AND TO HEAR YOU LAUGH SING AND DANCE.LOVE AND HUGS MY SWEET MICHAEL.

1488 days ago
60.

igotfleasfromtmz    

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