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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.

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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Alice(from Romania)    

Posted at 1:16 AM on Jun 14, 2010 by Andie

Thank you Andie :)

Ignorance of people purchasing diamonds and necklaces,
And barely able to keep the payments up on their lessons,
And enrolled in a class and don?t know who the professor is,
How low people go for the dough and make a mess of things,
Kids are murdering other kids for the fun of it,
Instead of using their mind or their fist, they put a gun in it
Wanna be a part of a clique, don?t know who?s running it,
Tragedy on top of tragedy you know it?s killing me.
So many people in agony, this shouldn?t have to be,
Too busy focusing on ourselves and not His Majesty,
There has to be some type of change for this day and age,
We gotta rearrange and flip the page,
Living encaged like animals and cannibals,
Eating each other alive just to survive the nine to five,
Every single day is trouble while we struggle and strive
Peace of mind?s so hard to find.

I wanna shout, throw my hands up and shout
What?s this madness all about
All this makes me wanna shout
You know it makes me wanna shout,
Throw my hands up and shout
What?s this madness all about
All this makes me wanna shout, c?mon now

Problems, complications and accusations
Dividing the nations and races of empty faces
A war is taking place.
No substitution for restitution, the only solution for peace
Is increasing the height of your spirituality.
Masses of minds are shrouded, clouded visions
Deceptions and indecision, no faith or religion, how we?re living.
The clock is ticking, the end is coming, there?ll be no warning,
But we live to see the dawn.

How can we preach, when all we make this world to be
Is a living hell torturing our minds.
We all must unite, to turn darkness to light,
And the love in our hearts will shine.

We?re disconnected from love, we?re disrespecting each other
Whatever happened to protecting each other
Poisoned your body and your soul for a minute of pleasure,
But the damage that you?ve done is gonna last forever.
Babies being born in the world already drug addicted and afflicted,
Family values are contradicted.
Ashes to ashes and dust to dust, the pressure is building and I?ve
had enough.

1590 days ago


That article in the Huffington Post is what should have been how the media handeled the Michael Jackson trial from day 1 !

Finally a journalist with integrety and not one that is only after money and his personal greed!

Charles Thompson is a real journalist , one who reports THE TRUTH !

Everybody who thinks Michael abused young children, go read the article and see how you let the media fool you!!

And don`t come here to post your stupid comments again,because
if you still post them after reading THE TRUTH,you must be very, very dumb and you sure are making a fool of yourself!!
The TRUTH is out there. Read it with horror,and ask yourself why they falsefied evidence...!!
Be shocked at how a nation can be wrongly influenced by the media and corrupted prosecuters and ask yourself what more can and will they do if they don`t like you.....

Fear for justice in the US , Michael is just one example......

1590 days ago


When you think Joe Jackson could not find anything stupider to say out in public.
He is totally gone. Katherine is the only one supporting his lazy butt, and now he shot the woman, who was crazy enough to feed him. He is going on a diet now.

1590 days ago



thanks so much for the article. Indeed, the reporting around the MJ trial was a scandal, and a public lynching. The entire media industry should hang their heads in shame and beg MJ children of forgiveness. Instead, they - like this site - go on ridiculing MJ, making fun of him and his tragic death.

1590 days ago


Who is anyone kidding? Katherine has been giving in to Joe Jackson for 60 years, and I doubt she'll stop now. She may be angry for a few weeks, but to assume that she'll cut him off is being really naive imo. The only way it might possibly end for Joe is if Katherine dies and the money - at least her share of it -dies with her.

1590 days ago


Joe has a nerve, he wouldnt get no father of the year award. He's such a horrible man, where are the brothers and sisters why arent they speaking up and standing up for Katherine !!!!!

1590 days ago


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.

Posted at 1:51 AM on Jun 14, 2010 by hellnurse

And what was interesting about this Geraldo interview was that it wasn't only Joe telling about the money to paying people off to be quiet. Geraldo says he has several sources that have told him the same thing. I found that very interesting.

rip mj

1590 days ago


That article in the Huffington Post is what should have been how the media handeled the Michael Jackson trial from day 1 !
Finally a journalist with integrety and not one that is only after money and his personal greed!
Charles Thompson is a real journalist , one who reports THE TRUTH !
by Karin.

That he is Karin....reading his latest article is enough to make me weep. Here's the link to the article:

I hope you all take the time to leave some positive feedback for him....he deserves it and we need to send a message to the filthy media owners who totally destroyed Michael Jackson's life and career, that they better start re-thinking how they use the power of the press because we're not gonna take it.

1590 days ago

mj fan forever    

That's the one only thing that Joe deserves. Nothing. And when Katherine dies, her part of inherit comes back to Michael's children (as he established in his will).

1590 days ago


Can anyone please provide a link to the Geraldo interview? Thanks.
Hope I don't upset too many of you, but I don't believe that Katherine is the meek, mild person many of you believe her to be. I think she and Joe were jointly the driving force behind their children's success. I've heard her own kids comment that she rules the roost.
What I'd like to know is who actually looks after MJ3? Not Katherine, because she's old and she travels, so are they just left to their own devices once the tutors and the nanny go home for the day or what?

1590 days ago


Ouch! He should have look before he leap.

1590 days ago


Joe needs to go some where it his ole A$$ down.

1590 days ago


Linda,you cannot self-inject propofol,especially the amount found in his system,Murray did not even have the proper machines.
Jane,MJ forgave Joe years ago,Joe was trying to help MJ with the london shows because MJ knew they had screwed him over when he signed for only 10 then they changed it to 50.

1590 days ago


OK its time to put the old man in a nursing home. And not a nice one either.

1590 days ago


joe needs to give katherine some of that special kind of "lovin" that he gave those kids...that would straighten her out

1590 days ago
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