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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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91.

Jane (England)    

Missy @ 99, Obviously old Joe will have been paid very well indeed for his story in the NOTW, as long as they are paying him, he won't be calling them tabloid trash. Can't wait for next Sunday's edition, La Toya is selling her story. Watch this space!

1556 days ago
92.

whocares    

I HOPE THIS WANNABE MAGGOT ROT'S IN HELL. HE WOULD SELL HIS SOUL FAR A $. OH LET ME SMACK THAT FRIGGIN PIMP UPSIDE HIS UGLYASS HEAD!!!!

1556 days ago
93.

HoTMZ    

WOWWW the nerve of this psycho man. He's the one who abused Michael - the whole friggin world knows that as Michael has said so himself and has not wanted anything to do with that MONSTER. I hope Kathryn gets protection and doesn't let that crazy man anywhere near her or he'll drive her as crazy as her drove Michael and I can see why - he is pure evil and even looks like the devil. If she wasn't there for Michael, why would he leave what he cherished most in his life - his children - to her? I hope the children are kept away from him too. I like Michael's judgement as far as I feel he has good lawyers and that Kathryn is in good hands thank God.

1556 days ago
94.

Paula    

Unlike Oscar Wilde's, "The Picture of Dorian Gray", where the corruption of the picture's subject only shows in the portrait, and not the subject's face...Joe Jackson wears his lifetime of greed...amorality...self-absorption...and, delusions of grandeur...where everyone can see them: squarely, on his face! A filthy demon, whose only positive was to sire the world's greatest entertainer...then to systematically abuse, and chip-away, at that product's self-confidence, and being...over decades. But..."what goes, around...comes, around"; and his evil deeds, and lack of sensitivity have paid him off in receiving a "booby prize", consisting of...NOTHING...for his inhumanity. In this day, and age, I don't get to see many get their "just desserts"...but, from the grave, Michael Jackson has done what he could not do, in life...and, that was to cripple his hateful father...where it hurts, most! Brava, Michael! Rest, well, darling.

1556 days ago
95.

Sloane    

while Katherine may be a loving mother she is an enabler also
allowing Joe to abuse the kids-silently complicit in that
allowing the son's ex-wives to live there rent free and raising all kinds of grandkids-enabling her family to continue to be irresponsible in their quest for the limelight



she may be loving but it's about time she grew a spine
she has started by trying to move out one of the exes and her kids-albeit to another Jackson owned property
and she needs set it up so that through her lawyers Joe gets $5000 a month allowance-that way the father of Michael Jackson will not starve or be homeless
that's more than almost every senior in the country has
plenty to have a decent life-and then she needs to close the door on him permanently



the most same of the family are the ones that you never really hear about-can't call Janet completely sane since she had a secret marriage for years- money is affording them their eccentricities
and in some cases it's Michael's money

1556 days ago
96.

dd    

JOE, JOE, JOE, say it aint so! I know you're in pain, I know you are up in age, but you must stay focused on MURRAY. I realize families fight after a sudden death but you need to stay FOCUSED and apologize publicly to your WIFE she needs everyones help right now, not negativity.

1556 days ago
97.

Paula    

Yep! Joe's face is like reading the New York Times. It's all there: AVARICE...LECHERY...HATE...INDECENCY...IGNORANCE...SELF-ABSORPTION...INSECURITY...DECEIT...EGOMANIA...SOCIOPATHY...NARCISSCISM...THUGGERY...GRAFT...LEWDNESS and VULGARITY...TREACHERY...
DISLOYALTY...MEAN-SPIRITEDNESS...just like in the newspapers, each, and every day! He cannot escape his Fate, just as he cannot escape the face that he has created for himself. "Extra! Extra! Read, all about it! Satan, himself, has been caught in the 'spotlight'! Michael Jackson has 'last laugh'!!" And, so do I, Joe...

1556 days ago
98.

dd    

Electriczipper I agree with you once again WOW!

1556 days ago
99.

mary    

Posted at 6:33 AM on Jun 14, 2010 by dusBin



YAWN YAWN YAWN.

1556 days ago
100.

Illinois person    

Father Joe is nothing but a hangers-on just like the rest of this children (except for Janet) and their children too. Starting with Father Joe and so on down the line there they all are sucking off of a dead guy's estate. How sick is this? Those poor kids of Michael's are never going to have a moment of peace where a family member doesn't have their hand(s) stuck out. Once the ol' man kicks then the other brothers and cousins will be in line for their hand out too. Meanwhile, this guy is the worst example setter of them all. Personally, I'll never understand why Katherine never dumped his sorry ass years and years ago. If only Michael had had the forethought to state in his will that it was his intention that his father receive nothing. Given the fact that daddy dearest wasn't mentioned at all ought to have been his first clue. It's no wonder people like Diana Ross and Elizabeth Taylor don't want anything to do with this family - it's because they don't want people like daddy dearest showing up on their doorsteps looking for a hand out. So how come he isn't knocking on Janet's door looking for a buck? God knows she has a size able back account? He must be opting for a larger piece of the pie which is no big surprise. GET THOSE WORTHLESS COUSINS AND ALL OF THOSE HANGERS ON OUT OF THAT HOUSE! By the way, the walls are closing in around you too so-called (Dr.) Murray!

1556 days ago
101.

electriczipper    

111. Electriczipper I agree with you once again WOW!



Posted at 6:32 AM on Jun 14, 2010 by dd



you my freind are totally a genius....
and remember people..without joe you would never have had michael jackson so the man deserves a break here..

1556 days ago
102.

Donna    

Joe you continue to be just what you and who you truly are..an AZZ!

1556 days ago
103.

karin    

@ dustin



You`re a fool still believing that --> read the article at the Huffington Post:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/charles-thomson/one-of-the-most-shameful_b_610258.html



...and be ashamed....

1556 days ago
104.

sue    

dustin, i have to disagree with your post 112, i am of this world and i know there are many over me that do not wish death on another person!!!! mj was loved over by millions so i think your statement is pointless!!! but your not part of that million anyway so it doesnt matter anyway!!! sue from tampa

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