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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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106.

Myrandak    

This is very upsetting at this time when everyone should be pulling together to get justice for MICHAEL.Katherine was an exceptional mother to Michael who would have done any and everything to help her son.So this could never be true.If you are behind this Joe STOP IT. For I do believe that you loved MICHAEL. Attacking Katherine in this way is very hurtful to all MJ'S fans not to mention his children.This is a time we should all come together!!!RESPECT MICHAEL...RESPECT MICHAEL'S MOTHER.IT'S ALL FOR L.O.V.E

1403 days ago
107.

Artrina    

FINALLY Katherine has grown some "nerve". Hope Joe can afford a divorce lawyer on his own. He must be eligible for Social Security nw based on all of his years managing MJ and "The Jackson Five". I hope Katherine's Will is GOOD, up to date and keeps that mean lazy Joe FAR away from the $$$.

1403 days ago
108.

susie    


Most of the world is glad he's dead....the crazy fans can't except there are only a few of them thinking he as a saint.



Posted at 6:33 AM on Jun 14, 2010 by dustin
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Most of the world... WHO? YOU?



You are a jack***

1403 days ago
109.

SoThere    

How can a child grow up normal with parents like this?

1403 days ago
110.

CJ    

Remember, Michael Jackson himself said Joe was a genius.

1403 days ago
111.

KellyR    

Apparently this man was absent the day they handed out decency and morality... What a piece of crap he is...

1403 days ago
112.

electriczipper    

Where can we get the original special limited edition michael jackson bobble head doll??

1403 days ago
113.

111pattycakes    

I have tried to RESPECT Joe Jackson.... out of respect for Michael Jackson. But it is getting harder to do now and for other reasons.
1.) I cannot get it out of my mind that Michael said he was told to stip NAKED, oil was applied before the beating to maximize physical pain.
2.) The fact that when asked after Michael died how he was coping and he immediately tried to promote his new company.
3.) Now this.... Katherine is is our beloved QUEEN mother... How cruel & insensative to hurt her with his comments!



As much as I love and adore Michael... Joe Jackson reminds be of a cross between the DEVIL & THE JOKER.... his appearance.

1403 days ago
114.

barb    

Joe, When you die can I have your Gall?

1403 days ago
115.

Lori    

JUST SHOWS YOU WHAT MONEY CAN DO!! DESTROY A FAMILY. LIFE IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN BEING FAMOUS. THE JACKSON FAMILY HAS PROVED THAT.



MICHAEL STAYED AWAY FROM HIS FAMILY, CAUSE GROWING UP THEY USED HIM FOR MAKING MONEY. THEN BORROWING IT FROM HIM WHEN HE GOT OLDER. MICHAEL WAS NO DUMMY!!

1403 days ago
116.

denise    

Si no los medios de comunicación inventan tantas mentiras Michael no sería la muerte o precisso de la medicina, y todo por dinero MICHAEL, nunca debería haber comprado el catálogo de música mail estas canciones fue su desgracia como un hombre negro puede tener poder sobre la música blanca fue que lo mataron, sólo burros y sin infornação y la pereza de la mente no puede entender cómo comenzó todo, siento pena por las personas que siguen creyendo las mentiras
el mundo conoce y ama a Michael Jackson y sus fans y grande como su ídolo Michael debería haber nacido y no la respetan más.
la justicia la justicia 14 de junio.

1403 days ago
117.

Muffy    

He didn't blame her for MJ's death. He said he wish should've talked to him. God, Mrs. J is a better Actress tham Ms. Streep.

1403 days ago
118.

shana    

who evers saying joes deserves that money, is just as crazy as him, michael has controled his career from the age of 21. a person cant stay in debted to someone for thir whole life, he paid for joe all the time he was alive. maybe if he was good father he would deserve it. he left money to katherine because she supported him all his life.

1403 days ago
119.

Linda    

Let me say this because they are the Jacksons.And isn't thats
wonderful, and when a woman is without Good help, a lawyer will
be the next best thing to come and help when someone like Joe
is out to distroy his on wife.Now I will go.
chickasw25

1403 days ago
120.

Linda    

I'm so Happy that Mrs.Jackson has Lawyer like these lawyer, they came to fight for her, and this lawyer is so right, the world do no
that MJ loved Mrs.Katherine she was the world to her,and it just brokes my heart so much that Michael isn't at his home right now,
And if he was Katherine would be right there with him and her grand-children, Mr.katherine Was with Michael everywhere he went.How can this man say this about his wife, a god fearing wife
like that, she has always been there for him, he shoudn't been able to sleep at night saying these things, i say again,shame on him, as this lawyer said, Michael is showing his Mother how much he loved her,he is he child, what son wouldn't leave him Mother the funds that michael did for his mother and children, i think the
world o Michael for doing this,JOE can't get it so he don't want his wife to have it, but that is to bad joe jackson, i use to take up for Joe a little but no more, look what he is doing, God bless you Joe,but you are wrong.We will pray for you and your family.
God gave you a wonderful be happy with her, and just take what she gives you, that and itself show that she love you and that she care for you.Pray for her with love instead of trying to hurt her.
Thank you;
Chicakaw25

1403 days ago
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