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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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121.

YANNI    

God will handle the Jacksons,I would bet you that all of the people on this blog who believes that you know better on how to raise 9 children all in show business are really stupid. First what you need to learn is the religious lives that this family followed (hence no divorce). And for the fool (fan) that claim they would NOT have allowed MJ to do all he did, one thing is without a doubt by law when your CHILD becomes an ADULT you don't have the options like you used to have and when you kid is a multimillionaire he can keep you and anybody else at bay. Don't be so quick to thing Katherine was weak these days people can't raise two kids because it's (so hard) yea right. All of you judges don't know and never will know what that family has had to deal with in the 40 years that they have been in the public eye making people happy around the world and no matter what BS you can come up with YOU have not walked in the shoes of ANY JACKSON SO HANDLE YOUR OWN PATHETIC LIVES BECAUSE YOUR VIEWS I'M SURE MAKES NO DIFFERENCE TO THE ONES YOU ARE WASTING YOUR TIME COMPLAINING ABOUT. THE ACTIONS OF THIS ENTIRE FAMILY WILL BE JUDGED BY GOD NOT BY (ANY HUMAN ON EARTH)

1530 days ago
122.

jerry    

kathy, you are 100% wrong. god did not send m. j. here. i sent him here to make alot of $$$$$. this is obvious to anybody with half a brain.

1530 days ago
123.

cz    

How dare he say things about Katherine, she was the only sane one in Michael's life besides his kids. It seems Joe, LaToya and Jermaine are money grubing people, you never hear about the other Jackson members trying to get everything he has. Joe wasn't left anything because of the way he treated Katherine. Michael knew he was a cheat.

1530 days ago
124.

Grump    

Joe just needs to leave it alone and worry about the trial if he is truly worried about Murray getting what he deserves. Joe should try and find the truth behind his sons death, if it weren't for his son Joe wouldn't be Joseph Jackson without Michael Jackson's hard work.



I feel bad for KJ but then again she is much stronger than Joe because she like MJ has endured so much(from what I have read), Joe seems like he enjoyed the ride of Fame but KJ and MJ seem as though they both have worked hard to hold up the family.




* ~ Prayers for the family to come together for the trial!

1530 days ago
125.

Cathy    

“She’s the glue that holds the whole family together. If something happens to her, it would be all-out war.”
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Ain't that the truth? I really hope Katherine holds on for as many years as she can -- for the sake of the children, for the sake of the whole family! If she dies anytime soon, it's all over. That family will implode.



Joe has absolutely no verbal filter. One thing about him - he's not fake. He says exactly what he thinks with no hesitation or thought as to how it will affect others. I do think the man has feelings, I believe he loved Michael and all his children, and I believe he feels hurt and pain. He just doesn't know how to communicate or express love in a way that most people understand. It's a shame, really. He has to be miserable inside.

1530 days ago
126.

Alice(from Romania)    

Posted at 7:30 AM on Jun 14, 2010 by Inma



Thamk you Inma for this post :)



L.O.V.E and Miss MJ

1530 days ago
127.

Grump    

Posted at 7:30 AM on Jun 14, 2010 by Inma




Thx

1530 days ago
128.

ragincajun79    

I have to agree with Idiot! This guy can't die fast enough. And that is a very cruel thing to say, but this man is absolutely disgusting and needs to just go the frig away.

1530 days ago
129.

Cathy    

It seems Joe, LaToya and Jermaine are money grubing people, you never hear about the other Jackson members trying to get everything he has. Joe wasn't left anything because of the way he treated Katherine. Michael knew he was a cheat.
Posted at 7:26 AM on Jun 14, 2010 by cz
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So true that Michael knew Joe was a cheat. Seems there were many things Joe did or did not do that hurt Michael, but I think cheating on Katherine is what hurt him the most.



Question - why is La Toya a money grubber? To my knowledge she has always worked and made her own money. All the girls have. It's never been said that she ever asked Michael for any of his money - has it?



1530 days ago
130.

dd    

#134 I agree with most of what you have to say, Joe Jackson worked two jobs raising his children. It's easy to say "get a job" but raising 9 kids is a job, and a very tough one when you are raising them in a very poor community with a lot of negative influences. He got them out of there and they let their children use their natural talent. Michael was destined to be great and I don't think anyone could have stopped his career it was a gift from God. I won't insult any other bloggers because most people don't know the ins and outs of show biz, unfortunately I do and it aint nice!

1530 days ago
131.

Cathy    

I have to agree with Idiot! This guy can't die fast enough. And that is a very cruel thing to say, but this man is absolutely disgusting and needs to just go the frig away.
Posted at 7:42 AM on Jun 14, 2010 by ragincajun79
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LOL. I wouldn't hold my breath. Working in those steel mills for all those years, going to work with soleless shoes, training his boys every day to make it in the music business, driving a VW van all around the country, etc. -- all of those things made Joe one tough cookie. He'll probably outlive all of us and die at 102.



Someone posted that Joe should select Conrad Murray as his primary care physician. That made me laugh out loud! Made me laugh doubly hard because I think Michael would have gotten a kick out of it too.



1530 days ago
133.

CRYSTAL    

JOE JACKSON IS A JACKA** ALL HE WANTS IS MONEY AND TO HURT THE PEOPLE AROUND HIM JUST LIKE HE DID TO MICHAEL.HE DID NOT LOVE MICHAEL AT ALL JUST HIS MONEY.THAT IS WHY MICHAEL LEFT HIM OUT OF THE WILL AND THE FACT THAT HE ABUSED HIM HIS WHOLE LIFE.AND FOR JOE JACKSON TO SAY THAT KATHERINE WAS TO BLAME FOR MICHAELS DEATH IS CRAZY.THIS JACKA** HAS LOST HIS EVERLOVING MINE OH THATS RIGHT HE NEVER HAD ONE.JOE WAS JEALOUS OF WHAT MICHAEL AND KATHERINE HAD WHICH WAS A SPECIAL BOND.KATHERINE STUCK BY MICHAEL HIS WHOLE LIFE TELL THE DAY HE DIED.KATHERINE LOVED MICHAEL WITH ALL HER HEART AND MICHAEL LOVED KATHERINE WITH ALL HIS HEART AND THAT WILL NEVER CHANGE. AND WHERE WAS JOE OUT SELLING HIS RECORD LABLE JUST LIKE HE DID THE DAY HE DIED AND EVEN THE NEXT DAY.WHAT AN SOB JOE IS OUT FOR SELF AND KNOW BODY ELSE HE DESERVES NOTHING AND SHOULD GET NOTHING.JUSTICE FOR MICHAEL.A HUGE MJ FAN

1530 days ago
134.

Alice(from Romania)    

Posted at 7:42 AM on Jun 14, 2010 by Inma



Big hugs from Romania



check this 3 videos that i made for MJ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yadzJdxt9U
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNfhC8JrNwA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MilD-Tufc5U



L.O.V.E and Miss MJ



KEEP THE FINGERS CROSSED FOR TOMORROW
JUSTICE FOR MJ

1530 days ago
135.

timsami    

Come-on Katherine...Clean house. Kick out those four useless grandson's and their two timing mother. Send them home to Jermaine and Randy. And stop giving that free-loading part-time husband money. He disrespects you as we can see. Enjoy life!

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