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Friends Say Katherine Jackson is Joe's Puppet

6/21/2010 10:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

People closely connected to the Jackson family tell TMZ they believe Joe Jackson is manipulating Katherine Jackson to make a quick buck -- to the point she's now in business with a dude who's in the erotic content business.

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Katherine has partnered with Howard Mann for her new book, "Never Can Say Goodbye: The Katherine Jackson Archives," according to hollywoodnews.com. Mann has made a fortune on online gambling and erotic content, venturing into online nude gambling.

And Katherine has sold a story about Michael's kids to a tabloid and even helped Joe sell cheesy MJ belts. But here's the thing -- Katherine doesn't need the money.  She's getting an allowance from Michael's estate and will have the use of untold millions of dollars generated by co-executors John Branca and John McClain.

Joe, on the other hand, isn't getting squat from the estate or from Michael's will, and he needs money stat.

As one insider put it, "Katherine is a strong woman who can stand up to pretty much anyone but Joe. There's too much history there.  Joe has always controlled her and always will."

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1.

WillaFord    

THE NEXT JUSTIN BEIBER!!!!!
LISTEN TO THIS EVERYONE!



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brJIXCmwbps&feature=player_embedded

1553 days ago
2.

Andie    

Joe is behind most things - good or bad!

1553 days ago
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Ohsowhat    

It's her own fault for allowing this. And why is she writing a book about MJ?
"Does this family have no shame? On one hand they say he wanted his privacy so that's why they buried him where they did but on the other she's now opening his life again for public fodder?



I say the whole family is corrupt. I used to have way more respect for her, but not now. And I heard to that she complained that her monthly allowance wasn't enough. Oh please.

1553 days ago
4.

JLS    

Jesus Christ! She's writing a book about MJ because he's her SON? Get it?



Leave these two elderly people alone. They've lost their son. This constant pursuit of them is really disrespectful. Whatever the do is being constantly monitored by the estate and personal lawyers. They'll be just fine.

1553 days ago
5.

just an observation    

BAM is coming.......

1553 days ago
6.

Karolina    


Dear Michael,



Please come back, I know you are alive, I do believe that you will come back, you promised:* we all, people who really loved you, are waiting...I know it will take time, long time, but I will be waiting for your come back and I will always love You.



I believe:*



http://www.youtube.com/user/77Karolina




Karolina



1553 days ago
7.

cindee    

OF COURSE JOE JACKSON IS manipulating KATHERINE ,(HAS and WILL)
That's why KATHERINE and THE KIDS are going to Gary Indiana for the anniversary of Michael's death ...JOE "wants" the public to SEE Katherine and the Kids supporting his project in Gary "JacksonLand" No doubt He'll get her to dump
"M I L L I O N S" into this fiasco, I don't know if she has free rein with the dough But if she does ,watch-out...Personally ,I think it will be as successful as everything Joe touches..
They would be better advised to soupport the fans at
THE FOREST LAWN MEMORIAL to be successful in Gary..



IT'S ALL ABOUT MONEY WITH THE JACKSON'S , THEY ALWAYS SEEM TO MISS THE MARK .JUST LOOK AT WHAT HAPPENED IN ITALY AND BEFORE THAT.
THE FUTURE WON'T BE ANY DIFFERENT WITH JOE AT THE HELM



"THANK GOD THE EXECUTORS HAVE CONTROL OF MICHAELS ESTATE"



LOVE YOU FOREVER AND EVER MICHAEL
GOD BLESS PRINCE PARIS and BLANKET

1553 days ago
8.

Fuck Celebrities    

Whatever happened to the record label this old pimp "extabliched"?

1553 days ago
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Ohsowhat    

Yes EXACTLY BECAUSE IT'S HER SON she SHOULDN'T be doing this. It's a betrayal and it's wrong to exploit him. Why can't she just keep it private for her and his kids to see and remember.
I don't care how you twist it IT'S WRONG what she is doing. It was done to Elvis too and look what happened and now MJ's mom is leading the pack after his death w/the whole "lets publish books about MJ and disect every aspect of his life."
She should let the executors make her the money and keep the rest of it to herself and CUT JOE LOOSE already, he's done enough damage to the family. She should have booted him when he was beating her kids.

1553 days ago
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Ohsowhat    

OH and how happy would MJ be that she's discussing his kids the way she did? How come none of it was done when he was alive? You know why BECAUSE HE WOULDN'T HAVE ALLOWED IT and her money would have been stopped.
Sounds to me she's helping Joe setup Paris for a singing career by saying what she did.

1553 days ago
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Brigha from UK    

Wooden spoon award for TMZ - always trying to stir things up as usual.
Both Katherine and Joe have had a hell of a year. Not only have they lost their son, but they've acquired three kids, suffered financial upheaval and had the media frenzy to contend with. Due to the stun gun incident, their family has been broken up and legal action with Jermaines wife seems to be looming.
Now, that seems like a lot of pressure for anyone to take - let alone someone in their 80's. The stress of being under this media microscope could put them both in an early grave.
TMZ - why not take a more compassionate stance here. Look at how the media abused MJ - maybe there is a lesson to be learned. Do you really want to cause his parents and kids the same disress?
Lets face it, none of the Jacksons are that bad, are they? It's not as if they are serial killers is it?
Save your criticism and condemnation for people who really deserve it!
As for Katherines book. Well, there have been dozens of MJ books written by people who didn't even know him. Why shouldn't Katherine write about her son? Personally, I would much prefer to read something written by his mother, rather than someone like Ian Halperin.
She can't win - if she writes it, she's accused of money grabbing. If she does'nt, she's accused of not caring enough. What a world we live in!

1553 days ago
12.

Jamaican sam    

The Jacksons like the finer things in life...except dignity.

1553 days ago
13.

debbiedoesnothing    

She allowed Joe to use and abuse her children, especially Michael. Why would anybody be surprised that she lets him manipulate her?

1553 days ago
14.

Barb    

What? You probably thought because he beat his children, he wouldn't beat her too? Of course he beat on her.

1553 days ago
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Greg    

Joe has the personality of a pimp.

1553 days ago
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