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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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151.

nita    

Thats her husband, so what!

1480 days ago
152.

jayell    

. . . and they're just now figuring this out? Joe, Jermaine and the rest of the freeloaders need money now. Katherine's religion is against everything this Mann stands for, but I bet Joe didn't bother to tell her what this guys other businesses were.

1480 days ago
153.

bebefj123    

Friends said this? They are no real friends whoever stabbed them in the back and made that claim.

1480 days ago
154.

Patsyb    

Why is anyone surprised at Katherine's betrayal of her Son Michael? The whole family is corrupt and awful, remember she stood by and allowed that thing of a Husband to beat MJ when was just a small boy. The whole lot of them sponged off Michael while he was alive, so why stop now?
Michael, for all his naivety, in other things, was a wonderful Father and never exploited his Children. Heaven knows what they are being taught now in that peculiar household.
RIP Michael, you were a musical genius and a nice man.

1478 days ago
155.

Inspiredone    

BEAT down or not , I think that it is a good thing That Katherine Jackson is speaking her peace in the manner she chooses, A sign of Love, possibly breaking the cycle, and attempt to place a legacy for her son who has died!



Remember folks these people are 80 years old and most likely will make mistakes with all the pressure. But one thing is certain,



If Micheal were my son I would take ALL that I had to protect the children, their inheritance, my son's estate and Legacy, I would leave an indelible mark, this world will never forget!
because that what her son did..... Believe me the Dedication In Gary , Was Just the Beginning ... You Haven t seen Nothing YET!!!!!!
This woman give the world " HER SON" a son the world known has since he was a child.... Beneath HER quiet composure is a woman who is hurting .....
IF SHE COULD EXCHANGE ALL OF THAT MONEY, FOR HER CHILD SHE WOULD!
KATHERINE, GOD IS IN CONTROL.... GOD BLESS YOU ...... My Prayers are with you !!!!!!!!!!!!

1476 days ago
156.

Shelby Stotman    

Catherine is as Big a Loser as Joe. Not content to be a Postman
or his wife a homeaker; they lived off the Kids.

Michael was a little Girl because Evil Daddy wanted to control him. Michael is an abberation, someone who should be pitied
not made into Elvis. Elvis was a man, he had women.

Shelby Stotman

1405 days ago
157.

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1377 days ago
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