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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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BarbieJean    

Oh please TMZ! Kate is no saint! Stop blaming Joseph for all the bad. The devil never works alone! She is not munipulated pfft.

1529 days ago
32.

Raychil    

TMZ, YOU DON'T HAVE YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT. ACCORDING TO HOWARD WEITZMAN KATHERINE GETS NO MONEY FROM THE ESTATE. HER ALLOWANCE IS SENT TO THE CREDITOR SHE OWES IN JAPAN FROM THAT LAWSUIT. UNTIL THAT IS PAID SHE RECEIVES SQUAT.

1529 days ago
33.

bella    

Keep this woman away from Mjs kids, she has issues. This family is so trashy and greedy

1529 days ago
34.

BarbieJean    

@#1- Justin Beiber? Really? I'd rather listen to Jermaine Jacksons music. We sure as hell do not need or want another Justin autotune Beiber.

1529 days ago
35.

BarbieJean    

Kate munipulated by Joseph? Nah, she is not. I'd be willing to bet when Jermaine and Randy and Alejandra had squabbles that Joe said F them, let them work it out but no, no Kate stuck her face in the mess and went into a legal agreement to allow Alejandra to stay at Havenhurst for free so Jermaine didn't have to pay for support. You cannot make me believe Joseph said oh hunny go sign docs stating you are the responsible party for all our kids problems and adultrys. Kate is NOT the glue people, Michael was all that family had holding them together. Diana Ross, get off your old ass and go save Michael's kids! He would have done it for yours!

1529 days ago
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janalal4    

Oh for heavens SAKE TMZ! lol. Your leaving just a tiny little piece of info out here about Howard Mann; he is 'THEE holder' of the most extensive MJ memmorhabilia collection on the planet. Mann was simply looking for a 'venture' to incorporate these items into. He in fact asked his partner, "What are we going to DO with all this stuff anyway"?(got a chuckle out of that). I'm assuming by that he meant that he had purchased the memmorhabilia for either sentimental reasons OR(and he IS a 'business man' so this option is far more LIKELY), he purchased it as an INVESTMENT.



Frankly, the guy could simply hang onto the stuff & do nothing with it, or, he could sell it off to the highest bidder but he isn't. He's using the memmorhabilia in a way that INCLUDES THE FAMILY & TELLS MJ'S 'STORY':) I think this is very admirable, especially for a 'purveyor of vice':)



See how the media 'spins' their stories r/e the Jacksons? By leaving out this one little detail about Mann they are insinuating that this whole 'memory book' joint project must have some 'seedy element' to it; simply due to the gambling & porn connection(which in reality seems to have NO CONNECTION TO KATHERINE AT ALL that I can tell). That just sucks TMZ. You mislead people but then again, it's MJ. Old habits are hard to break, huh?



TMZ-YOU ALL SUCK TODAY:( -BOO!



SHAME ON YOU TOO JOE FOR JERKIN' KATHERINE AROUND- Speaking of old habits. I don't understand this woman. Why the desperation to keep this man in her life, when in reality, he hasn't been there in ages? Scrap the dog-doo off your shoe Katherine & MOVE ON!

1529 days ago
37.

Kristee    

He isn't manipulating her she is just as greedy and heartless as he is. She allowed him to terrorize her children when they were growing up so they could rake in the bucks for her. It is no wonder that all of the Jacksons are extremely weird.

1529 days ago
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REALUSION    

Posted at 4:43 AM on Jun 21, 2010 by bunny



yea sorry,,,,

1529 days ago
39.

Angela    

Katherine Jackson is a grown woman, and the only way she is being controlled is if she's letting Joe control her. They all are money hungry people if you ask me.

1529 days ago
40.

sPaNkDeNALgAs    

JOE JACKSON LOOKS LIKE THE CRYPT KEEPER

1529 days ago
41.

thinkaboutit    

Did anyone catch Geraldos' show last night? He claimed that in Conrad Murrays contract with AEG he requested a nurse to assist him and also cpr equipment and AEG denied the request. Wonder if AEG was aware of what was going on at the house?

1529 days ago
42.

Debra    

Has anyone thought about doing a DNA on his kids? They don't look like hime at all. Blond?

1529 days ago
43.

bunny93    

Woooooooowww. No coment.

1529 days ago
44.

1234    

Here's the real question, it was reported that she spoke to Marc Shaffel a former friend of MJ but more importantly a close confidant of Debbie Rowe (he is with her at most of video outing)who has been spending time with both Katherine and Debbie Rowe whats the connection between the story (if its actually her) and her new friendship with D.R. and M.S.?

1529 days ago
45.

nonsie    

To be honest, I'm surprised none of the Jacksons have snapped at the abusive hand of their father. I know that if that were my father, I would have strangled his greedy ass and slipped cyanide into his cereal a long time ago.

1529 days ago
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