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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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46.

Grump    

- Wooden spoon award for TMZ - always trying to stir things up as usual.




This was hilarious Brigha !!




* Great leave it up to TMZ to make it worse than what it looks like! Doubt she is letting him jerk her around, she probably needs the money to support her other children and grandchildren. Since she can't leave what MJ left to her on the WILL I bet that's what she will do with her money, save it and leave her share to her other kids.



Why is the whole book deal becoming such a hard thing to understand that she is doing? I mean gees, that book will sell and if she didn't write anything or do anything with her grandkids she would be criticized, YOUR DANED IF YOU DO AND DAMNED IF YOU DON'T!



Mrs. KJ, should just stay focused and keep doing what she is doing, who cares of they blame JOE, he is probably used to being blamed anyway and he doesn't care.



1397 days ago
47.

janalal4    

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



Posted at 7:02 AM on Jun 21, 2010 by Debra



Well WHY NOT! We've invaded every other aspect of Michael Jacksons personal life.



Then can we see the DNA on YOUR children??



DNA is a very complex issue. Just because Prince was blonde when he was a small child certainly doesn't rule out the possibility that he IS Michael Jacksons bio child. One word-'recessive genes'.



We are probably NEVER going to know the answer to this question & why do we need to?

1397 days ago
48.

Jamaican sam    

Joe is like a playtex bra.
He has no visible means of support.

1397 days ago
49.

Angela    

YOU PEOPLE NEED TO GET A JOB, A LIFE, OR MAYBE BOTH! KATHERINE IS GREEDY JUST LIKE THE REST OF THE CLAN. IT SEEMS LIKE MOST OF YOU PEOPLE ARE IN SOME KIND OF ALTERNATE UNIVERSE WHERE SHE CAN DO NO WRONG. WHY CAN'T YOU ACCEPT THE FACT THAT SHE IS EXPLOITING HER SON ON HER OWN FREE WILL, AND JOSEPH HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH HER GREED. THEY ARE OF TWO VERY DIFFERENT BLOODLINES. WHERE DO THESE PEOPLE COME FROM THAT CAN BE CONTROLLED LIKE AN EXPERIMENT? NOBODY BUT NOBODY IS CONTROLLED UNLESS THEY WANT TO BE, UNDERSTAND! IF SHE CARES SO MUCH ABOUT HER SON AND HIS PRIVACY WHY IS SHE TRYING TO TELL EVERYTHING ELSE ABOUT HIM? OH I FORGOT..FOR THE FANS.

1397 days ago
50.

Grump    

34. rapper The Game died last night at age 30... TMZ... get at that story



Posted at 5:51 AM on Jun 21, 2010 by Duhh




Duhh-



R U Serious?

1397 days ago
51.

Sammie    

That's what happens when you have an abuser who has controlled and abused a woman for their entire lives. She can't not do what he wants. And I have seen remarkably strong women who simply could not say no to the man who belittles them, tells them they are stupid and ugly, who gets others to gang up on them and so it goes. Rihanna comes to mind.

1397 days ago
52.

electriczipper    

50. 34. rapper The Game died last night at age 30... TMZ... get at that story




Posted at 5:51 AM on Jun 21, 2010 by Duhh



Duhh-




R U Serious?



Posted at 7:40 AM on Jun 21, 2010 by Grump



duhh... make sure you thank The Game for doing us this favor....

1397 days ago
53.

Unknown    

"Phantom of the Opera" is about one of the only people on here who has honored Michael Jackson the way he would have wanted it. The music lives on....



Thank You

1397 days ago
54.

Bea    

Money is everything for the Jackson family (now I'm NOT talking about Michael, he shared and gave away a lot of his)! They would sell their own grandmother (they're now selling their own son)! I don't think Katherine is different from the others. She said in an interview: "Michael was so misunderstood ... I treasure my memories of him and wanted to share them with his fans in my book. I remember when he brought gifts for me -- a watch, a necklace and a ring. I'll never forget how he smiled when I opened each one. He was so generous. I want the world to know that real Michael Jackson -- a loving person." (http://www.tmz.com/2010/06/20/katherine-jackson-michael-jackson-kids-paris-prince-blanket-interview/) You see??? She's supposed to discribe her relationship with Michael, and right away she starts talking about the gifts she got from him! $$$ THAT, and only that, was what she thought of first of all! She didn't leave Joe, although he mistreated their children, and she let her children play in clubs (often strip clubs, also with cross dressers!!!) in the middle of the night when they were still small children! Is that a good mother? NO!!! Both of them, Katherine AND Joe have made their money on their children, and mostly on Michael, of course.

1397 days ago
55.

HumanNature    

The Game is NOT DEAD!!!



1397 days ago
56.

eddie     


The question: " Is Joe manipulating Katherine?



My question: " Is AEG... John Branca and John Mc Clain , Manipulating and PIMPING MJ BILLION DOLLARS...Estate Illegally?

1397 days ago
57.

HumanNature    

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




Posted at 7:02 AM on Jun 21, 2010 by Debra



And WHY DO YOU CARE???



ARE YOU PLANNING TO TAKE CARE OF THEM WITHOUT THEIR MILLIONS????

1397 days ago
58.

Grump    

duhh... make sure you thank The Game for doing us this favor....



Posted at 7:59 AM on Jun 21, 2010 by electriczipper




That's not cool " electriczipper."




The game I believe did a tribute to MJ, and I believe even has a tattoo of (MASKED) MJ.




Yoo-Hoo TMZ ..Where is this story at?

1397 days ago
59.

HumanNature    

TMZ



AND WHAT FRIENDS OF MRS. JACKSON WOULD WANT TO TALK TO YOU????



APPARENTLY, THE JACKSON FAMILY IS TMZ MONEY MAKING MACHINE!!!



WHEN IS IT AGAINST THE LAW FOR THEM TO MAKE MONEY WHEN EVERYBODY INCLUDING TMZ IS MAKING MAD MONEY OFF "THE KING OF MUSIC"!!!!

1397 days ago
60.

dd    

LEAVE KATHERINE ALONE...why are you so mean Harvey?

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