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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 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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Please make it live for me (THE GAME, USHER, CHRIS BROWN, Michał Krawiec) again you're my hero to help me out with the vids!

A Million Thank you's ;)

1522 days ago


57. The Game is NOT DEAD!!!

Posted at 8:05 AM on Jun 21, 2010 by HumanNature

GM *Human Nature-

Thanks for this and also for your other comment to Debra.

Right on *Phantom, I'm always watching the vids you post and yes *Unknown he is truly the only one to the point on here!

1522 days ago


Harvey hates the Jackson Family and continues to write awful stories about them all the time. TMZ staffers are clearly jealous of Michael Jackson and the Jackson Family success and wish they could have there lifestyle. Days are number as to how much more money TMZ can make off of The Jackson Family. Get a real job!!!!!!!

1522 days ago


Good morning electriczipper! I think The Game dying is just another gangster rapper rumor to get publicity, which has been lacking for him lately.

1522 days ago


Debra get a DNA test on never know!

1522 days ago


Joe sees the world with one color: GREEN. He could care less about Michael or Katherine for that matter! His BASTARD daughter, his many affairs & the bimbo he brought to MTV music awards HONORING MICHAEL are testament to this! Here

NO RELIGION in the world advises a woman to be a FOOL while her husband is cheating on her and treating her & her children less than honorable! Katherine is a FOOL for having allowed Joe to ruin the lives of her family members & hers! when he went to a tabloid, blaming her for MJ's death, I was ghoping she had the backbone & DIGNITY to divorce this monster but obviously she likes being treated like a DOG. Yes, Joe is definitely pulling Katherine's strings. If that's her choice, I don't mind if Katherine's foolish decision affected only her but that ISN'T the case. He ruined Michael life and now exploiting his orphaned children for money! I am rethiking Debbie Rowe and advocating againt fraud executors. IF when the Will is deemed null & void, JOE will put his paws on Michael's money, I prefer executers pocket MJ's money! Joe is the WORST VULTURE Michael ever had. You don't need me telling it, go listen to MIchael's own interviews! Oxford speech "forgiveness" speech! Forgiveness means something deeply inflicts pain on you that you must "forgive" to move on. It doesn't wask away Joe's sins! Michael is a forgiving person! Joe is the DEVIL and Katherine should divorce and kick him to the curbe! JOE DON'T YOU THINK YOU LIVED ENOUGH (If you know what I mean)! Conrad is not the only person we wish dead! Joe, stop exploiting MJ's children, otherwise fans will send letters & contact Child Protective services, take that to the bank, YOU BELT WHISPERER!

1522 days ago


I noticed that you are attacking the Jackson family but Harvey you haven't done ONE article on Van Der Sloot..WHY!

1522 days ago

Phantom of the opera    

Posted at 8:21 AM on Jun 21, 2010 by Grump;

1522 days ago


Electriczipper....come on now, these people are in their 80's who knows if they'll even be around in 5 years. Katherine lives in the valley (L.A.) and Joe lives in Vegas, they have lived apart for years. Don't underestimate a woman, especially a mother. Did you see the show on the kids last night? There are so many more people to talk about and Katherine isn't one of them.

1522 days ago


Why do some people get into defense mode without knowing FACTS? This is NOT a "book", it's a coffee-top book full of private family pictures. Basically, lets call it what it is, Katherine (well JOE the puppet master) selling private MJ pictures for money, on the annivesary on MJ's death! This man would auction Michael's corpse or Michael's children if it would be legal! Joe is a dispicable ghetto greedy worthless trash, who made Katherine's, his children's & now Michael's children's lives a living (h)ell! If they need money, then contest the will, it is BILLION PERCENT FORGED, I - a person with no legal background- can prove it in the court of law! Stop exploiting Michael & his children already! He must be turning over in his grave, you leeches! Go leech on your other children who are also in music business! Beside this, Katherine went to a TABLOID THAT CALLS MICHAEL "JACKO"!!!! Did she hear a word Michael said over and over and over about Tabloids & exploitation of his children? Why would she use Michael's children to promote their meal ticket!!!! Katherine, you are dishonoring Michael!!! Heck, you have dishonored yourself for decades now! HAVE SOME DIGNITY KATHERINE!!!! It's common for children who grow up in abusive homes to chose between 2 evils and seek refuge in the non-abusing parent. He saught refuge in YOU but you got into Joe's bed after he oiled down your children and beat them like ANIMALS! We saw Michael as a GROAWN man become a scared child when he talked of his "Joseph"! He couldn't even called him dad and now Joe flaunts "my son" to appear human! MJ died without hearing those words, Joe can shov those words in his (a)ss now! Even in animal kingdom, mother protects her children Katherine, you failed miserably, you are failing now by allowing Joe to exploit Michael's orphans! CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES!!!!!

1522 days ago


What's funny is how different TMZ's poll results would be if they actually revealed that their "insider" was Dr. Arnie Klein.

1522 days ago


People should verify the facts first before they send negative comments.
Propaganda sells.
Just ask THZ.

1522 days ago


I don't think she is manipulated, otherwise she would have supported him on his quest to challenge the will. She has a good heart and don't need the media to do battle with him. TMZ loves drama, and always creates one. Joe does not have any control over her. she is a good person like MJ; Joe is the loser here.Don't beleive everything you read in papers. the book is a good thing after all the lies the media spread around for years.

1522 days ago


the more the media hate MJ and his family ,the more He will thranscend. thank for the hate.

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"Thinking back over all those years, I realized that MOTHER was the guiding force behind the CRUELTY and ABUSE. This lady who pretended to be so gentle on the surface had in fact caused all the turmoil in our lives. We'd always thought that it was Joseph, but it was her, telling him what to do and how to do it. Like I'd said to her before, SHE WAS ALWAYS THROWING THE ROCK AND HIDING HER HAND convincing everyone -- outsiders and my own siblings -- that she was sweet, kindhearted, and compassionate. Little did they know that the minute they were out of earshot she talked about them very, very viciously. After seeing it so many times, I finally had to face the fact that this was her true personality. -- page 257

"Mother ... frowned on our socializing with WHITE KIDS, an attitude I found hypocritical coming from a Christian. -- page 34.

"... both my parents harbor racist attitudes, particularly against JEWS. Mother used to complain bitterly all the time, 'I can't stand it.' ... She'd go on and on 'Jews are so nosy. They like controlling you. I hate 'em all.' To their faces, however, my mother was as sweet as could be. ... Hearing talk like this turned my stomach, especially when it came from my mother's mouth. How could a religious woman be so hateful? The depth of Mother's loathing was expressed in one of her opinions: 'There's one mistake Hitler made in his life -- he didn't kill all those Jews. He left too many damn Jews on this earth, and they multiplied,' --pages 132-4.


"Nowadays when you spank a child a bit too much, the public calls it child abuse. However, I FAVOR corporal punishment— even for a fifteen year old. God knows that when I misbehaved as a teenager, my mother" - KATHAERINE JCKSON - in her book
didn’t hesitate to take me to the woodshed.”

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