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Joe Jackson Linked to Unauthorized MJ Memorial

6/24/2010 1:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The Michael Jackson estate and others have been asking ... who's behind an unauthorized MJ memorial set to go down Saturday night at the Beverly Hilton -- now, there's a smoking gun pointed at Joe Jackson.


As we previously reported, the bash is being thrown by a website called -- but no one could identify the person responsible for pulling the strings. It's also unclear who convinced Katherine Jackson to record that awkward, scripted promotional video for the tribute.

But now -- a clue ... and it all has to do with the featured entertainment at the MJ tribute  ... a band called the Chi-Lites -- they had a couple of hits in the '70s, including "Oh Girl" and "Have You Seen Her."

If you recall, just days after MJ died ... Joe Jackson shamelessly held a news conference to introduce his new business partner, Marshall Thompson ... a member of the Chi-Lites.

Think it's coincidence that the band got a brand new gig ... at an MJ event?

Didn't think so.


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Would this old **** die already, please just die.

1585 days ago


That figures!!!!

1585 days ago


Is this Joe's way of showing respect for his dead son, picking his bones dry?

1585 days ago


No use singling out Joe, TMZ. The whole d.amn family is making money from off of Michael, including Katherine. So what else is new??? That's the way it's always been. Poor soft-hearted Michael, he got short-changed in every way with this family.
What irks me is how they've organized this and K's book signings on the very day of Michael's first anniversary, so as to maximize their dollar earnings.

1585 days ago


Force the Media to Clear MJ's name ! It's Time!

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Sign this petition!!!!!

Repost this request and also read

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1585 days ago


The Jackson Family.
Posted at 4:08 PM on Jun 24, 2010 by UNWell

Poor Unwell, do you want to tell
us who balled you? It might be
good therapy for you, Deb/UNwell/
Trish/Tells.hit to unburden your

1585 days ago


Thanks TMZ for the great pic of Michael - now don't go & change it!
It's 25th June here in Australia - so let's remember MJ for all the great music. I can't believe a year has gone by. Luv you MJ.

1584 days ago


SOMEHWERE there is a truck, bus or car with Joe's name on the bumper......

1584 days ago


We all miss you, and think about you every single today. I know you are watching your children in heaven, and family especially Janet!
You were a great singer, and you are deeply missed

1584 days ago


Screw the so called MJ estate hijacked by lawyers trying to control MJ parents from anything they do about and for MJ. These lawyers act as if they are in conrol of the stars parents, the ones that gave life, raised, and made MJ a star in the first place. You kidding me! And you idiots have the nerve to criticize them. What is someone controlled and criticized everytime you wanted to honor your deceased parents, family or friends? This is ridiculous. I hope Joe does something everyday for his son if he feels like it. These lawyers wont even let his parents in on any meetings they have about the estate, sure they wont even let the kids have input when they get of age. No way MJ would have wanted it this way regardless how much money these lawyers made. They are still motivated for themselves in the end. MJ is these lawyers cash cow too you hypocrites.

1584 days ago


Everytime go online i see a negative comment about joe jackson! remember where michaelcome from. dah! joe & katerine jackson ... not from the fans, aeg, white folks , haters , etc, etc, He is the biological son of joe & katerine jackson .. so they should enjoy his some of his money everybody else that's not kin to him even his so called white kids!! this is michael real DNA SO STOP BAD MOUTHING HIS PARENTS...

1583 days ago


Joe Jackson is an embarrassment, plain and simple. He should let Michael RIP and leave his legacy up to his children.

1571 days ago


Everybody that has nothing but a fowl loose tongue against Michael Jackson, his legacy and his family, should get a life.
Michael was caring, NOT WEIRD, most talented entertainer of all time as we know it, bigger than druggie Elvis Presley whom all you white folks hold up high, bigger than anyone in all business', most charitable, a target from racists, accused of all atrocities, yet loved by the majority and sadly missed by me and all majority of this stinking earth.
So, out of respect, just stop the gossip, the crap, the fowl toilet mouths just shut the F*** up and GET A LIFE.
If his father wants justice the way he sees it, then let it be, after all even if Michael excluded his dad from the will, Joe still is his father and HAS ALL THE RIGHT TO FIGHT FOR HIS CHILDREN SIMPLY BECAUSE HE IS MICHAEL'S BIOLOGICAL FATHER PERIOD.
It has been a sad year since his passing, so lets just remember Michael's dream of purity, life,love and caring for one another, and his countless masterpieces. Peace brothers. Lionel Rossi Rodriguez

1540 days ago
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