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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.

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As we previously reported, the bash is being thrown by a website called VoicePlate.com -- 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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61.

Beth    

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

1529 days ago
62.

Darlene    

That figures!!!!

1529 days ago
63.

Criss    

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

1529 days ago
64.

bunny    

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.

1529 days ago
65.

Bonnie    

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



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Sign this petition!!!!!



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1529 days ago
66.

mary    

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
self.

1529 days ago
67.

Andie    

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.

1529 days ago
68.

CAA    

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

1529 days ago
69.

chuchu    

Michael~
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

1528 days ago
70.

bebefj123    

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.

1528 days ago
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sbm    

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...

1527 days ago
72.

shell517nj    

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

1516 days ago
73.

Lee    

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

1484 days ago
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