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New Claim: Michael Jackson Supported His Dad

10/5/2010 1:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Jackson secretly supported daddy Joe Jackson ... according to new legal docs.

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In legal docs filed in Joe's wrongful death case against Dr. Conrad Murray, Michael's former alleged manager, Leonard Rowe, wrote a sworn statement in which he claims Katherine acted as Michael's agent, funneling money to Joe for support. 

And Joe's lawyer, Brian Oxman, wrote his own declaration in which he claims he prepared financial docs for Michael during his 2004 custody battle with Debbie Rowe.  In those declarations, Oxman claims Michael disclosed he was giving Katherine $50,000 a month in the early 2000s and later it went up to $66,000.  Oxman says Katherine used part of the money to pay for Joe's living expenses.

The legal docs are being used in the wrongful death case to prove Joe has standing to sue -- in other words, he must show Michael had been supporting Joe during his lifetime.

Michael's camp had no comment.

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whatever    

$66,000 per month? It's disgusting that Katherine and Joe were accepting that much money. Its one thing to help your mom and dad, its another for them to take advantage. They and all their mooching kids need to learn how to support themselves. By the time Michaels kids turn 18 there wont be any left for them.

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Sandra     

I believe Michael was supporting most of the family ! Joe is an abusive sob and should not receive anymore money. Likewise the brothers need to get jobs as their meal ticket is dead!!

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3.

Denise    

Well of course. They may have had their fall outs, but he was still supporting both his parents, siblings, and relatives.

1294 days ago
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Stephanie    

So Katherine gave money to Joe. Doesn't mean Michael knew or even if he did that he wanted her to. Michael supported Katherine. Katherine supported Joe, although ..... why?

1294 days ago
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BrAnBa    

MJ - that poor guy spent his whole life paying for his parents and sibblings and sibblings´children. Plus giving away millions of dollars to charity. He ended his life with lots of debts, forcing him to go back on stage.

Yet NOONE of all those people he helped - including his family -was there to back him up financially. It´s disguisting!

1294 days ago
6.

Monique    

I am confused, isn't Joe and Kathrine married? Why do they need seperate monies coming in for his living expenses? 66k a month should be more than enough for the two of them to live nicely on.

1294 days ago
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Barb.A.    

If MJ was giving money to his mom for her to use & spend as she seen fit, then in all actuality it was Kate who was supporting Joe with the money MJ gave her, not MJ supporting his dad.

Big difference. even though MJ might have known (or not) his mom was giving Joe money it is not the same as MJ giving the money to Joe. If MJ knew his mom was giving Joe money I believe it's because MJ knew his mom would keep better track of his spending, this way he wouldn't be able to spend frivolously.

Not that I care one way or another because I'm more interested in what is happening with Murry & the courts.

1294 days ago
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janalal4    

Oh, boy...........rapidly 'TIRING' of this mooching family. I can only IMAGINE how tired MJ had grown of it. Don't want to hear either about how much Michael just LOOOOOOVVVEED 'giving to his family' either because SURELY there must have been times when he certainly asked himself, "Why the HELL can't(especially the siblings) my family make their OWN way in the world", right?! Just HOW MUCH should MJ have been expected to do for these people? I don't care if their family or not, there comes a time when MJ no doubt felt totally TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF! That is exactly what this appears to be to me, a family completely taking advantage of & 'riding around on the back' of their most successful family member.

My opinion of Katherine I've definitely vaccilated on in the past but her most recent request to have her allowance raised especially considering all her little 'side deals' was sorta the straw that broke the camels back for me. My goodness, many people out there don't make in a YEAR, what she is asking for in a single MONTH! This lady clearly has grown accustomed to the 'finer things' in life & is HELL BENT that she is not going to 'downsize' anything! I'm sorry but all I see in her eyes anymore is total GREED. Not only that but now it certainly has become clear that she is NEVER going to scrap that damn Joe off her shoe & move on & has been contributing to his upkeep from day one that he left Hayvenhurst & that just sickens me. MJ so much wanted his father's love & approval but seems to have been nothing more to that man(and apparently to Kath as well) but a 'WALLET'! How sad. I've heard whom one hires as an attorney speaks volumns about who they are as a person themselves & the fact that this 'drama-queen' Oxman is their attorney says EVERYTHING! This man was squaking from the day MJ died about how he told the family that MJ had a problem, was in trouble, & that this day would eventually come(death by overdose) & I mistook his statements for 'caring & concern' but considering all that has transpired, it seems even THAT DAY, Oxman would be 'setting up & making a play' for the money in AEG's bank account! Which obviously is exactly what he is doing! Lawyers get exactly 1/3rd of a financial payday in a wrongful death suit & Oxman was counting his 1/3rd I'm convinced as he stood outside UCLA MED CTR. Vulture. AEG is being 'dressed' like a turkey on Thanksgiving Day & I don't for a second believe they knew anything about what was transpiring in MJ's bedroom OR 'why' MJ insisted on hiring Murray. Some say, "well if AEG had given Murray the medical equipment he was asking for MJ'd be alive"....Yada, yada, yada.....BULL****! Had AEG had ANY idea what MJ & Murray were up to in the wee hrs of the night, they'd have pulled the plug on those shows so fast it would have made their heads spin. I love my MJ BUT MJ knew what he was doing when he hired Murray & intentionally left AEG 'IN THE DARK' about it because he knew they would never approve. MJ was a man so desperate for sleep that he checked his common sense at the door of that bedroom late at night & let the quackster Murray have 'free reign' when it came to his medical care. He thought he could trust anyone with the initials 'M.D.' after their name, sadly he was VERY WRONG:( All Murray saw were $$$$$$$$$$ signs & a payday at the end of each 'month' & couldn't even be bothered enough to look up how to administer 'Propofol' in the damn PDR! Why? Because in the end, all he really cared about was the MONEY. Plain & simple. MJ wasn't his 'friend', he was a 'payday'. The story of Michael Jacksons LIFE!

Interesting how just DAYS before MJ died, Hayvenhurst was expected to be foreclosed on. Just where the HELL, was all the money MJ was giving Katherine going???? She certainly wasn't using it to pay the mortgage was she? I think this woman has mismanaged EVERY DIME she has been given by her son. With parents like this, is it any wonder MJ didn't learn or understand how to manage his financial affairs??? SHAME ON THEM BOTH!

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Jody    

Katherine is a fool for giving Joe money. I hope the estate refuses to give him a dime and refuses to give her more money so she can give it to him.

1294 days ago
10.

Cooper    

GOLLIE - SOOPRIZE, SOOPRIZE, SOOPRIZE.....

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11.

mj fan forever    

If the money that Michael gave to Katherine were given to Joe also, this is NOT a Michael's problem but it's Katherine's fault!!! NOW she can no longer do it because the money she receives are for her and Michael's children. So, Joe cannot claim anything from Michael's estate because he has been cut off from the last will!!! Joe, get a job, it's never too late and in your case, it would be time also!!!!

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mj fan forever    

If the money that Michael gave to Katherine was given to Joe also, this is NOT a Michael's problem but it's Katherine's fault!!! NOW she can no longer do it because the money she receives are for her and Michael's children. So, Joe cannot claim anything from Michael's estate because he has been cut off from the last will!!! Joe, get a job, it's never too late and in your case, it would be time also!!!!

1294 days ago
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Roseilicious     

Taken directly from TMZ "newsflash" (NOT... it's been long known KJ funneled money to JJ"

"...Katherine acted as Michael's agent, funneling money to Joe for support.

And Joe's lawyer, Brian Oxman, wrote his own declaration in which he claims he prepared financial docs for Michael during his 2004 custody battle with Debbie Rowe. In those declarations, Oxman claims Michael disclosed he was giving Katherine $50,000 a month in the early 2000s and later it went up to $66,000. Oxman says Katherine used part of the money to pay for Joe's living expenses.

The legal docs are being used in the wrongful death case to prove Joe has standing to sue -- in other words, he must show Michael had been supporting Joe during his lifetime."

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NO WHERE in there does it say that MJ gave her that money to support Joe... do with it what she will, including support HERSELF, but no where can it even imply that he gave her those allotments TO support Joe. Otherwise he would have set up allotments specifically FOR Joe, or at least named BOTH OF THEM in the financial allotment order.

FAIL.

So... it is STILL up to KJ to support her dear hubby (using MJ's money) which is why she's presently suing the estate for an increase on the $27K a month she is getting now (also, to support Jermaine, and HIS kids - which MJ also DID NOT allot payments too). It's KJ he/they needs to sue if he want's more money from MJ.

I'll ask again: Why hasn't it been KJ that sues AEG for wrongful death...instead of JJ? Or, better yet ... which would have made more sense ... BOTH of them if they are so "concerned PARENTS" of his? (that made me throw up a little to type that)


Hello... still waiting on hearing about TOHME, TMZ.. remember him, Harvey? The supposed manager of MJ at his time of death that also just happens to be cousins with Jermaine's wife, that introduced him to MJ, and encouraged him to hire on? Yeah.... THAT one.

How about digging into WHY MJ would buy a home in LV? Of all places? The same LV that JJ is so buddy with mafia, lives there himself, and has for decades... same JJ that pushed DiLeo back up into MJ's face to hire DiLeo on, just in time to set MJ up in contractual conflicts that would cost him (MJ)millions? Yeah... THOSE cats.

1294 days ago
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charles almon    

I thought Joe was a big oil man.
Mostly on his hair.

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Duane    

if this man joe dont stop tring to get money for his dead son, i will turn in his real last will that he leaves every thing to me until hes kids hit 25, do you remember joe on fathers day you call michael and ask him for one million dollars and he say no, he hated you joe, and i have proof he did not ever gave you a dime, do you remember joe you told him that you made him who he is today, and michael told you, you made the jackson 5, and he made MICHAEL JACKSON....

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