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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.

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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What a surprise.

1449 days ago


Well joe is Michael's father.

1449 days ago


Debbie should've got those kids, they would be better off.

1449 days ago

Joanna Ako    

Why are you so suprised? MJ was the greatest person in the World! He gave money to people he didn't know why wouldn't he support his own father?

1449 days ago


For one, these do***ents were filed in relation to Joe's wrongful death suit against Murray. Has nothing to do with Michael's Estate.

Now, Michael was the first to start supporting his Mother. Janet did not become famous in her own right till later. If you know that your brother is taking care your Mom, why should anyone else? Oh I'll bet that Janet has helped out many times, just not consistently like Mike. Didn't she buy Joe his home in Vegas?

As far as these do***ents being valid in a court of law, I am guessing they won't be unless Katherine herself comes forward to confirm their validity. I would think that was done in 2000 or before would have no bearing on the present. Also, I think there would have to be some sort of paper trail showing that the money was being funneled to Joe and from where the money originate.

I don't know what to make of Leonard Rowe. But I think he made some valid observations in his book pertaining to the music industry and MJ, along with the AEG contracts.

Where is Mjuls or Muscles???

1449 days ago


I believe Michael looked out for the whole family in one way or
another, bless his soul.

1449 days ago


The jacksons have big plans.They want to do concerts in LV and re-create Michael through holograms to be on stage with them Ransom said.Rowe wants in on the opportunity to brand Michael.

Posted at 12:07 PM on Oct 5, 2010 by sofi


On a technological level I can see where that would be fascinating, strictly in an "advanced technology" manner.. but anything outside of that... understatement to label it CREEPY AS HELL (imo), and a whole newly created level of exploitation.

MJ fans craving to "see" him once again, and how hologram can be so convincingly "live" (forgetting VIRTUAL reality), and many will flock to it, of course, pour their fan dollars into it.... which needless to say is the very root of the producers (Jackson's et al) objective... duh.

Those that are of the "death hoax" camp (I refer to them respectfully), I can easily imagine would be virtually on fire, with "this proves he's alive!" as MJ was MUCH into wanting to do films and fascinated with FINALLY getting to realize his long awaited dream of throwing himself entirely into film production and always talking about "what's to come" with excitement, concerning his film talks and possible future endeavors in film... and joining that with his "prankster" facet of humor, and "Ghosts" vid... etc. Easily imagined they will be convinced that this LV hologram show(s), and his before death buying a home in LV -- that this is directly MJ's doing NOW (as he's still alive) and all ties into the "death hoax" fanning those flames into a frenzied inferno.

Yeah... the key ring leaders/players of "exploit MJ" ... " and a good number of his fans" ... are THAT damn good at what they do best, wickedly laughing hysterically all the way to the bank - As usual. Can you imagine PPB in front row seats gaping at "Daddy!" of a "live" hologram, and not able to TOUCH him, talk to him? (let alone rabid fans) God forbid they program the MJ hologram to actually "speak" to PPB in an on stage salutation of sorts. Better if they do?... or don't? (if not, then it would just make them no one special to 'him'... just Daddy doing his job, but in virtual 3D person and oblivious to their existence).

MJULS: LEGAL ethics (any based in moral eithics?), concerning this possibility of their going this far (MJ hologram on stage "live"...) can they get away with this? Who can stop them from bringing this hologram of MJ show to fruition, if so?

1449 days ago


LOLOLOLOLOLOL What secret? You kidding me right? He supported every leech in that family for decades!!!! Secretly funneled money LOLOLOL NIce one that's funny!!!

1449 days ago


why would michael have to SECRETLY support is own FATHER.

1449 days ago


Debbie should've got those kids, they would be better off.

Posted at 12:30 PM on Oct 5, 2010 by A.


Debbie didn't want those kids, they are with family who love and WANT them.

1449 days ago


Posted at 12:58 PM on Oct 5, 2010 by Roseilicious

You took the words right out of my mouth. Great post.

1449 days ago


Michael's estate is constantly generating money, michael's kids will always be well taken care of but if mihael suppported his parent it should continue.

1449 days ago


That means that Katherine was supporting him, not Michael.

1449 days ago


Ransom says in LR is planning a tell-all book about the King of Pop.But even before the book is released Rowe's former publicist says:Rowe was less than loyal to Michael and his family.
Rowe had been working on this book before Michael passed away and it wasn't going to be favourable,Cataunya Ransom said.

Rowe wanted to expose Michael,he had no good intentions and just wanted to ride off Michael's name.Rowe's one time advisor added "The original plan Rowe had was to use Michael's name and have a bombshell book to gain for himself.

Now his book can't be all bad stuff about Michael because if it is bad he'll burn his relationship with the jacksons and he can't afford to do that.Rowe remains a close confidant with the family's patriarch jj.

1449 days ago


Roseilicious i couldn't agree with you more.And you are right the children would be shocked with the hologram,seeing their father but not being able to touch him.You know Roseilicious we see things and feel the same way.

1449 days ago
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