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Katherine Jackson's Partner Backtracks on 'New' Song

11/7/2010 3:23 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The guy behind the website JacksonSecretVault.com -- the one who called out the Jackson estate for releasing a song he insinuated wasn't "authentic" -- now has a big "authenticity" problem of his own.

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Howard Mann, Katherine Jackson's business partner, now says the song his website released Saturday was not "unreleased" as he advertised, but rather a "remake."  Pretty big difference.

Mann told TMZ on Friday his site was releasing the song "Opis None" in part to "overcome the confusion" that arose from the release of the song "Breaking News."

But it turns out Mann is guilty himself of creating "confusion" by touting an unreleased song that was really a remake.

And on top of that, Mann touted that the release of "Opis None" was made with the blessing of Katherine Jackson.  Now he has taken all references to Mrs. Jackson out of the advertisement they posted on Friday (see below).

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Bad timing for Mann and Katherine -- She's appearing on "Oprah" Monday to push the book she wrote on MJ as well as other projects ... projects in which she partnered with Mann.


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Kayla    

FINALLY SOME NEWS WE WANNA HEAR! THANKS TMZ!

1360 days ago
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scott    

Nobody gives a **** about this crappy music except for people that listen to chris brown, are gay, drunk, or used to be cool in the mid 80's. Or all of the above most likely!
what a joke

1360 days ago
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RODOLFO    

People don’t idolize idiots including the dead one!

1360 days ago
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idrisallen    

12 minutes of suckery....

1360 days ago
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TMZ@Froggy.biz    

Why did Katherine let Joe to beat the sh*t out of Michael? They all used him as an ATM machine, even after he died.

1360 days ago
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TMZ@Froggy.biz    

Why did Katherine let Joe to beat the sh*t out of Michael? They all used him as an ATM machine, even after he died.

1360 days ago
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6one9    

I personally think they are ALL full of CRAPPOLI!! Let MJ `` RIP for ``cripes sake!! There's plenty of $$$$$$$$ to go around. The Jackson are nothing but GREEDY!! YO!

1360 days ago
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Danny    

This entire family needs to move to Siberia...they are all mental cases, vultures picking away at the dead carcass of one of their own. Feel sorry for them, in a word.... PITY !

1360 days ago
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6one9    

Bet MRS. JACKSON has Charlie Sheens````````` stolen watch!! Joe J. wanted it for `` his ``` bling collection.

1360 days ago
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Sam    

What a surprise Joe Jackson trying to make money off of his dead son, nope didn't see this coming. When you beat your kid into forcing him to make money for you, it's even easier to get money from him when he's dead because he doesn't struggle.

1360 days ago
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Sam    

Joe is two steps away from selling tickets to see Michaels dead body on a world tour.

1360 days ago
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Solaera    

Okay, the 'opis' is bugging me. Shouldn't it be spelled "opus"? Opus as in "a musical composition or set of compositions usually numbered in the order of its issue"? Nevermind that it is actually a remake of Destiny. Makes no sense.

1360 days ago
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mj fan forever    

No confusion with "Breaking news". This is a Katherine, Mann and the rest of the family problem!! They manipulated children!! They want to try to boycott the new album bacause THEY want to make money from Michael Jackson again and against his will!!! SHAME ON YOU!!!

1360 days ago
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really?    

What I don't understand is that you have people in the family that seem smart and grounded (Janet, Taj, Jackie) and yet no one is trying to get Katherine away from this Mann guy?

Makes me wonder if this is the same case with Michael; they saw bad things going on but no one did anything. Sad.

That's why I'm hoping that all these odd things are for a good reason in the end.

1360 days ago
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natasha    

Good they changed the statement, aktherine shouldn't let her names and her son be sued like this. I don't think she is expoiting her son or any other family member, she is trying to do what she feels is best. bless the Jacksons.

1360 days ago
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