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Joe Jackson Compromises Wrongful Death Claim

12/2/2010 5:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Joe Jackson may have just dug himself a hole to China during a TV appearance in Brazil ... by telling the host Michael Jackson "never supported me."



During the interview on "Hoje em Dia," the interviewer incorrectly said, "According to TMZ, you were being supported by Michael."  Joe responded, "No, he never supported me."

The statement flies in the face of his claim in the Michael Jackson Estate case ... that Michael did indeed support him -- which is why Joe asked for an allowance.

Even more serious for Joe, by admitting MJ never supported him, it could severely compromise his wrongful death lawsuit against Dr. Conrad Murray.  Joe's statement could severely limit his monetary claim, because now he can't show he lost money when Michael died.

TMZ previously reported, Michael didn't support his dad, but he gave Katherine $50,000 - $66,000 a month ... and she would then use that money to pay for Joe's living expenses

Michael also cut Joe out of his will.

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really?    

If you look at the video and listen to the end, it sounds like this is about how MJ's albums would be sabataged by bad news when they came out. This case is no different with people saying songs are fake. I think MJ is out to prove a point. I almost think he can't emerge at this time as people will think it's a publicity stunt for the album; I think he wants to see how the music stands on its own without him there. To have people finally evaluate the music and not what is going on in his personal life. He never experienced that.

1318 days ago
17.

Steven harrison    

Joes a *******

1318 days ago
18.

h    

define support also, I was listening to your piece about beatings in ref to jo , well lets be honest whether its the time or not Joe Jackson beat his children to succeed and make money not purely discipline. your were given lashings maybe for being naughty , he was given them for performance purposes.

1318 days ago
19.

Missy    

TMZ you did state in the beginning that MJ supported his father,then later you claimed you didn't. tmz you are not always correct with your "stories" when has come to the Jackson family.

1318 days ago
20.

Fuck Celebrities    

What's this s*** sucking, bottom dwelling, jive pimp doing in Brazil?

1317 days ago
21.

Arwen    

Michael himself gave money to the mother or the estate? ...lol

1317 days ago
22.

eddie     

FATE!!__FATE!!: MOVIES__SONGS__VIDEOS__MURRAY__WILL__BRANCA &

MCCLAIN__SONY__AEG...THIS IS ALL ABOUT_ $$$$$$$$$$$$$__ "MICHAEL

JACKSON WORTH MORE DEAD THEN ALIVE"!!!!

RIP,MICHAEL

1317 days ago
23.

Tammy LM    

With regard to the wrongful death lawsuit, you don't only consider monetary damages. Certainly with two on staff lawyers, TMZ is aware of this. There is also loss of companionship and it's clear he can't see or share company with Michael any longer. Both are strong considerations when assessing loss of any family member.

As far as Michael supporting him, I think he means indirectly through Katherine as a middle person. Was he supporting Joe? Yes, in a fashion and therefore, both answers would be correct. I'd bet Katherine will substantiate that Micheal gave her money intended for Joe but passed it through her to monitor.

TMZ better call out the lawyers on a post such as this.
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In response to your obvious Joe-supportive nonsense.

Loss of affection. You have GOT to be kidding. He beat the crap out of Michael. He was an abusive father. The children Joseph had with Katherine, his WIFE.. weren't allowed to even address him as DAD. They had to call him by his name like a stranger. However, the illegitamate child Joe had with his 25 year long mistress always called him "daddy", and was encouraged to do so by Joseph himself. The countless audio and video taped interviews where Michael expresses the LACK of any affection he had with his father along with hundreds of witnesses testifying to that fact, will be more than enough to deminish any claim of "loss of affection" in Joe's lawsuit.

Believe me, I'm not worried.

The money line in that suit was all he had, and his big fat mouth just blew that right out of the water.

As for the second part of your reply. No, he did not mean "through Katherine" he meant exactly as he said and the question was very clear. He stated Michael was NOT supporting HIM financially. So whether you're just a friend of Joseph Jackson, a member of his legal team (you sound about bright enough to be Oxman) or just a sick demented fan of his....a little advise. Get YOUR facts straight next time.

1317 days ago
24.

BlancheDevereaux    

He's nothing more and nothing less than a pimp. And Katherine isn't much better. No real mother lets a man beat her children.

1317 days ago
25.

Tammy LM    

If you look at the video and listen to the end, it sounds like this is about how MJ's albums would be sabataged by bad news when they came out. This case is no different with people saying songs are fake. I think MJ is out to prove a point. I almost think he can't emerge at this time as people will think it's a publicity stunt for the album; I think he wants to see how the music stands on its own without him there. To have people finally evaluate the music and not what is going on in his personal life. He never experienced that.
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Are you THAT crazy? Michael is dead. He's gone. He's not coming back. Accept it.

1317 days ago
26.

eddie     

CORRECTION- TYPO ERROR!

FAKE!!__FAKE!!...

1317 days ago
27.

MiMi    


Michael Jackson nominated for a Grammy Award

for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance "This Is It"

http://www.grammy.com/nominees

1317 days ago
28.

anony    

Michael Jackson was at least half responsible for his own death. You can't blame it all on the doctor.

1317 days ago
29.

BlancheDevereaux    

Michael Jackson was at least half responsible for his own death. You can't blame it all on the doctor.

Posted at 6:44 AM on Dec 2, 2010 by anony

IMO, more than half responsible.

1317 days ago
30.

Kay    

Joe makes me sick!

1317 days ago
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