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Katherine Jackson -- MJ Estate Lawyers are 'Greedy'

1/26/2011 8:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Katherine Jackson is unloading on the lawyers overlooking Michael Jackson's Estate -- calling them "greedy" ... and claiming they're filing lawsuits left, right and center just to make a quick buck.

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In a recent interview from the Michael Jackson Secret Vault, Katherine says, "All these lawyers that are involved in Michael's business since he passed -- there's a lot of them -- I think they're trying to create different lawsuits and things because they're greedy and they want to get paid."

As we previously reported, the Estate is currently suing Katherine's business partner Howard Mann for allegedly profiting off MJ's name and likeness without their permission -- an accusation Katherine took very personally.

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31.

Bug    

Wow, that's like the pot calling the kettle black. The Jackson's were all about the money from the get-go...it was sickening.

1345 days ago
32.

Susan62509    

Katherine either didn't read the Estate/Mann lawsuit or doesn't understand it. The lawsuit does not name Katherine nor is the Estate going after her book. The lawsuit claims it was printed in her book that the "estate approves of the book" which was a lie. The estate makes reference to the pics of sketches MJ drew that are in the book. The estate does not have a problem with the photo's in the book. The sketches are 100% MJ property.

The estate is also protecting Katherine's ass because she signed Mann's contract joining MJ3 as her "group", she only receives a 25% cut from the net profit, Mann is giving her advance money which has to be paid back to Mann, the contract does not stipulated how much money MJ3 receive, Katherine waived all her legal rights for retaliation and ownership of the photo's and when she dies, that contract remains valid to her heirs. She obviously had no idea what she was really signing and for Mann to take advantage of a grieving 81 yr old mother and 3 children, he should be charged with fraud.

She still hasn't figured out yet that her book didn't sell that well, it was reduced in price a few months later adding a DVD, then a few months after that you can get the book, DVD & calendar.

If the Estate is greedy as she says, then perhaps they should stop refurbishing the Encino house and stop paying $26K rent a month for the house she is currently living in.

She is so engrossed in the almighty dollar that she can't see her hand in front of her face !!! Can't one of her kids or her lawyer explain it to her? She's looking very foolish now. Wait until Mann starts making her pay back the money he loaned her and she will start screaming about that.

1345 days ago
33.

Heather    

The Jackson family has created a busload of ugly kids they can't support, and they have all bought into this fantasy that they are American royalty - despite the fact that Michael Jackson was the only one with any real talent. But now MJ is dead. Only his children deserve to inherit. Still, Mama Jackson and Joe Jackson come back for more. Do you hear Janet offering to kick in money to help pay off his Michael's debts? Of course not. Michael's parents and siblings are freeloaders. Only the Estate managers take care of business. Meanwhile, Mama Jackson will sell MJ's raggedy underwear to make a nickel, just as has been mooching off her son for decades. She looked the other way while Joe Jackson beat Michael. Too bad she doesn't have any tapes of that she could sell. God knows she would.

1345 days ago
34.

MJJNnME34    

It's slander
You say it's not a sword
But with your pen you torture men
You'd crucify the Lord
And you don't have to read it (read it)
And you don't have to eat it (eat it)
To buy it is to feed it (feed it)
Then why do we keep foolin' ourselves

Just because you read it in a magazine
Or see it on the TV screen
Don't make it factual
Though everybody wants to read all about it
Just because you read it in a magazine
Or see it on the TV screen
Don't make it factual, actual

MJJ- Tabloid Junkie.

And that's all I'm gonna say about this

1345 days ago
35.

mj fan forever    

THE ONLY PERSON WHO IS GREEDY IS KATHERINE TOGETHER WITH HER LAZY AND GREEDY FAMILY!!!! THE ESTATE IS DOING A GREAT JOB AND IF MICHAEL'S FORTUNE WAS IN THEIR HANDS IT WOULD BE ALREADY BEEN WASTED IN A FEW TIME!!!! SHE SHOULD JUST BE GRATEFUL FOR THE ESTATE'S TOLLERANCE TOWARDS A GREEDY AND A BAD MOTHER!!!! THEY SHOULD HAVE HAD TO NAME ALSO HER AS A DEFENDANT IN THEIR LAWSUIT!!!! IS SHE WHO IS DOING ILLEGAL BUSINESS EXPLOITING MICHAEL'S NAME AND THAT OF HIS CHILDREN WITHOUT ANY AUTHORIZATION!!!!! THE ESTATE IS AUTHORIZED BY MICHAEL'S WILL AND IS DOING EVERYTHING IN COMPLETE LEGALITY!!!!! SHE IS PISSED BECAUSE CAN'T GET AND MANAGE AND SO TO DILAPIDATE MICHAEL'S HERITAGE THAT BELONGS TO HIS CHILDREN EVEN AFTER HER DEATH!!!! MICHAEL KNEW HER VERY WELL AND KNEW VERY WELL THAT IF HE HAD LEFT HIS FORTUNE AT HER, SHE WOULD HAVE WASTED EVERYTHING LEAVING HIS CHILDREN IN MISERY!!!!! ON THE OTHER HAND, SHE HAD ALREADY DONE UNCLEAR BUSINESS IN THE PAST WITH JOE, IT IS NOT FOR SURE THIS THE FIRST TIME!!!! SHAME FOR EXPLOITING MICHAEL'S NAME AND THAT OF HIS CHILDREN INVOLVING THEM IN HER ILLEGAL BUSINESS!!!!!

1345 days ago
36.

Matt    

I can't beleive this bitch, she is the greediest of them all. All she cares about is getting her dead sons money and she want's all of it. So typical.

1345 days ago
37.

meta    

The LAWYERS are greedy?

1345 days ago
38.

SallyChi    

The estate is mainly there for the children, not for Katherine. They are to preserve MJ's legacy. What the heck would she do if MJ had left her completely out of the will and with nothing?

1345 days ago
39.

Thomas    

Mrs. Jackson is absolutely right. She and MJ's children ARE the estate, that is they are the heirs. A mother has a right to write a book about her son. The estate lawyers need to back off of her projects. Also, her claim about lawyers trying to invent work for themselves and their friends is reasonable and should be investigated.

1345 days ago
40.

Glynn    

This from The Queen of Greed!!

1345 days ago
41.

ketjo    

Old saying: Fighting over a dead man's shoes !

Just like a greedy bunch of hyneas tearing at a carcass fighting over the pieces while the pups seat and wait to see if there is anything left for them to eat.

Greedy assed people been living off of others their whole life and still grubbing for more.......

That is the reason he left the lawyers in charge of the money not her. Tell her to get her lazy tailed kids to go and get a job and stop moochie off the estate.... If you got money for sonny to be running around Europe with a bimbo on his arm playing international playboy, you don't need money to live on....

1345 days ago
42.

HarlotO'Hara    

She's no better than her pimp, child beating husband, Joe.

1345 days ago
43.

Atillathegun    

OH really Lady!!! You mean out of the Jerackson Army at least one of you couldn't go to law school thereby keeping those lawyers in check? How about the younger generation? You mean all of you are still running from the darkness rather than doing something practical like making sure Michael's legacy stays lucrative and secure for the Jerackson family rather than others?
The lawyers are greedy becaus you and your sons and daughters are stupid. As messed up as Michael was he kept them in line so it shouldn't be something difficult to do.
Hey Dr Murray might be able to recommend a good lawyer.

1345 days ago
44.

Susan62509    

Sorry, Katherine and MJ3 are not the Estate. Michael Jackson is the Estate. KJ and MJ3 are the heirs of the Estate. Under Probate Law, everything the executors do with the Estate has to be approved by the Judge first and a running account of monies is kept at all times and turned into the judge on a periodic basis and the heirs receive a copy. The judge is the investigator. Yes a mother can write a book but she cannot write "authorized by the Estate" when that is a lie. Any photo of MJ, his songs, his writings, copyrights, businesses, bank accounts, etc. are all still owned by MJ. That is part of Probate Law. After probate is closed any family member can do whatever they want. Now instead of the Estate bringing in money to pay of the creditors to close probate faster, they are having to payout money to lawyers which incurr some loss to the heirs by filing this lawsuit against Mann. If Michael wanted his mother to have everything, he would have made her an executor, but he chose not to.

1345 days ago
45.

Escapee1    

His Mother is just p.o.'d that she is not free to spend, spend, spend...It's disgusting that SHE is acting like she's down and out when in fact, she was a leech who fed off of Michael for years...

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