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Katherine Jackson -- MJ's Executor STOLE From Him

4/12/2011 11:14 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Jackson's mother says one of the guys in charge of the MJ Estate is a crook who stole from the singer ... and to top it off, she claims Michael never even liked the guy ... this according to new legal docs obtained by TMZ.


Katherine Jackson just filed a declaration in a case involving MJ's old charity -- the Heal the World Foundation.

According to the docs, Katherine is FURIOUS the estate is going after HTW for using MJ's image and likeness without permission ... and insists, "Michael would be very upset, if he knew that our charity was being torn down by people who say they are doing what he wanted."

Katherine then goes after MJ executor John Branca -- saying, "Mr. Branca was a man that my son was very worried about."

She adds, "Michael told me on more than one occasion that he did not like this man and did not trust him, he told me that John had stolen from him."

Katherine continues, "This lawsuit is exactly the type of awful thing that Michael said he was capable of doing."

UPDATE: We just got this from the Executors:  "We know that certain ludicrous statements were made recently that we won't personally dignify with a response.  We will continue to do our best to uphold and further the memory and legacy of Michael with the same passion we have always held for him."


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The 'people' who comment on these stories are disgusting.

1291 days ago


Now a days there is corruption everywhere and lies, our World is all about one thing: Money and Power. It is really a disgrace if you can't even trust Lawyers who got assigned to work and help you.If you would take Time and go over MJ's paper work, God knows who ripped MJ off and who still would owe Money to him and his Family.I can say one thing, take him to Court.Somehow I knew this would be happening I wondered the whole Time about why MJ was so broke.

1291 days ago

Squeaky Shoes    

hasn't she run out of people to sue yet?

this is only happening because she wants to make sure she has enough money until the day she dies!

the courts should put a limitation on how many people you can sue in a year.. this bitch is on what... lawsuit #35?

1291 days ago


It's her family problem, if it was mine, I would sue too. If somebody does me wrong, I'd do you right by sueing them.

1291 days ago


she is dumb as a box of rocks....arnie needs to get his hands on those kids and the cash they will be getting..forget the old hag

1291 days ago


His family stole from him too by mooching and living off his success and they continue to do it to this day. The ONLY people who should benefit now is his children but that isn't likely.

1291 days ago

Tea Party Mom    

Oh Lord, I just a poor colored woman! Mercy dat Man is still out to get me.

1291 days ago




someone is covering tracks..
and for all the branca lovers out there... NO HE HAS NOT COME FORWARD TO CLEAR THE AIR.

1291 days ago

sick of it

this is a RIP OFF they cheat everyone...Pay them nothing..

1291 days ago


i think branca was one of the true friends actually looking out for mj best interests.
i can see why he put him in charge of his estate.even if he stepped down the jacksons would still not be in charge of his estate. i think mj actually put bank of america in place before his family..

1291 days ago


The 'people' who comment on these stories are disgusting.

Posted at 8:01 AM on Apr 12, 2011 by Skip
LMFAO your an idiot

1291 days ago


She should be greatful that the executors were able to salvage the mess that was MJ's estate, if she'd been put in charge it'd probably be in even worse shape then it was cause clearly this woman knows nothing about business or law.

1291 days ago


Well if anyone would know about stealing from Michael, it would probably be her.
Look Katherine, it's obvious that you and your whole family lived off the man, the more you protest, the more obvious it becomes. Maybe if you weren't trying to live like a queen, you could afford to live, and not still be fighting over Michael's money almost 2 YEARS after he died. It's disgusting.

1291 days ago


Why did MJ name Branca executor, if he didn't trust him? Why didn't MJ change the trust to name a new executor, if Branca did something that made MJ not to trust him anymore? There is a reason why MJ didn't appoint any of his relatives to be executor of his estate.

1291 days ago
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