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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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If Michael didn't trust him, why would he make him executer of his estate? That doesn't make ANY sense!

1257 days ago


It seems that this Jackson family is always looking for a hand out. They did it when he was alive. Why can't they get jobs like the rest of us. They needed a fall guy in his death. That would be Dr. Murray. They can not accept that Michael was addicted to drugs. I see that their jobs are suing people and writing books of the untruth. Dead men can't speak for themselves.

1257 days ago


These people are a joke. Including all of you homos that follow them

1257 days ago


OMG really. This damn family wouldn't have what they do now if it wasn't for these guys that the court appointed. I think they all need to quit trying to get thier grubby paws on MJ's kids money and let it be, MJ didn't owe them anything.

1257 days ago


Isn't Branca the same guy who got rehired as MJ's manager , fotunately, just days before Michael's passing? and then, from this position, has been named as an Estate executor??

How convenient is this?

1257 days ago


is going to be interesting to find out details about Michael's relationship with HEal the World Fundation , in his final years...

1257 days ago


I love you Michael

1257 days ago


As usual, Joe Jackson pulling her strings for the money....MJ chose where he wanted it all to go....and it's not to old Joe and his surrogate mouth, Katherine.

1257 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..

Posted at 8:17 AM on Apr 12, 2011 by nan

Go Team Branca. We are with you.

1257 days ago


Katherine, сontinue to stay strong and good looking, despite the difficult times.
Create your own fund. No one can and has no right to hinder you!

1257 days ago


As usual, Joe Jackson pulling her strings for the money....MJ chose where he wanted it all to go....and it's not to old Joe and his surrogate mouth, Katherine.

Posted at 8:39 AM on Apr 12, 2011 by Tessa

No...SHE is/was the one pressing Joes buttons.

1257 days ago


MIchael did fired this guy and Tom Messareu pointed out facts that Branca was stealing from Michael. I think proof is in the pudding, and audit needs to be done on these guys. And by the way the children and Katerine are the estate, the lawyers work for them not the other way around!!!!

1257 days ago


OMGosh!I hate it when people get all judgemental and sheit without knowing ANYTHING for sure!

1.Do some research and check who REALLY OWNS TMZ....lololololol!
My dad checked it out after i nagged for about a week or two.He got his legal team to pull a few strings and check out the MJ case.Now he´s addicted to it.BTW:They believe he might be alive :)))
2.What you read here is not 100% accurate people.
Michael is an innocent man and always was.
3.Too many people robbed MJ...if i was his mom i would SUE EVERYONE i thought was involved in stealing from my son.Not to mention who i think "killed him".
Everyone on here bad mouthing Mrs Jackson and her family should STHU!The jackson kids...especially Michael and the ones who came after him were basically born into a celebrity lifestyle and IF Michael was REALLY BROKE ( hearsay BTW) IS BECAUSE THEY ROBBED HIM OBVIOUSLY!
For the say you dont care about the Jackson´s...but here you are .Reading and following OBSESSIVELY every bit of news that TMZ puts out there about the J Fam.
In denial much? hee hee...I love the Michael and his fam ^_^.
Thanks for the link Phantom of the opera. Have a nice day all!
To the mediawhores and the hateration...look at the man in the mirror please and make that change!hahaha

1257 days ago


Posted at 8:50 AM on Apr 12, 2011 by Denisse
Do you mind me asking where did you get your information?

According to court transcripts of the 05 trial:

Mesereau: "Didn't you investigate Mr. Branca because you were concerned that he
and SONY had set up an offshore account to funnel money so they could defraud Michael Jackson?

LeGrand: "...I instructed the firm Interfor to investigate Mr. Branca because Mr.
Konitzer had indicated in several conversations that he was very concerned about Mr. Jackson and that Mr. Jackson had expressed concern about Mr. Branca's loyalty."

Mesereau: "As far as the John Branca...investigation by Interfor, Interfor never
found any evidence that Mr. Branca...(was) engaged in any fraud with Mr. Jackson right?"

LeGrand: "I was given no credible evidence to support those charges. I would be
doing Mr. Branca a great wrong if I said otherwise."

There is much more to this testimony that the few lines that I wrote here, but it clearly maintains that Branca did not embezzle funds. Both Tom Mesereau and Michael Jackson were in that courtroom and both were fully aware that Branca was innocent of those charges. A link to the copy of the court transcripts is here:

With the information out as it is, I am with team Branca too:-)

1257 days ago


Note that this is NOT MJ's Heal the World Foundation. The reason the estate is suing is that this group is using that name and it's misleading, if not just confusing, if not fraudulent! I appreciate those lines of testimony re. Branca from Denisse. I am addicted to MJ's story, and think he was treated very unfairly, but I don't doubt that he was probably not an easy client.

1257 days ago
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