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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.

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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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61.

tina    

it's sad. broke at death? now worth millions? and no one was there to help him but everyone is first in line to grab his money! people suck and all they care about are themselves. Not just famous people either. Greed is evil and money does not make you happy. RIP

1199 days ago
62.

tina    

it's sad. broke at death? now worth millions? and no one was there to help him but everyone is first in line to grab his money! people suck and all they care about are themselves. Not just famous people either. Greed is evil and money does not make you happy. RIP

1199 days ago
63.

curtis    

She wants her son to rest in peace and help a charity he made to help others.
You how run your mouth or jellies foolish unwise people you have no respect and your made he, not you is the greatest entertainer of all TIME!!!!!!!! and now one will beat the king. lol.

1199 days ago
64.

juan lopez    

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..... if this is true why did he have the job??? Just how stupid was MJ ????

Posted at 7:30 AM on Apr 12, 2011 by va reb

LOL....

this is priceless. oh wait! a fan will say that he was hired to kill off MJ and take all his money.

*sigh*

yeah.

1199 days ago
65.

Maximus    

There are no words to adequately describe how loathsome this family is. Are there no depths that these people won't sink to?

1199 days ago
66.

Pegasus    

1199 days ago
67.

aston    

There is no way to tell from the outside what happened betweeen Michael and Branca, what is true and what is not. I know one more person (at least) in Michael Jackson's circle is suspicious of Branca, but that is not real proof.

I'm sick and tired, though, of all those rumors an loose accusations and hints floating around that we are supposed to believe or not believe without some chain of evidence. Exactly what did Branca steal, how much, how and when? Exactly how do we know this Heal the World is Michael's own creation, or something completely different just hijacking the name?

Whenever you enter Michael's world, everything seem to become liquid. Money, family bonds, deals - "panta rei", everything floats. It worked before the trial, he kept it together, but when he lost his ability to do that, no one else was evidently able to step up.

I have absolutely no idea whether John Branca is a crook or someone working his ass off to keep finances going and the money coming in. It's not my business, but it sort of annoys me that the family is so darn helpless in all this, they seem to have no personal strength.

The only thing I'm pretty sure of, is that there is no way Katherine Jackson could have been put in charge of the vast empire that was Michael's, with its myriad of details.

1199 days ago
68.

Marie    

She should be worried about those kid the junky neglected instead or worrying about expanding her home.
Posted at 7:36 AM on Apr 12, 2011 by wacko jacko was a fraud

First of all Katherine Jackson is doing a great job raising her grand-kids Paris, Prince, and Blanket. Second of all Michael Jackson was not a junkie and he never neglected his kids when he was alive. He died because he was killed by his doctor Conrad Murray who was supposed to take care of him, not because he was doing heroine or crack cocaine.

1199 days ago
69.

Sweetfox    

Greedy old bag. The ones ripping off the Estate is the Jacksons. I hope they Bit#$ slap her.

1199 days ago
70.

moni    

Exactly how do we know this Heal the World is Michael's own creation, or something completely different just hijacking the name?

Posted at 11:31 AM on Apr 12, 2011 by aston
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Great post, aston.
The Heal the World Foundation we're talking about here has in fact nothing to do with Michael's charity, which was suspended in 2002.

I think all of this chaos is nothing less than prove how wisely Michael organized his legacy. Financially seen Katherine probably lives a better life than ever. Sad to say this, but as long as he "just" gets a monthly allowance the big part of the money is safe from being spent in an uncontrolled Jackson-manner...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heal_the_World_Foundation

1199 days ago
71.

moni    

Typo alert, ... as long as she "just" gets...

1199 days ago
72.

CloBird    

I feel sorry for this woman.How pathetic,ignorant can one be?
It was PROVEN that Branca DID NOT steal anything from Michael years ago;in fact,before resigning,Branca gave Michael money back that he had been paid.Michael apologized for wrongly accusing Branca and rehired him years later.
This makes it quite clear that Katherine Jackson was not close to her son,business-wise--she has no idea about what her son did,who her son considered honorable business partners...
Katherine Jackson is way out of her league and she needs to accept some hard facts.Branca was chosen by Michael for a reason;Michael did extremely well with him.His later day business partners were not good,and some were thieves.

1199 days ago
73.

aston    

Thanks, moni. :)

1199 days ago
74.

Marie    

i notice latoya isnt playing on trumps show to benifit the heal the world charity, she is playing for an aids charity he supported...
Posted at 9:22 AM on Apr 12, 2011 by nan

I also notice that Latoya wears Michael Jackson's old jackets and fedoras on Trump's show Celebrity apprentice.

1199 days ago
75.

nan    

I also notice that Latoya wears Michael Jackson's old jackets and fedoras on Trump's show Celebrity apprentice.

Posted at 12:49 PM on Apr 12, 2011 by Marie

i noticed that too marie..LOL

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