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Katherine Jackson Fires Her Lawyer

4/14/2011 11:09 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Katherine Jackson has just escalated her battle royale with the Michael Jackson Estate by firing her lawyer.


TMZ has obtained a letter Katherine sent to Adam Streisand, wishing him the best on the one hand ... and giving him the boot on the other.

The letter does not explain the reasons for the firing, simply saying, "... I have decided to move in a different direction."

But sources connected with Katherine tell TMZ ... she's upset that Streisand gave TMZ a statement yesterday in which he said Katherine "denies signing any statement to the court that makes accusations against the executors of any wrongdoing with respect to her son or his estate."

The Heal the World Foundation had filed a declaration -- purportedly written by Katherine Jackson -- in which she accused John Branca of being a crook who stole from Michael.

Streisand told TMZ Wednesday, "She did not and would not make any such statements about the executors."

Sources connected with Katherine do not dispute Streisand's claim that Katherine never said or believed the executors were crooks.  So it's unclear what got Katherine so upset that she fired Streisand.

Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ ... some of the people who have Katherine's ear have it out for the Estate and actually wrote the declaration with the accusations and were upset that Streisand blew the whistle on them.


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This woman is unfit as is her husband. They are both left wing moochers and a poor role model for the children.

1185 days ago


I think the Jack$ons is doing everything in their power to bankupt the estate and MJ's children. If Kathrine, Joe, Randy, and Janet is even in charge of the estate then MJ's children been thrown out into the streets homeless whil they have all the money to theselves.

1185 days ago


I love the Jacksons but ever since Michael died I have wanted Katherine to just go away somewhere and stay! The estate pays her for everything and she just says bad things about them. She is trying to get Michael's kids money into her account so they can't have it and she is just being a pain. Adam was awesome and stood by her and has been the only one fighting for Michael's kids to keep the money not go to their money crazy grandparents. I feel bad for Michael's kids their being brain washed by their own grandmother and shes using them for money!!!

1185 days ago


I wish Michael's kid were with Diana Ross. She was named in his Will to take care of his kids if anything. "if anything" is happening right now. And with prince dating and now Paris....jesus christ!

1185 days ago


Next article...........pleazzzze!

1185 days ago

Tina Beasley    

Not one of the 90 or preceding comments have ever considered that Katherine Jackson may actually have been a lady who had good reason to fire Streisand? Sounds like Siticks, Branca's PR firm injecting maybe about five or six posts in the mix. Branca can do no wrong, Streisand is clearly a good guy and clearly Katherine is mentally incompetent because she spoke up against those man we all know are sooo good. Al Capone was engaging, too. But here's the rub. Streisand was on the Estate's payroll so was not loyal to Katherine. This was a lawyer who would not find out stuff for her from the Estate because she was NOT footing the bill. In a way that must have been attractive, free legal help. But it came with strings and my little birdie tells that he was fired for simply jumping to the defense of the Estate executors, to keep their carefully manufactured image as been the savior of Jackson's estate alive. The truth is, considering the area and lifestyle she has been accustomed too, she's the equivalent of being bare foot and pregnant because after all the bills are paid she has nothing but this Estate lackey to turn to for legal help. Then he runs to the press to defend Branca by peddling his pro-Branca lies because that is his sugar daddy? PLEASE ALL YOU MINDLESS PEOPLE WHO THINK YOU KNOW BRANCA AND STREISAND, YOU DON'T!

These corrupt but affable men. Wonderful to meet at your dinner party, but doin't go into business with them if you want to keep your soul in tact.


1185 days ago


good for katherine,bless the jacksons

1185 days ago


I suspect that Joe and her non-working sons are behind this. Without all of this "dealing" that Katherine is doing, there is no way for the deadbeats and Joe to make the money they want because once Katherine passes on, the game is over. The only saving grace right now is that the guardian ad lithem is still in place with the sole responsibility of watching out for the children's best financial interest. The fact that they probably need a different legal guardian I will leave for others to debate. The sad part is how much of the estate's money has been and will continue to be spent defending itself against Katherine's legal wranglings and to protect the estate from the KJ hangers on.

1185 days ago


Didn't Katherine Jackson dismiss another lawyer for this one? I would love to know who recommended these lawyers for Katherine in the beginning, is it possible the lawyer leaked another information to TMZ.

1185 days ago


TYPO should read other information to TMZ.

1185 days ago


Michael should have had the wisdom to find a younger guardian and executor. acorn -If I know, the other sons of Katherine especially those who are too lazy to work but too active to procreate are also in connivance with these scammers. panchang810=
MJ revealed his mental instability for 2 decades because he kept agreeing to gift his mother and brothers with favors when it was stupid and wrong. who brings his kids to a religion victim and mental midget mother?

1185 days ago


Bubbles: She is no angel. She is as ruthless and evil as Joe Jackson. People are just too dumb to see it just because she plays the old helpless woman trick.

Well Said. It really amazes me that some here describe her as naive and manipulated. Oh pleaseeeee. KJ’s actions prove she is a devious greedy old woman who used her son and now is exploiting his children. Sure HM is using her but she is also using him. They have the same goal - to grab as much money as they can from MJ’s Estate so it’s not surprising that these two banned together.

1185 days ago


Hey losers & Branca fans!

You must read this do***ent. Branca is a FRAUD!!!!!***ents/et_jjackson_filing_091110.pdf

1185 days ago


Michael Jackson is so missed by so many.Often, I wish he didn't die. It is a sad story.He was the greatest Entertainer who ever lived on planet Earth.His Music inspired all of us.Its so sad to see how his Mother has to fight what this poor soul once earned.Everything is not the same since he left us.

1185 days ago


Mrs Jackson


1185 days ago
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