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Katherine's New Lawyer to Estate: Let's Be Fair

4/15/2011 3:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Katherine Jackson has just hired a lawyer to repair the damaged relationship with the Michael Jackson Estate ...trying to unlock some of the money the Estate is raking in and give it to MJ's mom.

Katherine hired Perry Sanders, a big time litigator who, among other things, was pivotal in securing the publishing rights for the proper owners against Master P and the No Limit Records catalog.

Sanders tells TMZ ... he wants to work with MJ Estate lawyer Howard Weitzman to see if they can reach some sort of common ground.

As TMZ first reported, the Estate is already paying Katherine $26,000 a month.  In addition, the Estate has paid off the mortgage to the Jackson family home, bought her a car, hired a cook and paid for various vacations and other expenses.

Katherine and her people feel they haven't gotten enough dough, given that the Estate has made hundreds of millions of bucks since Michael's death.

For his part, Weitzman tells TMZ, "If Mr. Sanders is in fact Mrs. Jackson's new lawyer, I will be glad to talk to him."


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Annoyed in MD    

She is a greedy, greedy lady. Why does the estate owe her anything? Just because she squeezed MJ out her **** doesn't mean she is rich for life!! Katherine is just as bad as Joe Jackson!

1287 days ago

Boogie P    

This is NOT Katherine's doing IMO. This sounds like Joe directing her to demand more money. He can't do it himself as they have shut him down repeatedly, and Katherine has always pretty much done whatever he's asked as he is still technically her husband, so there you go. And this is exactly why Michael set up his trust in this way, where it was handled by executors who aren't afraid to say no to the Jacksons and their devious ways. The family, especially Joe, should be ashamed of themselves for bullying her into contesting everything so they can continue to live off of someone elses dime.

1287 days ago


They are making money so those children will be taken care of for life and they know that family will try to mooch off of them...I truly hope when Prince turns 18 he takes the other 2 and runs for the hills and tells that family to go get jobs. He knows how his father felt and he should not feel guilty or responsible for any of them.

1287 days ago


Dear Gullible; MJ left her a 40% share of a $400 million debt. The executors are working full time to make money for her and the kids. do the math.

1287 days ago


Her greedy litle paws really must be itching. Every dollar she tries to squeeze out is one less dollar for the three kids inheritance. I'm sure she and the other members of the Jackson tribe would LOVE to show them how to spend it.

1287 days ago


Love and miss you Michael.

1287 days ago

Wow you guys are so gullible    

Stephanie.. Just like Michael was working full time during his life to make sure his mother and kids were taken care of. Funny how some of you people are so pro executors. I think i smell a couple of plants here. No mystery that Howard and Mr. TMZ himself are friends. Ever see a negative article about the executors. About how much they are making. I didn't think so. Only Katherine is greedy blah blah blah. Why not do a side by side comparison of who is making what.

1287 days ago

northern gypsy    

***wow you guys are so gulliable***
was M.J. not on the brink of bankruptcy and that why he was touring???
if that's true...K.J. would have gotten 40% of nothing !!!
it's M.J. estate that's making a profit...
which is letting K.J. live a lifestyle she's become accustomed too...

1287 days ago


Gullible: MJ worked fulltime spending money the last few decades. Executors are making a smaller percentage than most producers, managers, etc. I'm not saying Katherine is greedy. Her husband is greedy and her sons are greedy. She is just weak. I'm saying M.J. left her debts and no money. That is a simple fact.

1287 days ago


The executers are working very hard for their money.
They have to handle BS claims, with gangsters like Howard Mann, greedy grandmothers and fake charities..they deserve every cent.
Go Team Branca!

1287 days ago

Wow you guys are so gullible    

True the estate is making a profit off MJ's Legacy and name. I never said the executors weren't doing a good job. I think they are. I was just stating that you can't say Katherine is greedy when lawyers and the executors are making much more $$$$ than his own mother and Mj's kids are receiving.

1287 days ago


You folks are idiots slamming Katherine.

What good is the fraking car if there isn't a DRIVER to go with it!!!!

Geez. Morons in this place. lol.

1287 days ago


Rose 24 minutes ago .......

The estate paid for the rental house too while the main house was being repaired. Sit down, and let the smart people post.

1287 days ago


gullible: without the executors, Katherine gets ZERO. ZERO. ZERO.
They are making money at a very low percentage for the industry. Michael left a DEBT of $400 million. He left NO MONEY for his mother and children. HE left NO MONEY.

1287 days ago


I am not surprised by the stupidity of some of these comments against the Jacksons. Michael gave 45 of his 50-years of his life entertaining the world and then giving MOST of his money away to charity and humanitarian causes. YES - MOST! EVERY single penny he made from concerts for Victory, Bad, and Dangerous Tours plus the sells from "Man in the Mirror" PLUS millions more - went TOTALLY to charity.

And, the Estate is CLAIMING to payoff Katherine's house?? Are you kidding me?? This house is 40-years old and a VERY modest home. How much could that have been compared to the $1-Billion dollars in sells Michael's hard-work over the years earned last year alone?

$26,000 per month? This is a DISGRACE! Why should MORE go to the executors of the estate that WORK for Katherine and Michael's kids?? This is Michael's FAMILY and the money should go to the Jacksons no matter WHAT they want to spend it on!

Also, Joe Jackson is FAR FROM a deadbeat! NONE of the Jacksons! They worked VERY hard to get where they got! VERY HARD!

Frank Dileo called the Jackson family "thieves" because they were the ones that went into Michael's house after he passed to collect his belongings? Who the heck SHOULD have collected Michael's belongings besides his family?

Let this family grieve. Let this family alone to their own business of claiming what is rightfully theirs. Michael was THEIR BLOOD - not any of these greedy attorneys who are spending Michael's OWN money on legal fees to go AFTER Katherine for writing a book about her own son titled "Never Can Say Good-Bye"!

Now the estate is spending Michael's money to go after "Heal the World" Foundation!!! Michael's kids and parents serve on the board for this foundation and they work for this foundation in volunteer work. Now WHY ON EARTH would any decent person - let alone people overseeing Michael's money go after "Heal the World"? You negative Jackson haters - better investigate a little further who is greedy because it SURE IS NOT the JACKSON family. NONE OF THEM!

While you are at it - check out the authenticity of the WILL! Michael had a more recent WILL and it has mysteriously disappeared and his former attorney mysteriously KILLED a few months after Michael.

The WILL that is being used right now - shows Michael signed on July 7, 2002 in Los Angeles. Michael was witnessed by thousands to be in NYC doing an event! Plus, Michael's child's name is incorrect in the WILL. Check out the REAL facts.

Leave the Jackson's alone - or at least - try for one-minute to put yourself in their shoes and what you would do if you had a loved one murdered and then all his money was being spent by people your loved one fired years ago and did not trust or like anymore!

1287 days ago
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