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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.

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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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76.

Reggie    

Katherine, please, just go crawl under a rock already. You are no better than the rest of the money grubbing maggots that have thier hands out constantly. You should be ashamed of yourself. I swear...I coulod easily live on 26 grand/month. Greedy ass biatch.

1099 days ago
77.

barney    

She needs to be happy with what she is getting,stop being so greedy and shut the HELL up.I thought Michaels dad was a piece of crap and now she seems to be just as bad.

1099 days ago
78.

Googie    

Katherine Jackson manipulated by pimp daddy, Joe Jackson & a couple of lazy sons who are leaches. They can't earn their own money & are living off Michael's money. Almost forgot to add the skank who had kids w/two of the sons.

1099 days ago
79.

MJFan4Life    

I'm just about sick of this. The looney fans on twitter. It's like if you're a member of the Jackson family or just involved some way with the family, these looney fans worship you. It's pretty pathetic how these "fans" beg Tito, Jackie, Randy, Jermaine, Austin Brown, Titos kids, 3T to retweet them or follow them and all that BS.

I actually find it entertaining how they get sad when one of the Jacksons doesn't respond to their tweet or get really excited when they do. Half of these fans are kids or people who didn't give a crap about MJ until after he died.

Some people need to get a life. You all look like losers kissing up to the Jacksons and their kids, and their kids, kids. Even the Jacksons cousins. Fact is, none of you gave a damn about Michael or his family until after he died. Now you all wanna kiss the ass of Jaafar, Geneieve, Randy Jr., Donte (he's a adopted Jackson right?) I bet the Jacksons secretly laugh at you losers...

1099 days ago
80.

Ann    

dear people,

does anybody have a heart here?

here's a family - still grieving AND wanting the world to know who michael really was AND wanting to continue his legacy in helping those in need!
it's so easy to judge and hate and it seems to be so hard to have empathy and understanding!
katherine and the whole family are all human beings who deserve respect as anybody - famous or not famous!

HEAL THE WORLD!
"take a look at yourself and make that change"

has anybody here thought of that???
i can't believe what's going on here ...
the world is sick - really sick!

sincerely,
Ann

1099 days ago
81.

always    

She is a greedy old phony money hungry boold sucker. She would go through all MJs kids money if she could get her hands on it. Hope some judge wakes up and puts a end to this. This family is sick see now why MJ kept his kids away from them and he stayed away.

1099 days ago
82.

JJ    

For all of you who are saying Mihael was broke... YOU NEED TO SHUT YOUR MOUTHS!!! Michael was NOT broke. I knew Michael PERSONALLY for 15 years and he WAS NOT EVER broke, he had A LOT more money than the media lead on. So you really should know the facts before you run your mouth!!! Yes he did give a lot of money to charities but he made sure he had money for his family and himself. SO PLEASE SHUT YOUR MOUTH ABOUT MICHAEL BEING BROKE!! And for all of you who are saying nasty stuff about Katherine and the Jackson family. You also need to stop running your mouth! If you don't know them - ZIP IT!! They are not greedy and Katherine is NOT a bitch!! She is doing her best to do what is right for his children!!!

1099 days ago
83.

jj    

Always - Michael did NOT keep his family away from them! Are you high? If you are standing with the estate against Michael's own family that the ESTATE is supposed to be working for -
then you are quite contradictory. As in THIS WILL that is supposedly legal - Michael left his children to HIS MOTHER.

WOW! Get a brain and then a heart!

1099 days ago
84.

Squeaky Shoes    

if she doesn't watnt the 26k/month, i'll take it

i don't even make that in a year

1099 days ago
85.

jj    

JJ - nice initials. lol

Thanks for posting something positive. We seem to be outnumbered by this planned attack on Katherine.

I did not personally know the family - but, glad to have someone that did speak out in support of them and put some truth into this hateful bunch.

1099 days ago
86.

a total fan    

The executors are recieving what the law always. Katherine and the children are given an allowance until all the debts are paid then they will get their percentage. The Estate is a buisness now and the executors are running it the best they know how to secure Katherine and the children's future. All this take time, I just wish Katherine would allow the lawyers the time to do what needs to be done first instead of causing so much drama.

1099 days ago
87.

JacksonLover    

I think Katherine Jackson is the kindest lady in the world and anyone who knows her will say the same. Her grandchildren love her to bits. The lady is elderly and should not have to go through this terrible ordeal at her age but she is a strong and brave woman who will fight for her son Michael Jackson the greatest enterainer in the world and who the world loves.

1099 days ago
88.

glory    

**** those kids!! they are not going to walk away with a blackmans hard earned money, the jacksons are not going to let that happen. they are going to do everything in their power to get ahold of those childrens inheritdence money even if it means telling on themselvess they are going to do it.


AS for the people who keep saying katherine should be ashamed of herself for trying to take Micheals children money!! well I'm sorry but those aren't even his biological children I doubt if they were katherine would treat them the way she is right now. She wouldn't be exploiting them....if they were really his children...

1099 days ago
89.

Mary Helen Luna    

Michael gave all his proceeds from his Bad Tours, Dangerous, Victory Tours to charity. Even his proceeds from all sales from his Man In the Mirror.
Michael was not broke as Media would like the public to believe. He owned the most extensive music catalog in music history. It is worth over 1 billion dollars plus any future earnings. Michael was 500 million dollars in debt. I'm sure his earnings from his catalogs would have covered his debt.
Michael's family, meaning his Mother and Children has every right to that money. It's Michael's money, his money to his mother and children. I say, God Bless Katherine for being a loving mother and grandmother. Go, Katherine, That money is yours and the children !!!!

1099 days ago
90.

JacksonLover    

I think Mrs Jackson is a truly beautiful lady who son Michael was a truly wonderful human being who gave so much to the world the world. Michael was not broke when he died he had money for his children who are the sweetest children and was the greatest father to them. He gave all of his earning to charity from all the tours he did. God bless Mrs Jackson for giving birth to a tuly wonderful son Michael.

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