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Michael Jackson Estate Settles with Heal the World

4/19/2011 1:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The Michael Jackson Estate has settled its lawsuit against the Heal the World Foundation, and the Estate is now copacetic with the charity using Michael Jackson's name.

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The Estate had sued Heal the World, on grounds it had no right to use MJ's name to solicit money.  But we've learned there was a secret meeting yesterday between Katherine Jackson's new lawyer, Perry Sanders, and Estate lawyer Howard Weitzman.

We're told the Foundation will transfer to the Estate all registered trademarks that relate to Michael Jackson.  MJ's original Heal the World Foundation will be re-formed under the supervision of the Executors. Katherine Jackson will be a member of the board, as will Melissa Johnson, who headed up the most recent version of the foundation.

The lawyers are going to court this AM to dismiss the lawsuit.



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KittyKittyKitty    

YIkes!

1251 days ago
2.

Anya    

translation..... she got big time money and a paid position as well. Tell me this lady isn't greedy!!

1251 days ago
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Blanket    

Super! the best thing to do: a small piece for every1.

1251 days ago
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trudy    

Im so happy that heal the world can use michael jacksons name he is the one who started it and he would want this to go on so it will help feed the children.

1251 days ago
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mjfan212    

WOOO MRS.JACKSON IS THE BEST SHE KNOWS WHAT M.J WANTED THANK GOD THE ESTATE LISTENED R.I.P MICHAEL WE MISS YOU AND WILL KEEP YOUR DREAMS ALIVE

1251 days ago
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Barb.A.    

WTH !!!

1251 days ago
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mjfan212    

ALL THE HATERS WHO SAY SHE IS GREEDY NEEDS TO LOOK AT THE FACTS HOW ABOUT GETTING OFF YOUR ASSES AND MAKE A CHANGE HOW THIS FOUNDATION IS DOING

1251 days ago
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northern gypsy    

ummm..."board of directors"...two things came to mind...
generally speaking...that's a PAID gig (?)...however...
it's a positive move to allow her to be involved...
given her history (enabler) keep her accountable...

1251 days ago
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MIDNIGHT TOKER    

SO THE HEAL THE WORLD GROUP WILL BE PAYING HER A FEW MILLION TO SIT ON THE BOARD(DO NOTHING BUT COLLECT THE CASH)
S0 IT MAKES YOU WANNA GO RIGHT OUT AND DONATE MONEY ...... (YEAH RIGHT)

1250 days ago
10.

mj fan forever    

WHAT A SHAME!!! AND DISAPPOINTING!!! NOW THE ESTATE SETTLES WITH A FRAUDOLENT ORGANIZATION THAT HAD BEEN SUED BY MICHAEL HIMSELF!!! SURELY MICHAEL WOULD NOT HAVE AGREED!!! NOW GREEDY AND DISGUSTING KATHERINE CAN GET MORE AND MORE MONEY AS SHE WANTED!!! AND IN ALL THIS MICHAEL'S CHILDREN ARE SHAMEFULLY INVOLVED!!! TOGETHER WITH DISGUSTING AND SHADY PEOPLE LIKE MELISSA JOHNSON AND HOWARD MANN (BECAUSE HE IS INVOLVED WITH THAT ORGANIZATION!!!)!!! PROBABLY THEY HAVE PROMISED A PIECE ALSO TO THEM BUT ANYWAY NOTHING CAN JUSTIFY A SETTLEMENT LIKE THIS!!! THE GREED PAYS!!! MAY HER TO REMAIN BURIED FROM ALL THAT MONEY!!!! WHAT A SUCKS!!!! AND WHAT A SHAME!!!

1250 days ago
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check yourself    

Now she has that 20% of "donate to charities" of her son's estate as she, Mann, and JJ had set out to do. FORCING Micheal to include supporting the rest of the J clan he blatantly left out of his will INTENTIONALLY, as his WISHES (worth chit to them obviously) were to protect his children from ALL leeches.

What's Weitzman about now... Now the estate is in PARTNERSHIP with KJ in disrespecting MJ's CUTTING OFF HTW from using and abusing his name and likeness - to what - override him using "can't defend himself or his children" to BENEFIT KJ and J clan?... but, wait... want nothing to do with Mann, KJ's PAL, when THAT disgrace of her whoring out PPB for profit hit the fan?

... WTF???

What. Was this backroom deal struck in lieu of KJ's/Sanders threat of trying to wrestle the catalogs and publishing rights (Sanders specialty) away from the estate/PPB?

Does NO ONE - Cooley, Weitzman - have ANY balls at all? Suppose PPB's guardian ad litem is all ok with this too.

All aboard and ride the hell out of the PPB money train, why not... all in the name of "charity". Tasty. They're innocent unsuspecting minors, and only FAMILY after all right?

This b!tches, and her fellow familial leeches greed is an abyss. Seething jealousy of her own grandchildren, and delusional entitlement issues RULES all over MJ, and PPB... now compliments of Weitzman to beat all.

How f'ed up is that. Man, what a stench. PUKE. I'm outta here.

1250 days ago
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jack-55d79    

The Wikipedia page, which seems well sourced:

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

/facepalm.

1250 days ago
13.

Michael Jackson's Voice    

Well it's about time!! Michael did found this charity so it is fitting that his name should stay on the charity's logo... good for them its for underprivileged children and families... So the estate should have moved back a long time ago!! Seriously they are getting a little ridiculous!

1250 days ago
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tmz@frog.cc    

Katherine Jackson is a bitch.

1250 days ago
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Blanket    

People uneducated, with no knowledge, just throwing with hate all over!!!!! I'm so sick of your ignoracne and stupidity!!!!


Member of a board of directors in a charity is an unremunerated job! It means that Katherine won't get paid for this job! But she will have a decision making power when it comes to projects, investments and staff in the organisation...

1250 days ago
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