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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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jack-55d79    

The new HTW is a charity that was set up following MJ's death, in 2008. The charity set up with/by MJ ceased to exist, in 2002, while MJ was alive. The charity with the same name was set up righ after he died. Not while he was alive. While MJ was an exceptionally talented muscian and dancer, I think beyond the grave endorsements are beyond even him.

Those are facts and you can check online.

1249 days ago
17.

Passer    

The next thing we are going to hear is that a good part of the 20% went into the pockets of HTWF - a blackmailing scheme going on here. We all know what rock Melissa Johnson came out under from. She can not just use the name but also his likeness? Mrs. Jackson wants money, and more money than the estate can possibly grant her - because of Michael's trust. Now, she was not happy with that and neither were the other members of the extended family. This is a way to channel money to the Jacksons, something Michael had not provided for but in view of the damage they are doing this is now done. In a way, who cares where the 20% go or a big part of that. Charity starts at home, right you were, Joe. However, the Jacksons did not act in a way I can respect, I am sorry. But we are not talking here about ethics, or respecting or caring for Michael, we are just talking about money.

1249 days ago
18.

get it right    

They exploited and USED PPB to promote the defunct and sued by MJ HTW and that 20% is PERMANENT percentage of the estate income - along side of her PAYCHECK to do exactly NOTHING except maybe (more then likely) misappropriate funds collected, back to herself/J clan, Mann, and Melissa's coffers - for KJ and J Clan as opposed to her 40% that reverts back to PPB when she dies.

NO it's doesn't take away from PPB coffers, but use and abuse exploiting the hell out of them as a means to an end for their profit, I bet now brain washed the hell outta PPB, that what they are doing is just and right (in the name of charity link to their pride in their father's legacy of humanitarianism and wishing to make him proud - no clue what their existence REALLY means to 'them'... their path to gouging their father)

And, people find KJ sooooo gullible and innocent (manipulated by Mann, and JJ - get f'ing REAL), let alone deserving the right to rape the hell out of her son's memory = it's a mother's right!

I agree with ya "check yourself" - my own puke bucket overfloweth. Got better ways to spend my time than on this disgusting load of chit. That's what I get for making the time to come back here since yesterday. My bad.

Out the door right behind ya!

1249 days ago
19.

mj fan forever    

A VERY SO-CALLED CHARITY ORGANIZATION THAT KATHERINE ALREADY USED TO PUBLICIZE HER BUSINESS WITH HOWARD MANN!!! MICHAEL WOULD HAVE BEEN HORRIFIED IN SEEING HIS CHILDREN IN THESE SHADY AND AMBIGUOUS DEALS!!! IT'S SHAMEFUL AND HORRIBLE!!!

1249 days ago
20.

DonnaMassa-Chappee    

Hallelujah!! Michael is smiling on all of us and his family. This is great news, thank the good lord in heaven!

Peace and Love
illustrator/artist
Donna Massa-Chappee

1249 days ago
21.

love mj    

@Check yourself, That stench you smell is coming from your putrid tongue. Referring to Michael´s beloved Mother as a b*tch. Michael would have never stood by while someone spoke about his mother that way. If you think you´re acting on his behalf, think again.

@tmz@frog.cc, you´re disgusting. you´re a very small person for calling an elderly woman who has done nothing to you a b*tch.

1249 days ago
22.

eddie     


Atty. Perry Sanders,

Excellent Job in settling the "Heal the World" legal conflick between MJ's estate executors ( John Branca & John McClain...)

Justice for MJ

1249 days ago
23.

Barb.A.    

I would rather KJ & the 3 kids start their own Charity than to join up with M Johnston & HM.

1249 days ago
24.

aston    

This was not Michael's charity, it's a complete rip-off using his name and the name of his previous charity, but now the Estate has allowed them to go on anyway since Katherine wants it. The important thing is that the Estate presented conditions for them such as there being proper auditing of finances.

This is not a guarantee the organization will be included in the 20% to charities clause. I sort of hope not, because the lady initiating it seems to have behaved like a stalker for years.

1249 days ago
25.

Biggi    

WTF!
Michael just rolled over in his grave.

1249 days ago
26.

Rudy    

At least now all the Jackson family supporters can put their money where their mouth is and donate heavily to their cause. Joe and Jermaine are probably running low on pimp wear and head paint.

1249 days ago
28.

Barb.A.    

Biggi 8 minutes ago

WTF!
Michael just rolled over in his grave.
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Twice

1249 days ago
29.

MIDNIGHT TOKER    

Blanket 59 minutes ago
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...
if you believe that you are really gullible,she has about as much financial savy as my big toe..financial decisions give me a break

1249 days ago
30.

CloBird    

So,the new lawyer was able to work with estate lawyers to solve the problem? Why couldn't Streisand work with the estate lawyers to do the same? What was done differently this time to placate any concerns the estate lawyers had in the beginning? Heal the World should be run in a way that Michael would have approved of;I can only hope that the estate lawyers have rid the foundation of the problems that caused Michael to close it in th first place.

1249 days ago
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