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Mama Jackson's Partner -- I'm Still BFFs with Katherine

4/27/2011 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Katherine Jackson's business partner is attacking reports that MJ's mom turned her back on him -- in fact, TMZ has learned, he's even enlisting the help of his lawyer to quash the rumors once and for all.

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It all started with a recent article on The Hollywood Reporter -- published last week -- which referred to Howard Mann as Katherine's "former business partner" ... a title Mann takes serious umbrage with.

Mann's lawyer responded by firing off a cease and desist letter to the publication on Friday -- claiming the article is "sorely lacking in fact, journalistic integrity and simple ethics" ... and insisting Mann and Katherine "remain business partners and friends to this day."

Katherine even released her own statement in response, claiming, "Howard has been great to me and my family ... I look forward to our continued relationship and our future business projects."

Mann -- who runs Jackson's Secret Vault with Katherine -- wants THR to issue a retraction stat ... or else.


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sonny    

FIRST

1284 days ago
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natasha    

Bless the jacksons.

1284 days ago
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gayforliztaylor    

for 20 years, this prideful mama relaxed in luxury while her son paid her, alejandra and jermaine. now she's paying joe and her sons and feels upset because mj kids can't buy bodyguards, homes, home staff, big talent, and years of acting class and an expensive school. did she forget to play the innocent, hapless, sweet shy mother of a magical savior of young boys and eventually the heroic woman who will praise 'god' for saving her son's image in court?

1283 days ago
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Susan62509    

Lol lol, the only reason Mann is upset is due to the fact that Katherine is finally doing business with honest and legitimate people now. Mann is also upset because his big money making scheme using Katherine & MJ3's names/faces to illegally use Michael Jackson logo's & trademarks furnished by Melissa Johnson was shotdown by a judge in court. You reap what you sow Mann.

1283 days ago
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Daybreaker    

Phantom of the Opera 21 minutes ago

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Go to bed, Phantom. crazy nuts!

You are not a vampire, are you?

1283 days ago
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mj fan forever    

OMG... I HAD NO DOUBT THERE.... HE AND KATHERINE ARE SO MADE OF THE SAME STUFF ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES TO EXPLOIT THREE CHILDREN, MICHAEL'S CHILDREN TO MAKE MONEY, THAT WHEN I READ THE ARTICLE ON HOLLYWOODREPORTER WAS UPSET IN FRONT OF THE PROBABILITY EVEN IF VERY REMOTE THAT THERE WAS A FLASH OF HONESTY IN KATHERINE AND SHE COULD HAVE FIRED THIS DISGUSTING MAN....!!!! OF COURSE AND BEYOND EVERY DOUBT IT WAS NOT TRUE AT ALL!!! AND HOW COULD IT BE THE OPPOSITE???!!!! BOTH HAVE LOVE JUST FOR MONEY AND BOTH HAVE NO SCRUPLES TO EXPLOIT MICHAEL'S CHILDREN, JUST FOR THE FACT THEY ARE HIS OWN CHILDREN, TO MAKE THEIR SO LOVED MONEY!!! THEY WANT ALWAYS MORE AND MORE MONEY!!! MICHAEL WOULD BE HORRIFIED FROM SUCH A GREEDY PERSON AS KATHERINE IN REALITY IS!!!! AND IT'S SURPRISING LIKE SHE IS SO ANXIOUS TO POINT OUT HOW THEY ARE FRIENDS AND BUSINESS PARTNERS WITHOUT SHAME, WELL KNOWING MICHAEL DID NOT LIKE HIM AND HAD SUED HIM!!! SO MUCH LESS HE WOULD HAVE EVER ALLOWED THIS DISGUSTING MAN TO STAY NEAR HIS CHILDREN!!! OF COURSE HE HAS BEEN GREAT BECAUSE HELPS HER TO MAKE MONEY FROM MICHAEL'S CHILDREN AND CATCH EVERYTHING SHE CAN!!!! SHAME ON THEM!!!!

1283 days ago
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madmax    

Ms. Jackson,,nothing but a dried up old bitch who never worked a day in her entire life, raised a bunch of DUMB(see Latoya on CA, god is she DUMB)kids and now cries and quibbles over pennies, when she has millions of dollars someone else earned. GREED will do that to ya tho. I cant believe this worthless old ho actually feels she's entitled to EVERYTHING! GTH Katherine, your old ass will be there soon.

1283 days ago
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Eleonora49    

Thank you Phantom for another wonderful video!

Daybreaker, I am a vampire too then if you consider anyone who stays up late a vampire.

1283 days ago
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Oh no! Not another clone!    

Daybreaker 7 hours ago
Phantom of the Opera 21 minutes ago

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Go to bed, Phantom. crazy nuts!

You are not a vampire, are you?

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I'm a vampire.

1283 days ago
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Eleonora49    

IT is Mrs Jackson's Bussiness, at least she has some friends.And Really do you know how hard it is to raise a Family, be a Mother and sometimes a single MOM ??Go to a Job or Two come home, cook,clean,wash, cut the gass,go get Food,be there when kids are sick or lonley??etc.Dont Talk unless you do the walk Mrs Jackson worked her ASS off and still does .She is an ANGEL.She worked also in Retail long ago I believe. (She worked in SEARS)She also had POLIO as a Child and leg problems and in Retail, we stand 8 to 9 HR on our Feet!!! Please, get a LIFE, she is 80 years old show some RESPECT !!

1283 days ago
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Eleonora49    

Why do you pick on Latoya and the the Jacksons, none of them Cried for Money !!! Latoya is very pretty and she is smart !! She is holding her own for years !!All the Jacksons are Nice people, unlike some I met on this TMZ BOARD!!!!

1283 days ago
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Eric Wright    

This cat looks like Benny Hill!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/danailaadrian/1311477408/

1283 days ago
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