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Jermaine Jackson


I'm Backing Off the Estate

8/1/2012 12:26 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

Jermaine Jackson
-- a major ringleader in the Jackson family rebellion against the MJ Estate -- has officially defected from a family letter criticizing the Estate ... but still has "deep reservations" about the executors.

Jermaine just posted a long letter on his Twitter account, writing, "I rescind my signature from the letter which was sent to the Estate, and which should never have gone public."

"I still hold deep reservations about many issues involving the Estate, and I will continue to bring scrutiny and a resolute voice wherever we have cause for concern. But the way to address such matters is through the proper channels and via a private dialogue, not public conflict."

He adds, "In this spirit, I offer this statement by way of extending an olive-branch."

Jermaine follows in the footsteps of his brother Tito, who withdrew his signature last week from the siblings' July 17th letter to the Estate, in which they accused the executors of failing at their job and stressing out Katherine Jackson so badly she suffered a "mini-stroke."

As of now, the signatures of Janet, Rebbie, and Randy remain on the letter.


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Doesn't matter what he thinks of how the estate is being managed. He has no legal right to it. He'll try something else tho to try to get his lazy mitts on the money. But no matter what he tries he doesn't have a chance in he11. Should have paid his child support on his own, instead of begging the estate to pay his responsibilities, a long time ago. Those kids are now in their 20s and he owes sooooooo much $$. What a chump.

812 days ago


John Branca makes TEN PERCENT because that is his JOB and that is what MJ allowed. Its part of it. Do they expect him to do this crap for free? Ten percent is customary. Not a big deal. 90 percent of 500million is way more 90percent of almost in debt which is where they were without him. But even if not --he is suppose to get paid. Do you think this is his idea of a good time? the brothers know they cant get the money from being part of the will so want john's job so they can make money that way as thier job but we all know they would run it to the ground. that was the way they wanted ten percent for themselves FAIL. no judge would give them that with their lack of experience and not even paying child support. DUH!!!

812 days ago


Another poster was being racist saying that Michael hated his blackness and wanted only white babies. If you knew anything about Michael is that he was not a racist. He wrote songs about "It's black it's white...." always singing about people coming together. He sang We are the World not We are the Blacks or We are the Whites,Asians, Hispanics. He married a white woman to show he doesn't look at color. Had two white children and a Hispanic child. Given more time and another wife he may have adopted a black child, who knows. Stop looking at this as a Black v White issue and start looking at it as a family issue. Stop dividing the races and separating yourself from everyone else. Everyone will be equal when you stop separating yourself and look at people as people and not color.

812 days ago


Jermaine extending an olive branch is as believable as that shoe polish on the side of his head.

812 days ago


These people are so stupid. If this would NOT have been made public, they still would have Grandma in hiding and they'd be fighting over who could take Prince, Paris and Blanket to live off of the $80,000 monthly child support until the kids turned 18 and then they'd try to take everything. All of them should be ashamed - Janet included. If those kids are smart, they will tell their aunties and uncles to get stuffed and rely only on th estate trustees.

812 days ago


Dear Jermental, please STFU, go away and stop pestering the viewing public. Oh wait, don't go away completely, I like the fodder that TMZ posts about your trifling ass. Blow some more smoke, I love the comments by posters that make me burst out laughing and scare my cats.

812 days ago


LOL go check out his son's twitter. on the 30th he said he hates when people put personal bus on, better tell dad. (that was jaafar)

812 days ago


Looks like that child support bill still ain't getting paid! I saw this idiot in a Bentley a few months ago driving down Venturs Blvd. What a low-life

812 days ago


Jermaine Jackson is a real loser.
Jermaine, along with Janet and Randy, tried to kidnap MJ's kids. This trick came after Jermain had the nerve to ask MJ's Estate to pay his (Jermaine) back child support bills. If CA Child Protective Services does its job, Jermaine should face attempted kidnapping, conspiracy, and assault charges over MJ's Kids. Maybe Jermaine, and his also deadbeat brother, Randy, will finally go out and get jobs. What a coward!

812 days ago


Bottom line: The matters of MJ's estate is not the business of any of MJ's sibs and the fact that he continues to harp on that subject shows that $$ was their objective. The business of MJ's estate pertains to his 3 children and his mother. MJ made that very clear when he left them out of his will and assign guardianship to his mother and then to Diana Ross, someone he trusted much more than his sibs - THAT SAYS EVERYTHING THAT HE DID NOT TRUST THEM TO TAKE CARE OF HIS CHILDREN. Move on, Jergreasy!

812 days ago


As an MJ fan I do not want to hate his family. He loved them but I think he obviously was sick of the extended handouts and their always trying to get him to go out on tour with them. He had been trying to be solo since before Off the Wall but Katherine kept guilting him out " no your brother's need you". It never stopped Katherine tried to help Randy to get MJ to sign crazy deals etc.

They may have loved him but Jermaine and Randy esp. couldn't keep the dollar signs from flashing and trying to figure out how they could benefit from Michael. Even harassing him to join part of the this is it tour.

Randy had snuck through security gates before trying to see michael only for michael to come meet him outside at the security gate.

Must be hard when your family views you as the cash cow they have a right to milk or put out on stage to make money off of. MJ was finished with it.

Randy can't sing at all and always was an attention grabber on stage. Randy... no one wanted to hear you sing. Family loyalty gone too far. The only good songs her wrote were with Michael...makes you go hmmmm. Did Michael give him a writing credit cuz he was his big brother?! Jermaine at least is pretty good when singing his part in I'll be there and Jermaine was part of the original Jackson 5 and went through all those years of grunt work, although MJ bore the brunt of it with extra rehearsals etc.

Jermaine earned millions....but he blew them.
Randy was allowed to earn plenty cuz Mj let them all do that victory tour and if that wasn't a gift to his family I don't know what more they can ask for. They should have been set for life.

They have no right to any of the money.
Katherine just got $35000 more a month I heard, to buy houses in Indiana and LasVegas, likely to leave her kids. That is her right with her share...could care less if she gives them most of her share while she is alive.

I shudder to think what they will try when Katherine really gets unhealthy or dies .

It saddens me to think that Prince Paris and Blanket will later feel what Michael felt at times with his family. Fortunately that trust is pretty much locked up until they are 35.

812 days ago


Jermaine Jackson's Mea Culpa Totally Contradicts Previous Statements About Family Drama


Jermaine Jackson's public mea culpa to Michael Jackson's executors totally contradicts numerous statements he previously made about the latest family drama involving Katherine Jackson, is exclusively reporting.

In a letter sent to John Branca and John McClain, executors of Michael Jackson's estate, demanding their resignation, which was signed by Jermaine, Janet, Randy, Tito and Rebbie, they said their mother had suffered a "mini-stroke" because of stress allegedly caused by the two men. Jermaine also said on Twitter on July 19, "The truth is that Mother DID suffer a mini-stroke some months ago. She is fine now, but the timeline doesn't alter the fact it happened."

However, there was no mention of Katherine Jackson suffering a stroke in Jermaine's statement Wednesday. "As attorney Perry Sanders has since confirmed, a health check detected high blood pressure with Mother. Rest was the sole reason she went to Arizona," Jermaine said in reference to his mother's health.

Sanders previously told Radar Katherine didn't suffer a mini-stroke or stroke. Jermaine also said that the reason Katherine went to the Arizona spa was for doctor-ordered rest, and said at the time, "Mother is safe and well in Arizona with her daughter and our sister, Rebbie, resting up on doctor's advice." There is no mention of any doctor ordering Katherine to rest in Jackson's statement though on Wednesday.

Jermaine admits in his latest comments, that Michael's three kids, who had been trying in vain to reach their grandmother while she was away, weren't being allowed to talk to her, despite previously insisting that no one was blocking Katherine from receiving their calls. Last week, Jermaine said, "No-one is being 'blocked' from speaking with Mother."

Wednesday's remarks from Jermaine though confirm Michael's children were unable to reach their grandmother. "When she was away, and with the children in the responsible care of Tito's son TJ, there was never a malicious attempt to 'block' the kids from talking with her. We simply worried that a call home would first entail, or lead to, conversations with individuals we are in dispute with and that would, therefore, increase pressure on Mother -- and pressure was what a doctor said she didn't need."

Jermaine says the reason for a visit to the Jackson family compound last week with siblings, Janet and Randy, was "to talk directly with the kids and merely discuss arrangements for them to meet with their grandmother. We were denied that access by security -- and it was clear that mutual suspicions had allowed events to spiral out of control."

However, CNN, who obtained security video of the Jackson family drama, which captured Janet trying to grab niece, Paris' cell phone, is reporting that the security team didn't interfere with the trio as they came onto the Calabassas property. "Security camera video did not show security guards interfering with Jermaine, Randy and Janet as they entered the Calabasas property. The video shows Prince and Paris initially greeting the visitors, but it quickly became a confrontation, according to witnesses," CNN's Alan Duke reports.

Jermaine Jackson also says he regrets signing the letter to the executors, which was leaked to the media. Brother, Tito, also publicly withdrew support for the letter.

Katherine Jackson lost custody of the children last week, and her grandson, TJ Jackson, was appointed temporary guardian. Katherine and TJ have formally petitioned the Court to become co-guardians of the children. Judge Mitchell Beckloff must formally sign off on the agreement in court on August 22.

Jermaine ends the statement by saying, "Mistakes have been made and irrational things have been said on both sides in a highly-charged emotional environment. It is time for us all to draw a line in the sand and move towards peace, co-operation, love and healing. I truly hope that we can find it in our hearts to do so. Because above and beyond anything else, what family."

812 days ago


GET OUT of the public eye, you old LOSER!! U ain't gettin a dam dime!!

812 days ago


What the hell is up with his hair?

812 days ago


RIGHT ON Firefly !!!!!!!!



812 days ago
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