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Michael Jackson's Nephew

He Handed Out $100 Bills

to Strangers

6/27/2013 1:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Michael Jackson
was foolishly generous when he was alive ... handing out $100 bills to complete strangers whenever he felt like it -- this according to his nephew.

TJ Jackson -- the co-guardian of Michael's three kids -- testified today as part of the wrongful death lawsuit against AEG, claiming MJ was "extremely generous" ... citing generosity towards his employees, as well as random handouts of $100 bills to strangers.

It's pretty crazy ... considering MJ died a financial wreck, buried in nearly insurmountable debt.

During his testimony, TJ also said MJ's daughter Paris was hit the hardest by the singer's death, saying, "The loss of my uncle has hit her at a different level ... She was daddy's little girl. My uncle was her world."

TJ said he also supports Halle Berry's efforts to block paparazzi from chasing celebrity kids -- claiming the Jackson children are often faced with rogue photogs. He said, "I think it's awful what they get away with."

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Spunky Funk    

MJ was such a mess. Cuckoo! His kids will forever be damaged because of his loony behavior.

391 days ago
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Hannah231    

His bodyguards said that too. MJ was totally irresponsible with his money & its stupid that eh got in so much debt. He did give over $300m to charity though.

391 days ago
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Celebritiesthesedays     

Mj pls

391 days ago
4.

Marie    

MJ was generous just like Elvis Presley. Both men loved to hand out gifts to strangers and family members.

391 days ago
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★★★ I HATE MONDAYS ★★★    

And handed his spotted d!ck to little boys.

391 days ago
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Donka Do Ball    

They tell the same stories about Elvis
on the Graceland tour. Apparently he never turned down a request for money for whatever needy cause.

391 days ago
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steveclemo    

He has been dragged through the dirt so many times, that it's about time we hear and focus on the great things he achieved and his generosity. I hope they win this case, and maybe we can move on and focus on his legacy and the great music he leaves behind. AEG killed him. When i heard he was doing more than 50 shows in that short amount of time, I didn't believe he would pull it off, and neither did the press at the time. There were bets online if there would be a show. I wasn't shocked that this killed him. I hope AEG have to pay BIG TIME.

391 days ago
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nan    

MJ was very generous, but at the same time, people were taking advantage of him and robbing him blind
Always mired in a hundred crazy civil cases , including one the estate is dealing with now where someone says MJ is stuck in their head , haunting them.
what insanity

391 days ago
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Pamela    

I'm sure MJ loved his kids (ya I know they're not his biological kids but he was the parent that was raising them) but the best thing that could have happened financially for the kids was MJ dying. this lawsuit is just massive greed on the part of the Jackson leeches. C'mon on Jackson Brothers go get jobs and stop trying to live off your dead brother.

391 days ago
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Vince    

A fool and his money......to bad the kids will pay the price for the jackson clan greed.....

391 days ago
11.

mj fan forever    

Michael Jackson was NOT a financial wreck, he had debts but they couldn't be compared to his ENORMOUS Estate. And TJ is NOT for sure a reliable source , he is just another money-hungry of the Jackson family. How about him taking $9,000 per month for doing nothing?? He is even reported to be moved to another city AWAY from Michael's children which he is supposed to take care of, even if also when he was there it was like he wasn't. And also his testimony is just another attempt to make Paris appear like a misfit, aside from try to make Michael Jackson under a bad light to convince the jury to grant them the money they want, while they would do nothing wrong putting the blame on a 15 years old girl. How DISGUSTING. Michael knew ALL of them and that's why he did NOT leave his beloved children with such a money-hungry as he is NOT suitable and WIDELY showed, after money all the time. And Michael's trust in Katherine was just misplaced. Don't try to judge Michael Jackson, YOU are a worthless nobody TJ, who is just able to live off his money.

391 days ago
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Pegasus    

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steveclemo    

But first in line to get a hold on the hundred dollar bills he was handing out was his own family. They do seem money hungry, the Jacksons.

391 days ago
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Brian    

I don't believe this story. Everyone knows the Jackson family took most of Michael's money. He probably didn't walk around with money on him anyway.

391 days ago
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CN    

Extremely generous? More like extremely bad at managing his money.

391 days ago
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