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Katherine Jackson

Where's The Money You Solicited

From MJ Fans?

1/2/2014 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Katherine Jackson has pulled the plug on her campaign to solicit money from Michael Jackson fans to pay for an MJ documentary ...TMZ has learned.  The question -- Where did the money go?

TMZ broke the story last week ... Katherine -- along with Paris, Blanket and Prince --  made an online plea to Michael's fans to contribute money so she could license songs and images from the MJ Estate for a documentary she wanted to make.

We made it clear in our story ... the whole thing reeked of a scam, because the Estate was never contacted about licensing anything for Katherine's documentary and based on what we know ... there's no chance in the world the Estate would sign off on the project  for any amount of money.

And here's what's really suspicious ... The website Katherine used allows her to keep the funds if the project is never made ... money contributed by MJ fans.

So almost immediately after we posted our story ... Katherine and/or her people pulled the plug on the project.

A source close to Katherine tells TMZ ... he's been told every cent of the money raised was refunded and Katherine got nothing ... but we can't confirm it.

Katherine's lawyer, Perry Sanders, tells TMZ Katherine wants to do a documentary and she "fully anticipates the executors will see the artistic honesty of this project  and help make [it] successful."  She shouldn't hold her breath.

Here's the deal ... Katherine Jackson is fundamentally a good woman with good intentions, but it's apparent she is often manipulated by people with bad intentions and that's what happened here.

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46.

Luz    

Why are people so judgmental? All we see is all these actions on her part, but we don't know. Only God knows what situations they are having that hasn't been disclosed to the public. In my opinion MJ Estate is still in a hole. All we are informed is this huge amounts from the gross, but when everything is said and done there is very little left. I admire that massive $500,000,000 debt was paid off. At least the future earnings of those kids will not be swallowed by financial obligations and lawsuits. As for bad decisions, we all make them. Actually, I've seen 25, 40 year olds making terrible, stupid decisions that makes you wonder. Leave this family alone!

211 days ago
47.

Luz    

She has done nothing illegal!

211 days ago
48.

Buckaroobonzai    

unscrupulous. wish this fam would go back to the ghetto where they belong

211 days ago
49.

Luz    

And since we are giving opinions I'll give my humble one. The Estate should stop throwing money away renting that ridiculously expensive Calabasas home, and recover the Encino home. Katherine and the kids should all move back there. There is nothing wrong with that house!

211 days ago
50.

zombie    

A fundamentally good woman does not allow her disgusting husband to beat on her children or profit from them. A fundamentally good woman does not consistently put money before all else.

211 days ago
51.

Sandra     

What a money grubbing family!!Too bad they never learned you make money by working at a job!!! Karma will have fun with these asses!!

211 days ago
52.

Simone    

Stop calling her a good woman that is just being manipulated... she is a greedy old manipulating bitch and everyone sees her true colors except the naive writer of this story.

211 days ago
53.

Kelly    

"Here's the deal ... Katherine Jackson is fundamentally a good woman with good intentions, but it's apparent she is often manipulated by people with bad intentions and that's what happened here." So why don't you run THAT story?

211 days ago
54.

woolly -Bear    

Correction - The book should read " Remembering Our Pedophile. Chalky white MOLESTER that's all that's it .................. ;p

211 days ago
55.

JW    

It's time Katherine and family are investigated by the authorities, and find out where, how and to whom the money trail on this scam extends. How greedy can they people be to take advantage of MJ fan's in an internet scam? Disgusting.

211 days ago
56.

Horndog    

Seriously, what's the deal with the pancakes?

211 days ago
57.

Courtney    

I have always liked Katherine Jackson, and I know it must have been very difficult raising all of those children when they were younger and struggling, however she needs to realize that Michael is gone and when he was alive he was a talented man but very complex. He would not have had all the financial troubles toward the end of his life, if he had not had to pay so much on legal expenses for all of the sexual allegations. She should encourage her adult children to go on and try to get regular jobs. 'Latoya is very fit, she is in her fifties, maybe she can teach healthy eating and nutrition in the school system or work at some weight loss center. The sons were very talented during their days in the Jackson 5, maybe they could give music lessons. They need to try to build regular lives outside of the public eye. The only Jackson sibling to have any success in the music industry, on her own is Janet.

211 days ago
58.

Observer    

Money

Grubbing

Whores

211 days ago
59.

user name    

What a wonderful life the jacksons live! All theyhave to show for it is by being the parent, sibling, "child" of the most famous child molester of our generation! Props

211 days ago
60.

Betty    

Everyone needs to stop giving this woan a pass for her behavior. She stood by and let that goofy husband abuse those kids and did nothing. Now she is still trying to grab every cent she can from MJ. Enough already!

211 days ago
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