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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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61.

Carl    

Anyone dumb enough to think that they would need to solicit money for a legitimate MJ do***entary deserves to lose their money. It isn't like Katherine would make a negative do***entary about him, so you can be sure that if the controllers of the estate thought it was a good idea they would be behind it.

258 days ago
62.

Snarkster    

Katherine needs to take estate management lessons from Priscilla Presley. Look at what Priscilla did to make Elvis' estate solvent and prosperous. Jackson is coming off as a greedy whiner who is milking MJ's estate for all it is worth ... which isn't much any more.

258 days ago
63.

sunnyOne    

I doubt she would scam people for the relatively small amount of money a do***entary would cost their family. Someone probably did scam her into thinking it was a good one to memorialize MJ with the help of his fans. But in reality they had the intention of making off with some fast cash.

258 days ago
64.

Dead@27    

Here's the deal ... Katherine Jackson is fundamentally AN UGLY AND SOUL-LESS ORANGATUN.

258 days ago
65.

Just My Opinion    

In the Jackson movie. It was Joe that was the money hungry jerk here that beat his kids to get it right. As for Michale's mom, if you had watched the movie, didn't like her kids being beat by Joe. Yes, she was excited to move to a better place . Who wouldn't be? Still from what I got from that movie, after getting the good life, she was left out of things, and had found her hubby on the phone asking his mistress ( that wouldn't have nothing to do with him if he didn't have money) did she get the money he sent her? Mrs. Jackson left him and went to live with her mother for a while. All I see is a mother that loved her son very much, and only trying to get justice for him. NOT MONEY!! Mrs.Jackson, as well as the rest of the Jackson family have enough money to live on for the rest of their life. If they want to do nice things in memory of Michael, than they should have the right to do so. if they think foul play, or a doctor misused a drug witch killed Michael, than they have a right to fight that in court. If one of your family members were going through the same thing, would you sit on your lame azzes and do nothing or would you fight to get justice for your loved one? Would you not want to do things in memory of your loved one, or forget you even knew them, or they were even here?

258 days ago
66.

Princess niki    

I believe she is a good person just have the wrong ppl around she needs more positive ppl around

258 days ago
67.

Ben    

How come his family need permission to use his music. Thought all the licensing would go to his family anyway as well as the record company

258 days ago
68.

E    

TMZ I think you should refrain from reporting on this black, edlery woman on this predominantly white racist site. Its sad to see the mean spirited tone generated towards this woman when its obvious she is easily manipulated. (Her children tricked her into going on 'vacation' to isolate her from her 'grandchildren') But all these crazies can see is that she is a Jackson.

258 days ago
69.

Gerald Truesdale    

Dear Ms. Katherine Jackson and Family, I'm not the type of person that go's on he said she said and the gossip rumors. I can only hope that it's not true. If it is Stop IT ! Because there are far to many things to worry about than making another Do***entary about your son. The whole World has seen thousands of do***entaries already about your son Michael Jackson,and the world doesn't need anymore of that!!!!!. Right now you, your Family, and your Lawyers need to consintrate on how you will take down A.EG. on the grounds of Neglect, and conspiricy of committing murder after the fact. Why you might wonder?!? Every Doctor, Nurse, and Care giver must take an medical Ethics course before they can get their License to practice as a Doctor, a Nurse, (or) a Care giver,and within every state of the United States of America there is an Medical Ethics Board to review Foul PLAY!! The ethic in which the good doctor broke of killing your son is.... DO NO HARM!!! ,and A.EG supprts the good Doctor's Bad Judgement when the doctor should have committed Michael Jackson to a Betty Ford center (or) anywhere to get your son clean for being addicted to pascripted medication. Ms. Jackson, do you or anyone think that A.E.G hired the good Doctor without checking his background for prior misjudgements? IN the past and present did A.EG assinged to other Celebrities the good doctor , nurses, (or) care givers without checking their background and assing them to committ murder?!? Ms. Jackson, DO-NOT ASK FOR JUST A BILLION DALLARS, ASK FOR TWO BILLION DALLARS IN YOUR LAWSUIT AGAINST A.E.G AND FOR GOD SAKE NO MORE DO***ENTRIES!!!!

258 days ago
70.

Glenda     

This is where the term "the world doesn't owe you a living" comes to mind. Katherine just needs to stop living off her dead child's success.

258 days ago
71.

IAmRoyalty    

I Think She Should Get Ride Of Anyone Other Then Family. Just Scrap The Lot Of Them. Just Try Being A Normal Grandmother

258 days ago
72.

TheRealDeal    

Katherine Jackson is not a good woman with good intentions. She signed many of the settlement checks paying off Michael Jackson's molestation victims. TMZ really needs to stop portraying Katherine as a confused old woman grieving for her dead son. She was and is a partner in crime with MJ's pedophilia.

258 days ago
73.

Bubbles The Chimp    

Old money hungry bat needs to die in her sleep already.

258 days ago
74.

t.r.    

This family has tons of money and they're still milking their son's memory at the expense of people willing to send them more. This story is getting old real fast. Every week it's "Gimmee more money...."

258 days ago
75.

CremeBrulee    

I hope this woman drops dead rather than linger on for years. I can't imagine any of her deadbeat overgrown children ponying up for a nursing home.

258 days ago
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