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Katherine Jackson

Chef Threatens Sexual Harassment Suit

Nephew Looked at Me Fishy

4/3/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0402_katherine_kai_and_trent_tmz_getty_x17update_graphic_red_bar9:55 AM PT -- Katherine's attorney, Perry Sanders, says, "Mrs. Jackson adamantly denies that she was advised of any sort of sexual harassment before Ms. Chase was relieved of her duties."  He adds, "Sometimes people are discharged for one reason and wrongly think it is for a different reason. At any rate, a full investigation is underway and I suspect we have a misunderstanding that hopefully gets cleared up soon."update_grey_gray_barMichael Jackson's former chef claims while she was cookin' for Katherine Jackson's family, her nephew sexually harassed her, and when the cook asked for some kitchen aid, Katherine blew her off ... and now she's threatening a lawsuit.

You may recall Kai Chase ... she was in MJ's home the day he died and made the rounds on TV in the months that followed. Kai took a cooking job with Katherine in 2012 for $96k a year.  

She says it didn't go well, because Trent Jackson, Katherine's nephew and confidante, was a real horndog. She claims he would approach her from behind and make grunting sounds, whisper sexual remarks in her ear, stare her up and down in a sexual manner, and sit in front of her in the kitchen with his legs open in a sexually suggestive manner.

Kai, who sent a demand letter to Katherine last month for money, claims she complained to the matriarch, and Katherine first apologized but then pooh-poohed her complaints, asking Kai to just tolerate Trent.

Kai claims in her letter she was fired shortly after she complained, and she was given a lame reason ... she "did not appear happy."  

Now Kai's lawyer is demanding that Katherine pay his client a respectable amount or face a lawsuit.

La Toya Jackson

Engagement Off

2/27/2015 7:07 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

022715_latoya_jackson_launchLa Toya Jackson was out to dinner with the man we thought was her fiancé, but it turns out ... they called off their engagement and didn't tell anyone.  

They seemed serious as they left Mastro's Thursday night.

La Toya chimed in from the passenger seat that Jeffre Phillips was a truth-teller. When our photog scoffed, Jeffre reiterated.

The couple got engaged last June.  

Floyd Mayweather

I'm Gonna Train Michael Jackson's Son

... To Fight!

10/8/2014 7:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Michael Jackson's son could be the next great boxing prodigy -- because Floyd Mayweather says he is going to PERSONALLY train Prince Jackson ... now that he's apparently joined The Money Team. 

Floyd was PUMPED when he saw the pics of Prince rollin' around Calabasas this weekend in a truck covered in "The Money Team" decals -- and yesterday, Mayweather told us he can't wait to train the kid. 

"I haven't worked with him yet, but I look forward to working with him when I get back to Las Vegas," Mayweather told TMZ Sports.  

But Prince's uncle Jermaine Jackson says all is not as it appears ... telling TMZ Sports his nephew is NOT an official TMT member and only got into the TMT vehicle because he likes big trucks. 

Doesn't seem to matter to Floyd ... at this point, seems Prince is officially in the crew ... whether Jermaine likes it or not.

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Michael Jackson's Son

I'M ON THE MONEY TEAM

... With Floyd Mayweather

10/6/2014 7:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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There's only been ONE person who spent his fortune more recklessly than Floyd Mayweather ... and now that person's son is an official member of Floyd's "Money Team."

Prince Michael Jackson was rollin' through Calabasas this weekend -- with "The Money Team" decals plastered all over his tricked out GMC truck ... joining other TMT members like Warren Buffett, Justin Bieber and Lil Wayne

Prince is a HUUUGE fight fan -- and has been training in jiu-jitsu at the renowned Gracie Academy in Beverly Hills. Clearly, he's into boxing as well. 

For the record, Floyd's spending sprees DON'T HOLD A CANDLE to MJ's shopping habits ... especially in Vegas, where Michael would spend MILLIONS of dollars in a matter of minutes. 





Jermaine Jackson

That Hair Is Tight

... Soooo Tight

10/3/2014 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Jermaine Jackson's hair is keeping a secret ... and it has to do with The Jackson Five.

We ran into Jermaine in Calabasas Thursday ... and what he told us is mind-bending. Look at his hair today, and look at a picture of him back in the day when he sang with Michael.

Is it really possible by un-greasing Jermaine he could go back to his ABC days?  

Mind-bending, right?

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Jermaine Jackson

The Hair You Save

9/27/2014 2:13 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
0927-jermaine-jackson-hair-AKMGSI-01Jermaine Jackson's hair is ... well, unexplainable.

Feel free to try making sense of this in the comments.

Michael Jackson

Kids Visit His Hometown

for Birthday Celebration

8/31/2014 6:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
0831-paris-jackson-instagram-01On what would have been his 56th birthday, Michael Jackson's three kids -- Paris, Prince and Blanket -- visited his hometown of Gary, Indiana for a family celebration.

The occasion marked the first time all three Jackson children have been seen together in quite some time. 

As TMZ first reported, Paris has recently reconnected with Jackson family members. after trying to take her own life by cutting herself a year ago. She's been living in Utah at a boarding school where she's receiving therapy.

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MIchael Jackson

Maids Say Neverland Mansion

Laced with Pee and Poop

8/10/2014 7:22 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Michael Jackson threatened his staff with animal poop balls ... and would freely piss all over the house ... so claim 3 former Neverland maids.

The 3 maids spoke with the New York Post, but did not want their names revealed.  They tell scatological stories that paint a shocking tale of uncleanliness.  One maid says when the urge hit, MJ would just unzip his pants and pee in the grand entry of Neverland.  

The maids were shocked, because when guests like Oprah or Elizabeth Taylor would visit the floors would be waxed but all they could think of is ... they're stepping where Michael took a wiz.

Another maid says Jackson would track in animal poop from his mini-farm on the property and then threaten to throw poop snowballs at the help.

The maids say Jackson lived like a pig ... his bedroom was littered with half-eaten chicken, potato chips, empty wine and whiskey bottles.  One maid said it was so bad, the place was infested with bedbugs.

And there's this ... one maid claims, when MJ would see pictures of the Jackson 5 in magazines, he send someone out to collect as many as they could and then he'd shred them, saying, "Yuck, they don't deserve to have my name.  They are gutless moochers.  I'm the only star.  They should be cleaning my shoes."

Michael Jackson Accuser

MJ Had Secret Code Words

For Abusing Me

8/5/2014 12:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Michael Jackson had code words and signals that he used with a boy he allegedly molested to describe various sex acts ... including "duck butter."

James Safechuck -- now 36 -- claims in his lawsuit against the MJ Estate ... the singer started abusing him when he was 10 ... when he traveled with Michael to Paris for the "Bad" tour in 1988.

In new court docs -- obtained by TMZ -- Safechuck says Michael taught him to use code words ... referring to his erection as "bright light, brick city" ... and calling semen, "duck butter."

Safechuck claims Jackson also used secret signals -- when they would hold hands, Michael would scratch the inside of James' hand with a finger ... to show he wanted to have sex.

Safechuck says MJ wanted a full-blown relationship with him ... to the point he performed a secret wedding ceremony with the boy with wedding ring and a marriage certificate.

He also describes how Michael would take him to various homes -- including a place called "The Hideout" in Century City -- where they would drink sweet, pink wine and watch porn ... including movies of children masturbating.

Safechuck says at one point ... he questioned his own sexuality -- because he also had a crush on Sheryl Crow, who was one of Jackson's backup singers. He says Michael found out and became jealous ... showing him unflattering pics of Crow without makeup.

Safechuck says the abuse stopped entirely when he reached puberty.

Howard Weitzman, attorney for the MJ Estate, tells TMZ the whole lawsuit should be scrapped because it was filed more than 20 years after the incidents supposedly happened ... and says Safechuck "has given sworn testimony that Michael never did anything inappropriate to him." 0625_remembering_michael_jackson_footer

Paris Jackson

Reconnecting with Family

Per Doctor's Orders

7/25/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Paris Jackson FamilyParis Jackson is back in the L.A. area -- possibly with a boyfriend -- and we've learned the point of the visit is to re-establish Jackson family ties.

Paris was hanging out in Calabasas Wednesday night with some friends as guardian T.J. Jackson followed closely behind.  It looks like the guy with the dark hair might be a date or a boyfriend.

Sources connected to the Jacksons tell TMZ ... the doctors who have been treating Paris after she tried to take her life have told her she needs to create a family support system ... because she's become estranged from her entire family.

We're told doctors were concerned 16-year-old Paris' only meaningful relationship has been with Debbie Rowe -- her biological mother who does not have custody.  

Doctors want her to mend fences with Katherine, her siblings and other immediate family ... they think it's important to her healing.

Paris tried to take her own life by cutting herself a year ago.  She's been living in Utah at a boarding school where she's receiving therapy.

Michael Jackson Estate

Sues Over Sale of MJ Concert Pics

7/25/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Michael Jackson's Estate is suing a movie memorabilia store for auctioning off historic photos from MJ's heyday -- and duping potential buyers with a get-rich-quick scheme.

The pics are from the Jackson brothers' 1984 Victory Tour. According to court docs -- obtained by TMZ -- Michael hired a photog to shoot the concerts ... and Jackson's company owned all the rights to the pictures.

The Estate claims Premiere Props put the photos up for auction, and misled buyers into believing they would also own copyright on the pics -- a huge selling point, because the buyer could make a fortune by reprinting and selling the pics.

Premiere valued the pics from $200 to over $2K, according to its website. 

MJ's camp is now suing for all the auction profits ... and to stop Premiere from selling any more MJ memorabilia.

Michael Jackson

Fan Sues Estate ...

I Don't Hear Enough MJ on This MJ Disc

6/12/2014 6:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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One irate Michael Jackson fan is suing his Estate because she thinks MJ was not the lead singer on 3 of his songs on the 2010 CD, "Michael" ... the first release after his death.

The woman filed the suit today in L.A. claiming she bought the disc in 2011, but didn't hear enough Michael on 3 particular tracks.

In the suit she claims she hired an audio expert to analyze her CD and he determined it was very likely that MJ did not sing lead vocals on "Breaking News" ... "Monster" ... and "Keep Your Head Up." 

The woman wants this to be a class action -- meaning if the allegation is true the Estate would owe money to everyone who bought the full album, or any of the 3 tracks in question.

The Estate's lawyer, Howard Weitzman, has previously said Michael did provide lead vocals for all the tracks on the album.

Jermaine Jackson

MJ Would Have

Set Bieber Straight

6/12/2014 6:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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061214_jermaine_jackson_launchMichael Jackson and Justin Bieber would've been tight ... so says Jermaine Jackson ... but he also thinks MJ would have put the Biebs in his place.

Our photog spotted Jermaine at LAX yesterday, and he told us he thought MJ and Biebs would have probably made some music together, but more importantly ... Michael would have "spoken to him like a father figure."

Interesting insight ... if you can strip away the fact that MJ hanging around a 14-year-old Bieber could be viewed (certainly in hindsight) as SUPER creepy.

Just watch the clip. Sooo much subtext.

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