July 30, 2009

Breaking News:Custody deal reached over Jackson's kids

Posted: 10:28 AM ET

Michael Jackson's ex-wife and the mother of his two eldest children, Debbie Rowe, has agreed not to challenge the singer's mother for custody of the children, a Jackson family lawyer said in a CBS News interview.

Londell McMillan, who represents Katherine Jackson, said a tentative agreement was reached "for the best interests of the children."

"This is not a money deal," McMillan said. "This is not about money."

Debbie Rowe never publicly said if she would fight Jackson's 79-year-old mother for custody of her son and daughter - ages 11 and 12 - and a court hearing concerning custody was delayed several times this month while lawyers for each side talked. The youngest child, 7, was carried by a surrogate mother, whose name has never been released.

Katherine Jackson gained temporary guardianship of Michael Jackson's three children soon after his death last month.


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Dana   July 30th, 2009 10:31 am ET

What is Debbie getting out of it!? I guess she doesn't really have to ask for money as she knows those children who are getting 40% of Michaels estate are legally hers and she can get that 40% anytime she wants it.

Cocovelvet   July 30th, 2009 10:33 am ET


mariau   July 30th, 2009 10:34 am ET

I'M happy in this report and i want to praise Debbie Rowe to her good intentions. in this report, i should say, YES to Debbie and May God bless her and her 3 children.

Lisa   July 30th, 2009 10:34 am ET

Good news!

Honorine   July 30th, 2009 10:36 am ET

What more can i say. Great!!!!

Lisa   July 30th, 2009 10:36 am ET

Good news! And again, we see that lots of the things "reported" was wrong. She has apearently never said she would interfer with the will. Yet, there has been a lot of people attacking her and writing hateful things to her.

Malaika   July 30th, 2009 10:39 am ET

our prayers have been answered!!!

Tracey from Pennsylvania   July 30th, 2009 10:39 am ET

I am ecstatic for the children as well as the Jackson family. God Bless Katherine and the children. Thanks Debbie for not making the childrens life anymore difficult than what it already is. I'm sure this is what Michael would have wanted. Thanks for respecting his wishes!

Malaika   July 30th, 2009 10:42 am ET

i knew God was going 2 answer our prayers, Paris, Prince & Blanket God knws these kids belong wth the Jacksons.
thank you God for answering our prayers.

Jacquelyn   July 30th, 2009 10:50 am ET

Yes this is a good thing. But she still have her rights to the kids, which means whenever she feel is necessary she can assert those rights any time she wants too. But I wonder if she has given Katherine custody because of the ongoing investigation into Michael's death? Now remember they could have settled this, but the Judge has to agree to it, so we will see how that goes on Aug 3.

Jacquelyn   July 30th, 2009 10:51 am ET

Congratulations, Katherine. Atleast some good news came out of this so far.

Malaika   July 30th, 2009 10:56 am ET

Jacquelyn... lets jus think +vely. i believe the children wl be much happier wth the Jacksons than wth Debbie, they hardly knw her. IMO

Garey Gabriel   July 30th, 2009 10:57 am ET

This is written by a young man serving his third tour of duty in Iraq .

Thought you might find his take on the Michael Jackson news interesting.

Okay, I need to rant.

I was just watching the news, and I caught part of a report on Michael
Jackson. As we all know, Jackson died the other day. He was an
entertainer who performed for decades. He made millions, he spent
millions, and he did a lot of things that make him a villain to many
people. I understand that his death would affect a lot of people, and
I respect those people who mourn his death, but that isn't the point
of my rant.

Why is it that when ONE man dies, the whole of America loses their
minds with grief. When a man dies whose only contribution to the
country was to ENTERTAIN people, the Amercian people find the need to
flock to a memorial in Hollywood , and even Congress sees the need to
hold a "moment of silence" for his passing?

Am I missing something here? ONE man dies, and all of a sudden he's a
freaking martyr because he entertained us for a few decades? What
about all those SOLDIERS who have died to give us freedom? All those
Soldiers who, knowing that they would be asked to fight in a war,
still raised their hands and swore to defend the Constitution and the
United States of America. Where is their moment of silence? Where
are the people flocking to their graves or memorials and mourning over
them because they made the ultimate sacrifice? Why is it when a
Soldier dies, there are more people saying "good riddance," and "thank
God for IEDs?" When did this country become so calloused to the
sacrifice of GOOD MEN and WOMEN, that they can arbitrarily blow off
their deaths, and instead, throw themselves into mourning for a "POP ICON?I think that if they are going to hold a moment of silence IN CONGRESS
for Michael Jackson, they need to hold a moment of silence for every
service member killed in Iraq and Afghanistan . They need to PUBLICLY
recognize every life that has been lost so that the American people
can live their callous little lives in the luxury and freedom that WE,
those that are living and those that have gone on, have provided for
them. But, wait, that would take too much time, because there have
been so many willing to make that sacrifice. After all, we will never
make millions of dollars. We will never star in movies, or write hit
songs that the world will listen too. We only shed our blood, sweat
and tears so that people can enjoy what they have..

Sorry if I have offended, but I needed to say it.
Remember these five words the next time you think of someone

who is serving in the military:

"So that others may live..."


Jacquelyn   July 30th, 2009 11:00 am ET

I know they would better with Katherine. And think about what?

Adrienne   July 30th, 2009 11:03 am ET

Congratulations, Mrs. Jackson, I have been praying each night that this be resolved in your favor. Good luck with your meeting on August 3rd.

Adrienne   July 30th, 2009 11:05 am ET

I must agree with Jacquelyn... Although, an agreement has been made. Will Debbie Rowe continue to have parental rights?? Is this going to be a on-going battle between Mrs. Jackson and Ms. Rowe?? Also, is Debbie just doing this to cover her behind since the she has been named as one of the enablers. Debbie Rowe, I hope you are really doing this for the children's best interest and not to save your behind.

God bless the Jackson's and the beautfiul children.

Linda from New York   July 30th, 2009 11:11 am ET

Mrs Jackson, I am so happy that the children will be with you. Losing their father the way they did; they definitely need to be around someone that has their best interest at heart. We, Michael fans are praying for you. Keep the faith and don't let the media upset you. Your health is more important.

Cocovelvet   July 30th, 2009 11:12 am ET

DEBBIE ROWE!!; I salute you for having taken such a decision. This indicates that you definately have the interests of the kids at heart. The kids are still trying to come to terms with the loss of their father and they are going through a very difficult time of their lifes.

I believe it could have greatly traumatized them to start learning that you mean more to them than just "DEBBIE" as they used to referred to you ( Prince and Paris). Maybe its okay or not okay for them to know, but I believe at the moment they really need a break. THANK YOU SO MUCH LADY!!!

Lori   July 30th, 2009 11:14 am ET

I beleive that the parties have worked out the best possible agreement for MJ's children. I am sure that they will present their signed agreement for judicial approval at the hearing and it will be entered. It seems to me that the agreement would most likely be filed under seal to maintain the privacy of all parties and especially to protect the children.

Let us pray that Mrs. Katherine Jackson lives to be 100 or at least until Blanket reaches the age of majority, so that there will be stability for the children.

I am sure this is a well-drafted agreement that was constructed in the best interests of the children and hopefully this part of the MJ legacy can go about the business of being children and healing.

Love and blessings to the Jackson Family. Surely there will be a brighter tommorrow.

diana   July 30th, 2009 11:17 am ET

Great that Debbie and Katherine reached an agreement. The two older kids are in much better situation that their little brother. If they won't like something in how things are handled, or in their living arrangmenets they have options. It is ultimately up to them, and what they will want later down the road.
The way official agreements work, they can be void only if terms are violated by one party. if the Jackson's keep their word then Debbie can't appeal what she agreed upon. Only the children's wish can end the agreement.

Toni   July 30th, 2009 11:23 am ET

FINALLY, Something is done that Michael asked for. Glad to hear you all. I got on quite late last night and was having to fight off a couple of idiots. I finally got tired and went to bed, so they could have their privacy.
Congratulations Mrs. Jackson, Prince , Paris and Blanket, and the Jackson family for getting past one hurdle.

Lori   July 30th, 2009 11:26 am ET

Garey Gabriel July 30th, 2009 10:57 am ET

This is written by a young man serving his third tour of duty in Iraq .

Gary this article has been posted here several times. As the mother of a member of the USAF I can understand where you are coming from. However, I do not think that comparing the life of a service member and the life of MJ is appropriate.

Our country is dependent and grateful for our service member. I can't think of any of them that I know who enlisted for the chance to receive media recognition for doing their duty. And if you are related to the Isaac that purportedly wroted that article, please thank him for his service.

Everyone has a different path to walk in life and you cannot decide that one or the other is deserving of more attention or value.

Our Military Men do their jobs and they do not expect glory, so I do not understand why this article continues to show up in the midst of the MJ coverage.

I pray for our military everyday. And I have unfortunately seen to many funerals. All life is precious. All service to the world is valuable. Lets not compare.

So others may live - HOOYAH
Proud mom of a USAF "PJ"

Tess   July 30th, 2009 11:27 am ET

God bless Debbie Rowe and thank you for being so good to Michael. He loves you. Sooner or later the children will come around to you. Just give them time to heal. You're a wonderful woman for thinking about the childrens' well being. Blanket won't be alone. They are such beautiful kids. Again Thank you. Hopefully the media, etc. will leave you alone. There is God that looks over us especially our Michael. Peace to all.

Mary U from Ohio   July 30th, 2009 11:28 am ET

Mrs. Jackson should have the kids... They need more protection now with all the C–p going on.. This is the story being told now... wait for Mondays court... before court see what other stories will be printed...Two days from now the story will be different... unless the Media reads this .. and know i'm on to them. they will have to stick to this story... or we will know they are just making headlines for us to read and comment...I wonder how much money is making telling these stories????

Qistina [Malaysia]   July 30th, 2009 11:29 am ET

I've look on one of myspace's user's page. I don't know whether it was a poser or its the real Paris Jackson's page. But the point is, in the page that I'm talking about says that Paris has a stepmother which is Shannon Jackson. And it claimed too that Michael Jackson married him. Besides, Paris also got a new baby brother which is Michael Joseph Jackson Jr which born on 7.16.09.
So is this true?

Jacquelyn   July 30th, 2009 11:29 am ET

Garey Gabriel

We are all grateful that you are serving in the military and you do get recognition everyday. Now my thing is was everyone worrying about the people in Iraq before this happened. Sure we were. You as well as other chose to be in the military there is nothing wrong with that. I bet you even Peter King was not even worried about the people in the military before all this happened. He just wanted something to say. But we think about the people in the military all the time. I know about what the military is all about I was in there.
But because people want talk about Michael its a problem. Michael did more for anyone combined. He did more than entertain us.
Now I am not trying to be mean, but the people in the military get support all around the world everyday, do it have to be put in the news for you to hear about it?

Mary U from Ohio   July 30th, 2009 11:30 am ET

Mrs. Jackson should have the kids… They need more protection now with all the C–p going on.. This is the story being told now… wait for Mondays court… before court see what other stories will be printed…Two days from now the story will be different… unless the Media reads this .. and know i’m on to them. they will have to stick to this story… or we will know they are just making headlines for us to read and comment…I wonder how much money CNN is making telling these stories????

Lori   July 30th, 2009 11:31 am ET


In child custody agreements, either party can petition the court for a review at any time until the children are over the age of 18. The children do not have the "ultimate say", though their wishes are considered, of course. But if the children had ultimate say, they would not need a guardian. Let us hope that the agreement remains workable for all of the children and remains in place for the next 11 years so the parties do not need to go back to court.

Jacquelyn   July 30th, 2009 11:31 am ET

Garey Gabriel

Like I said you and everyone in there are in everyone prayers, and dont forget that.

John   July 30th, 2009 11:36 am ET

Debbie will probably still collect the thousands of dollars that was agreed to in a contract between her and Michael in 2006. until the children turn 18.
the Jackson family need to distance themselves away from all these losers and leeches as fast as they can. Seems they are trying to do so. They need to break each tie with those attorneys, everyone, connected, hire their own trust worthy people and move on. I do not blame the Jacksons one bit for trying to do this. Lots of people out there hiding assets and nothing on paper. Accountability needs to be implemented ASAP.

Toni   July 30th, 2009 11:36 am ET

I was just looking at stuff this a.m. and Halperin is trying to candy coat his book by saying it has all of these loving tributes to Michael in it. I bet you a million that it won't have one thing about his charity work , humanitarian work, arts , may have a little about the dance moves {that he did very well I might add}, but probably nothing about the many many awards, or what he tried to do through his music to try to make our world a better place.
From what I've heard halperin say, it will all be a bunch of garbage of Michaels private and personal life. He sheilded himself and his childrens lives because of the media and rats like this guy. He is no longer here to defend himself. He died trying to do that. It will be nothing more than more mockery about his life that his children may someday read. It will be a total disgrace to Michaels legacy.
I myself would prefer to buy "Moonwalk". At least thats in Michaels own words.

Lori   July 30th, 2009 11:37 am ET

Dana - I wouldn't worry about Debbie getting her hands on the children's share of MJ's estate. I am sure that their inheritance is protected through the terms of the trust.

Mara   July 30th, 2009 11:38 am ET


I agree with your 11:29 post to Garey Gabriel.

We don't take anything away from anyone else why does everyone want to take away our respect and what we feel about Michael?

Stu,Hungary   July 30th, 2009 11:38 am ET

I think,thsis is a good news.The childrens gonna be in good place,Debbie is not only looking at the $-s,but she finely looking at,wath is good for the kids.

Linda from New York   July 30th, 2009 11:39 am ET

Re: my comment above–I didn't mean to sound like I didn't think that Debbie Rowe had the children's best interest at heart. I believe that Debbie Rowe really loved Michael Jackson. I give her alot of credit for being able to make the decision that she did. She obviously cares very much about the children. Looking at pictures of her and Michael together, they both looked very happy. I hope that Ms. Rowe sticks to her decision. The media is way too involved in this.

Jacquelyn   July 30th, 2009 11:41 am ET

Linda from New York

We will certainly see if it was love when the investigation is complete.

Linda from New York   July 30th, 2009 11:43 am ET

I agree--like I said–It appeared that they were happy.

Linda from New York   July 30th, 2009 11:44 am ET

how are you doing Jacquelyn–

Tess   July 30th, 2009 11:46 am ET

I am so glad that Michael will soon get some justice. He didn't have to die so soon and I can't bear the thought that he's not coming back.
To the quack, true that there were several doctors involved with Michael's drugs. The fact is you were caught with the gun in your hands. The others doctors knew what they were doing and they stopped treating Michael because they realized that IT WOULD KILL HIM. Understand this??? You not an anestio. continued to perform the treatment. You shd have been smart not to give such procedures to Michael. You were not experienced to do it, you did not have the proper equiptment in the mansion and you as a doctor, did not have the knowledge how to react at the time. You ran to the kitchen, panicked, yelling. YOU SHD HAVE CALLED 911 FOR HELP ASAP (WITH THE TIME YOU TOOK TO RAN TO THE KITCHEN) YOU SHD HAVE USED THOSE MINUTES TO SAME MICHAEL. INSTEAD YOU WERE FRANTIC AND PANIC AND YELLING. CAN YOU IMAGINE IF ALL THE DOCTORS ACT THIS WAY IN THE HOSPITAL??? i'S SORRY QUACK. You accepted this job to save and protect Michael. Blinded with the $$ to get you out of debt in Vegas. I am not upset that you did not know what to do at the time of someone's fight for life. Poor Michael was probably fighting to live and no one was there. I hope that everyone realized this. Michael was so helpless, even with a $150,000 doctor in front of him. Pls admit to the world that you were not trained and didn't not have proper traning to administer such procedure, maybe I could feel for you. Hiding and not speaking to the world only proves the allegations. You are alive and our Michael is DEAD! I could go on and on but I will leave your case to the proper authorities and God. Soon we'll have justice for Michael and he can rest in peace.

Lynn   July 30th, 2009 11:48 am ET

This is Great News, they are were they belong and will not have to be further tramatized.

Tess   July 30th, 2009 11:50 am ET

I thank Debbie Rowe for respecting Michael's wishes. God bless you. The children will come around you soon. Please give them time to heal and I hope that the paparazzi will leave you alone.

Janice   July 30th, 2009 11:56 am ET

I thank God that my prayers were answered and they were able to reach an agreement without going through a court battle that would put the kids in the media spotlight.

I am also proud of Debbie Rowe for seeking to develop a relationship with the children over time and using a therapist to get to that point.

God bless Katherine Jackson and her family!

Malaika   July 30th, 2009 11:57 am ET

Debbie Rowe loved money more than Michael, Paris & Prince. m glad thoe that she decided 2 respect Michael's wishes.

diana   July 30th, 2009 11:58 am ET

what I think about Debbie is that she had a crush on MJ and that's why she wanted his kids, she must have been disgusted /disappointed when she found out she's not carrying his child.
let's put ourselves in a similar situation. You love someone, think you have his baby, and in the end you find out it's not his. It must have affected her emmotinal stability.
I don't doubt that she loves her children. I think Klein does to.

Stu,Hungary   July 30th, 2009 12:05 pm ET

Diana,where did you gat,thay are not MJs childrens?

Malaika   July 30th, 2009 12:10 pm ET

i think Debbie & Klien wr afta Michael's money right frm the start! they shld be investigated.

mariau   July 30th, 2009 12:15 pm ET

to gerey gabriel,
i know what's your point here.. you really don't know how we feel about the soldiers who fought in the war, the innocent people at war, and how it's really affect us? of couse we care, we salute soldiers, we praise them, and they are everyone's hero and we felt so sad about this. you don't know that when we pray, we offered prayers to all soldiers, and innocent people. the victims of these war.. then ever ending war.. i pray every time about this.. that one day the war will end. and there's peace on earth.
your point here is just we are crazy people who think only for Michael..
you are wrong, we are the concerned citizen, like Michael, in his song
"EARTH SONG" i just hope you heard this song so will understand why we are very concerned here..
like you, for the soldiers, innocent victim of war, who seek justice and peace.. Michael and his family seeking justice and peace.
we( the fans) just want to shout our voices, our concerned, our emotions .. painful effect of tabloids.. that everyone searching for peace. do you really think that we are not concerned citizen???
we are very concerned for all things here, for all happenings around the world.. yes.. Michael Jus a POP ICON, but we've learned so much from him..

Michael Jackson’s memory that a thoughtful analysis of his significant cultural contributions, particularly in the realm of human rights and social justice, are being obscured in the process of examining his death and now his corpse.
Through his prolific body of work, advocacy initiatives and multi-million dollar charity efforts, Michael Jackson raised international awareness and support for some of the most complex and timeless issues confronting the human condition. AIDS, cancer, famine, homelessness, gang violence, racism, totalitarianism, environmental degradation, child abuse, violations of animal rights, restrictions on freedom of speech and other infringements upon basic civil liberties are just some of the difficult subjects Jackson tackled by leveraging the power of his celebrity. Michael Jackson’s intuitive understanding of the problems besetting the human ecological system was uncanny and uncharacteristic for any entertainer close to his magnitude.
Many have been so dazzled by Jackson’s masterful showmanship and the consistent controversy surrounding his life and death that it would be easy not to recognize the overarching social and political themes embodied in his music, videos and public interviews. The intense emotional pull, messages and raw feelings that reverberate through the lyrics and sometimes disturbing video imagery of songs such as “They Don’t Care About Us,” “Heal the World,” “Earth Song,” and “Man in the Mirror” are gut-wrenching. A deeper analysis of Michael Jackson’s work reveals an individual with a burning concern for improving the lives of the disadvantaged and persecuted around the world. The passion and verve with which Jackson digs his hands into the soil and grasps the trees in his video for “Earth Song,” an operatic piece where he addresses environment and animal welfare, is a reflection of a leader of humanity who cares deeply about the issues he is challenging.
Global events in the weeks surrounding Jackson’s death alone directly mirror the complex problems for which he attempted to raise international awareness. In Iran and before the world’s eyes, civilian demonstrations were squashed and innocent victims like the young Neda Agha-Soltan brutally murdered by instruments of a totalitarian state. In Washington, D.C., a white supremacist motivated by pure hate attempted a killing spree at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, murdering an African American security guard in his rampage. In North Korea, U.S. journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee were unjustly sentenced to twelve years of hard labor to merely serve as international bargaining chips for an evil dictator. Michael Jackson spoke out loudly against these forms of racism and repression and attempted to ignite our passion to prevent the continuance of such abuse, neglect and discrimination. How are we now missing this message when it is even more crucial for it to be absorbed into the public mind? Not only do Michael Jackson’s cries of awakening continue to be ignored but his reputation continues to be smeared.
With the current fixation on the gruesome details surrounding Jackson’s physical demise, we have lost focus on the social relevance of Michael Jackson in our cultural timeline. Jackson’s symbol has the power to force what might be a difficult and uncomfortable period of public self-reflection. What progress has been made on the global humanitarian and civil rights issues that Jackson brought to light for the masses? What realistically still needs to be accomplished in each of these realms to actually make future progress? These are the crucial questions that need to be contemplated in the context of Michael Jackson’s death.
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Lori   July 30th, 2009 12:21 pm ET

mariu - thanks for posting that article. do you have the link?

Lynn   July 30th, 2009 12:24 pm ET


Well stated. It was nice of you to take the time to write all that.

Sheryl   July 30th, 2009 12:24 pm ET

Mariau – Amen. Well stated and complete.

Jacquelyn   July 30th, 2009 12:28 pm ET


Well put.

Lori   July 30th, 2009 12:31 pm ET

I am crossing my fingers that there will be no last minute glitches getting the guardianship agreement entered. Once that is squared away, then the Jackson family will be able to focus their attention on the estate matter and the criminal case. There is still so much to be solved.

mariau   July 30th, 2009 12:34 pm ET

jacquelyn, lori, lynn, sheryl
because it's really hurt when they judges us.. (the fans of mj) they really think that we wasted citizen.. they think we cruel and crazy that did'nt care for anything except Michael.. of coure we should answer that.. i'm sure all of us were educated and well being like the POP ICON THEY MENTIONED..

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Samantha - South Africa   July 30th, 2009 12:41 pm ET

I'm glad that Katherine will have full custody of the three kids as this is what Michael wanted and its good to hear that Debbie is in fact honoring his wishes but I hope it stays that way and she doesn't end up changing her mind at the last minute!!!

@ mariau,you couldn't have said it any better.

Dana   July 30th, 2009 12:44 pm ET

What is Debbie getting in return for giving up her kids . Isn't this 3 times she has done this. don't try to convince this is not about money. she is going to make sure she is taken care of for the rest of her life.
She is a piece of work.

Dana   July 30th, 2009 12:49 pm ET

She is not going to give up those children unless she gets something. Her attorneys might be able to sell that story to some people but i know most people believe she has gotten yet another payoff...because if it were not about money than why would it have taken so long she could have just said yes along time ago and go on her merry way, I think she waited to make sure the kids gets Michaels
40% and maybe she is getting 1/2 of that for herself

Dana   July 30th, 2009 12:56 pm ET

Mr. gabriel,
the service men and women Joined the military they knew the job was dangerous when the took. They did not give their lives their lives were taken. instead ranting to the american people... rant to the selfish, greeding people in gov't who continually stick their noses in other worlds business at our expense

Lynn   July 30th, 2009 12:58 pm ET

I just was on TMZ and they are reporting–Hold on now, big shocker-the two women at the storage facility the morning of MJs death have inconsistent stories!!!!!! They are sisters and worked for Murray. Check it out.

Dana   July 30th, 2009 12:59 pm ET

I think it is wonderful that Mrs. Jackson is getting custody of the children they will be better off with the Jackson I mean they already know them, they are all family..

Dana   July 30th, 2009 1:01 pm ET

CONGRADULATIONS MRS. JACKSON, the children are where they belong, Iam so glad this worked out. Michael will be happy to know that the children are going to stay with you. Its a happy day, this is the best news that has come out of all of this with the exception of loving Michael Jackson and knowing he is now living with the Lord

John   July 30th, 2009 1:05 pm ET

I want to know after reading TMZ, how come the Agents did not secure that large package that was delivered by UPS at the same time of the Raid? I bet evidnce is in there and now gone forever becuae police didn't think.Stupid as usual.
Why would a Docotr or his staff hide anything offsite in a storage facility? Because there's something to hide, that's why. Usually they keep important things in the office. Wonder if thats where he kept all his cash he was paid for doing this deed.

Toni   July 30th, 2009 1:05 pm ET

I agree, Debbie Rowe did not walk away empty handed.

Dana   July 30th, 2009 1:05 pm ET


Samantha - South Africa   July 30th, 2009 1:06 pm ET


The two women who allegedly went to Dr. Conrad Murray's Houston storage unit and removed boxes just hours before Michael Jackson was pronounced dead are telling inconsistent stories about what was taken from the storage facility.

We spoke with LaQuisha Middleton and her sister, LaQuanda Price, both of whom worked for Dr. Murray at the time. LaQuisha is the office manager. LaQuanda was laid off within the last month.

The manager of the storage facility tells us the two sisters came to Dr. Murray's unit at 9:22 AM Los Angeles time the day Jackson died and picked up 3 – 5 boxes, in addition to other items they carried out by hand. The manager says she personally spoke with both sisters at the facility.

But Wednesday - outside Dr. Murray's Houston office - LaQuanda told us she stayed in the office the day Jackson died and did not go to the storage facility. She says her sister went and retrieved one bio-hazardous box - filled with used needles. She says Dr. Murray did not call and direct either of them to go to the storage facility. As for why they would pick up a box of used needles and take it back to the office, LaQuanda says they were just moving things around in the office.

LaQuisha told a totally different story. She says the only thing she picked up was a chair. She also says Dr. Murray did not direct her to go to the facility. As for why she went, she said "I always go."

They also don't believe Dr. Murray administered a fatal dose of Propofol to Jackson.

Ginger   July 30th, 2009 1:17 pm ET

You forget something here. Just because this is said now doesn't make it true. Court hearing is on Aug. 3rd. They just agreed to the same policy michael had signed with this 'woman'. Everyone that Michael trusted wound up screwing him for money, plain and simple. Over and over they used him and they will continue to use him by using all the fans buying cd's and stuff like that. Michael was just too trusting where it should have raised a red flag, they milked him but good and then they put him in the ground.

mariau   July 30th, 2009 1:21 pm ET

if debbie rowe did not walked empty handed... still she made the right decision and because for her loved to Michael and their 3 children.
infairness to Debbie, her intentions still for her children.. the safetiness of her children, financialy yes..

John   July 30th, 2009 1:22 pm ET

Why would anyone in the medical profession store used needles? Bio hazard materials? Selling them now to addicts? There is a staunch medical rule that those needles are to be secured inside a recepticle and they are picked up by a bio hazard company that disposes them properly, meaning, they burn them. These people are low life drug enablers.

Michelle D. Fonthill,Ont   July 30th, 2009 1:24 pm ET

Great news Mrs Jackson will get the kids!This is what Micheal wanted so now he can rest easily knowing his kids are with his mother .

Toni   July 30th, 2009 1:37 pm ET

Yes, I felt that as soon as his children were where he wanted them to be, he can finally sleep like a baby, and let the media and vulchers have their partys. He knows his loyal fans will take over from here. Now we just have to help and support his mother and make sure his legacy is safe in our hands. Sleep well baby!!!

Gina   July 30th, 2009 1:59 pm ET

I feel that this is the right decision; however, I hope society comprehends that Mr. Joe Jackson did physically abuse his children at least according to everything I have seen or heard. I just want society to understand and comprehend why people are so ANGRY with Child Protective Services. Do you understand that families have been destroyed? I don't know every story; but a mother lost her daughter temporarily because she argued with a school principal; this was called "imminent danger". Can you understand the difference? A couple lost their healthy newborn daughter from birth directly from a hospital room because they just didn't look fit enough. Can you understand the anger we feel? Both of these parents were poor. In the movie of Michael Jackson; he said poverty didn't beat them down; he is right; but when Child Protective Services gets involved in the lives of a poverty stricken family this can beat them down. Poverty may not but CPS can!

Betty Hunter   July 30th, 2009 1:59 pm ET

To: Mr. King and Guests:

Is it possible that the cause of death for Michael Jackson was sleep deprivation? My rationale being: If Conrad Murray regularly administered diprivan to treat Jackson's insomnia, however, diprivan produces unconsciousness not sleep. Then might sleep deprivation be the proximate cause of MJ's death?

Washington, DC.

Gina   July 30th, 2009 2:10 pm ET

Poverty doesn't necessarily beat a family down; but outside forces such as Child Protective Services can destroy a family. Michael Jackson I believe loved his family and he loved singing with his brothers.

Gladys Maldonado   July 30th, 2009 2:10 pm ET

Im so happy that the children are staying with there grandmother,that is where they belong.May god bless them all --I love u MJ God Bless u

Adrienne   July 30th, 2009 2:13 pm ET

I don't know how true this is, but I just read that a psychologist will be involved so that Debbie Rowe can be a meaningful relationship in the children's lives. I am concerned about the harm that this will due to the children. These children were raised by their father and according to family the children never knew DR as their mother. These children have had enough damage on them, wouldn't this further damage them. In addition, based on information provided by the plastic surgeon, Debbie Rowe was an enabler of MJ's. I don't think that she would be a good role model for these children. This is wrong. I hope that the judge looks at that. If or when these children become of age and they wish to know about their mother they can. I think with all this speculation going around with who enabled who, who's involved, this is just going to further confuse these children. I don't think that MJ would want this. He asked that his mother raise the children. He also made it know that he wanted them raised JW. It is my hope that the judge accepts this agreement, but does not allow Debbie Rowe's request. This is going to be too hard on these kids. Haven't they been through enough already. Let the Jackson's love and care for kids and not have anyone involved with them who was an enabler.

Lori   July 30th, 2009 2:38 pm ET


I don't think there is anything to worry about if the agreement icludes a psychologist to facilitate the relationship between the children and Debbie Rowe. Many child custody agreements routinely have a psychologist, or a visitation evalutor to ease things along. This professional is usually chosen and agreed upon by the parties and appointed by the court. I think it makes good sense. This person would also be a "mandatory reporter" so if there was anything that needed brought forward about the children this person would be required to bring it to light.

It's a good thing.

Also, I think Debbie Rowe is looking to clean up her image as a mother, and this helps show her in a more positive light. It remains to be seen how and when she will utilize this.

Whatever it took to get the agreement done, I say. This looks like a very good resolution for all of them.

diana   July 30th, 2009 2:41 pm ET

What happened to the children was also Michael's fault. He was the only parent for three souls, whom he agreed to bring to this world as a result of a deal with their respective mothers(and father(s)). Taking dangerous anesthetics as sleeping aids wasn't a responsible decision, and clearly he didn't think about the children when he did it.
he was a wonderful father, but a man with an addiction, the demerol song is dated 1997, and he clearly knew what he was singing about. IMO before people are allowed to hire surrogates, or make any kind of deals of this nature they should be thoroughly evaluated.
For him, it was a clever way around it, but it wasn’t fair to the children.

Toni   July 30th, 2009 2:47 pm ET

Adrienne...{I am trying so hard to get off of here, but I'm really getting pissed off here}!!

So they are on one hand saying that DR isn't in it for money, right? But she all of a sudden, after Michaels death, wants a ++ meaningful relationship ++ with her kids. So over time she can bring them back into her life. Right?+++++Do people not realize how much MONEY these kids are going to have? As soon as she establishes a bond with these innocent children, she will get her hands on everything those children have. God, Michael wasn't stupid here. He intentioally left her out of his will. If he had wanted her to have some control into raising them, he would have said so. He knew this would happen. All she has to do is wait a couple of years and I believe she will completely take advantage of these children.
One of Michaels long time advisors wrote in time mag. that Michael has a complete library of unreleased songs and short films , in case of his death, to support his children. I literally cried when I read that.
But who will actually profit from all of it?????

Toni   July 30th, 2009 2:50 pm ET

I hope he has complete instructions, notorization, and everything needed with that library. If not...guess what?

Jacquelyn   July 30th, 2009 2:52 pm ET


FYI, any drug you take is dangerous. He wanted to sleep there is nothing wrong with that. But yes that drug was wrong, and a Doctor recommended him to it, so the doctor is at fault. So he made the Demorol song, so what alot of artist makes songs about narcotics, and much worst stuff then that. Diprivan is what killed Michael from what the reports are saying not demerol.

First of all Debbie Rowe was not a surrogate through a company, she was a friend of Klein's, that's how she met Michael, therefore deciding to carry his kids. So there is no need for an evaluation.

RA:Tim   July 30th, 2009 2:55 pm ET

Michael Jackson is dead get over it he's just one person why arn't there people talking about the war and all the soldiers dieing over seas has the news even talked about them for at lest a second?

Jacquelyn   July 30th, 2009 3:04 pm ET


I dont even want to think about it. SMH

carol kesling   July 30th, 2009 3:07 pm ET

i think it is fair that debbie be part of her kids life. debbie had an agreement with michael in life not death!!! did anyone ask the kids if they want to meet their mom??? she is the only one who has the answers to the kids questions... i was a single parent and i think it is very important for children to know who their parents are... lets let THEM decide after all they are almost at the age to make that decision for themselves...i love M.J., but i still think debbie has that right to be in her childrens life.. sorry if i upset anyone!!

diana   July 30th, 2009 3:09 pm ET

It is the doctor's fault for giving/prescribing the drug to him, but Michael knew what it is and what it does. He could have refused to take it. Ultimately it was his decision.

Dana   July 30th, 2009 3:10 pm ET

I just want to make a statement... I think that this kid who made alligations about Michael being a child Molester, should step up and clear Michaels name so his children will not have to suffer the indignent of media and people in general asking them question that are untrue about their father.. because consider this,... if Michael was a child Molester he certainly had access to his own 3 children if he were that... but we all know he is not and never was. I ,mean that kid and his family were Paid very well, no one can take the money away from them, they should do the right thing.

Malaika   July 30th, 2009 3:10 pm ET

Toni July 30th, 2009 2:47 pm

AMEN!!! I CLDN'T HV SAID IT BETTER!!! Debbie & Klien wr onli after MJ's MONEY right frm the start, she gt paid 3 times 4 crying out loud... 3 times!!! those kids are better off wth the Jacksons IMO.

Jacquelyn   July 30th, 2009 3:16 pm ET


Actually yes the money can be taken away from them if the family files a lawsuit. Plus they will get arrested for lying and destroying Michael's character.

Dana   July 30th, 2009 3:17 pm ET

I believe there should be in evaluation of the children just so Miss Rowe cannot extort anymore money from The Jackson Family

Jacquelyn   July 30th, 2009 3:20 pm ET


I agree. She doesnt deserve anything else.

Jacquelyn   July 30th, 2009 3:23 pm ET

carol kesling

If she has not seen them in years prior to Michael's death she doesnt. What if she only using them for the money, you think that is fair to the kids

diana   July 30th, 2009 3:30 pm ET

the children won't have any money in hand until they reached whatever age Mj has stipullated in regards to the trust. Clearly not before they are 18.
Someone who is not related to the family should administer it until then regardless. The jacksons are avid for $$$- talk to whoever knows them.

Dirty Diana   July 30th, 2009 3:36 pm ET

I find it disturbing that Dr. Hoelfer (MJ's plastic surgeon) has an appointment book showing Debbie Rowe's signature for each time she injected Mj with day had 4 entries!!!! I don't trust a woman who gives up her children for money and then years later wants a relationship with them, when we know there will be tremendous financial gain. I don't believe having her in the children's life is in their best interest, only DR's best interest She was paid for conceiving/carrying the kids alot of money......let her go back to what she is best at – raising horses and leave the children to build strong relationships iwithin the Jackson family.

carol kesling   July 30th, 2009 3:51 pm ET

hi jacquelyn, i knew i would hear from you.ha,ha .she has seen the kids, but they call her debbie.i just think she does not want joe to get near them to try to influence them..and what if they want to see her?? not everything is about MONEY. dr. klein said on larry king that debbie really loved m.j. and i think she trully did.. so she made an agreement with m.j. in LIFE. but lets not sqabble about that, we all want what is best for those kids. who are very smart and know alot more than we think they do..lets hope someone is held responsible for m.j.s death.

Toni   July 30th, 2009 3:54 pm ET

I have to go for awhile. Looks like Michael is in good hands for awhile. I'llbe back later. Angel defender signing off!!

Adrienne   July 30th, 2009 3:55 pm ET

Dirty Diana, My point exactly. She should not have contact with the kids based on the demerol allegation. I wish that the judge would look at character refrences and I am sure the plastic surgeon can help with that. What kind of person would inject someone with demerol4 times a day( I believe it was 1800 mg) ? And don't tell me she was just following doctor's orders. She should have refused. There are many other places you can get a nursing job..

I am sorry, but Debbie Rowe needs to have no contact with these children until the kids ask.

Kamala   July 30th, 2009 3:55 pm ET

This is good news !!!!!

lannetta somerville   July 30th, 2009 3:57 pm ET

I am happy to hear that Rowe won't contest the guardianship. Originally when I heard about the consideration of literally separating the kids, I was beyond horrified that a "mother" would only take 2 of the children versus all three – I mean seriously they're a PACKAGE deal. Not to mention all of the money shelled out to prevent her contact with the kids from the jump. I appreciate Rowe for stepping down. Now having a normal childhood can be a reality for these children despite the circus of a life the media has made of their upbringing

Jacquelyn   July 30th, 2009 3:59 pm ET

carol kesling

What I am saying is, she did not see them in years before Michael has died.

But yes your right now that the custody agreement is now over. Well hopefully, we will see Aug 3, Katherine and her family can do what they can to find out exactly how Mihcael died and all who was involved in his death.

Jacquelyn   July 30th, 2009 4:03 pm ET


When you are in desperate need for sleep, you are willing to try anything to get that rest. Whoever decided to give it to them know what they was doing. But Michael was willing to see the good in everyone.

Oh man. Well its too late, those involve needs to pay.

Adrienne   July 30th, 2009 4:04 pm ET

one other thing... If Debbie Rowe becomes a part of their lives. Will Dr. Klein continue being a part, too?? I certainly hope not... These children need to sheltered from the truth of their father's harsh death as much as possible. I realy would like to know what she was doing at Dr. Kleins office, was it yesterday... If there is visitation I hope they are heavily monitored by someone who is not easily swayed to the Rowe side. Just something to think about...

Erika S.   July 30th, 2009 4:05 pm ET

If this was not a "money deal" what took the attorney's so long to reach an arrangement that was agreeable to both sides? I'm skeptical of Ms. Roe's intentions because she has accepted money at least two other times in exchange for her parental rights. I hope that everyone leaves this situation with a good intentions and that all three of the children are well taken care of. I hear that Rebbie is helping Mrs. Katherine Jackson tremendously with the children. Great for her!

helena   July 30th, 2009 4:05 pm ET

finally something goog and positive. good to hear that the children are staying with their family and Mrs Kathrine Jackosn will be their guardian. good news. at least the kids will be at peace for now....

eve   July 30th, 2009 4:06 pm ET

Debbie decided to respect Michael’s wishes. She has never said she would interfer with the will. There have been a lot of people attacking her and writing hateful things to her. I think that Debbie' s intentions weren't evil. We should not judge her so severely

Emmy. Lalonde, in Belgium   July 30th, 2009 4:08 pm ET

For the respect of Michael Jackson WILL, I am very glad that Katherine Jackson got the costudy for Michael Jackson kids, at the moment. And that place is the kids where should be living, surounding by their DAD'S family, however I rather septicals for the bad behavior of JOE JAckSON. I do hope, he will be completely different to HELP them to carrying out their life, much more better than what he was doing to Michael and his brothers, since they were very young. By time and as he is already very OLD, I supposse he understood the lessons, which made Michael got confussed and trumatised himself about his father conduct to him and his brothers, while in the other side he loved very much his Daddy, and knew the mistaken, whatever Joe attention was for their best. Michael missed very much true love from his own father and many were thought missing since he was a little child. My wishes always for Michael's kids and hope they will be happy, a good health and bringing a lot of peaces in the family. Michael was a very good father to them at shown by his daugther Paris speech during his memorial service for his dead. So can always remember their DAddy will for them and they would be as smart as they can to find the way out, whenever bad things might be coming and moreove when they have Michael brothers and sister arround. May Lord blessed Michael and his children, for always. Thank 2U LARRY, regards from Belgium. GBU.

Euxucina Girton   July 30th, 2009 4:09 pm ET

thank God the children are were Michael wanted then ..and i an sorry that the family had to have more pain in worring over this But God s Love and all the prayers are keeping then were he Michael wanted then .and as for rowe putting this added pain over the custody so so sad for it seens she didnt love Michael ..for nowing how much he loved his kids and as the will says Kids with his Mom and family no way did he put rowe in it..agen thank God for helping make michaels will for the rest of us that loved Michael and the kids and family we keep praying for then God bless you Katherine from one mom and grandmother hang in there.and keep looking up

Tammy   July 30th, 2009 4:10 pm ET

OMG I am SOOOOO happy to hear that the children will remain where they BELONG......with FAMILY !!!! Thank you God

tammy   July 30th, 2009 4:11 pm ET


tau   July 30th, 2009 4:13 pm ET

We are ready knew this Larry King. It was just your tabloid news that flame the fire. Larry King some of the things you put on your show, I know you feel guilty about this.

MIMI   July 30th, 2009 4:23 pm ET

I think debbie is up to something here.. she's probably looking forward to forging a relationship with the kids so when they grow up.. she can cash in on the money.

MIMI   July 30th, 2009 4:25 pm ET

Do u think taht larry King and the media have a single conscience??? huh, think again.

Stu,Hungary   July 30th, 2009 4:38 pm ET

I dont think,Debbie can cash on the money,whenn thay grow up.How?

Traci Criddle   July 30th, 2009 4:41 pm ET

Congratulations Katherine the children are in great hands, you all have been through enough. God Bless!

M. Aberra   July 30th, 2009 4:42 pm ET

Finally Good News !!!

Jacquelyn   July 30th, 2009 4:49 pm ET


By trying to get close to them enough that she is able to extract money from them.

Jane   July 30th, 2009 4:57 pm ET

To Mr. Garey Gabriel. You are right and I agree. But your issues has nothing to do with Michael Jackson and how people mourns for him. There are no comparisons to the death of each and every person. It only happens, which we have to accept, that Michael Jackson is famous for so many things, for his music, his humanitarian efforts, his life. So many lives are touched by his music, his work. Your work in Iraq, affects many people too but they do not affect the lives of people who Michael Jackson had managed to reach, even to the smallest islands of little isolated countries. It does not mean America does not mourn for the lost of lives in what you do. It just is different. Please let us give him the respect for the charity he has raised and helped, do not get blindsided just because he has a famous name. Unfortunately for some people it is his being a celebrity that causes people to say "why does he deserve all this attention." YOu are missing the fact that indeed, he had touched many peoples' lives through his music and charity. That is why.

MIMI   July 30th, 2009 4:59 pm ET

Well, if she develops a healthy and affectionate mother/child relationship with these kids just like MJ had with his mum, it means they will take care of her till old age, and this is without her seeking finances tru a lawyer, it will be VOLUNTARY by the kids when they become adults, get that???

Ann   July 30th, 2009 5:00 pm ET

The world will perpetually love Michael and noone can take that away from us.

I know that they will always been people who doubt him but one day the truth will prevail.

I love Michael!

Stu,Hungary   July 30th, 2009 5:04 pm ET

Yes,but this kids are not stupid.In that time thay will know,she was just leav tham for money,iven,if now thay would have somkinde relationship,and it will be up to the kids decision,and i hope,thay will be clever inough

Toti   July 30th, 2009 5:08 pm ET

Why does the country has so much complicated laws and rules about Peoples' kids and money. Outside of your world, If money belonged to Michael Jackson and now he has passed away, it goes to the parents or the closest relative. Then they sort out all the other problems. They are given the first chance to take care of family life. The money doesn't go to the insurers, lawyers, etc etc long list. Of course I know it needs laws to execute which is which and who is who- you know the complicated bits- but how complicated these laws have become. They were Michael Jacksons kids, living with him, being cared for and loved. Now he has passed away, there should have not been questions of the real mother, the donors etc. etc., In the real good world left outside of your country, it just means his kids will go to the grandparents, or the sisters, or brothers. Thats' the family. I know there are a lot of issues here but I hope you understand what I mean how your laws seem to rule everything in family lives and businesses. Of course, I have respect for the law and I am not generalising, but where had all the basic ethics and values of Family code gone to – all decided and squashed in courts. Hooray to Mrs. Jackson.

Elisheva, Jerusalem/Israel   July 30th, 2009 5:10 pm ET

@ Diana and Jacquelyn,

IMO an addict tries to make excuses for his addiction. It is obvious MJ knew he was playing with fire. Today I listened again to the Morphine song. In it he clearly outlined what the consequences could be of his addiction.

It made me sad to hear the tone of his voice. Like his soul was cut. He was crying for help and nobody noticed.

Jacquelyn   July 30th, 2009 5:28 pm ET

Elisheva, Jerusalem/Israel

When you take any medications you play with fire. You dont know if Michael was an addict or not, so just wait for the toxicology report and you will see. Now the Morphine song was made in 97 i believe, of course he would know about it he admitted to using in 93. So of course he knows its effects.

Lori   July 30th, 2009 5:39 pm ET

I think that since MJ sought treatment in 93 for his dependency that you are always at risk for a relapse. Does that make you an addict? Or maybe its recovering addict like recovering alcholic. An alcholic is always at risk for falling off the wagon.

It is so sad, but it seems that MJ was really vulnerable to this.

Jacquelyn   July 30th, 2009 5:43 pm ET


Yes it is a possibility. But look what happened to him in those years in dealing with the media and the negativity they continue with. It would make anyone fall off. But like I said we dont know until the toxicology report is in.

diana   July 30th, 2009 5:45 pm ET

it seems the jacksons wanted to put the custody aside before the 3rd and focus on his estate battle from now on. That's the big stake.

triny   July 30th, 2009 5:49 pm ET

For the Jacksons this is great news. Thank you Debbie for putting the children first. As for the fans this comes at a time where our hearts are still aching over the loss of Michael. It hurts us that all we see on the news are the negative aspects and FINALLY something positive has happened in light of this tragedy. I'm very thankful that at least this portion of Michael's wishes is being fulfilled. God is good!

Sharon from Miami,Fl   July 30th, 2009 5:56 pm ET

please ask that Boston cop had he not been called out, would he still feel "regret" for his acttions? I Think not, he's the ptototypical racist, a cold blooded COWARD& LIAR FILLED WITH HATE. I WOULDN'T BELIEVE HIS APOLOGY–WE DON'T ACCEPT HIS APOLOGY.If you called Mr. Gates those names-you're speaking to me too.The difference is–I don't have to be diplomatic-I'll fire your ass up!

Wendy, Ontario, Canada   July 30th, 2009 5:58 pm ET

Where is the unamed "source close to the family" that claimed Debbie Rowe was getting $40 million to give up custody? Once again false info. was reported.
Good news that Debbie will get visitation & can watch over her kids. It's the Jackson family that will profit off them not their mother. Katherine already looking for money from the estate because she lives on social security? If she can't afford to feed them for a few weeks without MJ's money there is a problem.

Stu,Hungary   July 30th, 2009 6:04 pm ET

Maybe we will not even know thann,couse who knos,wath dr Murey injected in MJ,whenn he finde out,that he died from diprivan.So,even,if thay finde in Michael drog.its not sure,that he was addictid to tham.

Sharon from Miami,Fl   July 30th, 2009 6:04 pm ET

To Gabriel & Issac-I know what you both are 'missing' in reference to Michal Jackson-A BRAIN. 1st of all–YOU wanted to be GI Joe–so serve and shut up...2nd, your Mom and Dad got busy while listening to MJ's music-that's how YOU got here!!! Your tour of duty in Iraq-ain't got diddly to do with MJ's death.YOU are a legend in your OWN mind–please stop comparing yourself–stop feeling sorry for yourself–YOU AIN'T NO MICHAEL JACKSON! Maybe in your mother's eyes you're a legend, but to me you're typical GED soldier,who CHOSE military over formal education..That's why you're "missing something"

Elisheva, Jerusalem/Israel   July 30th, 2009 6:17 pm ET

Jacquelyn, it is my bet he was an addict. Being an addict is a taboo, but if you need a doctor administering you propofol during your tours, then you are an addict. The preliminary autopsy report already mentions a combination of things. IMO denying an addiction is what made that many people around him, including his loved ones, suddenly feel caught in the fire. Well, Lisa Marie did not. She said on her weblog she was over her head in the cycle that was going on. That's why she filed for divorce, not because of a lack of love. It could well be the Demerol song has also to do with her. It is my guess she and Michael kept loving each other for a long time after their divorce.

Jacquelyn   July 30th, 2009 6:31 pm ET

Elisheva, Jerusalem/Israel

Traveling with a doctor does not make you an addict. He was taking a drug because he felt it might help him sleep and give him the energy he wanted to perfor for YOU. What autopsy report nothing was reported it has been delayed again. What was these name of all these so called pills in his system. Lisa Marie and Michael we dont know how they felt about eachother. Lisa and her mother went on a did an interview saying Michael used her because she was Elvis daughter. So I dont know about that. Michael moved on to Debbie months later. For what I dont know, maybe for the shots or because he wanted the kids. Was Lisa Marie around for the molestation charges or was she there when he was under attack from the press? Lisa Marie can be saying anything right now who knows. Michael not here to defend himself so whatever on Lisa Marie and his so call friends.

Toni   July 30th, 2009 6:32 pm ET

Exactly! remember he had 5 fresh needle marks on his neck. And dr.s on CNN said he could not have injected himself in the neck.

This is his mother for Gods sake. He loved and cherished that woman. Right now he has 50 money hungry vulchers after his money.Do you expect his MOTHER to just sit and watch it??? I am so tired of people saying she is after all his money. If you had a wealthy child and he died, what would you do if everybody was swooping in like vulchers trying to grab it by the handfuls, and there wasn't a damn thing you could do about it. All she is trying to do is make sure what he ultimately gave his life for doesnt fall in the vultures hands. Please stop disrespecting the only person that he truely trusted his whole life.
Do you really think he would want to hear people say this stuff about his mother???

Sorry everyone, I only came back on for a minute to tell you MJ fans to watch E.T. tomorrow night. It's a private video of the family celebrating Mrs.Jacksons birthday and Michael is dressed to kill, and serenades her. They showed previews and it is very touching. It was in some resturant setting or something. Talk later. Bye.

gloria   July 30th, 2009 6:33 pm ET

Would like to know why none of the first responders (paramedics) were asked for interviews? Or the treating doctor's at UCLA or wherever he was taken? You are interviewing the chef, but wouldn't these other people have something significant to say about the day MJ died? I think the chef just wants to promote her new book and get her 15 minutes of fame.... riding on MJ's celebrity.
Just my opinion.... would like to hear from someone who really knows something about his last day.... someone who spent time with him on Wednesday late evening or during the day before he went to the rehearsal. We all know that the toxicology report and cause of death will surely be "accidental overdose"... it's already in the cards.

larry   July 30th, 2009 6:37 pm ET

Hi. Larry .
i watch the show last night and was very disturb with your guess Mr. Larry Elder , if that 's his name he is the one who is racist, and he was very disrespectful to talk about General Powell like that and why is it that he think's that Dr. Gates is wrong and not the police officer , i would prefer that he said both of them is wrong.
thank you for taking my comment.

Toni   July 30th, 2009 6:41 pm ET

Ireally thought she loved him until you just said that about the interview with her and her mom. I hadnt heard that one. I'm glad I found out , thanks. Talk later duty calls!!

Jacquelyn   July 30th, 2009 6:42 pm ET

See you later, Toni.

CHM   July 30th, 2009 6:45 pm ET

I am wondering how Blanket's feelings have been considered in this matter. If Prince and Paris develop a relationship with their mother and feel good about, speak positively about her, etc., won't it be sad for Blanket if he does not have a connection to a mother?

Elisheva, Jerusalem/Israel   July 30th, 2009 6:47 pm ET

Which interview was this? If I understand Taborelli well, Lisa had a hard time getting over Michael although she knew she did the best thing for her. I just think Michael has set his eyes on fatherhood and when she did not want he moved on to somebody else.

It is a sad story anyhow. I hope MJ can rest in peace.

Now I really have to go, it's already late.

Doris   July 30th, 2009 6:50 pm ET

We are made to believe and trust in doctors. They know what is wrong or right like we all do. Michail didn't just come up with this on his own, it had to be a doctor that introduced it to him and convinced him that it was okay to use at home and to just have a doctor to watch him. It evidently worked (fortunatly) in the past and so he put his faith in another doctor who made the chioce to administer this to Michael and didn't do what he was trained to do and took shortcuts for what he seemed to think was easy money. He should have said no like we are all taught to do, He is no better than the rest of us, because someone wants something doesn't mean they should get it. Let the doctor or doctors take responsibility for what he chose to do like the rest of us, or maybe all these people who are making excuses for him should also make excuse for everyone in prison for making bad choices.

Wendy, Ontario, Canada   July 30th, 2009 6:56 pm ET

Toni: MJ didn't leave his Mother in charge of the will. Everyone keeps saying his wishes should be followed, well his will states who the executors are. It also states. anyone who challenges the will, will be cut out! MJ was in a ton of debt, there are 2 proffesional men in charge trying to sort through it. Having Katherine asking for money a month after his death is awful! She wanted those kids, to ask for money now to care for them is very heartless. Can the Jackson clan not chip in a few dollars to care for these grieving children until the will is sorted out? Unbelievable. And then you have 1 of MJ's sisters & 1 brother selling private info to British tabloids to make a dollar? It's so wrong.

Kimmy   July 30th, 2009 7:30 pm ET

Michaels kids belong with the Jackson family. Hopefully they can put the stress of wondering where they will live behind them and get on with healing their broken hearts.

Jeannie Enright   July 30th, 2009 8:03 pm ET

I think that Dr. Murry injected M. Jackson with other drugs after he died to cover-up for the Propafol he gave Michael that killed him.

West Palm Beach, Florida

Mary U from Ohio   July 30th, 2009 8:05 pm ET

I just watched entertainment tonight… The Chef was on… She said that Dr. Murray never took Prince upstairs with him. She said Michael was moving slow the day before… He said that AEG is working him to hard.. Michael said they are killing me… Here the media is portraying her as a bad person… She said never seen Michael on drugs or doing any drugs…. I believe her….

Jacquelyn   July 30th, 2009 8:06 pm ET

Jeannie Enright

I think he did too. But either way he is still in trouble

sandra   July 30th, 2009 8:10 pm ET

I think that's the best for the children to be with Mrs.Jackson,but we all know there's a little more to the story that someone ain't telling,she haven't gave up that easy

Jacquelyn   July 30th, 2009 8:12 pm ET

Mary U from Ohio

(if what she saying is true and she did not say that about Prince and Murray) You see how the media twist things for their own pleasure.

fina   July 30th, 2009 8:45 pm ET

I thank God for Debbie's decision. She loves her children. She knows that separating them from the people they know and love would further aggravate their loneliness for their dad. so, I commend her for being sensitive to the feelings of her children and her ex-mother-in-law. In time debbie will be able to establish a meaningful relationship with her children. God bless you Mrs. K Jackson, Prince, Paris, Blanket and Debbie.

Kelly in Canada   July 30th, 2009 8:51 pm ET

Shame on Conrad Murray! Since Debbie Rowe has never stepped up to be a mother to these children, he has left them orphaned. They are where they belong, with their family. I think Debbie's intentions were good and that in the end she did put the children first by doing what was best for them. Debbie gave these children to Michael as a gift. That's how I choose to look at it. They were a gift, not a commodity. The fact that she got $8.5 wasn't like Michael couldn't afford it. Besides, she WAS married to Michael and therefore deserved some financial settlement. I really don't believe that she sold those children for money. Give the girl a break!

Nicole S. -- North Carolina   July 30th, 2009 9:00 pm ET

Hi everyone! Can't wait to hear this interview!

#1mjfan   July 30th, 2009 9:03 pm ET

i completely agree, that the kids need to be with the family they know and love. katherine obviously is a great mother and grandmother. i think this is def. the best resolution for the kids.

LyCA   July 30th, 2009 9:04 pm ET

Thank God someone has a cool head and are looking out for these children.

Nicole S. -- North Carolina   July 30th, 2009 9:07 pm ET

I like getting this perspective of what happened that day, and how an average day was for Michael and his three children.

#1mjfan   July 30th, 2009 9:07 pm ET

to gabriel, i appreciate you and all of our soldiers fighting for our freedom. but until michael jackson passed, i never heard of peter king.

and yes, that ian halperin book is a tabloid book. i highly recommned getting aphrodite jones's book 'michael jackson conspiracy.' his atty. tom mesereau contributed a foreward to it (it's a detailed account of the 2005 trial) but pointing to the real facts.

anddd...mj's own book 'moonwalk' will be avail. soon! i think all the fans will enjoy reading it, i bought it back in 1988, it was a great read.

Karen   July 30th, 2009 9:07 pm ET

I'm so pleased about this decision. In honor of the children and Michael's wishes, the best outcome for the children was made.

Nicole S. -- North Carolina   July 30th, 2009 9:09 pm ET

What do you guys think so far of Kai's interview?

Jacquelyn   July 30th, 2009 9:11 pm ET

Nicole S. - North Carolina

I dont know yet, need to look at some more.

Nicole S. -- North Carolina   July 30th, 2009 9:12 pm ET

Ok, Jacquelyn, so am I.

DivaDru   July 30th, 2009 9:12 pm ET

Kai, thank you for sharing with us – it is greatly appreciated to see your respect and to hear your comforting support. Yea for organic support

#1mjfan   July 30th, 2009 9:13 pm ET

but about dr. murray, what i don't like is...why he disappeared from the scene and that the police had to look for him? he was gone, what 3 days? i mean, i don't know what exactly happened, but why run away? that just looks soooo fishy!

DivaDru   July 30th, 2009 9:16 pm ET

Appreciating Kai very much. Glad she was there with the organic good foods and nutrition.

Nicole S. -- North Carolina   July 30th, 2009 9:19 pm ET

Ohhh....I love this interview! The colorful box from Paris to Kai is adorable! I'm so glad she's putting a human face on on obvious loving nature of this family!! It is SO necessary, given all the negative way Michael is being portrayed in the media.

DivaDru   July 30th, 2009 9:19 pm ET

box of happiness-alright-thanks for sharing that Kai. we love that you are showinf love and respect-stay strong and true.

isabelle - Montreal   July 30th, 2009 9:22 pm ET

good news ! the kids will be well surrounded

Nicole S. -- North Carolina   July 30th, 2009 9:22 pm ET

As I've said before, AEG is behind a lot of what happened in Michael's last days. They were trying to work him to death. Grrr....

Nicole S. -- North Carolina   July 30th, 2009 9:24 pm ET

Thank yu for sharing with us, Kai!! God bless you!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

Jacquelyn   July 30th, 2009 9:25 pm ET

I love that part with the boxes, at first I said what she bring that for, then when she showed it, It was soooooooo nice, I love that.

Nicole S. -- North Carolina   July 30th, 2009 9:25 pm ET

Gee...I'm so excited tonight...making all kinds of typos. Sorry, y'all.

#1mjfan   July 30th, 2009 9:26 pm ET

yeah i like kai, dunno why she has a publicist though...but glad she doesn't have a book to sell or to tell the world mj's private thoughts (dr. deepak chopra)

i'm just shocked deepak chopra is on larry king so much telling the whole world the things that mj confided to him. i mean...wasn't he a friend? why blab all that stuff? just because mj died? no wonder michael felt like he didn't have any real friends. i mean, at least chris tucker isn't commenting to the media or giving interviews (as far as i know)

DivaDru   July 30th, 2009 9:26 pm ET

thank you Kai for sharing all - it is greatly appreciated. thank you for providing the organic foods and nutirtion for MJ, for loving his family.

Nicole S. -- North Carolina   July 30th, 2009 9:35 pm ET

Actually, Kai does have a book to sell. Last I heard, she was doing a cookbook called a"Fit for a King." I think Michael had encouraged her to write one.

Pat   July 30th, 2009 9:36 pm ET

"Debbie Rowe, has agreed not to challenge the singer’s mother for custody of the children, a Jackson family lawyer said in a CBS News interview."

yet katherine and her ***** lawyers WANT to challenge the executors for Michael's will. hypocritical much!

Carol-Ann Lane   July 30th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

I just want to wish Michael Jackson's children well. They have gone through a lot in the last few weeks and will need counselling to accept what has happened. Michael was a wonderful father. I just hope they keep Joe Jackson away from them. I can't believe that he said he didn't beat Michael because he only used a belt and switch instead of a stick. He doesn't need to be near those children at all. Also, it says it all about all the plastic surgery when his father kept telling Michael that he was ugly and had a big nose. All Joe has to do is to look in a mirror to see ugly.

God bless Michael. RIP.

Lisa S.   July 30th, 2009 9:41 pm ET

Larry, the coverage on Michael Jackson is just heartwrenching. Dr. Murray should be thrown in jail for life for adminstering this drug which killed Michael. It sounds like the delay in calling 911 was because the doctor knew he was already dead.

It is't Michael Jackson's fault. He never did have a "normal" life; he is not to blame. I wish someone had sent him to a sleep disorder facility.

It seems like the addiction to the pills all started after the Pepsi commercial when his head caught on fire.

Janice   July 30th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

I was skeptical of Kai at first but I must say of al the people who have jumped in front of the cameras she is the most genuine. What a sweet spirit! I like that she says "Mr. Jackson".

Her eyewitness account debunks a lot of this tabloid trash that has been going around. Including Nurse Lee who said he never ate food except fried chicken.

Nicole S. -- North Carolina   July 30th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

I believe what Kai said in her interviews today. She has also visited the children in Encino since their father died. She really does have a sweet spirit. Some things you can't fake. I see why Michael wanted her preparing his food. You can tell she is trustworthy.

cassandra   July 30th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

“Another day has gone
I’m still all alone
How could this be
You’re not here with me
You never said goodbye
Someone tell me why
Did you have to go
And leave my world so cold….”

My name is Cassandra and I am 15 years old. That verse sums up how I feel right now. I love, not loved, Michael Jackson dearly. He was my idol, my inspiration and my friend. Through his music and actions he has taught me so much. There were times in my life when I didn’t even have the strength to go on but when I listened to MJ’s words I felt like all my troubles were at a pause and he taught me how to love.

Sometimes I find myself just sitting down and asking God why he had to take him away from of all the people that loved him. I may never find the answer to that question but I know God put Michael in this world for a reason. To show people how to love one another, to bless us with his presence and music and to help all the children he has helped. I may not have actually known Michael but I feel as if I have. You might think I’m crazy but I felt as if he was my best friend. When he died I feel as if I lost apart of my soul and I still cry thinking about it.

We are still grieving his death but also celebrating the wonderful life he led. I continue to pray for his family, especially his children, to stay strong through this tough time. And if I could say one last thing to Michael it would be I love you and the times when you felt low and alone, miles away I was here for you and I was always your friend.

So Today I ask everyone:
Put The Past In The Past Where It Belongs. Forgive Past Mistakes, Forget Past Flaws, He Was A Human Just Like Us, Who Deserves To Be Remembered As One. He Was a Great Man, and Strived To Help to Make the World A Better Place. Remember him For That and His Astonishing Music.

That’s why Michael deserves a Nobel Prize.

Rest in Peace, you deserve it Michael.

Donna   July 30th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Ann Coulter's shtick is to state opinions opposing those of "liberals" in the most nauseating and infuriating manner. This is how she makes her living–appeasing and tickling people who want to deny the problems of our cultureand barking and biting at reasonable people.

My question for Larry King: Why do you give this person credibility by having her on your show?

Wayne Whitworth   July 30th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Larry King

There is a bigger point thats being over looked here? Who put two black men in Crawley's Report? This is a form and significant part of what most average black men in America go through. Simply the moment has past two question his written words that seem to come from "profiling" Larry please let me or someone else address this distrubing entree in Crawliey's REPORT? This is done daily in thousands of reports around this country.

My heart goes out to the Woman you gave an honest eyewitness assessment of what see observed. Please lest talk about this part of the story. Remember without her this story m/ay have never happened

jj harkins   July 30th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

why is it that when a white family wants to adopt or raise black kids the balck community objects on cultural basis.

With Jackson's obvious white kids there is no cultural objects from the white community

Strange is it not ????

Annie LV   July 30th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

When Kai left for the few weeks, was that when the male chef came in?

Gwen / LA   July 30th, 2009 9:53 pm ET

Hi Larry,
I think Ann has her head in the sand!

Rich   July 30th, 2009 9:53 pm ET

For years others have referred to Black/African Americans as monkeys. He is guilty of racist verbal vomit.

Marian   July 30th, 2009 9:54 pm ET

The Officer is a God damed racist.

Rich   July 30th, 2009 9:59 pm ET

White American always has to be right and have all the answers. The world is full of knowledgeable people who are of color

Marian   July 30th, 2009 9:59 pm ET

Ann need to stop it.she act like a racist herself.

Nicole S. -- North Carolina   July 30th, 2009 10:03 pm ET

MJ fans: TVOne is airing Michael's 30th anniversary celebration from 2003. Watching Michael and the Jackson 5 perform right now. Awesome!

Nicole S. -- North Carolina   July 30th, 2009 10:10 pm ET

Annie - sounds like it. Now, the male chef sure didn't waste any time running to RadarOnline to tell his version of the story.

Katrina   July 30th, 2009 10:10 pm ET

This is great to hear..
It will be as what Michael Jackson would have wanted..
he wanted his children to be raised by his this is the right decision..

jen   July 30th, 2009 10:14 pm ET

Glad Katherine got the kids, this is what MJ wanted.

Lynn   July 30th, 2009 10:17 pm ET

Kai Chase did a nice job tonight. I think she was honest and tactfull with what she saw. I was glad to hear that Prince stayed downstairs and hope its true.

Mabye it will start to put an end to some of the anorexic rumors to have heard her say that he was eating 3 meals a day and most days ate lunch and dinner with his kids.

carol kesling   July 30th, 2009 10:20 pm ET

good evening all... kai was a beautiful person, seems like she was close to tears during the whole interveiw. thank you KAI for putting michael in a "positive" light!!!!!!!!!! people that have unkind words to say about michael obviously NEVER LIVED OR WORKED FOR HIM, everyone who worked for him had nothing but KIND words about him... thank you jacquelyn for the nice reply !!!!!!!! by the way has great dvd sets of all m.j.s tours and music, and they are reasonable.

Nicole S. -- North Carolina   July 30th, 2009 10:24 pm ET

I don't know, guys. Regardless of the toxicology report results, I will never believe that Michael was a functioning drug addict. Something just doesn't set well with me about all this. Timing is much too suspicious. He was a great person, a great entertainer and, most of all, an excellent father. Something is very wrong with the picture that's being painted about him.

Barbara, CT   July 30th, 2009 10:28 pm ET

This is the best news that has come in weeks! It was obvious the special love Michael and his mother had for each other. I am happy to see that Michael's children will know, 1st hand, the love that he knew, the love he transfered to his children.

Nicole S. -- North Carolina   July 30th, 2009 10:30 pm ET

Here's what I wonder. If Conrad Murray was stockpiling Propofol, and accompanying Michael overseas to administer Propofol once in London - was he planning to smuggle Propofol through customs? If not, WHO? Was there going to be a connection in the UK?? That's what I want to know.

Jacquelyn   July 30th, 2009 10:39 pm ET

Nicole S. - North Carolina

Good Question. Hmmm, someone who works with AEG I bet. Or they never planned on Michael making it to the concert to begin with. hmm........

Milagros   July 30th, 2009 10:42 pm ET

I can't help to wonder if Michael Jackson's first wife (Ms. Pressley) egg/ovum was fertilized making her the true mother of the children since Rowe was just a borrowed uterus...

The children look like Lisa Marie Pressley to me!!!!!

Nicole S. -- North Carolina   July 30th, 2009 10:43 pm ET

Jacquelyn - exactly. AEG's fingerprints are all over this. They make me sick. Like Randy Phillips said, "anything to keep him [Michael] happy...."

Nicole S. -- North Carolina   July 30th, 2009 10:45 pm ET

Milagros, I don't think so. I honestly believe that Michael is the biological father, and Debbie Rowe is the biological mother.

Jacquelyn   July 30th, 2009 10:46 pm ET


No, they dont especailly not Paris. Paris look exactly like Debbie.

Nicole S. -- North Carolina   July 30th, 2009 10:47 pm ET

Jacquelyn - you're right. The eyes tell it all. Paris has Debbie's eyes - for certain!

Milagros   July 30th, 2009 10:49 pm ET

Garey Gabriel/Isaac:

People mourn soldiers everyday, but may I remind you that it was YOUR CHOICE to fight knew what you was getting into and you knew when you signed up of the consequences and chances of dying for Your Country.

MJ entertained many soldiers with his music...and kept many of our soldiers "sane" when insanity was around the corner. So think back of what you said ....and remember why you went into the military and MJ did not! the way...thank you for defending our country but MJ's death is not about that!!!!

Milagros   July 30th, 2009 10:53 pm ET

I thought I read that Rowe was just a surrogate mom...."A BORROWED UTERUS ONLY!"

that is why she don't seek custody because technically she is not the biological mother....

Nicole S. -- North Carolina   July 30th, 2009 10:55 pm ET

I'm watching Michael peforming "You Rock My World" on his 30th Anniversary Celebration special. He looked so sexy...oh my goodness. I miss him. (:

Nicole S. -- North Carolina   July 30th, 2009 11:14 pm ET

Debbie Rowe is definitely just a "bio-womb." She'd better not be waiting for Michael's mother to pass away so she can try to swoop in and take over. The Jacksons better get it all nailed down, including provisions for the children after Mrs. Jackson goes on to glory. (I pray that she has many more years, but no one will live forever in this world.)

Jacquelyn   July 30th, 2009 11:20 pm ET

Nicole S. - North Carolina

Dang I do not get TVOne on my cable. I am missing the good stuff.

But remember Debbie use to work for Klein, who is being investigated by authorities therefore they will investigate her too. There are reports she was giving Michael Diprivan outside of the hospital, perhaps even drugging him. That's probaby why she became all nice all of a sudden.

Adrienne   July 30th, 2009 11:38 pm ET

Jacquelyn, where did you hear she was giving him diprivan? All I heard for certain was the demerol... If she gave him the diprivan at any point, I hope the judge is notified and her visitaion rights are taken away from her. Debbie Rowe has done enough damage.

Adrienne   July 30th, 2009 11:39 pm ET

Nicole S– the 30th anniversary special was awesome... I taped it..

kayla   July 30th, 2009 11:40 pm ET

we will all miss the king of pop Kia that was a good story about mj and katherine and joe jackson thank you for blessing us with michael jackson i love you for given the world a dance icon and king of pop to the earth thank you !!!!!!!!

Mary U from Ohio   July 30th, 2009 11:51 pm ET

Jackson's attorney said that Jackson's and Debbie had come to an agreement... that she will have visiting rights and no money has been brought up and she will not receive any money.....

All is said and done..Right....
Hollywood 411 Has an Attorney on nothing to do with the case.. just someone of the streets that Hollywood 411 picks.... and he said he can't believe that Debbie would not want money for this.... The guys a jerk.... Jackson's Attorney said what is done.. here comes an idiot saying it's not true.... I had to turn the channel... This is what happens when all your media starts talking... What right does Hollywood 411 still have to bring on someone to contradict what the Jackson's or there Attorney...said... Media don't want good for the Jacksons....I'm spitting fire..Media ...You don't care about Michael... You never did... STOP TALKING ABOUT HIM LIKE YOU CARED>>>

Adrienne   July 30th, 2009 11:57 pm ET

Mary– Think about it... It's Roger Friedman... He's the one that said MJ was poor. And commented on LKL that Joe Jackson would put MJ in a closet when he messed up a song as a punishment to do better. All tabloids SUCK.

Does anyone know the truth of Grace and Jermaine having an affair??

New Orleans, LA.   July 30th, 2009 11:58 pm ET

Debbie Rowe wins yet again!!!

Adrienne   July 31st, 2009 12:00 am ET

YOu guys amaze me. Your fascination with whether or not MJ was the father. Who cares... He was their daddy. He would roll over in his casket. I will never forget how embarrassed he got on OPrah when he was asked if he was a VIRGIN.

Adrienne   July 31st, 2009 12:02 am ET

New Orleans– I hope not.

Grace   July 31st, 2009 12:10 am ET

Why would MJ's personal chef need a "publicist" .....

New Orleans, LA.   July 31st, 2009 12:12 am ET

And what about little 7 yr. old Blanket?

He no longer has neither a father nor a mother..
Wonder if he's been told that they all have the same mom?

New Orleans, LA.   July 31st, 2009 12:15 am ET

I am with you Adrienne.

Michael WAS their father and the only parent they knew and loved.
Have they not been through enough?
You people need to stop trying to take even that away from these
innocent children. Leave it ALONE! The courts do not care. Why should
you people care ?

Nicole S. -- North Carolina   July 31st, 2009 12:15 am ET

Jacquelyn - the 30th Anniversary special came on TVOne at 9pm EST – I was watching Larry King and Anderson Cooper. However, it's re-airing right now at 12 mid EST. I'm taping this thing!!!!! : ) 🙂 🙂

Go MJ! Go MJ! GO MJ! 🙂

Nicole S. -- North Carolina   July 31st, 2009 12:17 am ET

Adrienne - I know, right?? I'm taping it now! 🙂

New Orleans, LA.   July 31st, 2009 12:20 am ET

Loved the box of happiness.. What a wonderful job Michael has done
with these loving and caring children. This box was a gesture from them
to help KAI with her sorrow. That they can put others' sorrow before their own and feel for them too, speaks VOLUMES of the knid of father
Michael Jackson truly was!
God Bless You MJ, we will never forget your loving and gentle heart!!!
Your love and kindness will now live on within your beautiful children..

Toni   July 31st, 2009 12:21 am ET

Adrienne, where did you hear about Grace and Jermaine? Too bad it's not him and Kai.

Nicole S. -- North Carolina   July 31st, 2009 12:22 am ET

Mary U from Ohio - The media doesn't give a flip about Michael or his grieving family. They're just interested in reporting garbage and trying a tarnish his legacy. That's ok, though. People know what Michael was really about and what he stood for. He was NOT a drug addict. Something fishy definitely went down though, and it has AEG's name written all over it.

Nicole S. -- North Carolina   July 31st, 2009 12:25 am ET

Michael said it himself: "They Don't Really Care About Us." The media sure as heck doesn't care about his family's feelings!! Like Michael once sang, "Just Leave [him] Alone!"

Nicole S. -- North Carolina   July 31st, 2009 12:28 am ET

New Orleans - actually, Paris made the decorative box for Kai before her father wasn't a symbol of sorrow. It was a thank-you gift for the meals she prepared to keep their family healthy...

Nicole S. -- North Carolina   July 31st, 2009 12:31 am ET

Adrienne - I hadn't heard the rumor about Grace and Jermaine. He'd better keep it in his pants, since he's married to someone with money. Wouldn't surprise me, though. He's already had four wives and has seven kids...geez!

Nicole S. -- North Carolina   July 31st, 2009 12:34 am ET

Toni - I wonder if Kai is married? She seems like a nice lady. Maybe she would have been good for Michael, you know? The kids really liked her. Too bad we'll never know...

marianne   July 31st, 2009 12:37 am ET

i will defend michael as long as i live from all the haters, tabloid junk and negative publicity!!!! so just leave him alone and stop making disgusting stories...this goes out to the PRESS!!!! and PRINT too!!

JUNIOR   July 31st, 2009 12:38 am ET

Am I being censored ! I taught every American had a 1st amendment right to speak in this so called Democracy!

MIMI   July 31st, 2009 12:51 am ET

Que Dios le dé larga vida para verlos crecidos y seres humanos de provecho.

Chris Groover   July 31st, 2009 1:05 am ET

The fact is that Rev Al Sharpton would be out of a job without racisim. Then he could no longer spew his rederic, extortion tactics, and to be perfactly honest, Al does more harm keeping racisim going than just shutting up!

Amy   July 31st, 2009 1:07 am ET

Two out of three is elder or older – not eldest or oldest.

New Orleans, LA.   July 31st, 2009 1:26 am ET

Para MIMI:

Yo tambien lo siento mucho por la muerte de Miguel Jackson,
Sus ninos son preciosos y con el favor de Dios, ellos
puedan viver sus vidas con mucho alegria y amor de
sus abuelos y tias y tios...

Nicole S. -- North Carolina   July 31st, 2009 1:27 am ET

Junior - are you the same Junior who wrote a long message on the blog yesterday. If this is you, what you wrote was very deep. I just wanted to share that.

Nicole S. -- North Carolina   July 31st, 2009 1:29 am ET

Hey ya'll...English...LOL...I want to participate too!

Nicole S. -- North Carolina   July 31st, 2009 1:31 am ET

Marianne - AMEN TO THAT!! The media will ignore your comment, just like they ignore anything good that is and always will be Michael Jackson!

New Orleans, LA.   July 31st, 2009 1:31 am ET

About Jermaine Jackson,
What a joke this one is. There is a reason he has had so many wives.
Maybe he is the brother that Michael spoke of bringing the girls
to their room in Vegas to have sex in front of Michael. That had to have
had some impact on Michael too...

Toni   July 31st, 2009 1:41 am ET

I dont know? Michael himself always said he was closest with Jermaine and Janet.

Vitoria   July 31st, 2009 2:08 am ET

That is great news that Michael's children mother and Debbie
that was a logical decision , Katherine is the lovingly grandmother the
closest person to Michael , Debbie the biological mother that gave Michael so much happiness by giving him these two beautiful children , blanked is a very special child as well and most loved as well .
That is how smart and racional people supposed to act , I think Debbie did not sell out her children , she in her own way gave Michael what he wanted and how he wanted just watch Michale's interview in his own words .and you could see it .
For the children sake they should work out all the details and Debbie
should be part of the children lives as well , for sure she loves them
and she will be very protectivy of them as well , she understand the way their father suffer with the tabloids malicious lies and bullying and she for sure wouldn't put the children in that situation , that is why she behaved the way she talked back to the tabloids after Michael's death .
Good move Katherine and Debbie .

Nicole S. -- North Carolina   July 31st, 2009 2:12 am ET

New Orleans - yes, Jermaine *was* one of the brothers who acted that way in Michael's presence. Having said that, I do like Jermaine - and he has mellowed out quite nicely over the years. (He should be tired, after all the women he's been through...for goodness sake!) Jermaine's cool people, though. 🙂

b   July 31st, 2009 3:16 am ET

I think Kai Chase is a wonderful person for the positive things she said. Personally I don't see Michael as an addict. I watched many videos of him recently. He started to appear different after the announcement of the concerts.

bello   July 31st, 2009 3:43 am ET

Larry, I think it would be great if you could do a show about Michael as the most professional and loved musician ever. This came to my mind after reading Michael's interview in Ebony magazine. And also watching the first part of Martin Bashir's interview, how he talks about music and dance. He is a genius. You get the feeling he totally knows what he is talking about. How he writes his lyrics, make such good music, choreographs and directs. Its brilliant. How many musicians can do that? How great it would be if you could just make a show focusing on his legendary side rather than personal life. I am more interested in that. And I'm sure alot of fans or not fans will be thrilled to watch it. After Michael's death I started watching these video's about Michael. He seem to be the kindest person ever. Its unbelievable to see how men act crazy just like female fans. From children, men, women, old or young, black, white, asian or african adored him. You have to be a true genius plus a good human being to get that kind of love and support where ever you go. No artist had ever crossed the boundaries like Michael did. He is known all over the world. From the smallest, tiniest country to the largest. From the poor to rich. He is loved all over. I wish soemone had done an interview with him talking about his music and dance. You learn so much about music and dance just by listening to him. It's fascinating. Just making good music doesn't make people love you. Its some one's heart and their character. I don't think we will EVER see any artist like Michael. All over the world still people are crying and people are missing him. Some who have never met or seen Michael just like me. I watched a video where a fan fainted in Michael's arm on stage and he lifted her. He is a beautiful and kind person.
I am a fan of Oprah too. She is another great women loved by many in many parts of the world. Though I don't think even her death would create so much sadness and feeling of loss.
Larry, I hope you can do show focusing on Michael legendary music.

TSAF   July 31st, 2009 4:03 am ET

To Maraius, Dana, Lori – thank you for the comments on the military situation – well stated guys. But I must add –

To Garry Gabriel and Isaiah – coming from a woman who has family members and friends in the military. You people need to stop crying foul in the news, websites and gossip sites about this situation. To serve and to protect is the motto of the military and the police force. NO ONE forced you all to enlisted and I thought you were doing your duties without the need for praise and merit? What about the families who are affected by your actions overseas? Why aren't we talking about them on these news network organization? You people in the military are so self-centered. What about the countries that are destroyed by your actions for your country? What about the germ-warfare that occurs in the lives of those people who are just as affected by the military as you all are affected by being enlisted in it?

Just be quiet and go sit on your hypocritical words somewhere. We honor you men and women every day. We should our love and appreciation every day. When was the last time the American pubic did that for Michael Jackson who has done so much for the world? People focus only on the fact that he was an entertainer, yet he was MORE THAN AN ENTERTAINER ... go research about him and you will find out. Wars are politically, socially and religiously driven. Wars preach hate – Jackson preached love for one another. Wars preach envy, wars preach separation ... I could go on and on. You people in the military are working on behalf of politics, religion and sociology ... it is beneathe me to see the value in this around the world, yes I am not just talkng about American military, foreign military organizations included. We are never going to devalue the sacrifices of our sons and daughters but please stop crying foul unnecessarily. If we all knew how to be civil with each other and compromise for the good of humanity, then wars would not exists ... Instead we let our inflated egos control our politics around the world.

On another note – thank you Jacquelyn on your analysis of the Demerol song by Michael.

Lori – yes Debbie is trying to clean up her image ... however, people seem to forget that there is another child in the picture who is does not belong to Debbie. I have a sister who lost her mom to cancer around the same age as Blanket, that little girl has never been the same since ... the rest of us (the siblings) have both our parents alive especially our mother but she doesn't and it has affected her emotionally and psychologically. If I were Debbie and I was looking out for the best interest of those children, I would never traumatize them with the knowledge that I am their biological mother just for the sake of Blanket. I still consider her a selfish b*tch despite what everyone want to say about her. She should not focus on how the media and the people are classing her but rather the interest of ALL the children not just 2 of them. It is only in America that they allow this crap to happen. It is good to have knowledge about where you come from but in this case not at the expense of another child. She should allow them to want to seek out that information on their own in the future not the other way around. I wonder who will be there completely for Blanket when he need the question of lineage to answer especially when it comes to healthcare issues? This I believe should be the only reason for the kids to want to know in the future who they are related to other than their father unless they just take care of themselves in general and forget about this because me personally I don't know everything about both sides of my family so ... this issue still does not count.

Lori   July 31st, 2009 5:04 am ET

I suspect that MJ had surrocy (sp?) agreement with Blanket's mother and he probably got all the relevant health care info so he could share with Blanket. Hopefully it will get passed on. Blanket's bio mom must have never known this was for MJ or she probably have come forward by now.

mariej   July 31st, 2009 6:56 am ET

maybe now pple wil stop trashing debbie i mean she sure showed what she s like she not only left the kids with mrs j but also made sure they get psycolkogical help adjusting to all that happens in the future bet you nobody else have thought about getting that kind of hlep to the kids
besides all mj s fans better think that she was a fgriend to mikie way before they marriesd as in decadesw before so judginhg her is also judging michaels ideas and livestlye he choose her to be the kids mum and not all of his female fans who are young and pretty that says enough about how he trusted her

gloria   July 31st, 2009 8:38 am ET

It just accured to me that if Debbie worked for Dr. Klein, could they have been working together? How do we really know that the kids are hers either and that another womans eggs were not inplanted in her? The kids do not look like her. What was her role in Dr. Klein office in treating MJ. Could she have be an enabler? How do we really know that all the prescriptions were for MJ? Could someone else being using all this for themselves. MJ might not have known what was going on. He did not appear to me to be an addict. If his stomach was full of drugs, when did he get them and by whom? I am sure the doctor would not have wanted him to take them if he was giving MJ Diprivan. Could he have some how gotten the drugs into MJ to make it seem that he used all of them? I will be glad when the autopsy comes out with explaining what happened. I would hate to think this doctor was evil enough to do really bad things to MJ to cover his butt.

diana   July 31st, 2009 9:28 am ET

Grace got married in 2008. jermaine has 8 children-sometimes he's late with the child support-he is a big womanizer. Wouldn't surprize me if he would have another affair...
As far as debbie's kids they read the news online(Blanket may be too young to be interested in this), so those two know about Klein being their potential dad. IMO, sooner or later they will ask him for a private DNA. It's natural to find out who your real parents are, so that you find out who you are, where you're coming from. All the people I know in this situation did it. I wanted to meet my dad when I was 15, never seen him before that. It was my wish to see him, we stay in touch. My best friend, who's addopted, hired a lawyer to trace down her real parents. she is contact with both of them occasionally.met her siblings.
I'm not as worried for the older children as i am for the younger one, he may have an identity crisis at some point. Can you imagine living whithout knowing who your real parents are. MJ died when he was so young, pretty much all his life he'll be an orphan, with no chance of traicing down his background. terrible isn't it...

Ann Crespo   July 31st, 2009 10:26 am ET

I have always wondered if DR was the biological mom, now we will never know unless God forbid one of the children get sick, or when thechildren get older & question that themselves. sorry now the kids have to deal with maybe another sibling, poor kids

diana   July 31st, 2009 10:48 am ET

just watched campbell's show about Omer, actually i have seen pics with him and the other three on vacation in 2004/05/06.

Something is so creepy here, he cared and acknowledged as his children the three that weren't his, and left them a big chunk of his fortune, yet to the only child that was his, he doesn't give anything nor did he recognize him.
The family friend, Joe, and people who mingle in the jackson circle say the boy is his and MJ knew it, so who can make sense of this.
Ok, he wanted to raise children from the beginning, and go through the whole experience starting with their birth, but at least leave your son something.

This so strange, but so MJ. Who can understand him????

Tosha   July 31st, 2009 2:16 pm ET

Although, I love Michael and the Jackson family, I do believe they have some dysfunctional tendencies. So I am glad Debbie Rowe received visitation rights, that way she can be somewhat of a advocate for the children when things get a bit turbulent within the family. Debbie Rowe stepped in many times when she felt the children's lives were at risk, especially during the trial. i believe she should be commended. She has a very caring heart.

Wendy, Ontario, Canada   July 31st, 2009 2:46 pm ET

It's amazing how everyone assumes that Debbie Rowe had no relationship with her kids. How does everyone know this? MJ's life was a secret & Debbie has never spoken out. She has seen the kids & will have visitation now. Why does everyone assume that they don't know she is their mother? Because Latoya said so? That's a joke. I am so tired of people making these false claims against Debbie Rowe. She never sold her kids, she likely has seen them over the years, she was given money in a divorce settlement, not for her kids. MJ still owed her money & she will continue to get payments because of that.

Mary Grimaldi   July 31st, 2009 3:56 pm ET

That's a relief. Grandma will give them love and that's what it's all about.

#1mjfan   July 31st, 2009 4:07 pm ET

they need to be with the jackson family. period. and yes, i think it's great they'll get to know debbie on a slow and gradual basis.

Cindy   July 31st, 2009 5:09 pm ET

It saddens me that so many of you still think it's all about money with Debbie Rowe and I strongly suspect you are all misjudging her. The deal that Michael made with her should be kept as that is what Michael would have wanted. After all Debbie gave birth to these children specifically because she truly cared for Michael. I think what you are all missing is Debbie's real motive for wanting to retain her mother's rights to the children. It is NOT about money as she has nothing absolutely nothing to gain by keeping those rights for that reason because according to Michael's will it was clear she doesn't get any more. What is Debbie's motive? Very simple and very smart and right and as the children's mother I'm glad that she is retaining her rights. Debbie I suspect is insisting on keeping her parental rights to the children so she has that edge in case she has to go back to the courts. Why would she want to go back to the courts you might ask. It's simple. Debbie wants to make sure, damn sure that Joe Jackson can NOT try and use those children as his path to money by turning them into stars like the rest of his children. Without Debbie's rights in place she couldn't stop it legally but by retaining her rights she does have the power to control and make sure that Joe Jackson doesn't use her's and Michael's children. She also wants visitation to make sure that Joe isn't around and also to check up and make sure they aren't being used in any way as someone's bag of money. Whether you believe it or not she must really care for those children. She just knows she isn't the best person to raise them so she wants them in a loving environment. So in the end I would be willing to bet that her SOLE REASON for wanting to keep her rights is to protect her children from Joe like Michael definitely wanted. It's the RIGHT THING TO DO. Also what many of you obviously don't know is that the children along with kathryn and a child psychologist have told the children that Debbie Rowe is their birth mother and they explained to them why she gave them to Michael and apparently they have accepted that. All the way through the child psychologist will be with those children with their visitations with their mother and she will be regularly checking on the children to help them through all this. It's going to be a long road to make sure they get through all this but there is a professional by their side to make sure they get through all this. The fact is the children do watch TV and are on the internet so they had to be told. This was all revealed by Mrs. Jackson's attorney. What terrifies me for this children is all the nasty and vile tings that so many people are saying about their mother, Michael and the rest of the family. I just pray that people will come to realize how badly they will be hurting the children for those kids loved Michael more than anything in the world and shouldn't be subjected to this hatred. Please please for their sake stop the hateful remarks. It's hard enough for these children without having to deal with such horrible hatred and judgements. Don't forget much of this media information is nothing but sensationalism and flat out lies and crap for the sake of a story. So realize that only a fraction of the truth is out there. Rest in peace Michael and I pray you can still watch over your children.

glow   July 31st, 2009 5:21 pm ET

I would ask Debbie for DNA. Has anyone ever seen her when she was carrying the children? Where did she deliver? If MJ wasn't the father and someone else's sperm was donated, how do we not know if the eggs were donated and that Debbie just carried the birth. That means she is not the biological mother either.

Wendy, Ontario, Canada   July 31st, 2009 6:09 pm ET

Glow, even if Debbie just "carried the birth" she & MJ were married at the time the children were born. They are her children. Why do so many say Debbie "sold her kids" but nobody says MJ bought them? Why do people say they are Mj's kids regardless of biology yet question Debbie's connection & rights? If this 25 year old boy turns out to be MJ's son, why is it o.k for him to be excluded from the will & the family? So many here defend MJ's actions no matter what he does yet others are blamed with no proof or facts.

Jacquelyn   July 31st, 2009 6:18 pm ET

Wendy, Ontario, Canada

If you read comments you would know people repeatedly said Michael brought those kids therefore they are his. Like anything you do when you sell something the other party has the rights to it. And about Omer thats why the are questioning if there is another Will out there. And you dont know what is in the trust fund. But the trust fun is a JACKSON FAMILY TRUST, means it is for the family and have Michael's other assets in there. If you disappear from a child's life for years means you never cared about them to begtin with. Even she said she didnt want them

mary   July 31st, 2009 7:32 pm ET

With all of the ills of the world the media choose to pick apart MJ,S life.The man is dead leave him rest in peace.If you want to debate something explain to the world why Blacks are told to forget slavery, but the world must remember the Holocaust.Have some discussions about that.Explain how one horrible deed out weighs another horrible deed.

Wendy, Ontario, Canada   July 31st, 2009 7:33 pm ET

Jacquelyn there is no proof Debbie disappeared from the kids lives. Just because she chooses to keep her life & relationship with the kids private you condem her. She has done the right thing not talking to media about what has gone on over the years. She doesn't owe anyone any details. MJ has kept his life private & the children's lives as well which you all feel is o.k but for some reason Debbie Rowe is always blamed because she doesn't choose to let the world know her business.
As far as the other possible child, he is 25 years old! He should have been included in any will made during the last 25 years! Why did MJ keep his identity such a secret?

Jacquelyn   July 31st, 2009 7:39 pm ET

Wendy, Ontario, Canada

The family, Michael and Debbie said she doesnt see them and she is not involved so what is the problem? Who said Omer is his? Was that a fact or a rumor. You know Omer skin color could come from the fact that his father was from Pakistan.

Wendy, Ontario, Canada   July 31st, 2009 8:40 pm ET

Joe Jackson stated in a televised interview that the 25 year old that sat next to the family at the memorial service IS Michael's son. He also said "he looks like a Jackson & dances like one too". I never mentioned skin color, that means nothing. You tend to defend Joe Jackson so I would think you must believe him now? Notice I said "possible child" as I don't believe much of what Joe has to say.
I have never heard Debbie Rowe say in any recent interviews that she doesn't see the children. Since she went back to court around the time of the trial to make sure she still had parental rights things may have changed alot. She was prepared at that time to fight for her kids if MJ went to jail.

Mary U from Ohio   July 31st, 2009 8:52 pm ET

Nicole S North Carolina That's why it had for me to believe that Michael would subject himself to drugs.. and Diprivan.... I don't think Michael would take that chance... I think he might of had breathing problems or heart problems.... That can cause Cardiac arrest... MIchael loved life...

Mary U from Ohio   July 31st, 2009 9:00 pm ET

Nicole S... North Carolina That's why it hard for me to believe that Michael would subject himself to drugs.. and Diprivan.... I don't think Michael would take that chance... I think he might of had breathing problems or heart problems.... That can cause Cardiac arrest... MIchael loved life...

Dolly in NJ   July 31st, 2009 9:41 pm ET

I think DNA should be taken. Who is the Daddy? Who is the Mommy? Do these children have any blood relatives? The Jacksons are not truly related as MJ used sperm donors. Will the Sperm Donors come forward and make a claim.?? Who is the real Mother of the 3rd child Blanket?? Will she come forward? Does Debbie Rowe know who the sperm donor is? does she know who the real mother of Blanket is? Will she tell? Did Debbie Rowe carry the eggs of another woman, and therefore NOT be their real mother?? Did she get paid to keep quiet? Was the Sperm Donor MJs best friend, the son of Marlon Brando, Miko Brando?? The older boy looks just like Marlon Brando, and the younger boy looks like Marlon's son Miko Brando. MJ was obsessed with Marlon Brando!! Why would he want the sperm of a stranger, when his best friend had the genes of Marlon Brando?? And there are those that think Brooke Shields may have donated eggs to her good friend, MJ. The girl is very pretty like Brooke Shields. DNA is needed to get the truth, the children have the right to know who their parents are.

Dirty Diana   July 31st, 2009 9:48 pm ET

I am so glad Blanket is still too young to read. But, his older children are not.......I hope mjs kids are not reading this blog or any other blog for that matter. Mj tried hard to protect his kids. He felt childhood was the most precious time in a person's life. It saddens me how their childhood has been cut short.

dede   July 31st, 2009 9:51 pm ET

what maternal advise can you possibly give the mother of the world's greatest musician and seven other children . give us a break. rather you should be asking katherine jackson for advise on how to be a good mother.

Nicole S. -- North Carolina   July 31st, 2009 10:05 pm ET

Somebody call my name? I see my name in some of these posts... 🙂

simba   July 31st, 2009 10:48 pm ET

Diana, Dolly – you seem obsessed over the parentage of Michael Jackson's children. It's simple – Michael Jackson is their father, legally and biologically. No one else has any claim to them, and if they did, they wouldn't inherit any of MJ's money.

BTW, the New York Post is reporting that Debbie Rowe is getting $4,000,000 for not interfering in the custody of the children, as continuation of "spousal support". Normally this ends when the spouse dies, but Ms. Rowe maintains that she had a verbal agreement with MJ for $1,000,000 per year. Rather than contest it, Katherine's lawyers settled with her. So in essence, everyone is lying when they say that money has nothing to do with this agreement. NEW MONEY has nothing to do with it, but Ms. Rowe was determined to get all she could from MJ, dead or alive.

Wendy, Ontario, Canada   July 31st, 2009 11:35 pm ET

It has also been reported that MJ was way behind in payments to Debbie Rowe. It isn't a surprise as he was in alot of debt. Why shouldn't she get what is owed to her if the estate has the money?
They had a divorce agreement, he failed to pay, she is entitled to the money. No different then any other divorce agreement, if the deceased owed money, it is taken from the estate. Why shouldn't she get what he agreed to? They were married. he had a team of lawyers & reached a settlement. She could have asked for alot more money when they divorced, at that time he did have money.

Harith Shamindra Perera - Sri Lanka   August 1st, 2009 3:44 am ET

At last Mrs. Katherine Jackson can live Happily with her 3 grandchildren. So great full to Larry King for letting everyone know how much people care about the Legend MJ and his family.

glow   August 1st, 2009 11:42 am ET

Wendy, Ontario, Canada
If Debbie is not the bio-mother and MJ is not the bio-father, then the children are not entilted to money. If she is not the bio-mother and there was not any money involved, would she want the kids? MJ didn't care if the kids were his bio-kids or not, he provided for them as so. It was Debbie Rowe who offered to mother his children, MJ did not go looking for a mother to buy and have his kids. All of this is just about the money. I say leave the kids with his mother where there is real love. Katherine is MJ's mother and has every right to protect her sons wealth and his children. MJ was and is (because he will live in my heart forever) a real father who loved his children and others unconditionally. People misunderstood him because most would rather see fault than to admit honesty. I and everyone else should leave the children alone and let them grow up to become normal adults. That is what I believe MJ was trying to do. Now I believe his family will continue to do the same. His kids from what I can tell are probably more healthly, loved,and cared for then most kids in the WORLD......
MJ is not here to defend for himself and to call him an addict, when maybe his enablers kept him drugged. No addict can turn on and off. We give MJ a lot of credit that he was smart and then say he was stupid because he was an addict. Which is it? I believe others kept him under the influence and can not say that he knew everything that was happening to him.

MIMI   August 1st, 2009 1:34 pm ET

To Mariau:
Thank you very much for this prayer. God is the One and the Only that can give us peace in our hearts. Michael will be forever in us. Now in spanish:
Michael fue: el amigo, el novio, el hermano de muchas mujeres en el mundo. No supe por qué lloré y lloro tanto por su muerte hasta que supe el porqué de mi tristeza. Él representó nuestra adolescencia, juventud y adultez como uno de nosotros.
Su dulzura es y será el sello con el que recordaremos su paso por este ingrato mundo que lo despedazó moralmente.

sandy love   August 1st, 2009 3:04 pm ET

MJ loved his children,so by will he stated that his mother should raise them why should anyone want to fight for them?

chigwishu-Eygpt   August 1st, 2009 3:12 pm ET

Larry,someone out there really knows who the secreat mom of blanket is.Is it not the best for the little prince to know his mom?I always ask myself why MJ made it a secreat.Which hospital was he given birth?People if investigators really want to look indepth with this little blanket will know his mom.Also who was staying with MJ by the time the baby came?MJ is not the kind of person who would kill someone that we might think he killed the mother so as not to come out saying the child is mine.Larry cant anyone come with something?

Wendy, Ontario, Canada   August 1st, 2009 9:29 pm ET

Junior with all this conspiracy theory you never mentioned the Jackson family? Katherine Jackson if she has custody of the kids will have control of 80% of the estate! She has a hell of alot more to gain then anyone you have mentioned but I'm sure she had nothing to do with his death. All these people would have made alot more money keeping MJ alive. Start blaming some of his family members & close friends who knew he was taking massive amounts of meds but did nothing. MJ supported the Jacksons for years & all they offer is excuses why they couldn't get help for him. He took too many drugs & died from an overdose. Time for everyone to accept what the toxicology report will say.

Jacquelyn   August 1st, 2009 9:45 pm ET


Calm down before you have an aneurysm. Michael's family has no reason to go after him, Get a life. AEG and the rest of them would make more money than anyone of them combined, with Michael dead. If you dont like these theories why are commenting on them. You will not changed there mind. The toxicology would not come back as just that. Either way someone is going to jail. They do not do all this work just for an overdose. If thats was the case it would have been revealed.

Dirty Diana   August 1st, 2009 10:59 pm ET

Junior- you seem to be privy to inside information. Who is paying Murray's attorneys (he recently hired some new ones) it AEG?? If Murray is found guilty of wrongdoing, isn't AEG responsible since they were paying his wages to "care" for Michael???

Wendy, Ontario, Canada   August 2nd, 2009 12:12 am ET

I am calm & am not likely to have an "aneurysm" over all this speculation regarding a man nobody really knew. I think many here will have a breakdown when they finally realise that MJ was an addict.
He has been in seclusion for years, there is alot about him that people don't know. I have just as much right to comment here as anyone else, I just don't think this is as complicated as you do. The die hard fans are looking for someone to blame other then MJ.

MIMI   August 2nd, 2009 12:30 am ET

who are concerned

You have all the righ to write your opinion but you have to remember that many of us are Michael´s fans and we love him. If he was addict or not, it is not the problem. The problem is the future of his kids. And we, their fans are praying for he rest in peace and his kids are happy in the middle of the people that want to destroy the image of his father.
I´m trying to write in english. My native language is spanish.

Bella   August 2nd, 2009 6:31 am ET

I am just trying to understand the sense and logic in all these arguments. Debbie Rowe has made it very clear and repeatedly said that the children are her GIFTS to Michael, for which I respected her a lot at the time. However, would you give someone a "gift" and then that someone has to pay you lots of money for that? In this case her "gift" to Michael turned out to cost Michael $9m.

Then there are agreements over who would have custody right for Prince and Paris, Katherine Jackson or Debbie Rowe? I understand that the agreement included the continuos payment to Debbie by the Jackson family, called "spousal support" (which everyone understands that this is the cost of the gift to Michael). So what is that Debbie is really behind? Her attorney said she "cares the most for her children", but is that really true? If so why does she have to insist having the continuous payment clause stated in the agrement with Katherine Jackson? I doubt that the children are her priority at all.

There are reports that Michael is seriously in debt, can't even afford to buy his daughter a ballon or so on her birthday. But suddenly as soon as he's gone someone came over with $5.5m in cash and says this belong to Michael, this is REAL story. So about Michael's debts, is the media cooking the situation rather too much?

Sheletta   August 3rd, 2009 1:48 am ET

First, I would like to say that a lot of comments that I've r, when read this evening california time, have some good point and very interesting reading. AEG, did not like fact that Michael was stuborn to a fact, when it came to business. Michael, owned a lot of estate when it came to sony, which they proably did not like. AEG, figured that when Michael was in this so called debt, that he did not sell off his catolog of the beattles. AEG, knew how valuable and they may had felt that he did not need that type of power. From what I also read in one of the articles that Michael had lots of interest in different singer song rights.

AEG, try to own Michaeal body and soul. I do not believed that Michael took upon himself to do "This is it" tour just for the money, they are claiming for his children. I believed Micheal was dueing the tour to see if he still had his fans out there and to really see if he could actually at the age of 50 still had his touch. AEG, was looking at the money situation, knowning that Michael would not give up the catologs
that AEG was interested in buying.

Now, Dr Murray, was dumb enought to get in bed (so to speak), with DR Klien and who else, throwing money at him. A person that is in so much debt jump at this opportunity with looking before leaping. I really must agree with some of the other comments about how AEG, was hoping he would not make the tour especially 50 of them. Watching, Michael at work rehearing every evening was unbelievable to see. They investment was going sour, what they where expecting to get in line and Sue Michael for breach of contract if he did not make the 50 this is it tour. It would make sense for them to want MJ dead, its more profitable to AEG. Look what they have already done, since his death. Took, the footage and sold it to Sony, for 60 million dollars that suppose to come to the screen in October of this year.

Sheletta   August 3rd, 2009 2:30 am ET

First, I would like to say that a lot of comments that I've r, when read this evening california time, have some good point and very interesting reading. AEG, did not like fact that Michael was stuborn to a fact, when it came to business. Michael, owned a lot of estate when it came to sony, which they proably did not like. AEG, figured that when Michael was in this so called debt, that he did not sell off his catolog of the beattles. AEG, knew how valuable and they may had felt that he did not need that type of power. From what I also read in one of the articles that Michael had lots of interest in different singer song rights.

AEG, try to own Michaeal body and soul. I do not believed that Michael took upon himself to do "This is it" tour just for the money, they are claiming for his children. I believed Micheal was dueing the tour to see if he still had his fans out there and to really see if he could actually at the age of 50 still had his touch. AEG, was looking at the money situation, knowning that Michael would not give up the catologs
that AEG was interested in buying.

Now, Dr Murray, was dumb enought to get in bed (so to speak), with DR Klien and who else, throwing money at him. A person that is in so much debt jump at this opportunity with looking before leaping. I really must agree with some of the other comments about how AEG, was hoping he would not make the tour especially 50 of them. Watching, Michael at work rehearing every evening was unbelievable to see. They investment was going sour, what they where expecting to get in line and Sue Michael for breach of contract if he did not make the 50 this is it tour. It would make sense for them to want MJ dead, its more profitable to AEG. Look what they have already done, since his death. Took, the footage and sold it to Sony, for 60 million dollars that suppose to come to the screen in October of this year.

Them you have someone like dumb, no type of business sense that is suppose to be a personal physician caring for MJ, who yest was taught by Dr Klein how to administrate Diprivan, and in the long run gave to much, and now is trying to cover it up. I still in puzzlement about the room being extremely hot, makes me think that he was trying to change the body temputure of MJ's body. Because, as some of the commenters has indiciated there is a four hour gap, between the time he came downstairs to get Prince to witness what he had try to do, knowning darn well that Michael was dead long time ago, and that he took his life to soon, without Michael even leaving the US soil.

Michael, had all the right's in the world not to trust the ppl around him, they where all up to no good. Michael, was too powerful person, that they tried to bring down, not knowning that Micheal was not as dumb as they thought he was. All the time the media insisted that he was broke, but how could this man be broke with five different bank accounts. Check this out, they was not aware of his dealing in Las Vegas, or even the 5.5 million dollars he have given the realtor for a home he was trying to buy for himself and his children.

So the only way the came try and show us in our eyes that Michael was an addict. Addict's does not make the kind of business issue that Michael was making. Even, when his father insisted that they was not paiding him enought money to do the London tours, Michael was not worry about the money. Then, again one of the comment
s stated that AEG rehired the same man Michael fired years back. Why, would you bring in a person, that already had bad blood with Michael. AEG, was trying really hard to control Mihael's every being, . but if you remember Michael was sort of controlling the issue at hand. AEG, was also footing Michael's billed for a home outside the country area for himself and the kids to stay. Stating he did not want his children in a Hotel for the next five months. Would an addict even care where he was staying. Them, MJ rehires the chef again, that he had let go a couple of months back. Michael did not trust the people or chef that maybe AEG was going to hired. Mchael, had every right not to trust them dirty SOB's, he saw something that no one should had saw within the completed circle of crook's. Trusting Dr Murray as well as DR Klien, was his biggest fault. Money hungry dogs, who wanted more and more.

Since, I been keeping up with so much media news, LKS, TMZ, and as a fan that I pretty much knew about the King of Pop, Michael never kept someone around much on his payroll that he did not true or believe in. Michael, in his life time was known for firing people in a Heart beat. Michael knew how to play the business role, with the best. He, knew that they were trying to get ruide of him one way or another. The molestation charges did not work, all the stories that leak out about what they thought Micheal was doing, did not work and the last thing that they had him by the balls so to speak was not mapping out like they where hoping it did. In all my 50 years of life I have never heard of an artist touring around the world doing 50 shows. That's like saying he going to each state to perform. I truely, believed that Michael never agree to do 50 shows, that they added on latter base on confersation, that they may have had with dear Dr Murray, saying Michael is dope up, so he will not know what he said or signed. No one in the media, except a few that is out there and on our side that know that Michael was not as they would like us to believe.

So, they insisted on calling him a addict, has went beyond the word piss off, because even in his death they are still trying to discredit Mihcael's even in death. These Money hungry greedy Doctors, AEG and others that may be involved in this mess up world of ours to take what they could not get from Michael in life.

About the will, since the third trustee has step down (maybe because he knew something or will already had known that they are trying to sale off some of Michael's estate. What really gets me is that the Trustee's are stating that Michael Estate is 200 Million not 500 Million and the attorney is saying do not buy into that his estate is worth 2 billion. Tell me who stands to profit from that , not Mrs. Jackson, Three children and the unname children charities. But, I believed that they Trustee's will. The Judge, should really consider letting Mrs Jackson sit on the trustee board that way she will know upfront what they are trying to do to her son estate, and this will also help to make sure that they 40-40-20 truely get what was stated in the will. I cannot wait to see what the Judge will do today with matters at hand for the custody agreement for the children and the sit on the trustee board.

I know this was a real son long comment but I have one more to throw out there to his fans: How can a person get spousal support from someone that is dead? This is confushing the Michael's will clearly states that he leave nothing to his ex-wife, but she is still getting spousal support? how so?

Thank's to all who took time out to read my comment.
Love you Michael, rest in peace

joyce   August 3rd, 2009 5:14 am ET


I made a copy of MJ's Will and attached to it was the resignation of the 3rd Executor dated Aug. 26, 2003.

Probate Law in California states that any buying or selling by the Executors for a deceased person's estate has to be approved by the judge first. When you are an Executor of an Will/Trust, you have to keep proof of everything you do and records of all accounting $$$. This accounting has to be turned into the judge periodically. The judge states the timeframe which it is to be turned in i.e., monthly, quarterly, etc.

Katherine and the 3 kids will each get a monthly allowance from the estate. The judge will approve the dollar amounts today. Katherines and the kids allowance will also be put into the accounting sheets of the Executor. Katherine has to keep an accounting $$$ of the allowance she spends on the kids. She has to send a copy to the court periodically. If Katherine were to spend money from the kids allowance for herself or the others living in her house, she will be penalized by the court to pay back that amount times 2.

Probate court monitors everything and everyone. Anyone who tries to rip off anyone involved in the probate estate case will be in big trouble. If an Executor does any ripping off, they are automatically removed as Executor. So Branca isn't going to try to do anything stupid.

Katherine should not be an executor. MJ did not want her to be one. Katherine wouldn't even understand a big contract so she would have to take it to her attorney McMillan to interupt it to her. So if Katherine were to be an executor, the only one gaining financially from it is her own attorney and McMillan knows it. His salary will come out of Katherine's 40%. She should just sit back and let her son's Will/Trust be governed as written. By continuing to contest the Will/Trust in probate court, Katherine is slowing down the process to receive her 40%. At age 79, she doesn't have many years remaining to collect her 40%, so she should appreciate the fact that the Executors are trying to close the estate in the probate courts within the next 2 years.

Lisa S   August 3rd, 2009 5:17 am ET


You have a point.

felicia   August 3rd, 2009 9:25 pm ET

I would think that if debbie rowe was paid by MJ for having HIS children and later she says they are not HIS and she kept that from him all these years seems to me that she would owe the jackson estate back all the money he paid her.

emorep   August 4th, 2009 3:40 am ET

Dr. Klein has transformed himself into Dr. (tabloid) Klown. He's clearly not the children's biological father. Debbie Rowe is caucasian and Michael Jackson is african-american. The children are obviously mixed-race. Who is Dr. Klein trying to fool, no one. He just wants his 15 mins of fame and should be ignored.

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