August 4, 2009

Katherine Jackson's attorneys on LKL

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Donna D   August 4th, 2009 11:38 am ET

I think we should pay attention to what MJ family was saying about the inner cirle thing, it could lead somewhere.

Jacquelyn   August 4th, 2009 12:06 pm ET

Everything will work out for the Jacksons.

Linda from New York   August 4th, 2009 12:11 pm ET

Hi Jacquelyn

Jacquelyn   August 4th, 2009 12:12 pm ET

Hi Linda

Lori   August 4th, 2009 12:16 pm ET

I think that Mrs. Jackson has a very, very good legal team. They got the job done on the custody matter with the correct outcome. Now they can concentrate on doing the same in the estate matter.

Michael Jackson was a family business, it is only right that his business remains in the hands of his family.

My continued support and prayers to the family during this time of sorrow and conflict. Hopefully the truth will prevail.

suzy   August 4th, 2009 12:16 pm ET

I would seriously doubt that the judge is going to stray much from the wishes of MJ's will. I doubt that Katherine's being in bankruptcy a few years ago is going to help change his mind, esp, if these lawyers she has now, were on board then. The whole thing could back fire on her, and she could loose her 40% , if the judge feels she is contesting the will. If the judge does anything at all, I would think it would be for a third attorney, on behalf of the three children, that could be assigned as a trustee. Let's look at a really low figure, and say the estate ,after all debts, ends up being $50 million. Seems to me, that Katherine, the three children and the charities, would still have plenty to have a very decent way of life, as could most of the world. Enough fighting! Let them bury MJ, and hopefully LE will do a good job and put some of these enablers out of commission.

Jacquelyn   August 4th, 2009 12:21 pm ET


Michael is already buried. And the family have every right to challenge a Will especailly if there was some shady business dealings.

suzy   August 4th, 2009 12:23 pm ET

Jac- that might be a safe path, if there was not a no contest clause attached !

Lori   August 4th, 2009 12:23 pm ET

Suzy, you mean a very dated will from 2002. So much happened in MJ life and career after that date, I am surprised that a more recent will has not surfaced. I think the point of the concern is that the family wants some say on the management. How would it be if someone were telling you how your deceasaed family member's image and assets are managed? Right now, if the special adminastrators (the two Johns) could set up a theme park at Neverland, sell MJ's image on everything from hats to socks, and the family would have no recourse in the matter. The family needs to be able to have input to protect MJ and the children from another business entitiy that could just continue using him.

suzy   August 4th, 2009 12:24 pm ET

Didn't know he was buried, thought that was still rumor. I'm glad, if it is true

Stu,Hungary   August 4th, 2009 12:28 pm ET

Ohh,its alvais something new i whant to woch or read in this kace.Slowly-slowly i dont doo anything als,but this.Now i have to go to shop,and i am going crasy,that is cant woch this wright now πŸ˜€ .

Jacquelyn   August 4th, 2009 12:28 pm ET


Yes he is, no its not a rumor. Of course the family wont tell anyone where he is buried at. You know how many people would try to rob his grave and steal Michael's body? The family will not let that happen. Thats the last thing they need right now or have to worry about.

Lori   August 4th, 2009 12:29 pm ET

That no contest clause (Which is NOT in the text of the will, by the way) and is probably in the Trust which has not been made public; will probably not have much effect on the Jackson Family. If Mrs. Katherine were to forfeit her 40% it would go back into the whole balance and be reallocated between the children and the charities MJ supported. Since Mrs. Katherine is now the permanent guardian of the children and "the custodian of thei estates" she would be in charge of their inheritance.

The estate matter is not going to be resolved any time soon. There is a lot of work to do to figure out everything. Mrs. Jackson needs the information and the time to do that.

suzy   August 4th, 2009 12:30 pm ET

Lori, the problem is, it is the only known will and the no contest clause. If they start rocking the boat and say MJ's wishes were wrong on one part of it, they could loose a lot more. At my demise, I would be content to know that my loved one did what he thought best for all, and know that a court is not going to let something really nefarious happen. At this point, we are only hearing one side. The judge is privy to more than we are.

Jacquelyn   August 4th, 2009 12:33 pm ET


The family is right about going after the Will, no contest and all. I am pretty sure they know alot more than we know. They wont go after something if there wasnt anything to back it up.

suzy   August 4th, 2009 12:42 pm ET

I hope for all parties, it doesn't drag on very long, esp. the kids. Having multiple lawyers in my family, I can only tell you, that a no contest clause associated with a will is not taken lightly in the legal system.

Jacquelyn   August 4th, 2009 12:50 pm ET


No its not. But Katherine wants to get down to the bottom of things because this is her son. Money is not on her mind right now. Her son is. If there anything crooked about the Will and the people involved it should be made known.

Linda from New York   August 4th, 2009 12:55 pm ET

I twas reported that Michael Fired John Branca after that will was written. Why wouldn't he have written a new will. MichaelJackson was a very smart businesman; his family knows that. His mother has every right to names as Co- Executor. No one is saying that Branca and Mclean don't know what they are doing; that would be a ludicrous statement to make considering their backgorund. Why shouldn't Mrs . Jackson be part of any decison making process when it comes to the estate; eventually when the children are the proper age, I would hope that take their rightful place along side the attorneys.

suzy   August 4th, 2009 12:56 pm ET

Would love to stay and debate longer, but duty calls. Have a good day , all!

Jacquelyn   August 4th, 2009 12:59 pm ET


Go to our site. Look at the message I put up. What you think?

Bella   August 4th, 2009 1:00 pm ET

I heard that Dr. Klein's attorneys are going to "file their papers" with regards to Price and Paris's upbringing on September 1 2009.

Don't like the sound of it. More fighting in the horizon. Can't Dr. Klein just leave them alone, if he truly cares about them?

Jacquelyn   August 4th, 2009 1:02 pm ET


WHAT?!!! Where you hear that.? Tell me you are not serious?

Linda from New York   August 4th, 2009 1:05 pm ET


Jacquelyn   August 4th, 2009 1:08 pm ET

No unfortunately Bella is not kidding. He is filing paperwork. But it makes no different he has no legal rights.

Honorine   August 4th, 2009 1:08 pm ET



Toni   August 4th, 2009 1:09 pm ET

Good morning girls.
Dont you find it odd that the claus in the will says that any beneficiary that contests the Will, will be stripped if their inheritance.............But his mom and kids are the only beneficiaries. Why on Gods earth would he do that? Noway did he voluntarily do that!!

Jacquelyn   August 4th, 2009 1:11 pm ET

Honorine and Toni go to our blog and look at the question I posted.

I cant believe Klein is filing papers

Toni   August 4th, 2009 1:12 pm ET

Klein needs a new patient....anyone volunteer? What a moron.

Honorine   August 4th, 2009 1:14 pm ET


Yes, the judge said so. What is he(klein) thinking. Was he lying on LKL when he said he wasn't the father and how he put this beautiful image of MJ and his children(...that's all that matters..."?. He is looking for his own share of the cake.

Go MJ!!! If some people were given the chance, they'll eat pieces of ur remains(greed). KOP. U ROCK!!!

Honorine   August 4th, 2009 1:15 pm ET

Hey Jacquelyn

Jacquelyn   August 4th, 2009 1:15 pm ET


I will be Klein's new *patient* but I wont be the one needing the doctor.

Toni   August 4th, 2009 1:16 pm ET

Jacquelyn, I havent signed back up yet. I'll do it this afternoon. Hey go to"Jackson on verge of breakdown", I think we found our answer to the announcement behavior. AEG is goin down!!!

Jacquelyn   August 4th, 2009 1:18 pm ET

Hey Honorine. You are popular on LKL scrolls πŸ™‚

Maureen (UK)   August 4th, 2009 1:18 pm ET

Thanks for the exerpt & link of Michael at Oxford Uni. It was very moving.

Honorine   August 4th, 2009 1:18 pm ET

The judge made it clear he had no legal rights. Unless they want to go legal against biological. God forbid this!!!!!!Plz!!!!

Klei, back offffffffffff!!!

Honorine   August 4th, 2009 1:18 pm ET


u too

Honorine   August 4th, 2009 1:19 pm ET

How do u do the smileys(smiley faces)?

Toni   August 4th, 2009 1:19 pm ET

Yeah, he's the one who would need the nose job. Look at these two{ Rent-a-womb, and Klien}, and the media say Michael messed up his kids minds?

Honorine   August 4th, 2009 1:20 pm ET


meant to say "Klein, backkkk offffffff!!! aight.

Toni   August 4th, 2009 1:22 pm ET

Did you guys check that out? Now his phychiatrist is speaking out, and not against Michael!!! Go read it please.

Maureen (UK)   August 4th, 2009 1:22 pm ET

Good afternoon girls.
Saw Larry's programme. Thought Katherine Jackson's lawyers were top notch.

Toni   August 4th, 2009 1:23 pm ET

I'd like the little smilies too πŸ™‚

Toni   August 4th, 2009 1:25 pm ET

Good morning Maureen. Look up a little and go to the site I put on here. Its great for Michael. Explains alot.

Toni   August 4th, 2009 1:27 pm ET

And Larry, why do you anly show the same 3 comments over and over. For all the good comments you recieve, thats sure not very many?

Honorine   August 4th, 2009 1:29 pm ET


just read it. Nice. I'm telling u these people threatened the hell out of MJ.

Toni   August 4th, 2009 1:34 pm ET

I think his statement on Michaels state of mind AND Michael claiming that he was afraid they would kill him, is going to hold up. I just thank God we finally have a doctor defending his state of mind.

Toni   August 4th, 2009 1:37 pm ET

It may also prove his state of mind when all of the people he fired were all of a sudden hired back { by a mentally controlled Michael}.

mariau   August 4th, 2009 1:40 pm ET

KLEIN is going crazy... because he doesn't know where he should get his income now..

Lynn   August 4th, 2009 1:42 pm ET


Thanks for taking the time to give us that link and excerpt. it was great to read.

Honorine   August 4th, 2009 1:42 pm ET


That Psychiatrist needs to really voice this(MJ's state of mine and requesting postponing the gigs) out.

Toni   August 4th, 2009 1:44 pm ET

Klein can bite me. who on earth would want Klein to father their kids? The way he rolls his eyes when he talks drives me nuts!

Jacquelyn   August 4th, 2009 1:47 pm ET


He better go to Debbie Rowe for some of her income. Because the Jacksons are not giving him squat

Toni   August 4th, 2009 1:48 pm ET

I think he will. And it proves that Michael did not willingly want to do 50 shows. His family has kept saying that he wanted to do 10, for his kids and to earn enough for the home in Vegas. And I believe them that this was his only intentions.

mariau   August 4th, 2009 1:54 pm ET


Honorine   August 4th, 2009 1:55 pm ET


true. AEG needs to show Katherine the contract(like the judge said) and still people like that psychiatrist, who noticed that MJ WAS NOT in a good frame of mine need to spread the news to prove that he was basically manipulated, pressured and threatened to do 50 shows.

Everyone else whom MJ had talked to about the shows know of 10 , only AEG knows about 50. Now they say initially it was but he later agreed to 50 becoz the tickets sold out in hours. Crab!! Even if he did, it was strictly under manipulation and fear from their threats.

Toni   August 4th, 2009 1:55 pm ET

Then if you can remember....Michael had asked his brothers to come to London to make an appearance with him on a couple of the concerts. Then all of a sudden, Michael made a statement that he didnt invite them. After this, is when he had no more contact with them. Wasnt it only like 2-3 wks before he died? If Michael was doing the shows for his kids, dont you think he would have wanted them to see the "Jacksons 5-6" perform too? The children had never seen that either, so wouldnt that make sense.

mariau   August 4th, 2009 1:56 pm ET


Jacquelyn   August 4th, 2009 1:58 pm ET


They didnt want Michael to do a Jackson reunion with his brothers. Because they would have saw what AEG was doing to their brother, mentally and physically.

Toni   August 4th, 2009 2:02 pm ET

I had also heard from a statement from Celine Dion, that she was under the impression that Michael wanted to move to Vegas and to show like her and Donny and Marie, so he could work in the evenings and be home with the kids. {wouldnt that have been wonderful? πŸ™
And Donny Osmond made a statement on ET that he had asked Michael {about 3-4 wks before he died, that he had heard this and asked Michael if he would be interested in doing a duet with him, and Michael said yes. So I cant see Celine and Donny lying, can you?

Toni   August 4th, 2009 2:07 pm ET

But did it not make sense that Michael would have wanted his kids to also see the Jackson brothers together? They had never seen their dad perform with his brothers before. It only makes sense that he would want them to see it. This was apparently when Joe and Jermaine started getting suspicious maybe. But not in time to do anything. πŸ™

Toni   August 4th, 2009 2:10 pm ET

My kids are bugging me to go shopping. Hey Jacquelyn, its funny now when I read your comments, I here the NY accent. Funny!!

Toni   August 4th, 2009 2:13 pm ET

Wher did everybody go? πŸ™‚

Jacquelyn   August 4th, 2009 2:20 pm ET


Lol.I dont have an accent, tyvm. Oh and tell the kids I said they can spend all your money today.:)

Exactly poor Michael. And darn those people at AEG. I hope they get theirs and fast. And no Donny and Celine are not lying. Why oh Why Michael was surrounded by these shady people?

Maureen (UK)   August 4th, 2009 2:20 pm ET

Thanks, i read the article.
I think they should have listened to MJ who was obviously worried & under a lot of pressure. As would anyone be with 50 concerts to do.

They initially advertised 10 but increased it to 22 the day after. Over a million people tried to get tickets, so they increased it to 50. Think MJ got pressured into the 50 but you wonder if they gave him time to think about it at all?

Lisa S   August 4th, 2009 2:22 pm ET

I'm so glad that they are moving on and that the kids custudy are settled. Im glad that the children will get o know their bioligical mum and that they will grow up with their whole family. And I am glad that Joe JAckson doesnt live with them. Even though I doubt he would do anything, it is to be just a grandfather that comes and visit everynow and then.

Appearently nobody objected to the will and the court accepted the will. That is good. No matter if you believe it is true/the last one etc, in order to get a closure and start working on the contense of the will you need to have a will to work with.

But I think it iis important to remember that after all, michael created this family. It will be complicated for blanket not to have a mum when the others will get one. The others have both a mum and a dad. Blanket only had a dad and he is dead. It was not a totally wise thing to do but that is the way it is.

You will hear a lot of Klein in the future, trust me πŸ™‚ If he ha been smart he should have juststayed in contact with the family and invited them over every now and then. That is the only way he could have stayed in touch with these children. As it is now he is making too much notice and they jackson family migh not want to stay in touch with him.

mariau   August 4th, 2009 2:26 pm ET

hi lisa s.. yes you're right.. i gave stu, my email add. just check with stu..

Toni   August 4th, 2009 2:32 pm ET

Lisa S
The will issue is FAR from over. Katherine didnt accept it. It has just been delayed.

Toni   August 4th, 2009 2:33 pm ET

Jacquelyn ,They have their own money!!! Im broke the day after payday.

Jacquelyn   August 4th, 2009 2:39 pm ET


My son has his own money, save his and still insists on using mines, lol.

Dont you hate when that happens, where do the money go besides bills and the kids? lol

Lisa S   August 4th, 2009 2:40 pm ET


Yes, I know sometings has been delayed but did you listen to her attorneys? They were very pleased with the procedeer and the guy, forgot hisname, the one that was not the custody one, said that things had gone well all though there are alot of things left to discuss.

The thing is, nobody knows how michael thought. Everybody thinks they knew him, katherine might have been the one that he was closest to but it may also mean that he didnt want to load her with buisness and money. Maybe he thought that now when she is older, she should enjoy the time with her grandchildren and let somebody else take care of the money.

Branca is a very good buisness man. Michael might have discussions with him but he chose one of the best.

Lisa S   August 4th, 2009 2:46 pm ET


That is how buisness men are.....maybe your son has a future in the music buisness...that seems like they are doing..? Uses somebody elses money all though they have a lot of their own :-S

Jacquelyn   August 4th, 2009 2:53 pm ET

Lisa S

LOL:) I would not be surprised.

Lynn   August 4th, 2009 2:58 pm ET

I have been reading and catching up and i'm at work too which doesn't help.

Toni, I looked at the site that you had above. So Mj had a psychiatrist. its a shame everything went the way it did, the Dr probably could have helped in time resolve some of his issues.

AEG is responsible for MJs death both directly and indirectly. I hope that a case will be made that can make them pay. II was a conspiracy all along but it is so confusing as to who the players were and their relationship to each other. the investigation will go on for a VERy long time and I hope that the FBI gets involved as I doubt LAPD will care enough to get to the bottom of it, they will see what they want to see and ignore anything else.

i also can not believe that Dr Klein. He is a dispicable scum bag who is just out for money since he lost his big paycheck.
I really hope that he is not the bio father or he may just decide to play that card someday.

Toni   August 4th, 2009 3:02 pm ET

Yes I do go through that. My oldest is really good at saving her money for Iphone, cds etc, but I have to buy all the in between stuff. Oh well, their times a comin. Cant wait.

Toni   August 4th, 2009 3:07 pm ET

I think those 2 mths everything happened so fast with so many mixed messages, that no one had enough time to save him. there were too many people around him, for any help to get to him. His family wasnt even allowed to see him. They say Michael didnt want to see them, but I dont believe it.

Lynn   August 4th, 2009 3:13 pm ET


I think you hit the nail right on the head. It is all so sad and unbelievable.

Initally I thought that hai Chase seemed good and honest but now, I dont think so. Anybody who just appeared in the most recent months before his death i dont trust to give an accurate picture of what was going on.

Lynn   August 4th, 2009 3:19 pm ET

From watching LKLlast night it does seem though that Katherines lawyer just might have some kind of ACE up his sleeve. I sure hope so cause although nothing will bring MJ back the people responsible NEED TO PAY.

Toni   August 4th, 2009 3:22 pm ET

All Im doing at this point is believing the family that Michael said he loved so much, their atty's, and maybe this new phychiatrist now.

Toni   August 4th, 2009 3:25 pm ET

Well, I have to take my kids shopping...oh yay. TTYL

Linda from New York   August 4th, 2009 3:56 pm ET

Hi everyone

MIMI   August 4th, 2009 4:03 pm ET

A Mellisa:
Thank you very much for giving us this gift. I had no idea of the existence of this speach. I hope that everyone can read it because it is a beautiful journey into the soul of Michael.

Stu,Hungary   August 4th, 2009 4:04 pm ET

Can somebody give me the psihiatris link again please,CNN deleted πŸ™

Toni   August 4th, 2009 4:12 pm ET

Stu"Jackson on verge of breakdown before death".

Lynn   August 4th, 2009 4:13 pm ET

Hi Linda

Stu, go to and the search " Jackson on verge of breakdown" and you will see the article.

Stu,Hungary   August 4th, 2009 4:15 pm ET


Lynn   August 4th, 2009 4:21 pm ET

Someone above mentioned that MJ ws thinking of doing the Vegas thing. I saw that on TV somewhere too, he had a house picked out that he was going to call "Wonderland" and it was mentioned that he wanted to mabey do some vegas shows. So what Donny and Celine Dion said was likely true. Plus neither of them has anything to gain by lying unlike so many others.

sheila   August 4th, 2009 4:26 pm ET

Melissa, I read that speech done by Michael and I just loved it. I cried. If he found it in his heart to forgive his father, whom he loved, then why is everyone making a big thing out of his having anything to do with his own grandchildren? He kept his kids out of the streets. He worked two jobs to take care of them. He made sure that he taught them how to be able to take care of themselves. he might not have known how to say I love you but I think he showed it by action. Those same critics who criticize Joe Jackson need to thank him for producing the Jacksons. I can' judge Joe Jackson because He has to stand before God for himself. But I believe this, that he loved his children and his children loves him. People always try to read into the minds of other people. Take care that that his critics are not judged with the same judgment that they're trying to judge him with.

Honorine   August 4th, 2009 4:35 pm ET

How're y'all doing?

Honorine   August 4th, 2009 4:35 pm ET

I need to read about MJ's speech forgiving his dad. Get me connected.

Lisa S   August 4th, 2009 4:40 pm ET

Hi all!

Anybody having any specific plans for the 29 th?

Lori   August 4th, 2009 4:45 pm ET

Hey Toni!! Could you copy and paste that article over at HQ? Because my computer crashes every time I try to access it. Thanks!!

Lori   August 4th, 2009 4:49 pm ET

This MJCSI thing is a full time job. I think CNN posts a link to a daily article just because they want us to start blogging

Lori   August 4th, 2009 4:52 pm ET

What is this thing about Arnie Klein now? I had not heard he was planning on doing anything else?

Jacquelyn   August 4th, 2009 4:53 pm ET


Like the bottom of the screen when LKL come on it says "our blog on fire tonight", exactly, because we are keeping it that way.

Jacquelyn   August 4th, 2009 4:56 pm ET


Arnie's lawyer is filing paperwork to be allowed to have say in the children's life. Knowing darn well he doesnt have any. The judge told that fool that yesterday.

Lori   August 4th, 2009 5:08 pm ET

That is us. We are the fire!

Lori   August 4th, 2009 5:11 pm ET

Where did you see that? He'd have to have some kind of a compelling reson for being able to. I can't imagine it would be DNA at this late date, if he was going to do that, he should have done it on Monday. His DNA would prove nothing. Maybe he should concentrate on making sure Dr. Murray is not pointing the finger at him...

Lori   August 4th, 2009 5:14 pm ET

Found it. Still seems very ambigous. Unless he has some sort of document from Michael, but if that was the case, why not just put in in the Guardianship section of the Will?

Stu,Hungary   August 4th, 2009 5:15 pm ET

O my God,this is a lot of reading again! πŸ™‚ I dont want to read all of this.Was something inportan,wath i missed today?

Lori   August 4th, 2009 5:16 pm ET

No–no new bombshells today.

Jacquelyn   August 4th, 2009 5:19 pm ET


Even with a DNA test proving he was the father proves nothing. If he wanted to do this he should have done it when the kids was born, like Anna Nicoles daughter father did. Not years letter. He just made because he lost his income from Michael. Plus he is only trying to scare Debbie. Which no one has heard from. Klein knows what he is doing. And he already knows Murray is fingering him, his lawyer was the one who replied back on Geraldo.

Stu,Hungary   August 4th, 2009 5:24 pm ET

Dr Klein is in sain! πŸ˜› Locco!

Malaika   August 4th, 2009 5:28 pm ET

i am onli going to relax when Debbie & her partner in crime Arnie " the butcher" Klien are behind bars!!!

Linda from New York   August 4th, 2009 5:42 pm ET

Honorine–The Londell McMillan said last night - check Thriller 25-Michael wrote something regarding his Dad.

Linda from New York   August 4th, 2009 5:47 pm ET

Arnie is probably pissed because Debbie Row is being taken care of and she's not giving him any of the money.. So, now he wants to start something. Probably has a book deal and wants S______ to add to his Autobiography.

Linda from New York   August 4th, 2009 5:48 pm ET

Typing too fast-

Linda from New York   August 4th, 2009 5:49 pm ET

Jacquelyn–it is so funny how we think alike on these things-I didn't even see your response–having problems with my computer

Jacquelyn   August 4th, 2009 5:50 pm ET

Well if Debbie is not paying Klein now, she will be.

Linda from New York   August 4th, 2009 5:51 pm ET

You got that right Jacqueline

Linda from New York   August 4th, 2009 5:51 pm ET

talk to you guys a little later

Jacquelyn   August 4th, 2009 5:51 pm ET

Linda from New York


Lynn   August 4th, 2009 5:52 pm ET

Arnie be needin some money when Dr Murray gets done squealing. He'll be incurring some BIG TIME lawyer fees. Ha Ha!!

Malaika   August 4th, 2009 5:56 pm ET

Arnie must be put away ASAP b4 he screws up these kids' lives

Jacquelyn   August 4th, 2009 6:06 pm ET

You know something, maybe Klein was the reason why Debbie's Lawyer was trying to stop Katherine from getting permanent custody yesterday and why they didnt put the settlement decision they agreed to last week.

Malaika   August 4th, 2009 6:23 pm ET


Lori   August 4th, 2009 6:44 pm ET

I guess we will see if Arnie's got an ace up his sleeve. Just because he says he is going to file papers, doesn't mean he will.

gloria   August 4th, 2009 8:16 pm ET

Is Klein saying he is the father? Why else would he but objecting to the court. If so, he does not have any rights to the children. He should worry if he is going to jail. What a friend he is turning out to be. See you can not trust all these so call friends. Where is Miko? Have not heard from in a while.

Adrienne   August 4th, 2009 8:56 pm ET

I love you Katherine Jackson!!

ann   August 4th, 2009 8:59 pm ET

debbie rowe should not have been allowed to see michaels children she sold them years ago.i dont understand why mrs jackson agreed to this.rowe and klein should butt out.

Lise Richer   August 4th, 2009 9:08 pm ET

This is for Michael's mother Katherine. Wishing you the best with Michael's children, they are so sweet like their daddy. Really happy to hear that you have the children with you. Not Debby!!!!!

Susan   August 4th, 2009 9:21 pm ET

Thank God for Bill and Hillary Clinton! This is a real victory for Hillary, for whom I would have voted had she gotten the nomination, and I'm a registered Republican. Really, I am!

leej   August 4th, 2009 9:39 pm ET

Thanks to the leadership of President Obama and the diplomacy of president Clinton . I am so proud to be an American.

Jen   August 4th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Joan Rivers is waaaaay out of line commenting on Brooke Shields. Joan Rivers should clean out her back yard. I'm wondering if old Joannie girl used the same cosmetic surgeon who butchered up Michael Jackson's nose because her entire face looks butchered.

Why in the world would Arnold Klein want to be involved with the Jackson kids medical decisions. He killed Michael Jackson with drugs and I still say that he supplied MJ with Diprivan as he used to give it to him in his office. I would not let him make medical decisions for my dog, he is an incompetent doctor.

Commanche   August 4th, 2009 10:01 pm ET

Bill Clinton is Great!!!

Melissa   August 4th, 2009 11:58 pm ET

Maureen, Lynn and Sheila...

I cried when I read this speech. This really shows his heart and also desire to help others with the same problem. As far as Joe goes...I am not saying that I agree in any way with the way Joe disciplined his children. I do believe that Joe loves his children and did the best that HE knew how to do at the time. Many parents today (me included) are trying to be better parents than our own. That doesn't mean that I don't love my parents. Things were very different 30 or 40 years ago. It's sad that it took Michael so long to come to the fact that he needed to forgive in order to start to become whole again. It's true that our childhood's have alot to do with the adults we become but we always have the choice to "let it go" and start to heal or hang onto the bitterness or anger or hurt. It comforts me to know Michael had realized this too. I think his children, when they can take it all in, should be given a copy of this speech. Melissa

Melissa   August 5th, 2009 12:01 am ET

Ooooppps and Mimi too...

Karen   August 5th, 2009 3:36 am ET

For the life of me how on earth can one become "addicted" to painkillers

This morning I took a 500mg tablet as this MJ Case has not been good for my stress level and I have terrible pain in my back / neck

I am feeling completely high dizzy and NON COMPES MENTES. I feel is it possible that people like this feeling!?

I live in Holland so to relax I smoke a joint and one before I go to bed, Sleep like a baby..............10/12hrs every night

Legalise weed – like it is here, and i can almost be certain the level of painkiller addicts will decrease tenfold.

I am going for a lie down as I am spinning – and NO! I have not had a joint yet.


ANTHONY   August 5th, 2009 4:53 am ET

Did Micheal have an insurance policy? How much was it worth?

ANTHONY   August 5th, 2009 4:54 am ET

Hoh much was Micheal insurance policy worth.

ANTHONY   August 5th, 2009 4:56 am ET

What about the other kid that suppose to be Michael's, will he get any money?

Cocovelvet   August 5th, 2009 9:36 am ET

To Jacquelyn and Linda,

I agree with you that this Klein must be terribly pissed off with the fact that as much as they have both , him and Debbie, being milking MJ all those years, now Debbie is still getting away with it and still getting the dimes out of MJ'S coffers even after his death whilst he gets nothing.

I see a situation of "....okay Debbie, you get away with it because you are the biological mother, well we planned it together as a money-laudering system from MJ and I am also the biological father and I WAAANT that money too"......what a ridiculous way of approaching the issue Klein is doing; as MJ's lawyers said on yesterday's LKL, they were all confused in court with the appearance of this Klein and his outrageous demands. Who cares anyway whether Klein is the biological father or not!!???.....probably he also had an arrangement with MJ on that one and also got paid just like this Debbie did....


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mariau   August 5th, 2009 11:21 am ET

i believed to Joe Jackson.. "IT'S FATHER INSTINCTS"

KIKI   August 5th, 2009 3:03 pm ET

i think its good that kathrin got michael`s kids because they all can be together and because they really dont know debbie rowe

Diane Greiner   August 5th, 2009 3:11 pm ET

Two questions: (1)Now that Katherine has custody of the children, is she free to designate her successor, or was that already part of the custody agreement that was reached? (2) How many of his siblings was MJ supporting, and will that continue with his estate?

Jacquelyn   August 5th, 2009 3:31 pm ET

Diane Greiner

She is free to designate her successor, but Michael also list Diana Ross to take the kids if something happen. Diana would have to come to some type of an arrangement with the family and the Judge would have to agree.

Michael wasnt supporting his siblings. They all worked. They may have borrowed but thats about it. Now more than likely he did leave them something in the family trust. But there is no legal reason for Michael to support his siblings.

Jeri Gutner   August 5th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

My husband and I are Realtors and have worked together for the past 20 years. 16 years ago I gave him a kidney, so our bond is pretty intense. When couples call us for advice on how they can work together, we tell them that if they need advice or help, they shouldn't do it. It's either meant to be or not. It's not something you can learn.

Susan   August 6th, 2009 12:29 am ET

No, Katherine is NOT free to designate her successor. It's MJ's Will not his mothers. In the Will he appointed Diana Ross as his mothers successor with the children only.

Katherine did NOT receive the role of custodian of the 3 children's
estate. She only received physical custody. I printed out the court papers last night to read and get the facts vs media opinion.

Jacquelyn: No offense, but you need to read more background on the Jackson Family from the past years. Jermaine still lives at home with his mother, and throughout the years the siblings have been in debt and have struggled getting jobs. Janet is the only one that became financially successful. LaToya and Rebbie are financially secure.

MJ trust did not leave any money to his siblings or father. MJ and Janet were, at times, supporting the Encino compound which would automatically cover everyone that lived there.

Margaret Irvine   August 6th, 2009 12:32 am ET

OMG how smart is Depak Chopka? Yes, that is how we deal with other nations.....times have changed. No more cowboy /score keeping diplomacy..

We have an intelligent, calm, visionary for a president.and he wisely surrounds himself with the best and the brightest.

Thank heavens.........

Jacquelyn   August 6th, 2009 12:40 am ET


I know plenty you are not saying anything new. So what Jermaine still lives at the Family compound, so do the rest of the them. Janet and Michael was the only money makers, some of them took on odd jobs to support themselves too. You dont need to tell me a thing about the background. You dont know whats in the trust. No one knows but the family. Michael didnt need to worry about the family what he needed to worry about was that crooked inner circle he surrounded himself with.

sue   August 6th, 2009 1:24 am ET

I am thinking he wants us to forget he was a big drug supplier here.

Susan   August 6th, 2009 2:47 am ET


I must be saying something new because earlier in this blog you stated Katherine can appointed any successor she wants to and that wasn't correct.

I also have a copy of the Will naming 6 other contingent remainder beneficiaries. Can you fill me in on that?

MJ always had his inner circle. In the past year could you tell me which ones were the crooks? Names please, not generalized statements.

Jessica   August 6th, 2009 4:03 am ET

DIANE...I can answer #1. Seven years ago I went to court and got permanent guardianship of my 2 grandkids until age 18. Once the judge gave me guardianship I make all the decisions including who will take care of them if I become incapacitated. The court never gets involved again neither do I have to report to them. What I did was I gave a daughter power of attorney which gives her the right to make decisions for them and also to raise them if I am not able to. I think the only type of cases that have to revert back to court for a new guardian are those cases that are under the supervision of child protective service which is not the case for Katherine Jackson. So she definitely designates her successor.

Joy   August 6th, 2009 4:18 am ET

Geeezzzz... if arnold klein is the father and debbie rowe is the mother it gives a good picture of what these two kids will look like when they become adults....POOR KIDS!

Andrea   August 6th, 2009 4:45 am ET

Jessica and Diane:

I tend to disagree regarding successor guardianship. Jessica your case is different from Katherine's case. Perhaps different state laws are why the cases are different. Katherine received custody originating from her son's Will and an agreement with the bio mom. When Katherine can no longer care for the children, MJ's Will stipulated that her successor is Diana Ross. Because this is a probate court and not a family court case, in California a probate court does monitor the guardian through CPS who write reports for the judge. Katherine is being monitored by CPS. She has to go back to court in 2 months to review the circumstances of the kids and make sure the custody deal is going to plan. What makes Katherines case different also, is due to visitation to Debbie Rowe and that the estate is paying an allowance to each Katherine and the 3 kids. In six months, Katherine has to go back to court with an accounting of how the childrens money has been spent for each kid. Katherine's allowance was based on her living expenses only, not the other adults family members, that are capable of working, that live in her household.

The only reason I know about the CPS monitor is because it was checked off on Katherine's petition she filed for custody after the Aug. 3 court date.

What is sad, after Katherine passes, there will be legal proceeding again of where the 3 children will live (those under age 18). Perhaps the children will pass to Debbie Rowe.....who knows huh?

Sal   August 6th, 2009 4:55 am ET

Weren't the contingent beneficiaries on MJs will his nephews. These are kids of one of his brothers

Geraldine Hughes   August 6th, 2009 5:48 am ET

Redemption: The Truth Behind the Michael Jackson Child Molestation Allegation is the book that proves Micheal Jackson was famed in 1993. The author, Geraldine Hughes, worked for the attorney of the 13 year old accuser's father and she witnessed an elaborate extortion scheme, launced as child molestation when MJ refused to pay their requested $20 million dollar demand for a movie deal.

In loving memory of Michael Jackson, his family and children, get your copy of Redemption on, and help me clear Michael Jackson's name.

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