In death even the late King of Pop is haunted by controversy and intrigues. Now, after the apparent show of unity by his brothers and sisters at the time of his death, the songs, showmanship, and tears come the lawsuits.
Sadly, money in this case inheritance gets the best of everyone.
Five of Michael Jackson’s disinherited siblings are again claiming that the singer’s will is “fake, flawed and fraudulent” and that his lawyers forged the King of Pop’s signature on it.
Tito, Randy, Jermaine, Janet and Rebbie Jackson penned a poison letter to the late singer’s estate lawyers, restating an old claim that it is bogus, and demanding that the lawyers, John Branca and John McClain
, resign immediately as executors of Jacko’s estate.
They claim that their brother (Jacko) told them, in no uncertain terms and without hesitation in the months prior to his death, that he despised both his parents and he did not want either of them to have anything to do with his life or estate for that matter the siblings wrote.
Specifically, the Jackson 5 claims that it has proof that Michael was in New York, not in Los Angeles, on the day he supposedly signed his will on the West Coast.
They also claim that Branca and McClain lied to get family matriarch Katherine Jackson, 82, to agree to increase their percentage of the gross income from their brother’s estate.
The Jacksons added that the actions done by the lawyers are affecting her health, and on top of that, they’ve just found out she recently had a mini-stroke, urging them to understand that she’s not equipped to handle the stress load placed on her.
Katherine Jackson is raising Paris, 14, and her brothers, Prince, 15, and Blanket, 10. In his will, Jackson named only his mother and children as beneficiaries of his estate. None of Jackson’s three children, nor his parents, signed the letter to the lawyers. Neither did siblings LaToya, Jackie and Marlon.
In retaliation, Paris (not Hilton) took to Twitter to challenge her letter-writing aunts and uncles saying she will defend her beloved family members with all she has, even if it means from other family members. Adding that she is going to clarify that what has been said about her grandmother is a rumor and that she (grandma Jacko) is completely fine.
Branca and McClain denied any wrongdoing and called the accusations by Jackson’s siblings baseless. Any doubts about the validity of Michael’s will and his selection of executors were thoroughly and completely debunked two years ago when a challenge [by the siblings] was rejected by the Los Angeles County Superior Court, the California Court of Appeals and, finally, the California Supreme Court.