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Janet Jackson: Statement about Michael Jackson's Will

Janet Jackson: Statement about Michael Jackson's Will

Janet Jackson‘s attorney recently released a statement about her concern with the executors of her late brother Michael Jackson‘s will.

The statement alleges that the executors do not have the best interests of Michael‘s children and mother at heart:

“Since the loss of Michael, Janet, Randy, and Rebbie‘s principal concern has been and continues to be for the safety and well-being of Michael‘s children, their mother Katherine Jackson, and the entire family. Unfortunately, those people have been harmed by the actions of the executors of Michael‘s estate, the estate’s lawyer, and those installed and paid to do their bidding.”

The statement further reiterates that Janet and her brothers Randy and Rebbie will continue to search for the truth regarding Michael‘s will.

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  • Donna

    She should be ashamed of herself and her recent behavior.

  • Asha

    Please, that whole family is wacked. What Janet meant to say was she and her sibling want control of the millions Michael’s estate is worth. They are a bunch of greedy devils.

  • Grandma of Four

    M O N E Y and C O N T R O L of that M O N E Y is the only thing the mess has been about! Nothing more and nothing less!

  • kjbk

    MIchael ONLY included his children, his mother & charity in his will. His mooching family need to GET A LIFE!

  • KissThis

    Does anyone really care anymore? They’ll keep this drama going for as long as they can to make headlines.

  • Dooley

    Janet is doing this because she is tired of her brother asking her for money..The Jackson Brothers need to get a job even if its the clean up crew at one of Janet’s Shows.

  • Cruizin596

    Unless she can can prove how the children have been harmed by the executors, she should shut her greedy mouth. This is ALL about them being cut out of MJ’s will. With family like this, no wonder those non-family members he surrounded himself with had so much influence. They should be ashamed of themselves.

  • WhyNot

    While they say repeatedly that people have been damaged by the executors actions and decisions, they do not state what damage has been done, or to whom.
    It seems to me that the kids and Katherine Jackson are doing just fine.
    I think they are miffed that Michael excluded them from inheriting, so the only means to strip the estate is if they become executors/guardians and start paying themselves for all their future bad decisions. And fighting the will is a really bad decision. They will need lawyers, the kids and Katherine Jackson will need lawyers, and of course, the current executors are lawyers, so they will defend the will.
    At the end of the day… who wins?
    THE LAWYERS!

  • lucy

    the reality is that Janet and the others are angry that Michael left everything to the children and nothing to them. somewhere along the way, these people, especially the brothers, got the idea that Michael would and should support them for the rest of their lives. they are angry because the Executors and the lawyer will not allow them access to what is the money belonging to the children. Janet and her siblings will continue this fight for the rest of their lives. Michael’s children will continually have to fight off these greedy people.

  • Subby

    And to think this bizarre series of events were played out in public. It’s hard to fathom what has occurred behind closed doors.

  • http://www.capoeiramoves.net Capoeira Moves

    seriously, refuting a person’s will is the greatest sign of disrespect. Just cos she’s not getting what she wants, she’s scapegoating the lawyers and executors. real classy.

    How to capoeira

  • Jody

    @Dooley: Nah I aint trynna hear all of that, she should have never been apart of it. Kidnapping, and drugging Katherin, bullying the kids. Nope, Janet is just as shiest as her brothers. Even if the will was fake, who cares, all the money goes to the kids, so they should be happy the “fake” will leans toward a great direction. Janet’s career is over, its nothing she can do to convince anyone that she wasnt being shiesty. The truth is all out in the open now, its nothing she can do to convince the public.

  • Jody

    @Dawn: The media didnt do much, except expose all of the details GREATLY. Janet’s career is over. She signed the letter lying about Katherin’s health claiming that the Estate caused her to have a heart attack, and Paris was so smart, that she ruined it. She did nothing to protect Katherin, except be apart of a scheme to kidnap and drug her. She did nothing to protect the kids, except bully them, and keep them from speaking to Katherin. All the facts are out in the open, its no way you can flip this around to make her the hero. It is what it is, she’s a shiesty, thief. Mike is smiling cuz his kids are smarter than everyone else thought. The kids damn near had custody changed over to TJ, gave direct orders to their lawyers. Their only like 14. Janet, ya done!!!

  • Emeraldwater

    Janet Jackson concern is Michael left her out of his will along with the rest of his siblings and father. After Michael’s death these pass three years she nor her sibling lifted one finger to try and help repay MJ’s debts. Not one of them took a interest in helping their mother take care of or support MJ’s children. Now that the executor’s of MJ’s estate has repaid over half of MJ’s debts Janet, Randy, Jermaine and Rebbie wants to try and cash in on MJ’s Will. There isn’t a name to fit these devils to describe them accurately enough, but one thing for sure they don’t care anything about MJ’s children and what they did to their own mother shows just how much they care about her well-being. It’s not the executors of MJ’s estate trying to harm the children or Mrs. Jackson. It’s Janet, Randy, Jermaine and Rebbie trying to cause their own mother a early death. People following up on this story with an ounce of sense see this for what it really is. The bottom line the court is not going to give Janet, Randy, Jermaine or Rebbie one cent of MJ’s Will. So they better continue going to the bank with Mrs. Jackson and robbing her of her funds. The executors of MJ’s estate should have Mrs. Jackson log and show receipts where that money is going if it comes out the children allowance. What Janet really means Randy, Jermaine, Rebbie and herself will continue hounding their mother for money until she dies and early death or Randy, Jermaine, Rebbie and Janet forge checks with certain amounts of money for them with Mrs. Jackson’s signature. These characters are some dangerous criminals. Just imagine they were once famous The Jackson’s Five now known as the Jackson’s Four Sleazy.

  • L.A.

    Yep, Janet is sick and tired of taking care of her brothers and numerous nieces and nephews and wants the MJ estate to hand out funds so she won’t have to. Her family has expensive taste and she and MJ are the only ones with money. She needs to turn off the tap and stop supporting them all.

  • NotblindedbytheJACKSONlies

    I can’t believe Janet and the rest of her siblings are still lying about this mess. The estate didn’t cause these people to write and release that letter to the tabloids. The estate didn’t cause Janet and her siblings to basically hold their own mother “hostage”. The estate didn’t cause Janet to send her security to the kids’ house and try to forcibly take those kids to an unknown place. The estate didn’t cause Janet and Randy and Jermaine to rush those kids as they came from school.The estate didn’t cause Janet to try and snatch a child’s phone just to silence that child and keep her from inquiring about her grandmother.

    Janet and her siblings did this to THEMSELVES. For them to lie and blame the estate for THEIR actions is truly SICK. I’ve never heard of anything like this. Janet has shown what she is really like. She has always been jealous of Michael; however, this attempt to take over as guardian of his children so that she and her siblings can take over the money is INSANE. Her involvemnet in this scam has nothing to do with her concern for Michael or his kids. She is after Michael’s money so that she won’t have to support her family as Michael did ALL of his life, and even in death, he is still supporting that family. Janet is selfish and greedy. This is all about $$$$$ and NOTHING else.

  • NotblindedbytheJACKSONlies

    @Emeraldwater:

    I agree with EVERYTHING that you said.

  • Carter

    Y’all REALLY think that JANET JACKSON is pressed for cash?? Please take that out of here.

  • NotblindedbytheJACKSONlies

    @Dawn:

    Janet is not protecting her neice and nephew. Remember, it was Janet who REFUSED to allow these kids to speak to their grandmother for !! days. It was not until Michael’s daughter became concerned of the lie that Katherine had a “stroke” was released to the media. Janet and her siblings were the ones who posted that LIE in a letter and released it to the media. Janet, not Rebbie, Randy or Jermaine,was the one who tried to SILENCE Paris by forcibly taking this young girl’s phone. Janet is the one who sent security to these kids home and tried to take them to an unknown place. Janet is the ring leader in this “kidnappping” of her own mother. Please tell me how she has her mother and niece and nephews’ best interest at heart. Everything that Janet has done has been for HERSELF. Not for Michael’s children and NOT for her mother.
    The only thing is that she thought her involvment would lend credibility to this scam. It didn’t because two children EXPOSED her and her siblings for what they were doing. Stop being in denial about this woman’s involvement in this attempted take over of Michael’s estate. What she and her siblings did was CRIMINAL and their needs to be an investigation.

  • an opinion

    STFU Jaent. If you were really worried you would have hired a top lawyer and a detective to investigate what was gong on then go to court. Not kidnap your mother.

  • hm.

    did anyone else see the clip where janet tried to take the phone off paris?? it was creepy! why is the police doing nothing to protect these children? (side note: the only jackson to ever stand up to this family is their 14 yr old niece?? good for her)

  • NotblindedbytheJACKSONlies

    @Carter:

    So why do you think that she would be in this trashty mess? It certainly is not because of love for Michael’s children, his legacy or love for her mother. IMO, Janet does not have as much money as you think she does. Whatever she has,she doesn’t want to help her family. So, she would rather be low-life and take her brother’s money instead of helping her famly with HER money. Can you imagine Madonna or Beyonce doing something as cheap and low class as what Janet and her siblings have done and both of these women have MORE money than Janet. The question is why would Janet want to overthrow her OWN brother’s estate. The answer is simple:MONEY.

  • an opinion

    @Carter: The only thing the executors control is money. Katherine get 70,000 a month for the kids plus she get 4 mill a year for her personal use. How are they being hurt. Once again if she does not like how the executors are handling the estate than make sure Katherine has a great accounting firm to check and double check but you don’t kidnap our Mother and have the grandkids and some of your brothers worried.

  • Love The Shoes

    Sorry, but I don’t buy it. What confounds me though is the fact that Janet Jackson is a gazilliionaire in her own right. She’s worth $150-175 mil and so whats her deal? Also, there are way better ways other than duping your own mom into believing she’s going to do a spa weekend. I have never trusted Jermaine and it’s just nasty (no pun) that he and Randy got babies by the same woman. Eeeewwww.

  • NotblindedbytheJACKSONlies

    @hm.:

    You forget that it was the tweet from Michael’s 15 year-old son that blew the lid off of this entire conspiracy. It was Prince Michael who released the statement that made these people start shaking in their boots. He also released the screen shot of Janet’s reply when he BEGGED her and Rebbie to allow him and his siblings to speak to their grandmother. Prince’s statement was on his twitter account and was posted on every news site. BOTH of Michael’s children showed maturity, strength and courage to stand up to the despicable act that Janet and her siblings created.

  • GIVE KJ THE MONEY!

    How is Katherine doing good when she doesn’t even own a home? She is entitled to 20% of the estate. The estate has made $1 Billion Dollars. Where is her money that is owed to her??? Why is she renting? Why is she getting an allowance? Where is her lump sum? Get them Janet!!!

  • NotblindedbytheJACKSONlies

    @an opinion:

    Thank You.

  • hm.

    @NotblindedbytheJACKSONlies: thank you, didn’t know that. It does take courage and i hope it doesn’t go unnoticed because people are scared of the jackson family.

  • Jody

    @LeviKlein: We do know the truth, its been million of facts come out in the past few weeks. There is no rumors. Just facts, statements, video proof. Paris exposing text messages. There is nothing to assume. The facts are all laid out at this point. Everyone knows they want the money, what idiot is thinking anything else?

  • Jody

    @GIVE KJ THE MONEY!: Janet doesnt care about any of that, she just wants MJ’s money. The estate is handling business the way Mike wanted them too. Janet know that.

  • tsquared

    Even if her fears and claims are true, why play it out in public? What does she think “we, the public” are going to do? if something is truly wrong, then hire an accountant and a lawyer and let them get to the bottom of things. Why write letters to the current estate managers and release them to the public? Are they all that stupid that they think any one is going to pay attention to their claims without proof? And kidnapping Katherine Jackson was like major stupid!

  • Jody

    @josh: Yea! The facts. We all been reading on this stuff for the past few weeks.

  • Anna

    @Love The Shoes:

    Maybe she’s in debt? A lot of celebrities wind up in debt b/c the don’t hire money managers.

  • pickles

    Janet is a huge disappointment to me. She is just another greedy loser like her brothers, all of them trying to break Michael’s will and snatch the money. They hate that they can’t control that money!

    She must be really embarrassed to make her lawyer issue a statement like this. Guess her lawyer wants to get paid too. All you need to remember is that disgusting image of Katherine at the spa, trying to read a statement on TV, with Janet, and Rebbie and Randy and Jermaine standing over her like they were ready to pounce.

    Now fast forward to Katherine’s day in court. She filed papers with the court and told a completely differebt story. She said she was supposed to drive to New Mexico to her sons’ show in a big Camper, but some strange “doctor” told her she had to fly. When she steps off the plane, Oops, she’s in Arizona. They take away her phone, her iPad, and unplug the hotel phone and the TV set! The TV set! Her own lawyer isn’t even allowed to see her.

    Janet did that, along with her sister & brothers. Katherine told it all and now Janet looks really bad. So she has a statement trying to insist she is doing the right thing when everything points to the fact that she isn’t. Janet needs to fade now. Disappear. No more public statements. Even Jermaine is finally backing away. Until next time.

  • Dooley

    @hm.: What was the most Creepy was Randy and Janet Film it…I bet we will NEVER see it.

  • NotblindedbytheJACKSONlies

    @Love The Shoes:

    Sorry, I don’t believe that Janet is worth $150 million dollars. That’s speculation on the media’s part. IF she was worth that much she would not have gotten involved in this Jerry Springer type mess. This woman is DESPERATE for money. Only a desperate person would do what she and her other siblilngs have done. Only a desperate person would risk their career to do some tacky, unprofessional crap like this. If anyone noticed the “hostage” video where Janet, Jermaine, Rebbie were standing with Katherine; something just didn’t look ‘normal; about Janet. Her eyes looked glassy and very strange. Either Janet has lost her mind, is on some type or drug OR greed has caused her to lose all rational thinking. You can’t tell me that someone as rich as she is SUPPOSED to be would do this, just to stand with her siblings. If anyone doubts what I am saying, just go back and review everything that has happened in this debacle. Go back and look at the “hostage” video of Katherine and her children. Go back and look at the surveillance tape of Janet running in Paris’ face. Look in that same video and see Janet manically trying to block Paris and then all in Paris face taking pictures with her cell phone. Janet has lost it and it’s all because of Michael’s BILLION DOLLAR estate.

  • NotblindedbytheJACKSONlies

    @hm.:

    I really wish that you could read Prince Michael’s statement. It was brilliant and articulate. Michael raised those children to be strong and they are showing that strength. He did such an amazing job with them and I know that he would be proud. Those kids are no pushovers and Prince Michael’s statememt said that their father, Michael, had taught he and his siblings to be aware of CERTAIN people. This young 15 year-old also said?>”If you continue with the lies, I will continue with the truth. Janet and Co, were stopped in their tracks and didn’t utter another word until she came back with that crap about suing TMZ. Notice how she didn’t mention suing her own nephew and niece. She knows that these kids are not going to be bullied by her.

    Btw, I don’t know if you know that Janet and Randy tried to get those kids to leave with them the day that the surveillance tape captured their assault on these kids. Prince Jr. told them he was not going anywhere with them. Again,these kids are smart and THEY are the reason that Katherine is home and they are the ones who EXPOSED this entire scam. I pray for these kids safety. To be surrounded by such envy, greed and deceitfullness would be hard on adults. Can you imagine what these poor kids are going throufh. Thank God that Michael raised them to be such strong individuals. I pray that God protects these beautiful, innocent children who don’t deserve what the Janet and Co. are doing to them.

  • hm.

    @Dooley: they filmed it? — if you’ve seen the clip it looks more like surveillance caught it and “someone” sent it in to E! news.

  • hm.

    @NotblindedbytheJACKSONlies: i actually grew up with abusive and manipulative family members which is why i feel horrible for these kids — wish i had the ba*lls to stand up to my family when i was a teen.

  • lucy

    GIVE KJ THE MONEY! @ 08/03/2012 at 10:04 pm

    where do you get the idea that Katherine is legally entitled to 20 % of the Estate. there are only three people who are legally entitled to Michael Jackson’s estate; Paris, Prince, and Blanket. by law they are legally Michael’s children. the only money Katherine is entitled to is the money Michael provided in his will to the guardian of his children for their care.

  • shadowmia

    Indeed, she should be ashamed of her recent–and continuing–behavior. Her statements accusing the Executors of mishandling and fraud are absurd. They’re doing an excellent job of handling the Estate and have been more than generous to Katherine. Janet and her siblings offer no proof of any of her accusations because the accusations are false.

    Janet’s career is fading, with less and less money coming in, and I believe she’s concerned about her future. However, that does not excuse her aggressive participation in the plot that involved her personal physician’s going to Katherine’s house, falsely claiming that K’s own physician had sent him and lying to Katherine, MJ’s children, and the public. Kidnapping and attempted kidnapping are serious offenses, and the siblings are lucky that no charges have been pressed against them.

  • baugh

    shame on you JANET, AND YOUR GREEDY BROTHERS. Now we know why Michael was trying to distance himself from his family, in a way his family is resposible for his dead, probably they did the same with him when he was alive.

  • Ollynka88

    HOW ON EARTH HAVE THEY BEEN HARMED (by the MJ Estate executors)?????

    THE ONLY PEOPLE HARMING KATHERINE AND PRINCE, PARIS AND BLANKET IS YOU JANET AND YOUR GREEDY SIBLINGS!!!!!!!!!

  • auzgal1984

    She’s got her own money, maybe she genuinely wants to ensure the children’s and her mothers well being…she has made her own name! she is Janett Jackson!

  • -_-

    @auzgal1984: miss bo*oby-flasher if ya nasty

  • Ava

    @Capoeira Moves: yes! I agree with you, that’s a smart statement. They always say a person who needs to defend themselves is usually guilty. I’m talking to you Janet! Team Paris and MJ3!!

  • Teej

    Whats wrong with you people?!? Seems as if all you want to do is hate on Janet. Janet is one of the only siblings that is trying to UPHOLD what Mike wanted…and that was for his kids to be OUT of the public limelight and away from greedy people, like his executors. Mike cut ties with his executors years before his death and one of them Mike sued because he stole 150K from him. Why then would Mike want Branca and McCain to be executors….he flat out hated them and MOST of his family knew this. Unfortunately, “JustJared” did not place the letter in its entirety. Probably to cause mess. But in it, it states “They (Janet, Rebbie, Randy) stand to gain nothing financially by a finding that the will is invalid. That point is worth repeating—they stand to gain nothing financially by a finding that the will is invalid.” Janet and siblings can IN NO WAY MAKE MONEY nor do they want too. Its more about getting things right. All u MJ fans need to stop and do ur research. Wouldn’t you take up for your brother if you felt something was awry, even if money was concerned. You people like to throw blame and its all based off of conjecture. Because you, nor I, nor Jared, nor the “sources” and various reporters know what is going down in that family, but that family. You fell like b/c you saw tweets from angry teens you’ve decided to become judge and jury and convict the elder Jackson siblings. Haven’t you ever heard that there are 3 sides to every story, the 2 opposing sides and the TRUTH. Remember the same people Janet, Randy and Rebbie are fighting, are the same people Mike was fighting and fearful of during his life. DO YOUR RESEARCH BEFORE YOU HATE! Look at MIke’s artwork from his life, Janet is THE ONLY SIBLING painted in his art, When he was alive she ALWAYS defended him (i.e. Scream-she didn’t have to do that, she was on top at that time, not him), In Mike memoirs he talks often about how much they were alike and how the closeness they shared…why would she flip the script now that he’s dead. Get real folks, and THINK and RESEARCH…stop spreading conjecture!

  • Teej

    @Donna: Why should she be ashamed of herself…for standing up for her brother. You should be ashamed of yourself, clearly you would leave your brother out to dry. Get yo’ life!
    Whats wrong with you people?!? Seems as if all you want to do is hate on Janet. Janet is one of the only siblings that is trying to UPHOLD what Mike wanted…and that was for his kids to be OUT of the public limelight and away from greedy people, like his executors. Mike cut ties with his executors years before his death and one of them Mike sued because he stole 150K from him. Why then would Mike want Branca and McCain to be executors….he flat out hated them and MOST of his family knew this. Unfortunately, “JustJared” did not place the letter in its entirety. Probably to cause mess. But in it, it states “They (Janet, Rebbie, Randy) stand to gain nothing financially by a finding that the will is invalid. That point is worth repeating—they stand to gain nothing financially by a finding that the will is invalid.” Janet and siblings can IN NO WAY MAKE MONEY nor do they want too. Its more about getting things right. All u MJ fans need to stop and do ur research. Wouldn’t you take up for your brother if you felt something was awry, even if money was concerned. You people like to throw blame and its all based off of conjecture. Because you, nor I, nor Jared, nor the “sources” and various reporters know what is going down in that family, but that family. You fell like b/c you saw tweets from angry teens you’ve decided to become judge and jury and convict the elder Jackson siblings. Haven’t you ever heard that there are 3 sides to every story, the 2 opposing sides and the TRUTH. Remember the same people Janet, Randy and Rebbie are fighting, are the same people Mike was fighting and fearful of during his life. DO YOUR RESEARCH BEFORE YOU HATE! Look at MIke’s artwork from his life, Janet is THE ONLY SIBLING painted in his art, When he was alive she ALWAYS defended him (i.e. Scream-she didn’t have to do that, she was on top at that time, not him), In Mike memoirs he talks often about how much they were alike and how the closeness they shared…why would she flip the script now that he’s dead. Get real folks, and THINK and RESEARCH…stop spreading conjecture!

  • Jaye

    @Donna: Whats wrong with you people?!? Seems as if all you want to do is hate on Janet. Janet is one of the only siblings that is trying to UPHOLD what Mike wanted…and that was for his kids to be OUT of the public limelight and away from greedy people, like his executors. Mike cut ties with his executors years before his death and one of them Mike sued because he stole 150K from him. Why then would Mike want Branca and McCain to be executors….he flat out hated them and MOST of his family knew this. Unfortunately, “JustJared” did not place the letter in its entirety. Probably to cause mess. But in it, it states “They (Janet, Rebbie, Randy) stand to gain nothing financially by a finding that the will is invalid. That point is worth repeating—they stand to gain nothing financially by a finding that the will is invalid.” Janet and siblings can IN NO WAY MAKE MONEY nor do they want too. Its more about getting things right. All u MJ fans need to stop and do ur research. Wouldn’t you take up for your brother if you felt something was awry, even if money was concerned. You people like to throw blame and its all based off of conjecture. Because you, nor I, nor Jared, nor the “sources” and various reporters know what is going down in that family, but that family. You fell like b/c you saw tweets from angry teens you’ve decided to become judge and jury and convict the elder Jackson siblings. Haven’t you ever heard that there are 3 sides to every story, the 2 opposing sides and the TRUTH. Remember the same people Janet, Randy and Rebbie are fighting, are the same people Mike was fighting and fearful of during his life. DO YOUR RESEARCH BEFORE YOU HATE! Look at MIke’s artwork from his life, Janet is THE ONLY SIBLING painted in his art, When he was alive she ALWAYS defended him (i.e. Scream-she didn’t have to do that, she was on top at that time, not him), In Mike memoirs he talks often about how much they were alike and how the closeness they shared…why would she flip the script now that he’s dead. Get real folks, and THINK and RESEARCH…stop spreading conjecture!

  • Teej

    @Jody: you are a non-intelligent and uneducated and clearly un-researched individual. Are you really so simple that you’ll believe anything you read. Most, if not all of the reports concerning the Jackson feud were flawed and based off of conjecture. Drugged, kidnapped…those reports were not validated, but mis-communication was. But let me guess, your hateful ass didn’t see that. Stop the hate. Janet career is not over. The real question is, why are you so pressed to have her career be over. DO you know the Jackson family personally? DO you know implicitly, what went on at the Jackson compound? DO you know, for fact, that Katherine was drugged? Or did all this info come from “sources” of reporters trying to sell news? Hmmm, if you can’t answer yes to the first 3 questions, then STFU and stop spreading CONJECTURE!

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