Janet Jackson's Attorney Issues Statement Saying Michael Jackson's Siblings Don't Want His Money
Well, at least one thing has been figured out: Michael Jackson's children, Paris, Prince Michael and Blanket, are again under the guardianship of their grandmother Katherine Jackson (and T.J. Jackson, at least until a hearing on August 22). There was a bit of a custody shakeup in recent weeks, following several claims made by Paris via her Twitter account, most notably that her grandmother was "missing."
With the custody questions seemingly settled, the Jackson siblings have turned their attention back to Michael's will. Blair G. Brown, lawyer for Janet Jackson, has issued the following statement on behalf of Janet, Rebbie Jackson and Randy Jackson, who have gone on record saying they believe the will was falsified by estate executors John McClain and John Branca.
"The negative media campaign generated by the executors and their agents has been relentless. In recent weeks, the media has received preposterous reports — all now proven to be false — of a purported kidnapping of Katherine Jackson and of physical and verbal abuse of a child. The executors and their agents also recently issued a notice barring Janet, Randy and Rebbie from visiting their 82-year-old mother and Michael's children. The effect of that notice not only is to damage fundamental family relationships, it is also to isolate Katherine Jackson from questioning the validity of Michael's will. The executors have never explained how Michael could have signed his will in California on a date that irrefutable evidence establishes he was in New York."
The statement continues:
"It is important to stress that Janet, Randy and Rebbie have questioned the validity of the will with no financial motive whatsoever — they 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."
So what will be gained, you ask? According to the statement, McClain and Branca will be replaced and "the estate and the guardianship will be managed in a manner that is in the best interests of the children, which is what Michael wanted. The individuals who have the most to lose by a finding that the will is invalid are, of course, the executors and those on the executors' payroll."
The statement concludes with kind of a "stay tuned" message: "Janet, Randy and Rebbie will continue to press forward in their search for the truth in order to carry out the wishes of their brother Michael."