July 20, 2012 02:06:23 GMT
The Jackson siblings accuse the lawyers of forging MJ's signature and causing their mother 'a mini-stroke,' while Paris insists her grandmother is fine.
The dispute in the Michael Jackson family hasn't been resolved although it's been three years after his death. His siblings namely Janet Jackson, Jermaine Jackson, Tito Jackson, Randy Jackson and Rebbie Jackson launch a new claim that the late King of Pop's will is "without question, it's fake, flawed and fraudulent."
In the letter, the "Thriller" hitmaker left all his fortune to his mother Katherine and his three children, Paris, Prince and Blanket. MJ's siblings, however, challenged the authenticity of his signature, claiming the late singer was in New York on July 7, 2002, the day he supposedly put his signature in the document in Los Angeles.
"It is impossible and illogical that he could have been in two places at one time," the Jackson siblings voiced their complaint in a joint letter. "We have evidence that undoubtedly supports and proves that Michael was absolutely not in Los Angeles, California, on the date his signature reflected in the will at hand."
They also claimed MJ never liked John Branca and John McClain, the lawyers who serve as executors of his will. "Our brother told us, in no uncertain terms and without hesitation in the months prior to his death, that he despised both of you and that he did not want either of you to have anything to do with his life or estate for that matter," they insisted.
On top of that, the siblings slammed the two executors for causing their 82-year-old mother distress through lies and manipulations. "Your actions are affecting her health, and on top of that, we've just found out she recently had a mini-stroke. Please understand, she's not equipped to handle the stress load you are putting on her," they stated.
Janet and co. claimed Katherine "too knows and acknowledges the will was forged," but her lawyer Perry Sanders, manager Lowell Henry and adviser Trent Jackson discouraged her to join their complaint. Their "loyalty seems to be skewed by the percentage you [Branca and McClain] offer them, preventing them from advising her properly."
In response, MJ's estate spokesman Jim Bates said, "We are saddened that false and defamatory accusations grounded in stale Internet conspiracy theories are now being made by certain members of Michael's family whom he chose to leave out of his will." The rep added, "Any doubts about the validity of Michael's will and his selection of executors" were already debunked in the California Supreme Court.
One of MJ's kids Paris Jackson has also reacted to the joint letter. While she didn't respond to the claim that her father's will was fake, she denied allegation that her grandmother was ill. "I am going to clarify right now that what has been said about my grandmother is a rumor and nothing has happened, she is completely fine," she tweeted.
"I will defend my beloved family member with all i have , even if it means from other family members. fighting fire with fire only gets you burned... well i say maybe we need a little spark in our lives #ComeAtMeBro. at this point i dont care what people call me or if they think i'm a bad person ... if it means sticking up for my grandmother i will do it," she continued in a series of postings.
The daughter of MJ also wrote, "@randyjackson8 hello dear FAMILY member i don't appreciate you telling everyone things that aren't true thank you very much." She subsequently deleted the message, but fired back at one of her followers when she was criticized for having no respect for her uncle. "Maybe he should have respect for his mother," so she replied.