Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Michael Jackson’s Siblings Demands Estate’s Executors Resignation / Estate Responds

I am just so flabbergasted over this ill written letter sent to the tabloids by Randy Jackson  and to the Executors of Michael Jackson's Estate a few days ago.  The amount of slander/defamation in this letter is incredible. Below the letter you  will find a response from the Estate and a link to a fan rebuttal of the letter point by point.  Half of the Jackson family have refused to sign it and that includes Katherine. They went over her head and are even attacking her advisers. This is insane. They come a cross as bitter disgruntled siblings angry because they were left out of Michael's will.  Katherine and the children are very well supported and taken care of by the Estate. Branca and Mclain are doing a phenimonal  Job in builing MJ's Estate as was just reported they have made over $475Million for Michael's Estate and will pay off the loan against The Sony/ATV catalog by the end of the year. Plus all the great #ONE projects they are offering to the fans right Michael is  about to shine again with the release of BAD25  when will this stop  ~ Qbee

Michael Jackson’s Siblings Demands The Estate’s Executors Resignation

Dear Mr Branca and Mr McClain,

With all due respect, and after meaningful thought and consideration, we address this letter directly to you.

WE insist that you resign effective immediately as executors from the estate of our brother, Michael Joe Jackson. For good cause we make this appeal to you, as will be represented thereon in this letter, and further revealed in the coming weeks.

Since passing of Michael, our beloved brother, you have failed to perform your duties as executors of his estate, but what you have not failed at is taking advantage of a grieving mother, father and a grieving family. Your egregious behavior first become obvious only days after his death. John Branca, when we called you regarding the will you didn’t want to interrupt your vacation. You said you wouldn’t return for four days, at which time you presented to our family an incomplete Will. The Will you presented did not have our brothers signature on it, nor did it have a signature page attached to it. When asked about the missing signature page, John Branca replied, ”it was on its way, and you were having just a little problem finding it.”

The shock of Michael’s sudden unexpected passing was overwhelming to our family, to say to least. At that time we could’t possible fathom what is so obvious to us now: that the Will, without question, it’s Fake, Flawed and Fraudulent.

Amongst many other inconsistencies in the Will, there is also conflict around Michael’s location on the day he supposedly signed the Will, July 7, 2002. According to what is witnessed in the document, it is impossible and illogical that he could have been in two places at one time. We have evidence that undoubtedly supports and proves that Michael was absolutely not in Los Angeles, California, on the date of his signature reflected in the Will at-hand.

Our brother told us, in no uncertain terms and without hesitation in the moths 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. We know that and you knew that. We believe you relied on the presumption that no one would be so bold as to suggest that you would perpetrate such unconscionable deceit; but you were wrong.

Tragically your deceitful actions abrogate our brother’s hopes and dreams for the lives of his children, family and legacy. Even worse still is what you have done and continue to do right now to our mother since you fraudulently assumed the position as the executors of the estate of her son. You keep lying to her, you manipulate her, and you make promises that you know will never happen. In the midst of such promises, on two occasions, you’ve managed to get her to agree to increase your percentage of the gross income from out brother’s estate.

She is an eighty-two year old woman. 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 is not equipped to handle the stress load you are putting her. She feels, as she said, “I’m stuck on the middle”. She too knows and acknowledges the Will was forged. She wants to do the right thing, and move on in the direction of justice for her son and family, yet she fears the POWERS THAT BE.

However, for some strange reason her advisors Lowell Henry, Perry Sanders and Trent, although in agreement with her regarding the validity of the Will, are telling her to disregard what she knows as fact. Instead, her so called advisors are convincing her to let them negotiate “deals” with Branca and McClain on her behalf, or is it on the behalf of all of you. Her advisor’s loyalty seems to be skewed by the percentage you offer them, preventing them from advising her properly. She has been deceived and led to believe that like AEG, you the executors, Branca and McClain, are “just too powerful”.

She is being hit from all sides. AEG is now evoking fear into our mother in an attempt to convince her to call off the wrongful death lawsuit against AEG. AEG has been very vocal about how they are going to destroy her and her family publicly and blame her for Michael’s death. Since then, they’ve waisted no time harassing each and every family member, including Michael’s children in a barrage of depositions, where they are asking personal, inappropriate and disrespectful questions that, to say the least, have nothing to do with his passing. This is something children should never have to experience; neither should an eighty-two year old woman. There has been no objection from you, the executors of Michael’s estate, regarding AEG heinous and heartless threats toward our mother, our family or his children. Why?

However, you did not hesitate writing a letter to Judge Palazuelos presiding over the AEG wrongful death case, wherein, you asked the judge to keep ALL documents handed over by AEG for discover under court seal, clearly protecting AEG, but not protecting our mother nor our niece and nephews Paris, Prince and Blanket. Who are you working for? What is it that you don’t want to be known?

We know there is most certainly a conspiracy surrounding our brother’s death and now coarse manipulation and fear are being used to cover it up. Your heartless pursuit of wealth, fame and power is at the expense of our family, whose deepest desire is to give to the world a gift of hope, love and unity through our music. Though we lost our brother, we live and will continue to fight in unity.

THIS HAS TO STOP NOW;NO MORE! You will not succeed. John Branca, after our brother passed, you said to our mother, “I AM MICHAEL JACKSON NOW.” How dare you. Make no mistake, Mr Branca, before we hit the stage, we were family and still to this day we are a family. We’re not going to let anyone abuse our mother, nor will we tolerate any further attempts to divide us.

You’ve dishonored everything that our brother Michael stood for. Your greed and hasty business decisions have shown that you have no regard for the preservation of his legacy, nor the quality of work that he exemplified. You have disrespected our parents and family too many times. We do not respect you as executors, and we do not respect the projects and choices you’ve made, nor do we appreciate the public perception the the Jackson family is behind all of this, exploiting Michael our brother for finacial gain, when clearly it’s the two of you and your affiliates who do so.

We are going to take every appropriate action to seek justice and to see it that the truth be known. Be informed, we are considering retaining the law firm, Baker Hosteler, who have advised us on potential criminal misconduct in your actions. We will hand this over to the proper authorities.

Tariano Jackson (Tito)
Maureen (Rebbie)

Cc: Randy Phillips; Paul Gongaware; Tim Leiweke; Trent Jackson; Laurel Henry; Perry Saunders; Howard Weitzman; Martin Bandler; Philip Anschutz; Tom Barrack


Recently, a letter was posted online from some of Michael Jackson's siblings, whom Michael chose not to name in his will, questioning the document’s validity and the naming of John Branca and John McClain as his Executors. Here is a statement from attorneys for the Estate in response to the online posting:

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 was rejected by the Los Angeles County Superior Court, the California Court of Appeals and, finally, the California Supreme Court.

Under the supervision of Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff, Co-Executors John Branca and John McClain have diligently carried out their fiduciary duties as well as their obligation to Michael to make sure that his Estate benefits the only family members he named in his will – his mother and his three children.

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. We are especially disheartened that they come at a time when remarkable progress has been made to secure the financial future of his children by turning around the Estate’s finances as well as during a time when so many of Michael’s fans, old and new, are enjoying his artistry through exciting new projects.

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