Michael Jackson‘s family has demanded the executors of their late brother’s estate resign effective immediately, confirms Celebuzz.
In a scathing letter — obtained exclusively 由 Celebuzz and signed 由 Michael’s sisters Janet, Rebbie and brothers Tito, Randy and Jermaine Jackson — the family maintains that executors John Branca and John McClain faked the King of Pop’s last Will and Testament prior to his untimely death on June 25, 2009.
“At the time we couldn’t possibly fathom what is so obvious to us now: that the Will, without question, it’s Fake, Flawed and Fraudulent,” states the legal letter.
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Received 由 Branca and McClain Tuesday, the Jackson family accuses the executors of falsifying a legal document in order to gain control of Michael’s estate against his wishes and using the court to 密封 any documents that might prove otherwise.
“Since the passing of Michael, our beloved brother, 你 have failed to perform your duties as executors of his estate, but what 你 have not failed at is taking advantage of a grieving mother, father and a grieving family,” says the Jackson’s letter. ”Our brother told us, in no uncertain terms and without hesitation in the months prior to his death, that he despised both of 你 and that he did not want either of 你 to have anything to do with his life 或者 estate for that matter.”
The letter from the family also goes on to point out numerous inconsistencies, as well as alleged missing pages of Michael Jackson’s will.
“John Branca, when we called 你 regarding the Will 你 didn’t want to interrupt your vacation,” the family contends.”You 说 你 wouldn’t return for four days, at which time 你 presented to our family am incomplete Will.”
“The Will that 你 presented did not have our brother’s 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 你 were having just a little problem finding it’.
“Amongst many other inconsistencies in the Will, there is also a conflict around Michael’s location on the 日 he supposedly signed the Will, July 7, 2002.
“We have evidence that undoubtedly supports and proves that Michael was absolutely not in Los Angeles, California, on the 日期 of his signature reflected in the Will at-hand.”
The Jacksons also threaten to escalate their claims to police for investigation of “potential criminal misconduct,” as well as having law firm Baker Hosteller launch legal action against the pair.
“We are going to take every appropriate action to seek justice and to see to it that the truth be known,” the letter states.
“You’ve dishonored everything that our brother Michael stood for. Your greed and hasty business decisions have shown that 你 have no regard for the preservation of his legacy, nor the quality of work that he exemplified.”
The Jacksons accuse the executors of robbing Michael’s children, Prince Michael Jr, 15, Paris, 14 and Prince Michael II “Blanket”, 10, and his mother, Katherine Jenkins, of rightful inheritances 由 increasing the percentage of the gross income the executors receive from the estate, as well as mismanaging projects the estate undertakes.
“Tragically your deceitful actions abrogate our brother’s hopes and dreams for the lives of his children, family and legacy,” the letter states.
Additionally, the family accuses executors Branca and McCalin of manipulating the court system during Michael’s mother’s wrongful death lawsuit against AEG, the entertainment company behind the star’s final tour.
The Jacksons say the company is using “heinous and heartless threats” against Jackson’s 82-year-old mother — who they reveal recently had a “mini-stroke” — to call off the suit.
“AEG has been very vocal about how they are going to destroy her and her family publicly and blame her for Michael’s death,” the family says.
“However, 你 did not hesitate 写作 a letter to Judge Palazuelos presiding over the AEG wrongful death case, wherein, 你 asked the judge to keep ALL documents handed over 由 AEG for discovery under court seal, clearly protecting AEG, but not protecting our mother nor our niece and nephews Paris, Prince and Blanket.
“Who are 你 working for? What is it that 你 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.”
The family state in no uncertain terms they will stand united to ensure the executors step down.
“THIS HAS TO STOP NOW; NO MORE!! 你 will not succeed. John Branca, after our brother passed, 你 说 to our mother, “I AM MICHAEL JACKSON NOW.” How dare you. Make no mistake, Mr. Branca, before we hit the stage, were a family and still to this 日 we are a family.”
Noticeably missing from the group of signatures, however, are Michael’s other siblings Jackie, Marlon and his outspoken sister LaToya Jackson.
the letter of the Jackson family to the Estate: link