Update: Joe Jackson held a press conference outside the family estate:
“We’re the parents. This is where they belong, ” he said Monday at a press conference with Rev. Al Sharpton outside the Jackson family estate in Encino, Calif. “We’re going to take care of them and give them the education they’re supposed to have.”Asked about Debbie Rowe (the biological mother of two of Michael’s three children), Joe said, “Debbie Rowe has nothing to do with what we’re doing.”
He said the children — Prince, 12; Paris, 11; Prince Michael II, 7 — are with other young ones in the Jackson family and are “happy with the kids they’re around.”
Also, Joe Jackson says Michael will NOT be buried at Neverland. The memorial service is awaiting results of the second autopsy. Plus, according to Billboard, Jackson radio play jumped 1735%. No, that is not a typo.
From the Associated Press:
LOS ANGELES ‘ Michael Jackson’s mother asked a Superior Court judge on Monday to name her administrator of her late son’s estate so she can ensure the King of Pop’s three children are its beneficiaries.
Supporting her in her petition bid to administer the estate was Jackson’s father, Joe Jackson.
The court documents state that Katherine Jackson “intends to marshal assets of the decedent for the exclusive use of the decedent’s three children ‘â€ her grandchildren ‘â€ after payment of debts and expenses of administration.”
Earlier, Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff granted Katherine Jackson’s request to assume temporary guardianship of her son’s children but did not immediately rule on her request to administer their estate.
Beckloff scheduled hearings for July 6 and Aug. 3 to take up the matters, including whether to also approve a request by Jackson to become permanent guardian of her son’s children.
I guess those rumors about Janet Jackson taking over the estate were false. Too bad. I was hoping she or one of her siblings would get custody of the kids too.
You know Joe Jackson has been waiting for years to inject himself back into Michael’s affairs. Ugh.
ETA: In other news, those quotes from Jackson’s Ex-wife, Debbie Rowe are completely fabricated according to her lawyer. I still don’t think Michael fathered those kids… Those stories about Jackson’s “horrific autopsy” are reported to be fake too. I didn’t link to that–it looked fake to me.