Michael Jackson - Jackson Kids At Centre Of Charity Fight

MICHAEL JACKSON's three children have been caught up in a bitter battle between estate executors and the singer's mother KATHERINE over the kids' involvement in a charity.
The Thriller hitmaker established the Heal the World Foundation in 1992, helping to raise funds for a variety of causes, including drug and alcohol abuse education and disadvantaged children.
The organisation shut down in 2002, but a separate charity, also named Heal the World Foundation, was set up in 2008. The new company had no link to Jackson and his estate executors have since launched legal proceedings against founder Melissa Johnson, accusing her of infringement and unfair competition.
They claim Johnson's firm is causing the singer's fans to mistakenly believe it is the same Heal the World Foundation the superstar was involved in and are demanding she change the name of her charity.
But Katherine Jackson has only added to the confusion by working with Johnson's firm and allowing her three grandkids, Prince Michael, Paris and Blanket, to get involved.
The children paid a visit to the L.A. Family Housing Sydney M. Irmas Transitional Living Centre in north Hollywood on Wednesday (23Feb11) on behalf of the Foundation, and presented a cheque for $10,000 (£6,670) to the centre, which helps families' and individuals' transition from homelessness.
Prince Michael, 14, even serves on the Foundation's board and Katherine is determined to continue collaborating with Johnson's charity.
She tells U.S. breakfast programme Good Morning America, "It makes me feel very good, one reason why is because it's what Michael wanted."
But Katherine's actions have infuriated Michael's estate executors and they have hit out at her decision to get the singer's children involved.
In a statement issued to GMA on Friday (25Feb11), they say: "The current Heal the World Foundation has no relation to Michael Jackson's charity that touched so many lives before becoming inactive several years before Michael's death... The estate does not believe Michael's children should be used to exploit a foundation that a federal judge found was not associated with Michael Jackson."


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I remember hearing about this after Michael died. This Johnson woman in southern CA was using the "Heal the World Foundation" name in a charity that had nothing to do with Michael's and was being ordered to stop and/or being sued. If this is true, why is Katherine promoting it? The same situation with Mann. ?? Can anyone shed any light on this?
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MICHAEL JACKSON's mother needs to haave a friend a good friend to explain to her what is going on!!!!!!!!!Something tells me she doesn not know the truth or does not understand.................
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Go!!!! PPB!!!
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Very interesting! I think that she should change the name of the foundation simply because everyone associates it with MJ. As far as Mrs. Jackson and the children participating in the charity...good for them! They should not be ridiculed for it at all!
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Mrs. Jackson should not involve those children; it's her responsibility.Especially with a character like Mann involved. She gets paid everytimeshe makes a media appearance and she brings the children right alongwith her. Not good.
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This is a biased report. It doesn't go to the source, i.e. the people who have no voice - HTWF & Katherine; let's see what they have to say. The estate speaks about technicalities but doesn't mention how the people - paid employees - running MJ's business affairs abandoned HTWF while the people volunteering in the organization - giving their free time - did NOT abandoned MJ's heart-felt purpose to HEAL THE WORLD. If the estate cared about how the children were being raised, they wouldn't have approved of Sony's "Michael" album cover. Mrs Jackson had no say in the matter. Would MJ have hired an artist he'd never even met to do the cover when he has David Nordahl, his portrait artist for 17 years? Nordahl's paintings are rich in colour and love, NOT darkness & sinister monsters, & why put MJ in what resembles the position of a dead person in a coffin, if you crossed his left arm over? MJ wouldn't even let his kids watch the Thriller video. No, the estate cares didley squat about MJ's kids. Don't believe the tabloid trash..go to the source..the people who have no voice!!!
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The following video shows how the plan to hijack MJ's estate was planned well in advance and that HTWF accidentally got in the way of NON-JACKSON PEOPLE acquiring entire control of the estate which would include all merchandising from trademarks. The estate is after the money and their strategy is to damage Mrs Jackson's and HTWF's image in the eyes of the public. They had a chance to recuperate the trademark from HTWF under the condition that the estate shared ownership with the Jackson family but the estate refused. Search for the following video (several parts)"Hijacking the Jackson Estate Part 1" on youtube channel "Orochimoru3"
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The video entitled "Hijacking the Jackson Estate Part 1" (and part 2) on the youtube channel "Orochimoru3"explains how they caught NON-JACKSON people trying to hijack the entire estate and response from the executors is to drag Mrs Jackson and a bunch of volunteers thru the mud using tactics like this article and other tabloid like reporting.
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SERIOUSLY....its a charity to help homelessness for God Sakes!!!! Who gives a crap about who its ran by the important thing here is that these homeless ppl get what they need and what others want to give is their prerogative...BS like this infuriates me!
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HTWF is indeed Michaels charity, the only problem is, BRANCA is not in control, when he filed the FAKE will he had no idea MJ had Melissa taking care of her charity work, NOW BRANCA IS IN A CORNER, ABOUT TO BE EXPOSED, HE HAS TO show all his books to HTWF, NOTHING STAYS IN THE DARK BRANCA!!!
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