Joe Jackson Blasted By Lawyers

Katherine Jackson's lawyers have blasted Joe Jackson's "preposterous" claims she was responsible for their son Michael's death.

The family matriarch has refused to comment on the music manager's accusation that she is to blame for the late 'Thriller' star's passing last June, because she refused to force him to seek help for prescription drug addiction, but her legal representatives have now hit out at Joe's conduct.

Katherine's lawyer, Adam Streisand, told gossip website TMZ: "The world knows that Mrs. Jackson has always been a loving mother and grandmother, and that she and Michael had a very special relationship.

"The world also knows who Joe Jackson is and he seems bent on never letting us forget."

Howard Weitzman, lawyer for the Michael Jackson estate, added: "The inference by Joe Jackson that Mrs. Jackson was in any way responsible for Michael's death is preposterous. Katherine Jackson was a supportive and loving mother throughout Michael's life. His love and respect for her is reflected in his estate plan."

According to both lawyers, Joe received nothing in Michael's will and relies on an allowance from Katherine - who raises the singer's children Prince Michael, 13, Paris, 12, and Prince Michael II, eight - and is unlikely to be given a court-approved allowance from the star's estate.

Instead, he has been generating cash using the singer's name but many of his schemes have been blocked by the Michael Jackson estate.

Joe - who was accused of abuse by Michael - admitted yesterday (13.06.10) - he blamed Katherine for their son's death just hours after he died of acute Propofol intoxication.

Speaking of their confrontation in the mortuary, he admitted: "Katherine was weeping uncontrollably and highly upset. But I didn't give her a hug because I was mad at her crying.

"I said, 'If you had listened to me Michael would be living now.' I kept thinking about the times I had stood in front of her saying something was wrong.

"I couldn't bottle up my feelings. Katherine didn't say a word - I had to get away from her. If she'd done what I asked, Michael would be here today. I am incensed with her. She could have made a difference."


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Dear Joe, Please stop harrasing Miss Katherine. Stop blaming everyone. Don't you have enough to deal with from all the trouble you caused. Take some advice, just go lay down some where and pull out all your old Falcon records. Be at peace ol man!MJJ ~ forever
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Joe Jackson, it's no wonder Michael hated you, you were and still are after his money. Yes, maybe in the early days you got the Jackson 5 where they needed to be but, in later years Michael was the key to everyones future. Joe,IF you are such a great music manager why do you need an allowance from Katherine,maybe you aren't as great as you want to believe. The money that Michael left Katherine and his children is just that, for Katherine and the children, not you! And as far as you blaming Katherine for Michael's death, you should be thanking her for putting up with your sorry asp all these years and focusing your anger and energy on getting the highest conviction you can for Dr. (and I use the term loosly) Murray, Michael's murderer or where you in on this conspiracy also to kill Michael for his money because you knew you wouldn't get it any other way other than AEG insurance money, backfired on you didn't it Joe Jackson? The bottom line is that you Joe Jackson couldn't stand the fact that you didn't have the power to control Michael and his money any longer, that Michael was his OWN man and could continue his carrer without you, this made you angry, now you have to find someone to blame for your failure as a father and Katherine happends to be the one you picked when she is the very one who kept the family together. Joe Jackson, you need to be bowing at this lady's feet and kissing the ground she walks on.
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That's low down & dirty to put the blame of Michael's death on Katherine. Michael did right not leaving him any money, but he knew that Katherine would disburse the cash to the family. Katherine should stop giving him money. The reality is if he was a better father maybe he could have save Michael instead of counting on Katherine to do it. Katherine give it to Joe exactly where it will hurt him most, in his pockets!!!!!!!! DON'T GIVE HIM A DIME!!!!!
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