Michael Jackson - John Branca Defends Michael Jackson Estate

One of the executors of Michael Jackson's estate has defended the decisions made since the pop superstar's death, insisting officials have succeeded in ensuring financial security for Jackson's three children.
John Branca and John MCClain were put in charge of the Thriller hitmaker's affairs after he passed away in 2009, and they hit headlines recently when Michael's siblings Janet, Jermaine, Tito, Rebbie and Randy Jackson launch a public fight to have the pair removed as executors.
Tito and Jermaine subsequently withdrew from the bid to overthrow the administrators.
Branca has now defended the moves made by the executors, claiming the deals they put in place paid off the singer's $200 million (£125 million) debts and made sure his three kids - Prince, Paris and Blanket - are taken care of in the future.
He tells the Associated Press, "When Michael Jackson died, he was near bankruptcy. Now we know the kids will be OK... Michael had a will and a trust and that's what we follow... We feel Michael entrusted us with his legacy and with the future of his mother and children. We're honoured and proud and passionate about celebrating Michael. It's a labour of love for us. We love Michael."
The Jackson family feud escalated when Michael's mother Katherine was reported missing during a trip to Arizona and a judge later stripped her of full custody of the kids, appointing Tito's son T.J. as permanent co-guardian.


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Michael Jackson was in New York on 7th July, 2002. Lawyers have stated that it did not matter if the location was given as Los Angeles in error. All that mattered was that he was witnessed signing that Will, which he was.
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and he was not bankrupt, owning the 1 billion dollar ATV music catalogue.
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I don't know what MJ did or did not do, but one thing is for sure; if there is nothing to hide, and the Jackson's have proof that MJ was not in California to sign these documents on a specific date, time, or place, you as the executor,need to show them there has been a mistake, and he was not any place else, but in Calli signing those documents. If MJ was broke, then it should have stayed that way, why after all that's the story of MJ, trusting to many folks, doing to much for people, and even after he is gone people are still continually taking, lying, wanting, claiming; that's the story of his life.
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