Michael Jackson: Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way to Snub Your Dad

Celebuzz / June 30, 2009

Sounds like Michael Jackson is giving his dad the royal screw-job from beyond the grave.

The Wall Street Journal reports that a will that the singer drafted in 2002—believed to be the most recent will for the singer, who died last Thursday at the age of 50—”isn’t believed” to include his father, Joe Jackson.

Instead, the will is said to divide Jackson’s estate between his mother Katherine, his three children, and one or more charities.

Though Jackson had financial troubles in recent years—and died with approximately $500 million in debt—it’s estimated that his assets exceed his debt by as much as $200 million, and the massive sales of Jackson’s music since his passing is likely to increase that amount. 

L. Londell McMillan, a lawyer for Jackson’s parents, tells the newspaper, “No will has been presented to family or us. We will review any will when we see it.”

No doubt that there’ll be some contesting to do if Joe Jackson was, indeed, left out of the document! 

In the meantime, have your say in the comments section: Do you think it was right of Michael Jackson to leave his father out of his will?