Michael Jackson Estate Rejects Family's Stunning Claim Pop Star's Will Is Fake: 'It's a Stale Conspiracy Theory' (EXCLUSIVE)

"he chose to leave (them) out of his will"
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The men charged with running the estate of Michael Jackson have responded to the blistering letter sent to them by the King of Pop's sisters Janet, Rebbie and brothers Tito, Randy and Jermaine Jackson, calling their claims of fraud "stale Internet conspiracy theories."

As Celebuzz was first to report after exclusively obtaining the scathing correspondence, the Jackson five used a five-page legal letter demanding executors John Branca and John McClain resign -- effective immediately -- because, they claimed, Jackson's last Will and Testament from 2002 was "Fake, Flawed and Fraudulent."

But in a statement Tuesday night, attorneys for the Estate dismissed the allegations and those making them as people whom Jackson -- who died three years ago last month -- purposefully left out of his final wishes.

"We are saddened that false and defamatory accusations grounded in stale Internet conspiracy theories are now being made by certain members of Michael’s family whom he chose to leave out of his will," the statement said.

"We are especially disheartened that they come at a time when remarkable progress has been made to secure the financial future of his children by turning around the Estate’s finances as well as during a time when so many of Michael’s fans, old and new, are enjoying his artistry through exciting new projects."

In their missive, the five members of the pop star's family accused the executors of falsifying a legal document in order to gain control of Jackson's estate against his wishes and using a court to seal documents that might prove otherwise.

"Since the passing of Michael, our beloved brother, you have failed to perform your duties as executors of his estate, but what you have not failed at is taking advantage of a grieving mother, father and a grieving family,” said the letter.

"Our brother told us, in no uncertain terms and without hesitation in the months prior to his death, that he despised both of you and that he did not want either of you to have anything to do with his life or estate for that matter."

Branca, who began representing Jackson in 1980, parted ways with the superstar in 2006 in a disagreement over other advisors.

But according to documents he has since produced, eight days before his death, Jackson signed a letter once again retaining him as his lawyer.

McClain, a founder of Interscope Records, was also an associate of Jackson, since his youth.

The 2002 will named Jackson's mother as guardian of his three children and ordered that all his assets be moved into an entity known as the Michael Jackson Family Trust.

The five members of the famous Jackson clan also threatened to escalate their claims to police for investigation of "potential criminal misconduct," as well as having law firm Baker Hosteller launch legal action against the pair.

“We are going to take every appropriate action to seek justice and to see to it that the truth be known,” the letter added.

“You’ve dishonored everything that our brother Michael stood for. Your greed and hasty business decisions have shown that you have no regard for the preservation of his legacy, nor the quality of work that he exemplified.”

Noticeably missing from the group of signatures, however, were Jackson's other siblings JackieMarlon and his outspoken sister LaToya.

In a terse three paragraph response issued to Celebuzz, lawyers for the Estate cited a ruling from Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff in November, 2009, when the benchman rejected a challenge from Jackson's father Joe over the appointment of the executors.

The statement read in full:

Any doubts about the validity of Michael’s will and his selection of Executors were thoroughly and completely debunked two years ago when a challenge was rejected by the Los Angeles County Superior Court, the California Court of Appeals and, finally, the California Supreme Court.

Under the supervision of Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff, Co- Executors John Branca and John McClain have diligently carried out their fiduciary duties as well as their obligation to Michael to make sure that his Estate benefits the only family members he named in his will – his mother and his three children.

We are saddened that false and defamatory accusations grounded in stale Internet conspiracy theories are now being made by certain members of Michael’s family whom he chose to leave out of his will. We are especially disheartened that they come at a time when remarkable progress has been made to secure the financial future of his children by turning around the Estate’s finances as well as during a time when so many of Michael’s fans, old and new, are enjoying his artistry through exciting new projects.

Jackson died on June 25, 2009, by a combination of the anesthetic propofol and sedatives administered by Dr. Conrad Murray, according to the Los Angeles County coroner.

The 59-year-old Murray was convicted and jailed in November last year after prosecutors said he abandoned medical judgment by complying with the pop star's requests for a surgical anesthetic to help him sleep.

He has appealed the conviction.

Watch footage from the Conrad Murray's wrong death of Michael Jackson trial.

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  • growupboys
    growupboys

    sorry about my typos i am having keyboard keys malfunctioning and i didnt proof read.

  • growupboys
    growupboys

    These are a bunch of fools. I find it great that ones we would expect to be on this whole fake will isnt ie - latoya, joe. why janet i asked myself and i hit me mom dies she will be left with her brothers and she dont want to have them bugging her for support. what we know is the kids are going to a school hat cost more then most make n a yr per student , they have a nice home in calabasas and seem to be happy well adjusting to the whole thing they had happen. even katherine is by apperances on oprah and such ok yes she still hurts extremely and will die with this pain but she has found ways to help deal with it and hide it. now the claims tat the lawyers abuse this woman to the point of cusing her to have a mini stoke. her boys probably did this. what we know about rndy and jermaine they have bot have children with the same woman.Jermaine married Alejandra Genevieve Oaziaza in 1995. This caused much controversy as Oaziaza had dated and had two children (Genevieve & Randy Jr) with Jermaine's brother, Randy Jackson. then jermaine had two boys with this woman Jaffar and Jermajesty. now that has to be stressful to say the least for a mother to deal with. the majority of the people claiming to this as a fake will are not working have not in yrs and have no one to pay their bills when mom departs janets i already stated why she is going this

  • Niura Schwartz
    Niura Schwartz

    Maybe that is their intention to cause more havoc to their 82 year old Mother...

  • Niura Schwartz
    Niura Schwartz

    What do you believe in?

  • Niura Schwartz
    Niura Schwartz

    Hello Monica, Randy Jackson's publicist has an office in Pasadena and he resides there as well! What a shame..and Janet Jackson signed that letter as well..The Jacksons don't have a chance in trying to make The Estate of Michael Jackson look bad. If Michael didn't name them in his Will he had very good reasons no to do it. Randy and his siblings need to stop this once and for all. Michael's sole heirs are his three children. I fear for them living with the Jackson Family..Blood is thicker than Water. They don't stand a chance agaisnt John Branca, John MacClain or Howard Weitzman.

  • juney7
    juney7

    Randy Jackson authenticated the letter via twitter, and Janet J retweeted Randy's authentication. Paris tweeted that her grandmother was not ill, asked the fan community for info on who put out the rumor, and when told it was her Uncle Randy, she, Paris, took him to task! Great going, Paris! Although I don't believe she should be so publicly exposed via twitter,in this instance it did a lot of good. The Jackson siblings are causing their mother more stress than the executors ever could. They re completely shameless in their expectation of continued support from their deceased brother; boycott them all, including their "Unity Tour" - what a joke!

  • Kelly Wright
    Kelly Wright

    Don't believe John Branca ,he is a dirty liar ,

  • Elli
    Elli

    Looks to me like the five siblings expected Michael to keep them even after his death. His estate should and did go to the rightful people , his children and the one person he felt he could trust to care for those children , his mother. The rest are just leaches .They need to grow p and earn their own money instead of trying to take their nephews and nieces

  • Monica
    Monica

    I went to fedex website and the tracking number shows the letter was sent from Pasadena CA and delivered to some address in Colorado Springs CO. Do the attorneys live/ work there? Also the last of the letter photos show that this is a fedex recipient’s copy, which means the attorneys gave this to media to be published and to make the Jackson family look bad. The courts have already proved that Michael Jackson’s death was a homicide. There is always the possibility that more than one person can be involved.

  • Monica
    Monica

    I went to fedex website and the tracking number shows the letter was delivered to some address in Colorado Springs CO. Do the attorneys live there? Also the photos show that this is a recipient's copy, which means the attorneys gave this to media to be published and to make the Jackson family look bad. The courts have already proved that Michael Jackson's death was a homicide. There is always the possibility that more than one person can be involved.

  • juney7
    juney7

    Is this a ploy by a few Jackson sibs to get a piece of the pie before it's gone? Michael's mother and children are doing just fine. He didn't want to associate with his sibs for the very reasons that are so obvious by this "letter". Does anyone believe Jermaine or Randy would have done a better job than McClain and Branca? Just a cheap, shameful shot; glad the Estate cut them down.

  • Tinkerbelle
    Tinkerbelle

    Above is true. They have done a marvelous job. One that, with all due respect, I sincerely doubt the Jackson family with all their good intentions, would have been able to do But the will situation is also very real. We, the fans, have known this for the past three years through conclusive and absolute proof. I guess this is another David vs Goliath thing and Goliath has won.

  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson

    The Estate is doing a great job to preserve and protect Michael Jackson's legacy. The Jackson family wants to have Michael's money especially now that tha Estate has almost paid off all debts, they sniffed out the smell of the money. Even though Michael Jackson made it clear that he did not want to support them LEECHES anymore.