4/10/2011

Michael Jackson Estate vs. Melissa Johnson - Updates

Updates from the above titled case:

- The MJ Estate requested for a non-jury trial, that Johnson's lawyers wouldn't take. They say they prepaired for a jury trial, and this change might make their work harder. There is still no decesion in this matter.

- Trent Jackson declared the followings as the witness of Johnson: he worked for MJ for 7 years as the executive assistant of his mother, Katherine Jackson. His responsibilities includes being with Katherine 24/7, interacting with the staff around her and MJ's kids, overseeing the activities and environments they live in, etc.
He and Katherine first met with Johnson in July 2010, when they had a lunch talking about Heal The World Foundation and their volunteer work. Trent insist that MJ and Raymone Bain told him and Katherine that Johnson is taking care of the charity and will preserve it.
Trent is responsible for mentoring the MJ kids within the foundation, as well he was there with them this February on the HTWF charity event. He tells in the declaration that MJ's kids shortly after his death picked up some clothes and visited a homeless shelter in Los Angeles. As well later they got back to the same shelter again without the press.
Trent claims that since MJ's death John Branca didn't visit either Katherine or the kids.

- Raymone Bain declared the followings as the witness of Johnson: She has been contacted by Johnson in 2006 and in the coming years about concerns related to MJ. Bain asked MJ if Johnson is entitled to do anything in the name of the charity, and MJ confirmed that he granted Johnson's request to take over the charity in early 2005. According to Bain, MJ's intention with letting Johnson handling the charity issues was because he wanted to focus on his upcoming trial. But he strongly warned Johnson that he doesn't want again what happened in 2001 with his charity, and won't take responsibilities for anything. If this would happen then he will ask Johnson to close it down. MJ was furthermore concerned that his charity money will go to administration costs and to the ones needed.

- Katherine Jackson declared the followings as the witness of Johnson: She asked the MJ Estate to take part in selecting the charities that would benefit from the 20% of the estate incomes. However she said she has been excluded from this and any other decesion regarding the MJ Estate. She said that she and Joe Jackson joined to the charity to express their concern about the MJ Estate executors destroying it.
Katherine claimed that MJ told her on many occasions that he is afraid of Branca, because he stoled from him. She says the estate executors tried to intervene with what they are doing with the charity, including in the Oprah and the GMA interviews where segments has been cut off due to their demand.

27 comments:

Susan62509 said...

Thank you Leslie for the updates.

Appears all 3 individuals have a vendetta against the Estate. How can Trent be working for MJ in 2010 & 2011 after MJ died? Katherine filed to have the executors removed from the Estate so Trent feels Branca should visit Katherine? Huh???

Raymone Bain lost her case as a claimant with the Estate so she is disgruntled witness.

Why does Katherine think the Estate is not including her in selecting the charities for the 20%benefactor? The Estate has announced numerous times & by law, that the naming of charities will be the last task done prior to closing of the Estate. MJ was so afraid of Branca that he rehired him a few weeks prior to his death. lol Not anything Katherine has stated in her declaration makes sense! Everytime Katherine pimps out MJ3 she gets paid $5K per Howard Mann's agreement. Mann set up that Oprah & GMA interview. Nothing was ever found by the investigators when Branca was accused of stealing which Leonard Rowe conveniently left out of his book.

Angry people say bizarre things.

Anonymous said...

All these witnesses are dodgy and they seem to have one thing in common: they have a personal grudge against the Estate. Plus they offer no proof of whatever they say.

If MJ was so afraid of JB, why did he not change his will?

How can KJ wants money for charity when the Estate is still facing a massive $300m of debt? The priority right now is for the Estate to settle all debts before they can distribute any monies to charities.

This is the same mother who goes on and make dodgy deals with porn producers and blatantly exploit MJ children for her own profits.

what the heck Joe got to do with this? He's still trying to leech off his dead son. Embarrassing couple I must add.

The Estate has the right to choose a non-jury trial since they are the one suing whether Mel J likes it or not.

Anonymous said...

It's scary to think how these people are brainwashing Michael's kids. Just scary and sad.

Anonymous said...

I truly hope that the Estate comes really hard on KJ and sends her a very string message. She's caused lots of fuckeries with her partner in crime Joe. They are both up to no good.

Anonymous said...

Why should the executors visit MJ children? They are not nannies to those kids. Plus what has this got to do with this case? KJ is whacked.

And Raymond Bain is still pissed that the Estate rejected her outlandish $44m claim. By far the most incompetent PR person in Hollywood. And since she got fired by MJ, she has not found a client. surprise surprise.

Trent Jackson? who the heck is that? Executive assistant to KJ who could not even pay up utility bills. These people are real jokes!

Anonymous said...

"The MJ Estate requested for a non-jury trial, that Johnson's lawyers wouldn't take. They say they prepaired for a jury trial, and this change might make their work harder."

This is such a pile of rubbish. The only reason these people want a jury trial is because they want to distract the jury with unfounded allegations about John Branca. That has been their strategy from day one.

These are really bad witnesses. Their testimonies are full of hearsay with no supporting evidence. Anybody can claim that "MJ told me this and that." With no proof they are going nowhere.

Bridgett_361 said...

I don't get it Do they have any written proof a consent from MJ sign to say Miss johnson can use the fist HTW charity?
Did MJ leave anything in writting?
And why is M Johnson going to the Jackson's Mj did not leave them in care of his business affairs? He leave a estate set up to run and take care of his business.
I too are afraid of what they are teaching those kids about the the people running there father business.

And Trant Jackson MJ told you this all this time and you are only having lunch with Johnson in 2010? Why the long wait?
I hope fan see how this family work and don't think for one NY minute they were any different with MJ,
Mrs Johnson antic is nothing new,
Johnson, Mann and the jacksons have many in common,
Why can't Katherine and MJ children start a new charity something clean and fresh that have nothing to do with shady people who the estate is having issue with?
Why do the jackson's aline themselves at all time with people the estate are having issue with, that are trying to brake up there son legacy? They don't care the the estate have 300 million debts to be paid and if it don't paid then Mj may loose some of his asset.
Joe and Katherine shaking head.

Anonymous said...

KJ is a disgrace. it's obvious she wants the 20% share of the charities so that she can distribute to her useless children and lunatic partner Joe. That ain't gonna happen.

MJfan said...

Katherine J. is brainwashed and she brainwashes MJs kids..., what a sad life of the kids.
MJ Estate is doing a great job, and the administrators are the only one who successfully have cleared Michaels public image and are paying off all the so.called debts...
If the Jacksons were the admins of MJ Estate, they would have lost all MJs assets and kids money, the Jacksons (except Janet) are nothing but losers and leeches and freeloaders.

Susan62509 said...

The defense team wants a jury trial because they have no factual evidence therefore their only position is to build a circumstantial case.

Does any know what Raymone Bain means in her very last sentence? Was a word left out?

Trent Jackson is supposedly a cousin on Katherine's side of the family.

James said...

What a load of nonsense comment, Katherine is brainwashed! blah blah blah
Do you people think the Mother of MICHAEL JACKSON is a cabbage? The woman he called PERFECTION! She is savvy as sharp as a tact she knows exactly what is going on. It seems all the blind making comments in this thread are BRAINWASHED. Ones who were nowhere near Michael have no idea of his wishes or what he discussed with his Family. All with a vendetta don't care being disrespectful to the MOTHER of the KING! SHAME! SHAME!

june said...

Trent Jackson has been stated in other articles to be Katherine's nephew. On Oprah's interview of Katherine and the kids in November 2010, Katherine's long tenured business manager was stated to be one Henry Lowell. If Trent worked for MJ at all helping Katherine 24/7, it couldn't have been in 2010 and 2011. It's really abhorrent that MJ3's pix are on FHTW website as part of the "youth group". Certain of Michael's siblings need to get jobs, support their own children and stop expecting Katherine Jackson to funnel $ to them.

Bridgett_361 said...

Respect need to be earn and Mj estate executor has earn the fans respect while KJ has lost it, she did not live up to all MJ say about her, and if she is been used then she need to take away her self from those who are using her and blacken her reputation,
With that said I notice miss RB twisting her mouth, I wonder why?

Susan62509 said...

James: You said Katherine "is savvy as sharp as a tact she knows exactly what is going on."

Read the contract signed by Katherine with Howard Mann. Then get back to us with "sharp as a tack" explanation and examples please.

Anonymous said...

@James: you are ridiculously delusional.

1) MJ never called his mother perfection. In fact she's embarrassingly flawed. Shen went on and insulted him on Oprah, calling him a "nose prick" and even alluded to him being a druggie. That shows a lack of gratitude and respect. she's outrageously greedy, exploiting his kids with no mercy, and even binding them to a controversial contract with a porn producer. Plus, check out her testimony. It's full of lies and deceit. She's definitely far from perfection.

2) MJ wishes are perfectly clear in his will. and nowhere in his will does it say that Mel Joh can exploit his image, likeness and intellectual property. in fact he explicitly handed over those assets to his Estate and named John Branca and John McClain to administer his Estate.

3) MJ never said in his will that his children should be blatantly exploited for profits through all sorts of weird scams,especially designed under the false guise of charity, that Mel Joh and co have cooked up.

While you are getting a paycheck from Mel Joh, please tell the lunatic woman to give you a good dosage of facts.

Anonymous said...

@Anonymous: I absolutely agree that Katherine is far from perfect. She also scammed the Koreans in the 1990s. and now they want their money back, a whopping $13m.

@Susan62509: Don't even bother with all these people that are on Melissa Johnson's payroll. They get paid specifically to spew nonsense on the Internet.

june said...

I agree with all these comments concerning KJ, but I keep wondering why Michael left his kids to Katherine knowing they would wind up in the same environment that he found so distasteful he didn't have much to do with his family himself. Their mother doesn't want them; guess KJ was the lesser of two evils. Sad for the children.

Bridgett_361 said...

@June to understand why Mj leave his kids to KJ you have to seein MJ mind he blame it all on JOe and refuse to see his mother in any other light, even when spank him he blame Joe for it.
There is a story Latoya write about in her book about Katherine. And randy, Janet went and beat up Joe girlfriend.
She say Mj refuse to believed his mother would do anything like that even when a court case is there to proof it.
He have it fix in his mind that she is all good and Joe was all bad, most of us believed it too and would have done anything for Katherine before and after MJ died,
But if you read Latoya book "growing up Jackson " she say there mother was always throwing stone and hiding her hand" She was right.
In a abusing home the children are going to stick to the Parent that is less abusing to them and take out all there anger on the other parent, it's clear that is what MJ has done,
Joe was never loving to him like his mother, so what every KJ do he is. Going to say joe made her do it,
And I guess in such a home they have to love one and
hate the other.
It's just sad and a slap in the face to see how he love her and would do anything for her and KJ turn around and let him down like that, very sad it come to fan having to choose between his mother and his estate.
But his estate has proof themselves to be working for Mj legacy we have not seen any proof that they are working agains MJ to line there pocket, more that what they would make.
I hope KJ look at what she is doing and realise that MJ fans are not stupid we are not supporting anything that is outside of the estate.

Anonymous said...

Michael did change his will!
He revoked the one they are using!

Some questions to ponder

How did the judge accept this will in the first place with the 2003 letter revoking the 2002 will?

How has Sony and others benefited from allowing them to stay on as executors?

Look deper & you will find the truth

Anonymous said...

The 2003 letter does NOT revoke the 2002 Will.

Bridgett_361 said...

Michael did change his will!
He revoked the one they are using!

Some questions to ponder

How did the judge accept this will in the first place with the 2003 letter revoking the 2002 will?

How has Sony and others benefited from allowing them to stay on as executors?

Look deper & you will find the truth

How deep is one to look?
And I take ityouhave the new will?
You need to hand it over to the judge right away to set matter straght,

june said...

"The 2003 letter revoked the 2002 will". That's incorrect; the February 2003 UNDATED letter purported to have been faxed from Aventura Florida (home of Malnik?)supposedly fired Branca. It required Branca to turn over all MJ files including the 2002 will to MJ's new attorney (LaGrande?). MJ apparently thought better of it and withdrew that termination letter (if in fact he ever sent it). Not that what follows is proof positive of MJ and Branca's continuing business relationship, but check out the liner notes on MJ's #1's DVD and CD released November 2003; he thanks Branca "from the days of 'when' ... to the present ... Thank You for the years." And he thanks McClain "for being there ... always." Branca never really left MJ until 2006 when MJ was out of the country.

Susan62509 said...

When a Will/Trust is presented in Probate Court in many U.S. States and California that Will/Trust is considered legal unless another Will/Trust is presented with an newer creation date or updated amendment. Nothing else can override the most current Will/Trust including opinion, entitlement or whining.

Lawyers never return their files. they make copies and return those. Branca/McClain did not need to return MJ's Will/Trust. If MJ was dissatisfied with them as executor's all he had to do was write a new one with the current date at time of writing. That can be done for free without having to pay attorneys to do it for you.

Anonymous 11:07 a.m. Thank you. You are correct. I will ignore him.

Anonymous said...

Katherine Jackson, sorry to say, is a simpleton. Nothing wrong with that--"The meek shall inherit the earth"--but she has NO business savvy whatsoever. The Estate of Michael Jackson is privileged to have the likes of John Branca--one of the country's most skilled attorneys--working hard for Michael's interests.

Anonymous said...

Bridget or whomever you are. You are a fan of MJs. Why is that you believe you are part of this suit? The fans have nothing to do with anything with the estate. Get real and get a grip. This is why you fans will be kept out of the court room. Get a life. This is none of your business. Your thinking is appauling. Katherine made sure that nut Geraldine Huges is kept out of any court hearings.etc. You next. Mind your own business or don't you have any? The MJ fans are out of line and out of their minds. The paranoid comments prove it. You will never have any baring on any outcome, financial or otherwise.

Anonymous said...

Oh no, don't tell me that delusional dingbat Bonnie Cox is here? She knows nothing about MJ and has a problem with others making money while she doesn't work herself. All she does it post paranoid conspiracy theories that never make sense. She's a danger to herself and others. micheal would hate her. She's a pathological liar at all times and uses an IP blocker to hide with. Big sinner while hiding behind God. MJ would hate that too.

okunuga said...

With the way things are going now i'm just glad michael had the good sense not to hand over his estate to his family or they would have sold off/bankrupt all his assets by now.and also when KJ finally passes on the kids will not stay with the anymore.