A will drafted by Michael Jackson in 2002 which divides the singer's estate among his mother, three children and one or more charities could play a central role in determining how his tangled financial relationships will be unwound.
Several people close to the late Jackson said that a lawyer for the pop singer could submit the will, believed to be his last, to Los Angeles Superior Court as soon as Thursday. That filing would cap a tense period in which relatives and advisers of the late singer debated what document, if any, was valid.
One or two other earlier wills have emerged since Jackson's death last Thursday, according to people familiar with the situation. The Associated Press reported that Jackson's parents, Joseph and Katherine Jackson, said in a Monday court filing that they believed the singer had died without a valid will. Joseph Jackson isn't believed to be included in the most recent will.
Oh look, that nice Rev. Al Sharpton once again is taking the time to be with his very dear friend and champion of Black rights, Joe Jackson. Because the Rev. Al Sharpton only associates with those who are his very dear friend and champion for the Black community. I don't think he's had the time yet to go to the White House, or maybe it's just that he hasn't had the invitation.
The Jacsons are going to make vultures look like canaries. And they have to realize, whatever is there is subject to creditors first and presumably there is a lot of debt. I just hope that anything left for the children was placed in a trust with a non-family member named as trustee - only then could those kids hope to see anything at their majority.
The worst is that with Michael's passing, the family has lost something more than a son and brother, they have lost media relevance. And that hurts more.
Unless Janet has another wardrobe malfunction.
Or worse, Old Man Joe does . . .