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Jackson senior wants allowance from Jacko estate

By | Published on Monday 9 November 2009

Joe Jackson (father of Michael, not the British singer songwriter) has launched a court bid to secure a slice of his late son’s estate, alleging that Jacko had provided him with a monthly allowance in recent years.

Joe and Michael were, of course, rather estranged; so much so Jacko cut his father out of his will, leaving his fortune to his mother Katherine and his three children, via a trust fund. While Joe and Katherine Jackson never divorced, they have lived apart for over a decade. The exact nature of their relationship isn’t really clear, though it does seem to be civil and there were rumours that Joe was pushing for Katherine to have a greater say of their late son’s estate in a bid to gain more control himself by proxy.

Whatever, legal papers submitted on behalf of the Jackson patriarch says that prior to his death Jacko gave his parents a £37,500 monthly allowance which was split between Joe and Katherine. Allowance provisions made since the late king of pop’s death have only provided for Katherine, however. Joe’s legal papers say there is “no justification” for his exclusion from any allowances paid out of the estate to the Jackson family, and that he is “entitled to his own independent family allowance”.

He says he has monthly expenses of £9460 and needs a contribution from the estate to cover a bulk of that sum. Joe’s lawyers say this shouldn’t be a problem because the Jacko estate “earned more than £62.5 million dollars in [just] the first seven weeks following Michael Jackson’s death”.



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