Michael Jackson's mother Katherine Jackson dropped her elder abuse case against her nephew, Trent Jackson, hours before she was scheduled to appear in court last month.

The 87-year-old Jackson matriarch is currently residing in London, England with her daughter, Janet Jackson, and her infant grandson, Eissa Al Mana.

A judge in California refused Katherine's attorney's request to allow her appear via closed circuit television from Janet's home in London. The judge ordered her to appear in person at a hearing last month or risk losing the case. So Katherine dropped the case.

Now Trent and his attorney are demanding she pay his legal costs out of the generous monthly allowance she receives from her late son Michael Jackson's estate.

According to Trent's attorney, Ron Rale, Katherine can afford to pay Trent's legal fees because she gives away most of her $67,000 monthly allowance to her unemployed adult children Jermaine, 62, Maureen (Rebbie), 66, and La Toya, 60.

According to estate documents obtained by the NY Daily News, Katherine gives $12,000 a month to Jermaine, $7,000 a month to Rebbie, and $30,000 a month to La Toya.

Additionally, she pays over $9,000 a month for a leased Los Angeles home for several unemployed grandchildren (Jermaine's kids).

Katherine dropped the case against Trent on April 25, the same day she was scheduled to appear in court. Her lawyer, Nelson Handy, said his client dropped the case because she wanted to "take a step back."

In her initial complaint, Katherine requested a restraining order against Trent because she says he bullied her, invaded her privacy and stole money from her. She told the court she hid in a closet to talk to her children because she was afraid Trent would hear her.

Trent was hired by music icon Michael Jackson to take care of his ailing mother. Trent's duties included driving her to the grocery store and running errands for her, as well as paying her bills from her monthly allowance.

Trent's lawyer says other family members manipulated Katherine into making accusations of elder abuse against him, and since he is the "prevailing party," she should pay.

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  • Mbailey

    WELL! Good morning, Sandra!

  • BacktolurkingIgo

    Trent better go somewhere and sattdown...leave the matriarch alone.

  • tintin

    her kids are so worthless. 30k monthly to Latoya. Really??

  • Mbailey

    I DON'T blame him. All of those freeloaders gettin' money for nothing; while he was physically looking after the grandmother.

  • Mbailey

    AND that's the bxtch that sold Michael Jackson down the river in the first place. I still don't know how she got back in that family and showed her face after MJ's death. In my family, that bxtch would have been long gone!

  • TawnyDelux

    worthless ass kids
    Janet the only one holding her mother down

  • NeverSurprised

    Morning Sandy??? We were just starting to wonder if you were still lounging in bed.

  • NovemberFling

    As much money that is flowing through the Jackson family, I don't see why Katherine has to be the one paying a monthly allowance to those able-bodied senior citizen bratty children of hers. BUT, if the money is there to be spent, hey, why not? My mother would do the same, but there would be stipulations, such as actively pursuing an education and/or career. She damned sure wouldn't be paying for me to sit on my hindparts doing nothing.

  • Mbailey

    SHE was!D

  • Phillybruh

    Michael left her the money to do exactly what she's doing with it. I don't get why people are so bothered by that. Able bodied as they might be, Latoya Jackson can't just go work anywhere. As entertaining as it would be it can't and shouldn't happen. So if Michaels estate brings in enough money to do that she should.

  • i troll it like i see it

    THEY ain't shit.

  • Mbailey

    NOT true. LaToya has been making money off of the Jackson name for some time. I can't believe that it's she that is getting the most bank than even Jermaine. Now, there's a person who hasn't worked since the 1980s? Meanwhile, LaToya has/had a reality show on Oprah's OWN network, and even had some shows overseas, as well as in Vegas. She was even doing that phony Tarot Card reading shyt on television.

  • Phillybruh

    I get that but someone who was brought into this industry not by choice should be taken care of by said family that took away her options.

  • 100milesperhour

    She dropped the suit, that says a lot. Trent alleges she was influenced to take him to court; I believe it. She said she hid in closets to speak to her adult children out of fear of Trent. He probably overheard her promising all her $ to able-bodied bum azz kids taking advantage.

  • Cricket404

    The grandson on Iyanla's show is weird. I'm sure he is spending some of Michaels money as well.

  • Phillybruh

    Her children aren't freeloaders, Trent is the definition of a free loader.

  • Mbailey

    WHAT? Is there a GoFundMe for entertainers who made it on the name of their famous family members? We should feel sorry for LaToya because she has a reality show on Oprah's OWN network? I can see feeling sorry for a child of no means, who was born with a birth defect. Not some Hollywood grifters, who leech off of their own mamas.

  • Cricket404

    Wait...if this is Katherine's nephew how is he a Jackson? Is he from Joe's side of the family?

  • Cricket404

    If it's her nephew, how is he a Jackson? Hmmmm.

  • Phillybruh

    I'm not saying feel sorry at all. What I am saying is That MJ money should be family money. He didn't become the biggest by himself.

  • Mbailey

    ISN'T Joe a "Jackson?" Why wouldn't a relative of his not be a "Jackson?"

  • BacktolurkingIgo

    Chile....unless he's Joe's it's by blood only all I know is he need to let her be.

  • Mbailey

    YOU mean the money that MJ made on his own as a working adult should be given to all of his other family members, because they are related to him?

  • Cricket404

    Her ex-husband of 20+ years...that's his family, not hers.

  • NeverSurprised

    Absurd, right?

  • Phillybruh

    It should be shared with the family members who also whose careers where sidelined because of who they were related to.

  • Mbailey

    THIS has to be a kid.

  • Mbailey

    WHO'S career was sidelined? Jermaine was married to the bosses daughter, and the rest of the family could have done like Janet, and busted their asses to be independent. At least one of them was on drugs (Randy), and the rest of them could have become professionals in the business, as they had a first class seat in the entertainment business. Any one of them could have gone to college. These aren't poor people.

  • Bee jaay Cee

    Didn't all of those things happen a long time ago?

  • Mbailey

    NO

  • Mbailey

    She's still married to Joe Jackson.

  • Phillybruh

    When your brother is the biggest star in the world unless your talent matches his your career will flounder. And then he signed the brothers to MJJ records and tied them up for years, at least give them the option to perform as the Jackson 5 he didn't even allow that. He owed them at least that. They were all signed to his label, Latoya, Rebbie the brothers.

  • Mbailey

    SHE takes care of them all. They don't work. That's freeloading.

  • Phillybruh

    Those are her kids and her money.

  • Mbailey

    YOU'RE daydreaming and don't know the history of the Jacksons. These were very talented brothers, who could have done anything with their careers that they wanted. All of them had individual albums, and Jermaine was married to the bosses daughter. You are talking like these people were poor and suffering from disabilities. They lived like kings beyond their means, and did not save for the future.

    That is not MJ's fault. He kept working, and his sister, Janet followed in his footsteps. The other brothers had lots of children, but no plan for the future. That is not MJ's fault or responsibility.

  • Mbailey

    MOTHERHOOD and freeloading are two different things and two different subjects.

  • Phillybruh

    I'm not day dreaming. They all didn't have solo albums.

  • Kimberly Vontrese

    This lady has been through it! He abusive a$$ husband and now nephew. Black women...this could be you! The head of one of the most famous families known to man. All that money. And still no good people around you. Giving all of yourself to raise Black men only to be disrespected my them. Please leave Black men alone!

  • Please Stop The Madness

    My parents been divorced longer. My cousins via my dad still call my mom auntie. To each though

  • Mbailey

    BASICALLY, you're talking like a kid, which you probably are or not far from being. No disrespect, but no adult thinks that the money of his brother or his sister is his.

  • Mbailey

    NOW, we know why MJ kept his distance. All of that talent and opportunity they had as the world famous Jackson's. They could have been producers or running their own division of the music empire. MJ and Janet were the only one's thinking of being able capable adults and leaving a legacy.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    Famous White women don't get their ass beat or abused? Loretta Lynn autobiography said different but ok

  • Phillybruh

    If only he didn't sign them to bad deals which kept them from recording for years.

  • Phillybruh

    Well first it belongs to who he left it too, his mother and rightfully his children. But too leave out your brothers and sister was wrong. You must be one of the crazy Mj stans.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    According to estate documents obtained by the NY Daily News, Katherine gives $12,000 a month to Jermaine, $7,000 a month to Rebbie, and $30,000 a month to La Toya.

    Why they not her caretaker to start with?

  • Mbailey

    NOPE. Not true. Jermaine married Berry Gordy's daughter, and left the Jackson's to remain with Motown. He squandered that on his own. And the brothers simply had no business sense, they spent way beyond their means on women, drugs, and a bunch of kids.

    Neither Mike nor Janet did any of those things. They stayed about their business and building up the Jackson Legacy. The others thought they could coast, when they should have been the owners of a major record label, producers, or still traveling and performing like other older groups. They just liked the good life.

  • Mbailey

    COS, once you start feeding and taking care of them other Jacksons, you are in hell for life.

  • Phillybruh

    His whole family except for Janet and Tito were signed to MJJ records. They weren't able to perform as the Jackson 5 or any variation of it until after his death.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    They are adults being financially looked out for by their mom. Smdh.

  • belizeanborn

    The interesting thing will be when she is gone, how will the leeches support themselves.

  • Mbailey

    MY adult brothers and sisters are not supposed to take care of me. If I have wives and children, I am supposed to take care of them. These were talented and rich people. They loafed around too long. Now, they are old.

  • NeverSurprised

    Do you have any understanding of how trusts and estates work? You honestly believe people routinely named every sibling in their will? Really?

  • Diva4lyfe

    ok as much money as she is given them she should be living with them and not with Janet. WTH La Toya need $30,000 for? That is crazy. Then paying for the grandkids to live rent free they is using her poor thing. That maybe why Janet took her to London.

  • Mbailey

    JACKSON name is gold. They didn't want to do anything with it. Only MJ and Janet. They worked hard for their money and prestige. Men who want to make babies by several women or live beyond their means, expecting handouts all of their lives, are worthless men.

  • Phillybruh

    How do they work? Because she's getting grief for doing what she wants to do with money that was willed and left for her.

  • Mbailey

    THERE is going to be a gun and knife fight.

  • Phillybruh

    Good Thing they sold the catalog

  • Please Stop The Madness

    So its good to sell off decades not just years a LIFETIME of work, to support grown people? Surely you jest.

  • Phillybruh

    Well there was really no other option. MJ left his estate in the hands of people he no longer did business with.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    she the baby. it makes me hella mad when the baby of the fam gotta step in. know many families this happened to.

  • Mbailey

    REALLY? You are a kid.

  • Torae

    It is not Michael's responsibility to take care of his over 60 year old siblings...that is why he had little to do with them because they thought he should fund their lifestyle. They couldn't take advantage of MJ now they are taking advantage of their mother. Did any of them become entrepreneurs, music execs, or did something besides exploiting their name and MJ's talent? They have more oppourtunities than most and they should have their own money...

  • Mbailey

    HURRY up, Sandra. New post now. You should have been finished with your shower and morning oats.

  • Phillybruh

    He had little do with them because he was drug addict.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    no option like get a damn job huh? jermaine, reebie and latoya needed to be performing in reno all of their ONE HITS forever, that is not an option? "coming to the stage: reebie jackson performing her one hit "centipede". followed by jermaine and "lets get serious"

    i cant even NAME a latoya song but she need to be there too. being a stage hand. something.

  • Torae

    He said himself the didnt like being the cash cow... maybe he was an addict but his family wanted him to be their cash cow...

  • NeverSurprised

    When Jermaine married Hazel Gordy he left the group when the Jackson 5 were at the top of the game, all because he had a new loyalty to Hazel and her daddy. The plan was for HIM to be a mega solo star, but things didn't work out that way. Did HE owe his siblings any loyalty when he left the group?

    Years later, when Michael was at the peak of his solo success he agreed to go on the road with his brothers on the Victory tour. He didn't want to, but he did it as a way to help them get back on their feet financially. That tour grossed $75 mil, though it was a horror for Michael because of all the tensions between the brothers. They blew that money.

    Upon his death, the only person Michael owed anything to was his children and his mother. Even Joe, who beat their asses mercilessly, had more to do with Michael's success than his deadbeat siblings. Their rusty, crusty behinds can either support themselves, or go on welfare. But they should have enough pride to stop taking money out of the pockets of an 87-year-old woman.

  • Phillybruh

    lol, no but its been reported that he hadn't updated his will in a long time and the people he left to over see it he hadn't spoken to or did business with in years.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    every jackson child who didnt make it, needed to learn how to braid some hair, keep some kids, draw a picture. something. long time ago. every last one of them. they are bums.

  • shun king

    They want to party with that money no time to watch momma

  • Phillybruh

    Well maybe vegas could have been an option for them if he didn't tie them up in bad record deals with MJJ records that prevented them from doing just that.

  • Torae

    I have life insurance policy's a house and a few other things and I'm damn sure not leaving anything to my siblings?????? My kids come first.... You bugging ?

  • NeverSurprised

    "learn how to braid some hair...". ??????

  • Diva4lyfe

    LMAO OMG I am hollering off of this and Latoya one hit wonder was Night time lover back in the 80's

  • Please Stop The Madness

    prince suddenly popped up with 6 sibs. SIX. when the only one we knew of was tika for years. they should get a cut too? my sibs not getting shit. sorry. not sorry. my kids. my mom. i would leave money to my bf before my sibs actually.

  • Phillybruh

    Well Joe is fine as he gets points from All of MJ's and Janet's records.

  • Diva4lyfe

    braid hair with the beads on the end lmao

  • 88

    Damn she only gets $67,000 a month the estate made $820 million last year. The jacksons stay getting robbed smdh.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    couldnt for the life of me call it off the top of my head. thank you lol

  • Please Stop The Madness

    be the candy lady. anything. they had options. they still got some.

  • Diva4lyfe

    if they gave her more then them children will want more and will never work

  • 88

    They sold nothing MJ's estate managers John Branca & John Mcclain sold it to sony.

  • Phillybruh

    Well since Prince didn't leave a will, they will get an equal share. That's sad, If I had more than enough to leave my siblings something I would. MJ had more than enough. Well actually he didn't because at the time of his death he was broke and borrowing money from Janet.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    this whore toya getting all that money outta mama katie monthly. she needs to open a daycare center. they could totally do better but dont.

  • Phillybruh

    Your kids should come first. I have life insurance policies for my children and my partner and I also have one for my brother and niece. I'm not wealthy, I do ok.

  • Diva4lyfe

    that they do or drive that dang ice cream truck through the neighborhood or get on some of these ads that these celebs be doing for that informercial

  • Phillybruh

    THEY ARE THE JACKSONS THEY SHOULD BE EATING OFF THRILLER NOT SONY!!!WTF DON"T PEOPLE GET FROM THAT!

  • NeverSurprised

    They should all be ashamed of themselves. Willing to drain the bank account of an 87 year old woman each month. But you have them out there "braiding hair!" I'm still crying over that one!!!?

  • 88

    Oh well it's her money she can do what she please. Why should yt folks who've done nothing be trusted with all of that money.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    they should have made better decisions in the 70's and 80's then and they wouldnt have to

  • Diva4lyfe

    No one said the YT folks should be trusted with anything but that don't mean be a lynch off ur momma either. Its good to be able to help your kids but at some point ur grown azz kids need to be assisting themselves gone with the BS

  • Please Stop The Madness

    we all know that one hood chick that is making a damn killing braiding hair and doing kitchen weaves still. to this day.

  • Phillybruh

    We would be saying the same for Michael Right now if he didn't die. He would be over in London Right now asking Janet for Newport money!

  • Diva4lyfe

    u welcome lol

  • 88

    That's why we at the bottom of society negroes are selfish, greedy and rather give yt folk their money than feed their family. So fkn what they grown how you think the families that owned your forefathers are still wealthy today they keep the money IN THE FAMILY!

  • Clopretty

    Money is at the root of this clearly! This woman has GOT to be tired, and where is her husband in all this?! Who is taking care of him! Also while they running around spending Michael money where is his youngest son and who is watching over him?! i wish i would be hella old paying for grown adults in their 60's lifestyle and they cant even put her in the hands of someone who will actually do good by her let alone watch over her themselves!

  • Please Stop The Madness

    people die. need to plan accordingly no matter who you are.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    her husband is in vegas being taken care of by a woman 70 years his junior. joe was the manager of everyone at one time. he made sure he put his name in all the right places. he has his own check i am SURE

  • Diva4lyfe

    at the end of the day stop draining ur grandmother she took care of they arse all her life if and when she pass away then what u grown handle yours if they went through there trust fund that's on them. My family good and I will make sure of that how about yours. As far as my forefathers it is what it is I don't think about my past or the past of my folks I look towards the future boo

  • Phillybruh

    And Update your documents and make sure you still speak to and do business with those listed. Then your entire life's work won't be in the hands of a record label you despised.

  • Phillybruh

    Joe is fine he's being taken care of by the royalties he gets from all of MJ's and Janet's albums.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    again. mike shoulda planned better.

  • 88

    Sis if you don't know or even think about where you came from you can't possibly know where you are going.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    did I not just say that? do you read something totally different that what is posted?

    joe was the manager of everyone at one time. he made sure he put his name in all the right places.

  • Anunnaki

    This Lady is tired I see it in her, she is tired, and I believe Ready

  • Diva4lyfe

    I know my past life I just don't dwell on it sir. I was raised very well and very informed. You trying to go to deep on the fact grown and able kids are using there mother and that is why the baby of the family is now taking care of her because for one she see what is happening. Is there anything else you would like to school me on today 88

  • Please Stop The Madness

    Is there anything else you would like to school me on today 88

    oh boy.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Trent you are not her child, have a seat.

  • Diva4lyfe

    You see how Prince family is having these issues that is a sad situation over there too.

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    THIS!

  • Phillybruh

    Actually he didn't. MJ and Janet made sure he got credits once they fired him as their manager.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    where did you get that from? i have never heard that.

  • Phillybruh

    They seem to be fine with equal shares.

  • Diva4lyfe

    its them nieces and nephews that is y they don't want the judge to decide on the 6 siblings because they feel they will miss out

  • Phillybruh

    It was in the article the contracts the Jacksons built years ago. Joe wants for nothing.

  • NeverSurprised

    But the estate is also currently engaged in a $700 to 800 mil fight with the IRS over the value of the estate at the time of his death, and possible back taxes related thereto.

  • 88

    That's because the estate managers lied about his wealth when he died but that's still nothing his estate is now worth over $7 billion.

  • NeverSurprised

    Jermaine seems to have spent the bulk of his time making babies and giving them ridiculous names like Jermajesty. Guess there wasn't much time left to think about actually PROVIDING for his own children when he's still living off of his mama.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    let him name his kids jumanji if he wants too lol

  • A D N

    Wow! Great to hear that. He contributed his life and gift to entertain the world so his value so be just around that amount! Greatest entertainer of all time lol. Ok, I'm a fan...lol.

  • Faithz

    This is a dang shame, perhaps Janet can help
    her Mama restore order.

  • Faithz

    Her grown as children need jobs, and need to pay their own way.

  • NeverSurprised

    Oh my lord. He agreed to join them on the Victory tour in 1984. It grossed $75mil. If he wanted to keep them destitute, why did he agree to THAT? And why didn't those grown a$$ men invest some of that tour money instead of squandering it? You act as if Michael had an eternal obligation to provide every dime for them, in both life and death. Absurd!

  • NeverSurprised

    He does love the letter J! ???

  • Please Stop The Madness

    remember when that fool was gonna change the spelling of their last name to jacksun? dummy

  • NeverSurprised

    Janet wants nothing to do with those freeloaders, that's why she took her mother as far away from them as possible.

  • Faithz

    Ain't that the truth!!

  • Faithz

    Tell it, and right on.

  • Faithz

    That was nice of them, I see so many who need to make for sure their families are cared for but have gotten rid of the very bridges that helped got them over, and have their Money assigned to people who has never been there from the get go.

  • A D N

    This huge family should learn about creating generational wealth for all the kids to come. They have a big foundation through the music they created so investing the money earned should be a main focus so no one has to work, or stress over money. Managing money, managing investments and creating more wealth is the ideal scenario so disputes can cease forever. They are an empire! I think the issue is they are too large of a family which means too many people to secure with the amount of money to go around. Everyone needs a piece of the pie, and the pie only can serve 8-12 slices. Too much division and difference of opinions is hindering the opportunity to eternal wealth.

  • NeverSurprised

    Please Stop the Madness will have them all out there in the streets workin'. She'll have them performing their one hit, then running out to the lobby to sell their own T Shirts and dvds, then driving a dollar van to get the fans home. By hook or by crook, she WILL get them up off of their behinds. ???

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Clown, get a damn job!!

  • A D N

    It will be very difficult to teach people about togetherness when they have separated mindsets. For all the work they did together, everyone should be taken care of for years to come. And if one was able to earn 3x's or more than the rest, then managing how the others will get a share is ideal. This is how many cultures perform...they survive together, even if ONE goes to hunt, ALL still eat.

  • Kimberly Vontrese

    Its just a shame how they treating Katherine. I am not looking for my kids to take care of me in old age. Family ain't shat sometimes. I'll be dhamned if my kids freeload off me and refuse to work. Yes,they will trust funds and college funds, but if they fkk that up- too bad. I will cut them off financially and legally. Katherine 87 and needs special care. She hasn't looked happy ever since I can remember. Her cheating/child beating husband ruined her life. Smh. Katherine need a white man in her life...clearly. They @$$es will straighten up then! Rebe the only normal/sane one in that family. I love Damita Jo but I also side eye her sometimes. Smh at all of it.

  • Nita

    All them grown mofos need a job I mean damn she's done raising them but she still taking care of their grown asses. I bet she tired and fed up

  • YellowSauce

    FAMILY ..... will do you dirtier than strangers ...sigh

  • http://olskoolblackflix.com Prof. Taco Juice

    Marlon doesn't seem to bother anybody and though Randy might be shade struck, he keeps a low profile also. After Jermaine took his BM/ex-wife, that is. I remember the Centipede song and Rebbie pretty much keeps to herself.

  • NeverSurprised

    SHE isn't getting grief, her grown, lazy, freeloading kids are.

    The bulk of the estate is in trust for his children. Katherine probable doesn't need that much since the estate is likely paying all of her living expenses (and hopefully her health insurance) but even so, there is NO JUSTIFICATION for adults who have made millions in their lifetimes to be draining the account of their elderly mother.

    Plenty of wealthy people leave NOTHING to their siblings, and for good reason. Adult siblings have had as many opportunities to make money as the deceased. Michael's siblings have had FAR MORE opportunities than most, but they squandered their wealth.

    That Victory tour was the last opportunity they had to benefit from Michael's largess. He didn't want to go on that tour, but knew no one would go to see his brothers if he didn't. So he went. It was a nightmare that descended into thousands of dollars being squandered on lawyers when the brothers stopped speaking to each other directly.

    In death, he owes them ZERO! Adults must learn to be self sufficient. I am sorry Katherine has not passed this valuable lesson in to her deadbeat kids. TI help them out every now and then is one thing (I've done that with my sister, nephew, etc.). But very quickly people start to EXPECT you to provide for the. That is when the word NO must be firmly applied
    .

  • Lady_Elle

    Katherine's NEEDY... ADULT children put this into play!
    Unfortunately when you sue someone... if you drop the suit...
    they can request $$$ for attorney's fees.
    He was helping to take care of her! It was his job... he did it.
    They accused him of "elder abuse"! If it were my mom... FAMILY would wear that AZZ out!
    Something is not making sense here! :-(

  • A D N

    I wonder if the family tried to broaden their investments beyond music and entertainment. Such as Technology (software) or huge real estate developments, or franchises such as McDonalds.

  • Phillybruh

    He was hired the by estate to keep tabs on her. If she wanted her portion of the estate she had to endure it until either she died or they sold that catalog.

  • Phillybruh

    Meanwhile Katherine has been in LA for the past month while its Randy in London with Janet.

  • Phillybruh

    Janet has, she is Magic Johnson's silent partner in all his investments her money runs long.

  • Diva4lyfe

    You know she will lol

  • Lady_Elle

    Seems like someone needs to keep an eye on her!
    Her NEEDY SPOILED ADULT children are taking advantage of her! That is the true "elder abuse".

  • Miany

    MICHAEL was the KING OF POP... ALSO the KING of investing his money RIGHT you can make a shiii load of money investing in entertainment... ask the folk who purchased the music catalog Michael held on to.

  • Miany

    I think a big part of the problem is the younger generation Jackson want to live a flashy lifestyle. They cant just be rich folk who budget their monthly allowance. They want ummmlimited amounts of money and they are willing to manipulate their elderly granny to get it... tis what happens when you breed folk without work ethic.

  • Phillybruh

    That doesn't appear to be the case at all.

  • Hugga Bunch

    Tf does an unemployed, greasy a** freeloader need with $12,000 a month? Ugh.

  • Miany

    yup...they got robbed because they let folk hire attys for them.. rule number ONE in the entertainment business (all businesses but def entertainment bus) GET YOUR OWN lawyer, never trust the guy the record exec refers you to.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Janet's got this.

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    Hell nah...they're too thirsty to invest. I was done when they sold The Beatles catalog back to Sony after everything that Mike went through.

  • Evillene

    That was my impression all along. There was no elder abuse. Trent got in the way of one or more of the kids (or grandkids) wanting to exercise more control over Katherine and Michael's $$$$.

  • Evillene

    He was probably the only thing protecting Auntie Kate from her hordes of greedy children and their children.

  • Owww76

    Tell em!! Janet is a smart businesswoman. She has a lot financially that hasn't been disclosed publicly.

  • mzwhang90210

    Who are Trent's parents?

  • Phillybruh

    They didn't sell the catalog, the people MJ left in charge did.

  • NeverSurprised

    Me either. Janet fired Joe as her manager before she did the Control album. And Michael hated him, so the likelihood that either of them would gave granted him lifetime "credits" ( whatever the heck that means) to their entire catalogues seems highly suspect. I need to have that documented by a far more credible source that Phillybruh, the man who thinks Michael had an obligation to include all of his lazy a$$ siblings in his will.

  • NeverSurprised

    In what article?

  • Phillybruh

    First of all I was all the way wrong for wasting time talking to MJ fans your up there with Trump Voters and slightly above the beehive.

  • Phillybruh

    How much did each brother get after that tour in 1984 after production cost and Mike took his cut. I would guess each brother walked with 1-2 million each maybe a little more.

  • Ajavee

    I agree Sugarfoot they KNEW Michael would not have want The Beatles catalog sold at all. That was a slap in the face to Michael.

  • Ajavee

    Well his estate was just as bad they didn't mean Michael any good because everyone knew he would not sell The Beatles catalog.

  • Ajavee

    Lady Elle I agree a lot is not adding up here. The Jackson family does not want their business in the streets but damn that ain't nobody and I mean NOBODY messing with my mama point blank I don't care who is.

  • Phillybruh

    But the estate was fighting the family for this very reason, Hence Trent keeping tabs on Katherine's comings and goings and communications with her kids.

  • Ajavee

    Nope Nita she is not tired because if Katharine Jackson was truly tired she would have stopped enabling them years ago.

  • Ajavee

    Your entire post ^5.

  • Ajavee

    Gotcha.

  • shun king

    I wonder what them child support check look like....jermaine also came off ass a snake too me

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    They didn't sell it back I did a write up on that it was the executors of the estate some white folks one was that lawyer that claimed he wasn't Michael long time friend the same one that told Michael to buy the catalogs the same one gnat ire on aaccuse michael signature on a fake will

  • Enoughsaid2020

    Michael is worth billions now, so the money will not stop with Katherine, but this is a strange family. SMH!

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    Smh this a mess and a shame this why Michael wasnt dealing with some of the family members like that

  • NeverSurprised

    If someone asks you to document your claims they have to be an MJ fan? Well let me be clear-- I think Michael Jacksin was a pedophile and I had ZERO support for him from the moment he paid Jordy Chandler $15,331,250 as settlement in the molestation suit. No no "stan" here, hun.

    However, I am a rational ADULT who understands that 60- y.o siblings have no automatic right to benefit from MICHAEL's hard work. You, unfortunately, don't have the good sense to realize that.

    Now stop avoiding the question: WHERE did you read that Joe Jackson was getting lifetime financial "Credits" for Michael's and Janet's musical catalogues?

  • Peter Piper ATL

    This family is still a complete mess. Michael Jackson knew his mother would spend his money on all the rest of the family members, something he and Janet were not supportive of. But she's doing it anyway.

    And once your grandkids become damn near 40 years old, they need to be paying the lease on their own $9000 per month home.

    This lady clearly has other concerns because this photo looks like a still portrait of Jane Pittman. Is she 87, or 287??

  • Phillybruh

    I said in the article the house of contracts the Jackson built. Your challenging everything on this board like stan to me so.

  • Faithz

    Thank goodness for Janet, and I know she will help
    restore order, around her Mama.

  • Faithz

    Exactly.

  • NeverSurprised

    Hard to tell because things were going along ok in the beginning, but then things started to fall apart and they all stopped speaking to each other and a very lucky group of attorneys became the go between. I remember there was some conflict about one of the boys Michael had with him, Emmanuel Lewis, I think. He had him traveling with him and some of the brothers didn't like that. And I think they missed some engagements. I remember standing on line at the Meadowlands arena in Jersey to get tickets for my little nephew who LOVED Michael. The arena was jam packed and they lip synced the whole show, but it was still like watching history.

    I would guess that the brothers walked away with somewhere in the neighborhood of 3 to 5 mil each, and given their previous financial situation, they should have been penny pinchers with every dime of that money. But they blew it and are now taking handouts from their momma.

  • NeverSurprised

    Indeed. It is such a shame that after giving birth to that boatload of kids, Katherine can only rely on JANET to ensure that she is being treated properly. The rest of those greedy, lazy heathens should hang their heads in shame.

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    I wish I were a fully black Jackson grand child. Grandma Katherine wouldn't have to worry about me, I'd take my hefty allowance and keep it pushing. I don't have to work and I'm set first life. What more could I ask for? Greedy shiftless, foot shuffling negros she helped raise.

  • LibraGirlonly

    She can spend HER gotdamb money on who she's wants to spend it on. Folks kill me all up in other folks business. Worry about ya own money or lack there of.

  • LibraGirlonly

    No she's helping her children like any other decent mother would.

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    No one questions when the white folks do the same ish. They make sure none of their kids have to work or only do so if the choose to do so. Look at the thieving un royal family none of them hold a damn job/ a real job at least. They all live off of others people's money. The slaves masters passed their money and plantations down to their families so they can turn them into corporations and eat for life.

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    I don't care what anyone says alot of these new fonts are the same person consigning themselves or trolls. Y'all need help.

  • Malcom Flex

    Yeh Miss Jackson has been elder abused that's why she's currently being protected in London and far away from the users in her family.

  • Tish

    Joe's brother. I think he just passed

  • Canary Red™

    Heyyyyyyy my love ???

    Missed you ??????????

  • Canary Red™

    Say it again!!!!!!!!!!

  • KIm

    Katherine gives Latoya 30k a month and gives Rebbie 7k a month? Damn I guess we can see who the favorite is between Rebbie and Latoya??

  • dontgetblocked

    I think LaToya is more needy and crazy.

  • dontgetblocked

    A lot of details in this story. I wonder if one of the reasons Janet dumped the husband is to have her mother with her. Mrs Jackson has been supporting the family for years. I wouldn't even mind if they didn't try to live an extravagant lifestyle. Does LaToya really need $360.000 a year?

  • NeverSurprised

    Are you fluent in English?

    "...in the article the House of contracts the Jackson built."

    Surely you don't believe this jumbled mass of words in any way represents a coherent sentence. No one but YOU has any clue what a "House of contracts" is, so it is therefore impossible to document your claim. I give up.

  • NeverSurprised

    Unlike LaToya, Rebbie had a husband and a stable family life until her husband died a couple of years ago. I'm assuming she has a middle class home somewhere and that amount covers the mortgage. LaToya is probably somewhere trying to live an extravagant lifestyle and Katherine is financing her ability to do so. If she doesn't want to cut them all off completely, then she should at least get those SIXTY YEAR OLD adults to live within a reasonable budget so she isn't handing over her whole check to them.

  • mela.reign77

    This lady has surely had her share of heartache. I can understand helping your kids out if they're in need but it's clear that they are taking advantage of her. I hope Janet keeps her there with here and do right by her mother. This big head grandson of hers need to go some where and get a real job and stop trying to leech off his grandmother. Who does he belong to anyway? He looks like Randy.. and where in the heck is Joe? So many questions with what's going in this family.

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    I don't know the specifics but we all knew how hard Mike fought for that catalog. It's a disgrace that it's back in the hands of the folks that Mike took pride in beating.....Sony the record label

  • parisjok

    .but they are still paying for everything else. the mortgage, security, food, electric bill, the kids share of money etc. they pay for everything and the money she gets is all hers.

    they are taking care of her in the manner that her late son did which is the most important thing they knew michael wanted besides his three kids being taken care of.

  • parisjok

    most

  • GREG JAMES

    In your attempt to be shady That is actually the title of the article it is a 20 year old article where is details Janets 2 virgin deals and Micheals deal and how they learned from their father.

  • parisjok

    read that the brothers demanded to get paid upfront. don't know what happened to that family but Joe should have had a top investment firm from day one to make sure those checks would be going into his sons account for decades to come.

    folks try to put shade on the rest of the brothers like they did not have that much talent. to work right beside the most famous pop star in the world year after year was no small feat. he expected the very best from ALL who worked with him and his brothers delivered. the very first album they produced together was a monster!!

    it really breaks my heart to know that after all those decades of such hard hard work that most of them don't have the millions that they should really have. they were a crossover group and just where did all the money go

  • parisjok

    his will states that her money stops when she passes away and goes to the three kids. it is nothing she can sign while alive to where any of her adult kids will continue to get money.

    but who knows what the estate might decide to do after she passes away so far as them still getting some money. what in the world will they all do if all that money stops? I think she is getting more than 67,000 a month

  • parisjok

    read multiple times that Randy was the most talented after Michael. guess by him being the youngest brother he had chance to soak up everything from a baby on

  • parisjok

    love me some Michael but he was all kinds of dirt ball wrong for being so extremely hateful and selfish towards his brothers being able to make a living so there would be no comp. between them

    he was also terribly selfish and wrong for not wanting to share his kids with their moms and then went on to have an early death from doing to many drugs even though that doctor was responsible.

  • parisjok

    I read that his mom begged him over and over to do it for his brothers and so that is the reason he did it.

  • parisjok

    yeah, u are correct in that all were very talented.

  • parisjok

    only because that is the law in that state about half and whole siblings having the same rights. not so in all states. guess they hit the jackpot

  • mzwhang90210

    Thanks!!

  • mzwhang90210

    Missed you more bewbear!!!!!!!!!

  • Chuck

    The Jackson kids are some low life MFs. How could they allow this nephew to mistreat their mom? How could they expect her to pay their & their kids mortgages? I see why MJ stayed away from them. I feel sorry for Ms. Jackson.

  • Evillene

    That is unkind -- Katherine was a beautiful woman. She is now in her late 80s and deals with constant stress.

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    Stop it. Lol

  • brooklyn23

    True that

  • Tea??

    So she already pays for her mooching children now she has to pay for Joes nephew too ????? Now I see why she moved to London they're milking that old lady dry. Hopefully Janet will put a stop to it.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    I agree 100%

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Exactly! Rich white kids live off of their family estates and are called "Socialites!" They are given trust funds to squander and many are kept if they don't marry into another wealthy family!

    So what, they did help to make the millions and the Jackson legacy! Michael had plenty of help to his solo superstardom, the Jackson Five, some of his best music, along with Thriller!

    Katherine feels sorry for them, only they know what happened to them, especially, at the hands of Joe Jackson! And, Michael could be shady and competitive too, Clive Davis stated in his memoirs about Michael not wanting Jermaine to be promoted! The money is going to Michael's kids, when Katherine departs, and they have plenty for generations to come!

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Black wealth or rich blacks are not supposed to help or take care of their family members! We only respect when some white managers or estate executives handle or fleece the money! The Jackson brothers also sacrificed their childhoods with the ruthless and tough dictator Joe at the helm for the money we see today! I don't know if they were traumatized like The Debarges, but it's obvious there was dysfunction, and Motown and Joe pocketed most of the money made back then!

    Katherine should help her kids, they helped make today possible! When she leaves, they'll have to figure it out, until then leave them alone,and troll some rich white socialites, code for I don't work (from generation to generation), my parents or family is rich!

  • Maxima

    Because they see her as part and parcel of the abuse they suffered from their father due to her ignorance and inaction. Kids just feel that way.

  • parisjok

    but SHE is the one who took him to court and SHE is the one who has all the money not him. usually when that person or company or business loses and they have the most money to begin with they are the one to pay the other's court cost. she will be MADE to pay

  • parisjok

    she is back here with Rebbie now

  • parisjok

    she can give out that much money because ALL of her needs and some wants are being paid by her son's estate and that cash is just icing on the cake.

    I mean as in she does not have to worry about any bills herself because all are taken care of by the estate and the adult kids know this. her house note, medical insurance, hired help, food, etc is ALL already being paid for.

    that is one thing that is 100% known by those lawyers that Michael wanted and they are making sure to abide by that one desire of Michael with the money that he worked so hard for from a very very early age!!!

  • parisjok

    yeah. Michael was all kinds of wrong for pretty much stopping his brothers from being able to be competitive with his music career. the public will never hear the horror stories that went on in that family for sure.

    the brothers worked right beside Michael for many many years and folks need to realize that yes Michael was the most talented but his brothers were the baddest musicians also because Michael only worked with the best!!!! listen to any Jackson Five CD and see just how tight they ALL were. those CD's are awesome especially the first one they all produced.

  • parisjok

    yeah, all the money that she is getting now will go to the kids once she has passed. wonder what the adults will do then

  • parisjok

    wow, did not know that.

  • parisjok

    she has a lot of company with other moms or all races who have a very very soft spot for their kids.

    she sees her adult kids and grand kids as the only thing that she has left and that is that.

    many white men who have wealth leave their adult kids trust funds where they can continue to live the good life like Michael's friend Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees and his brother Maurice's kids receive trust funds from them but nobody is saying anything negative about those parents who are pretty much supporting their adult kids through trust funds!!!

    Michael was weak for the wishes of his mom when he was alive but his last voice through his will was all him when he choose NOT to include any of his siblings or his dad to share his wealth with.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Good morning, hun. How did I miss this comment.

  • Chuck

    Well, they are accepting her cash. If they don't want to be bothered with her- then just don't be bothered.

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Thank you!

  • Rhyme and Reason

    I recently got Sirus radio and just learned Tito can sing! I can't believe just how much music the Jackson Five or Jacksons made, incredible music catalog that others are profiting off of! As musicians and technicians, they were some of the best! Their five-part harmonies is what made the music legendary and timeless!

    I get why Katherine gives them money, they earned it years ago, and as a mother, and having nothing to do with it, but it go back to the estate when she's gone, she shares it with them!

  • totellthetruth

    We all saw all the niggas and the best was Michael? Stop playing one was fat the others were oogly

  • totellthetruth

    Michael even owned Beyoncé @ss, I don't believe NO celebrity when they say they loved him ESPECIALLY THR ONES HE OWNED!

  • Miany

    hmm hmmm, I know he had ties in a bit of everything. This is why NO ONE can tell me he was not intentionally murdered.

  • silverspirit

    "a lot".

  • silverspirit

    No he's not. He's dead actually. Taxman & many suits don't add up to billions.

  • Enoughsaid2020

    I know he is dead, and actually his estate makes millions every year, so far its made 1 billion, tax man took millions, so its worth about $600 million.

  • silverspirit

    No it has not made a billion. You're deluded dummy.

  • silverspirit

    Seeing math is not your forte". There is not one shred of proof that dying estate is making 1 billion. It's not even possible. His shite is worthless now. Stay off rabid sites.