Randy Jackson Suggests Michael's Signature On Will Was Forged
The Jackson Family is just beyond ridiculous - we mean beyond!
Immediately after Michael Jackson's will was made public, reportedly some members of the family were up in arms. See, Michael willed all of his money to the Michael Jackson Family Trust and to his children. Not one cent went to anyone else. Mom Katherine was up in arms and went to court.
Now, Michael's youngest brother, Randy, 47, is suggesting that Michael's signature was forged.
He tells the folks over at TMZ, when the will was signed on July 7, 2002 at 5pm in Los Angeles, Michael was 2,475 miles away in NYC embroiled in race war with Sony Music.
Howard Weitzman, the lawyer for Michael's estate says the witnesses to the will were face-to-face with Michael when he signed the document, but didn't say if the will was signed in LA or not.
A rep for Rev. Al Sharpton, who was with Michael during that time in 2002 in NYC, says "We have reason to believe that Michael may have been in NY on the 7th and Rev. Sharpton will address this after he discusses it with the Jackson family."
Can Michael just be dead already? And can Randy and the others go get a job? Seriously.
Now we see why Michael stayed far and away from his family.
Sidebar: A March 2008 NY Post story, shows how financially crippled the men in the Jackson family were. (The women - Janet, LaToya, Rebbie - are doing well.)
Tito Jackson: Formed a blues band several years ago and plays at small venues for $500 to $1,500 a gig.
Randy Jackson: Does odd jobs, including fixing cars in a Los Angeles garage owned by a family friend. He claimed Michael was going to give him $1.7 million.
Marlon Jackson: Lives in San Diego, where he works stocking groceries at a Vons supermarket. He fell on hard times three years ago when he was forced to leave his foreclosed home and move into an Extended Stay America hotel with his wife, Carol.
Jackie Jackson: The oldest son started an Internet clothing business and is trying to produce records by his sons. Nothing has panned out.
Jermaine Jackson: Splits time between the parents' Hayvenhurst mansion and his girlfriend's home in the San Fernando Valley. With more than $5 million in federal, state and other liens against him and a 1995 bankruptcy filing, he doesn't work or have a regular income. Then there's this.
Update: Michael's signature was found to be authentic. He signed the will in NYC, but someone wrote "Los Angeles" by mistake. So, still none of Michael's money for you, Randy!