Shortly after Michael Jackson’s death, Debbie Rowe reportedly sent e-mails to her best friend Rebecca White who sat down with Extra to talk about Debbie’s intentions in fighting for custody of the children. And while those intentions involve keeping Joe Jackson away from the children, surprise, they also involve going away after being handed a boatload of cash:
In an email dated July 2, 2009, Rowe appears to be conflicted about going after the kids:
Rowe to White: “I’m not going after custody. These kids are not mine. They were never mine. They were always Michael’s. I was Michael’s best friend.”
So, why does White say Rowe is seeking custody?
White: “Because I think things change on a daily basis…It’s not like she doesn’t love them. It’s not like she doesn’t want the best for them, but her life is different…The idea of being a mother to those children is something I don’t think she really wants. She can’t just sit back in the shadows and not say anything because then she will be looked at as the woman who gave up her children and that’s a horrible thing to say….She had to do something to protect them in a way.”
Rowe confirms these sentiments in an email to White dated July 5, 2009:
Rowe to White: “My lawyer is telling me I have to take some responsibility about the welfare of the children. Do I want the kids? Hell no. Does it look good for me to ask for them? Absolutely. I don’t want to look like the woman who gave away her kids and just forgot about them. Would Michael want Joe to have them? I think it would be the last thing that he would ever have wanted.”
If Rowe doesn’t want to be a mother, why does White believe she’s seeking custody?
White: “The motivation is money. I really have to be honest…If the children aren’t the ones she wants, what else will she gain from it?”
Is a secret custody deal in the works?
White: “Yes, absolutely. In one text message she had just said, ‘Just wait until the 14th. Everything will be done after the 14th’…There’s definitely going to be a secret deal. There’s definitely going to be a settlement that’s going to come out of this.”
So long story short, Debbie Rowe doesn’t want to look like the bad guy by not fighting for the kids, but she’s willing to publicly abandon them for a gigantic check. Wow. Somebody doesn’t deserve to wear the Three Wolf Moon T-Shirt. For shame, Debbie. For shame.
Also, we’re going to have to confiscate your airbrushed vanity plate. You know the rules.