A will signed by Michael Jackson in 2002 has surfaced and essentially leaves everything to his mother and three kids. Completely left out is his father Joe Jackson (above) who repeatedly beat Michael as a child. E! News reports:
According to the Wall Street Journal, the document–which will no doubt be the centerpiece of a lengthy and ferocious legal battle in months to come–divides the superstar’s estate among his mother, his three children (Prince Michael, Paris and Prince Michael II) and at least one charity.
It’s unclear what custody arrangements, if any, Jackson made for his three children. But a court ruling yesterday gave temporary guardianship to Katherine.
At least one aspect of the will does appear to be clear: Joe Jackson wasn’t named as an heir.
Just to put things in perspective. Here’s a little snippet of Michael’s childhood from Wikipedia:
One night while Michael was asleep, Joseph climbed into his room through the bedroom window. Wearing a fright mask, he entered the room screaming and shouting. Joseph said he wanted to teach his children not to leave the window open when they went to sleep. For years afterward, Michael suffered nightmares about being kidnapped from his bedroom.
I’m pretty sure if my old man did that to me, I’d probably carve my face to look like Peter Pan and cut him out of my will, too. Or just mess with the thermostat when he’s not looking. Who’s the nobody now, pop?