Michael Jackson’s will surfaces, complete F.U. to his father

June 30th, 2009 // 71 Comments

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?

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  1. Rhialto

    With all the respect to the family of Michael Jackson.But i don’t think it’s his last will to leave his kids in an all day situation with his father till they’re grown ups.

  2. Karma’s a bitch, right Papa Joe?

  3. Hnasty

    Way to use wikipedia as a source, asshole.

  4. justifiable

    #49 It’s not “the truth”, it’s only your opinion.

    So you think talent can be abused or beaten into someone? Did you ever consider that “Thriller” was created IN SPITE of the abuse, not BECAUSE of it? And how much better might his life and career have been if his father had been disciplining yet supportive of him, rather than abusive and destructive? Look at how much time and energy he had to put into creating an artificial world where he could function – now ask how many albums never saw the light of day because of that.

  5. el ces

    Joe IS a monster.

    An encouraging, positive father would’ve made Mike MORE successful.

    He became a great star inspite of his father, not because of.

    …if all the data on the childhood is accurate.

  6. michelle

    okay i laughed picturing that….

    but that is still horrible!!! poor michael. im glad hes out of the will.

  7. megalol

    He looks like droopy!

  8. Leannemail.com

    Michael would have been a global star with or without abusive and beatings. He could have easily been even better without such traumatic psycholocal scarring from his father. He had a raw talent of procing music, choreography, singing and so much more more that was spotted in his youngest days by music managers and even Diana Ross whom he has left his trust to should anything happend to his mother. His father has scarred and eventually killed him.

    However with Katherine turning a blind eye for all those years, she is no better. I suspect she wants the money.

    Finally, MJ’s mother and rather so if everything goes to her the father will get half anyway as he can sue for it. Unless he was smart enought to spcify in his will that his father can touch it in the event of divorce from his wife or death of her.

    He is one evil person who will suffer for the rest of his hell.

    Nasty evil man who got everything he deserved – nothing!!

    Trying to promote Joes own music on the back end of is son’s death as his body still lies cold? It’s sickening

    Smiling with his thumbs up at the cameras after the death of MJ his son, obviously that w.

    He couldn’t won’t be so happy now he has been cut out I bet you.

    The children and trust should go to Janet Jackson who was the only member of his family to visit or spend time with him.

    Joe is a gold digging prick]

  9. And that’s why you always leave a note
    http://www.sonfilmizle.com

  10. I think Joe got exactly what he deserved, nothing.

  11. MJ IZ GONE (DON’T SAY DEAD) AND THERE IS NOTHING WE CAN DO ABOUT IT:-(( BUT JUST BECAUSE HE HAD A NOSE JOB & MORE THAN LIKELY BLEACHED HIS SKIN. THAT DON’T MEAN PEOPLE HAVE TO DOWN HIM(WOW). (DON’T JUDGE A BOOK BY A COLOR) MJ DID NOTHING WRONG…U & UR MUSIC WILL LIVE 4-EVA

  12. Happiness is not about being immortal nor having food or rights inone’s hand. It’s about having each tiny wish come true, or havingsomething to eat when you are hungry or having someone’s love when youneed love.

  13. thank you for your posts

  14. The children and trust should go to Janet Jackson who was the only member of his family to visit or spend time with him.

  15. I think Joe got exactly what he deserved, nothing.

  16. Wow just deserts I would say

  17. good article,thank you

  18. Hurting for Michael

    JOE JACKSON IS A DISGUSTING PIG. HE DOESN’T DESERVE TO LIVE. NO AMOUNT OF REDEMPTION WILL HELP HIM. HE IS GOING STRAIGHT TO HELL WHERE HE WILL BE TORTURED THE WAY HE TORTURED HIS CHILDREN. I HOPE HE HAS NIGHTMARES EVERY NIGHT AND LIVES IN FEAR OF BEING ABUSED AND TORTURED EXACTLY THE SAME WAY HE TORTURED HIS CHILDREN

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