New York: Janet Jackson’s lawyer has said that she will “press forward” with the fight against the executors of her late brother Michael’s estate, even though she has been “relentlessly” portrayed in the negative light.
In a statement on behalf of Janet and her siblings Randy and Rebbie, lawyer Blair Brown reiterated the claims that executors John Branca and John McClain have never publicly been able to explain how Michael could have signed a will with a Los Angeles dateline when evidence showed that he was in New York with Reverend Al Sharpton at the time.
“Since the loss of Michael, Janet, Randy and Rebbie’s principal concern has been and continues to be for the safety and wellbeing of Michael’s children, their mother Katherine Jackson, and the entire family,” the New York Daily News quoted them as saying in a statement.
“Unfortunately, those people have been harmed by the actions of the executors of Michael’s estate,” the statement read.
The letter accuses the executors and “those installed and paid to do their bidding” of hiding behind the questionable documents and perpetrating a smear campaign related to treatment of matriarch Katherine Jackson and Michael’s 14-year-old daughter Paris.
“The negative media campaign generated by the executors and their agents has been relentless.
“In recent weeks, the media received preposterous reports - all now proven to be false - of a purported kidnapping of Katherine Jackson and of physical and verbal abuse of a child,” the letter said.
First Published: Sunday, August 05, 2012, 17:55