Michael Jacksons Fans United For His Legacy

THE TRUTH ABOUT TODA'S TWITTERTHON EVENT!

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Michael Jackson Fans: United Against Howard Mann

DISCLAIMER:  We are all Michael Jackson fans taking OUR OWN initiatives to stand up to greed, specifically, Henry Vaccaro, Howard Mann & Melissa Johnson.  This is all about MANN, VACCARO, MEDIA POP & MELISSA JOHNSON. No one else, but these three.

We are in NO WAY affiliated to the Michael Jackson estate.  We are fans, very opinionated & active in the fan community, helping OTHERS vent their frustration and giving them a voice against these 3 MJ-legacy hijackers.

We are not as powerless as we think…WE hold the money ….and we will send a clear message to Howard Mann: we will not spend our hard-earned cash on your ventures. All this fighting is futile.

We keep standing up for Michael J. Jackson, but in 8 hours…..We will also stand up AGAINST HOWARD MANN.

#MJfansAGAINSTMann


Michael Jackson Fans Stand United AGAINST
 Howard Mann

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#MJfansAGAINSTmann Twitter Event






 Sunday April 17th 2011 at 3PM Eastern, Michael Jackson fans from all corners of the world will converge on Twitter to send out a powerful message to Howard Mann & his business partners, namely Henry Vaccaro and Melissa Johnson.




WE WILL NOT STAND QUIETLY ON THE SIDE AND WATCH YOU ATTACK AND SOIL MICHAEL JACKSON’S LEGACY.




We, as a community, want to unite our voices as one in the spirit of Michael Jackson, ahead of the April 19th trial,  and let the world know we will continue standing up to those who want to hijack Michael Jackson’s legacy. 



USE THIS HASHTAG:
#MJfansAGAINSTmann  




The event starts at Noon Pacific. 3PM New York. 4PM Sao Paulo. 8PM London. 9PM Paris. 11PM Russia . 3AM Singapore.  4AM Tokyo.




Important information

No RETWEET. You are free to copy and paste someone else’s tweet and resend it. But ABSOLUTELY NO RETWEET.

Also, do not use the hashtag more than once within the same tweet as Twitter view this as spamming.




Please join us on Twitter for this event !!!






#MJfansAGAINSTmann

It is time to Stand United and Protect Michael's Legacy!









Debunking Howard Mann’s Lies and Half Truths


Update: April 12th 2011Michael Jackson “… the more often you hear a lie, I mean, you begin to believe it.”
Michael Jackson

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http://home.mjnewsalerts.com/2011/03/26/debunking-howard-manns-lies-and-half-truths/

Debunking Howard Mann’s Lies and Half Truths


Update: April 12th 2011
Michael Jackson “… the more often you hear a lie, I mean, you begin to believe it.”
Michael JacksonOprah Winfrey interview 1993.



It’s been a little over two weeks since we last debunked Howard Mann’s series of lies.  Little did we know, we would have to revive that piece, mere weeks later.  But it is always good to remind MJ fans of what he once said: “
Lies run sprints, but the truth runs marathons.”   And Howard Mann’s lies have had some major legs now.

True…He’s been repeating the same rhetorics for almost a year now…but  his medium has changed.  You might have noticed, in the last 2 weeks, Mann had ramped up his efforts to slander Michael Jackson’s estate, by recruiting disgruntled “fans” to push his agenda.  Maybe, I am running ahead of myself by using the word “fan”…because his soldiers are newly converts to the Michael Jackson’s “doctrine”.  Like Mann, they discovered Michael Jackson after June 25th. 2009. While some have referred to them as “bandwagonners”, I’d rather call them “opportunists”.

Michael Jackson’s death has created opportunities for many to fill their own pockets (Melissa Johnson & Howard Mann are great examples) and they are doing so, by breaking rules and stepping on the estate’s rights & trademarks. That is why it is imperative for the Michael Jackson’s estate to take all necessary steps to protect what is rightfully Michael’s children’.

So today, as predicted by several fans over the weekend, documents relating to the Non-MJ Heal the World foundation lawsuit were conveniently leaked to the tabloids.   A desperate move, by desperate individuals like Mann & Johnson.  Fans who are closely following the lawsuits against Mann & Melissa Johnson, have witnessed the desperation in the last few weeks, from accusing Michael Jackson of copying the “smooth criminal lean” to referring to the singer as “Jacko” in a press release.

From reading today’s leaked document that bears Katherine Jackson’s signature, one can’t help but notice how similar the rhetorics attributed to Mrs Jackson are, to Howard Mann’s last communication with MJ fans (See http://home.mjnewsalerts.com/2011/03/26/howard-mann-accuses-mj-executors-of-‘stealing’-the-estate/ ) .

We can’t help but wonder, who prepared that document for Katherine Jackson…?  Mrs Jackson has a reputable estate lawyer in M. Adam Streisand, was he consulted and did he review the document she was asked to sign?

We hold little hope that M. Adam Streisand was involved in any capacity in this latest 
coup. Being such a reputable lawyer,  I am certain he would have taken the time to explain to his client that while in probate, the estate’s assets cannot be distributed to the beneficiaries north  charities. The 20% Michael Jackson had allocated to children’ Charities, will be paid out after a JUDGE has declared the estate out of probate. Until then, a judge will have the final say on who gets what and how much.

We, as a longtime fans, stand by Michael Jackson’s last wishes and will continue to support those 
HEchose to oversee his empire & legacy until his kids come of age.

We respectfully ask that others do the same. #RESPECTMJWISHES

“A man is never more truthful than when he acknowledges himself a liar” – Mark Twain
THIS IS A RESPONSE TO THIS ARTICLE!

Howard Mann is 
at it again.  Throwing unfounded accusations, because he has no leg to stand on when he shows up in court to present all his plagiarized wikipedia quotes to the judge.

Howard Mann Statement # 1 : Accusing John Branca of “embezzling millions” from MJ in 2001I am not going to address his “embezzlement” allegations, because if he has proof of this, he needs to take it to a court of law.  But keep in mind, Howard Mann, himself, said before Michael Jackson’s death in 2009, he had no interest in the singer.

So, it’s hard to believe Howard Mann knows, anything that went on in Michael Jackson’s life and entourage in 2001.  We can’t blame the man for not taking interest in the entertainer until it became a lucrative business, he might have been too busy managing his numerous X-rated ventures.

But, it is important to note that the very same “embezzlement” allegations were raised in court during Michael Jackson’s 2005 trial and Thomas Mesereau made it clear that an investigation did toke place but 
no proof to substantiate the allegations were found.

Excerpts from the 2005 Michael Jackson trial:

Michael Jackson’s lawyer Thomas Mesereau cross-examined Jackson’s former attorney David Legrand (the corporate attorney who took over after Branca was fired in 2003).

LeGrand 
initiated the investigation of many  (yes, MANY, not just Branca) Jackson employees at the time, including Branca & Trudy Green.  David Legrand was later fired by Michael ….then Branca rehired .. until he resigned in 2006.

Q. BY MR. MESEREAU: Why did you investigate Mr. Branca?A. I requested — well, let me back up. After consultation with my partner, Mr. Gibson, and discussion with I believe Mr. Joss at Paul Hastings, Mr. Gibson and I instructed the firm Interfor to investigate Mr. Branca, because Mr. Konitzer had indicated in several conversations that he was very concerned about Mr. Branca and that Mr. Jackson had expressed concern about Mr. Branca’s loyalty.Also, there was — Mr. Schaffel related information that also was negative of Mr. Branca. So we made collectively the decision to ask Interfor to further the background investigation, to conduct investigation into Mr. Branca.Q. At the time, Schaffel didn’t know you were also investigating Schaffel, right?A. That’s correct.Q. At the time, Weizner didn’t know you were also investigating Weizner, right?MR. AUCHINCLOSS: Objection. Leading; foundation.THE COURT: Overruled.THE WITNESS: That’s correct. We did not inform them of the scope of — the full scope of Interfor’s actions at our request.Q. BY MR. MESEREAU: And you also investigated somebody named Tommy Motolla, correct?A. I’m not sure that’s correct.Q. Do you recall asking Interfor to do some investigation into an offshore bank account?A. It’s kind of the other way around. We asked Interfor to investigate Mr. Branca.Q. BY MR. MESEREAU: Did your investigation involve anyone you thought was involved in transferring money to that bank account?A. The best way I can answer that is to say we asked the investigators to do as complete a job as they could with the financial resources we had available for them. And I didn’t delineate who they should or shouldn’t look into with respect to such an account.Q. But at your direction, they looked into the existence of that account, correct?A. Yes.Q. And it was your direction that they look into that account because you were concerned that Michael Jackson’s attorney and Sony were putting money in that account so Mr. Jackson’s lawyer would essentially sell him out, right?Q. BY MR. MESEREAU: Where was the offshore account, if you know?A. I’m sorry, I don’t recall. I believe it was in the Caribbean.Q. Okay. And did your investigation get far enough to establish that, in fact, this lawyer was a signatory on that account?A. I don’t believe so, no.Q. But the investigation did indicate he was somehow involved in the account, correct?A. The investigator’s report so indicated.Q. And the investigator’s report indicated it appeared that Sony was involved in that account, right?A. The investigator’s report indicated that Sony had transferred money to the account.Q. Sony had transferred money to that account for the benefit of Mr. Jackson’s lawyer, right?A. That’s what was indicated in the report. It — I need to be very clear here that that was not verified, with a reasonable degree of certainty, that I would have acted upon that information. And Mr. Branca’s a fine lawyer. And, you know, there is no — I have no proof of these statements.Q. You investigated Mr. Branca because, in your words, you thought he was involved in self-dealing, right?MR. AUCHINCLOSS: Objection. Improper opinion; no foundation; leading.THE COURT: Overruled.THE WITNESS: Again, you know, I want to be consulted with my partner and, you know, other lawyers, and we collectively made a decision — that it was prudent to have our investigator look into the possibility of such actions being taken by Mr. Branca.QUESTION by THOMAS MESEREAU . As far as the John Branca and Tommy Motolla investigation by Interfor, Interfor never found any evidence that Mr. Motolla or Mr. Branca were engaged in any fraud with Mr. Jackson, did they?ANSWER by DAVID LEGRAND (MJ’s former lawyer) That’s correct. I had no evidence delivered with that report to substantiate those claims.Q. And in fact, that report only indicate that Sony was depositing money in some offshore account, apparently for Mr. — on Mr. Jackson’s behalf, true?A. I’m not sure about the “Mr. Jackson’s behalf.” I would need to see the report.Q. Okay. But you have no reason to believe that any funds transferred to an offshore account by Sony, you have no reason to believe that those funds were somehow defrauding Mr. Jackson?A. I was given no credible evidence to support those charges. I would be doing Mr. Branca and Mr. Motolla a great wrong if I said otherwise.

Since David LeGrand who ordered the investigation, stated 
UNDER OATH that he had no evidence to support embezzlement, I strongly suggest that Howard Mann takes whatever he has to support his claims to a court of law. But Mann’s interest in Michael Jackson is fairly recent (a mere 21 months), so he might not be aware that these allegations were dealt with and Branca came back to work for Michael Jackson after LeGrand & co were fired.

Howard Mann Statement # 2 “the Estate actually spent nearly $11,000,000 in litigations”According to the progress report filed by the Michael Jackson’s Estate Special Administrators on September 22nd 2010, the estate is facing numerous lawsuits,  it  is their duty to defend Michael Jackson’s name and brand for his children.  It is the estate administrators’ job to hire the best lawyers available to answer to these lawsuits, just like it is expected that they use whatever means necessary to protect the estate’s assets from fraudulent individuals looking to fill their own pockets.





As indicated in the quote pasted above, the administrators have requested the probate judge’s approval before disbursement.  Unless Mann is suggesting that estate administrators stop defending these cases (A couple of big cases the estate has won or had dismissed: Raymond Bain $40Mil & AllGood Entertainement ‘s $300Mil lawsuits ) and not work hard to earn their 5% fees.

Howard Mann Statement # 3  Could only find it in their hearts to give Katherine $160,000I don’t understand why Howard Mann bothers putting out these lies when everyone with access to a computer and an internet connection can quickly prove him wrong.

Michael Jackson’s estate is still in probate.  Until all debts have been paid off and a judge authorizes it, it will remain in probate.  Therefore all expenses, be it for the children, Katherine, lawyers’ fees, etc have to get the court’s approval.

“Probate is the 
court supervised legal process that includes determining the validity of your will, gathering your assets, paying your debts, taxes, and the expenses of will administration, and then distributing the remaining assets to those persons entitled to them.”  Source: lectlaw.com

Back in August 2009, Katherine Jackson had submitted to the probate court, a list of all hers and Michael Jackson’s kids’ expenses; and based on that list, Judge Beckloff  (Not the estate administrators) had initially set her monthly allowance at approximately $27,000 per month and another $60,000 for the three kids.  For a total of $87,000 per month.

Kids Expenses per month:Salaries and payroll benefits: $315,580 per year Basic needs: $141,300 per year Entertainment and other: $159,120 per year TOTAL: $720,000 per yearKatherine’s expenses per month:Assistant: $4,722Insurance for Asst: $475 Housekeeper: $2,080 Driver: $2,000 Payroll and Taxes on gross salaries: $1,760 Utilities: $3,260 Clothing: $3,500 Personal grooming: $1,000 Entertainment: $1,500Car Expenses: $1,750TOTAL (plus a few expenses we didn’t list): $26,804 per month. Source.

A year later, in September 2010, Mrs. Jackson asked that her allowance be increased (because the $87,000 wasn’t sufficient), and the court approved.  Though the new allowance amount was never made public, we know for sure the judge had approved the request from the estate executors to increase her allowance. Until Michael Jackson estate is out of probate, the judge will have the final say on when the administrators can increase her allowance. Just like the judge has to approve the estate’s administrators salaries.  This is Probate law 101.

“Last week Judge Mitchell Beckloff, the L.A. Superior Court judge who is presiding over Michael Jackson’s probate estate, approved an increase in the monthly allowance being paid by the estate to Michael’s mother, Katherine Jackson, as the guardian of Jackson’s three minor children, Michael Joseph “Prince” Jackson, Jr., Paris Katherine Michael Jackson, and Prince Michael “Blanket” Jackson II. Apparently the $60,000 a month that Katherine Jackson had been receiving was not enough to pay for the children’s care. The amount of the increase in the allowance has not been disclosed to the public.”
Source.

In documents filed recently, the estate has indicated that all Hayvenhurst employees and  utility bills, are paid directly by the Michael Jackson Estate. Therefore, Katherine Jackson doesn’t have to worry about day-to-day management of employees & other expenses.

It would be fair assumption that, her direct allowance would now reflect the fact that the estate is paying all employees and utility bills.

Mr. Mann did not indicate if the 160 000$ include all additional disbursements made to care of Michael Jackson’s named beneficiaries, as indicated in his will. Additionally, the estate has filed court documents indicating that Katherine Jackson had contracted a loan against her share in the Michael Jackson Family fund (amount blackened in the documents made public), a Cadillac Escalade was purchased for the family (MRSP average base price over $60,000) and  $3,000,000+ mortgage on Hayvenhurst paid off.





Source: The Michael Jackson Estate Progress Report filed on September 22nd 2010

If Katherine Jackson hasn’t been receiving all the money allocated to her by the court…I think it’s pretty safe to say she would have already gone to court to file a formal complain to Judge Beckloff.  But she hasn’t… so far, all we have is Mr. Mann using the media to slander Michael Jackson (referring to the singer as Jacko in a press release) and his chosen estate administrators.

Howard Mann Statement # 4 “I will stop putting out MJ items tomorrow if they step down and turn the estate over to his mother and children, until then I am trying to earn them some money and some financial Independence.”It is laughable…a man who made his fortune exploiting woman in vulgar fashion now wants to play Robin Hood and rescue a grieving mother and three children.Michael Jackson chose who he wanted in charge of his estate…not Howard Mann. He chose the same three people in 1997, and then again in 2002.



Source: 2002 Last Will of Michael Joseph Jackson

Mann should take a long, hard look in the mirror before making such broad and ridiculous statements.  While Michael Jackson’s estate is being supervised by a judge, who’s supervising his exploitation of Michael Jackson’s children?

His own contract with Katherine Jackson raises many more questions than anything produced by the estate administrators so far.

This man, out of nowhere,  has an elderly woman chained to a ridiculous & exploitative contract for life, with no exit door.

Agreeing to pay the mother of the greatest entertainer that ever lived a measly $5,000 for each appearance, whenever 
he requires her to do so, to plug his ventures.



And that same contract,  illegally binding three minor grieving children for life (see below)



Source: Katherine Jackson & Media Pop Vintage Performance Agreement Contract

Mr. Mann can’t use trickery and present himself as the New Age Robin Hood, when he’s keeping most of the loot.

Martin Luther King Jr, once said, “A lie cannot live”  …  And in this information age, I couldn’t agree more.



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Debunking Howard Mann’s Lies and Half Truths


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“A man is never more truthful than when he acknowledges himself a liar” – Mark Twain



Howard Mann is at it again.  Throwing unfounded accusations, because he has no leg to stand on when he shows up in court to present all his plagiarized wikipedia quotes to the judge.



Howard Mann Statement # 1 : Accusing John Branca of “embezzling millions” from MJ in 2001

I am not going to address his “embezzlement” allegations, because if he has proof of this, he needs to take it to a court of law.  But keep in mind, Howard Mann, himself, said before Michael Jackson’s death in 2009, he had no interest in the singer.

So, it’s hard to believe Howard Mann knows, anything that went on in Michael Jackson’s life and entourage in 2001.  We can’t blame the man for not taking interest in the entertainer until it became a lucrative business, he might have been too busy managing his numerous X-rated ventures.

But, it is important to note that the very same “embezzlement” allegations were raised in court during Michael Jackson’s 2005 trial and Thomas Mesereau made it clear that an investigation did toke place but 
no proof to substantiate the allegations were found.

Excerpts from the 2005 Michael Jackson trial:

Michael Jackson’s lawyer Thomas Mesereau cross-examined Jackson’s former attorney David Legrand (the corporate attorney who took over after Branca was fired in 2003).

LeGrand 
initiated the investigation of many  (yes, MANY, not just Branca) Jackson employees at the time, including Branca & Trudy Green.  David Legrand was later fired by Michael ….then Branca rehired .. until he resigned in 2006.

Q. BY MR. MESEREAU: Why did you investigate Mr. Branca?

A. I requested — well, let me back up. After consultation with my partner, Mr. Gibson, and discussion with I believe Mr. Joss at Paul Hastings, Mr. Gibson and I instructed the firm Interfor to investigate Mr. Branca, because Mr. Konitzer had indicated in several conversations that he was very concerned about Mr. Branca and that Mr. Jackson had expressed concern about Mr. Branca’s loyalty.Also, there was — Mr. Schaffel related information that also was negative of Mr. Branca. So we made collectively the decision to ask Interfor to further the background investigation, to conduct investigation into Mr. Branca.

Q. At the time, Schaffel didn’t know you were also investigating Schaffel, right?A. That’s correct.

Q. At the time, Weizner didn’t know you were also investigating Weizner, right?

MR. AUCHINCLOSS: Objection. Leading; foundation.
THE COURT: Overruled.THE WITNESS: That’s correct. 
We did not inform them of the scope of — the full scope of Interfor’s actions at our request.

Q. BY MR. MESEREAU: And you also investigated somebody named Tommy Motolla, correct?
A. I’m not sure that’s correct.

Q. Do you recall asking Interfor to do some investigation into an offshore bank account?
A. It’s kind of the other way around. We asked Interfor to investigate Mr. Branca.

Q. BY MR. MESEREAU: Did your investigation involve anyone you thought was involved in transferring money to that bank account?
A. The best way I can answer that is to say we asked the investigators to do as complete a job as they could with the financial resources we had available for them. And I didn’t delineate who they should or shouldn’t look into with respect to such an account.

Q. But at your direction, they looked into the existence of that account, correct?A. Yes.

Q. And it was your direction that they look into that account because you were concerned that Michael Jackson’s attorney and Sony were putting money in that account so Mr. Jackson’s lawyer would essentially sell him out, right?
Q. BY MR. MESEREAU: Where was the offshore account, if you know?A. I’m sorry, I don’t recall. I believe it was in the Caribbean.

Q. Okay. And did your investigation get far enough to establish that, in fact, this lawyer was a signatory on that account?A. I don’t believe so, no

.Q. But the investigation did indicate he was somehow involved in the account, correct?A. The investigator’s report so indicated.
Q. And the investigator’s report indicated it appeared that Sony was involved in that account, right?
A. The investigator’s report indicated that Sony had transferred money to the account.

Q. Sony had transferred money to that account for the benefit of Mr. Jackson’s lawyer, right?
A. That’s what was indicated in the report. It — I need to be very clear here that that was not verified, with a reasonable degree of certainty, that I would have acted upon that information. And Mr. Branca’s a fine lawyer. And, you know, there is no — I have no proof of these statements.

Q. You investigated Mr. Branca because, in your words, you thought he was involved in self-dealing, right?
MR. AUCHINCLOSS: Objection. Improper opinion; no foundation; leading.
THE COURT: Overruled.THE WITNESS: 
Again, you know, I want to be consulted with my partner and, you know, other lawyers, and we collectively made a decision — that it was prudent to have our investigator look into the possibility of such actions being taken by Mr. Branca.

QUESTION by THOMAS MESEREAU . As far as the John Branca and Tommy Motolla investigation by Interfor, Interfor never found any evidence that Mr. Motolla or Mr. Branca were engaged in any fraud with Mr. Jackson, did they?
ANSWER by DAVID LEGRAND (MJ’s former lawyer) That’s correct. I had no evidence delivered with that report to substantiate those claims

.Q. And in fact, that report only indicate that Sony was depositing money in some offshore account, apparently for Mr. — on Mr. Jackson’s behalf, true?
A. I’m not sure about the “Mr. Jackson’s behalf.” I would need to see the report.

Q. Okay. But you have no reason to believe that any funds transferred to an offshore account by Sony, you have no reason to believe that those funds were somehow defrauding Mr. Jackson?
A. I was given no credible evidence to support those charges. I would be doing Mr. Branca and Mr. Motolla a great wrong if I said otherwise.

Since David LeGrand who ordered the investigation, stated 
UNDER OATH that he had no evidence to support embezzlement, I strongly suggest that Howard Mann takes whatever he has to support his claims to a court of law. But Mann’s interest in Michael Jackson is fairly recent (a mere 21 months), so he might not be aware that these allegations were dealt with and Branca came back to work for Michael Jackson after LeGrand & co were fired.

Howard Mann Statement # 2 “the Estate actually spent nearly $11,000,000 in litigations”According to the progress report filed by the Michael Jackson’s Estate Special Administrators on September 22nd 2010, the estate is facing numerous lawsuits,  it  is their duty to defend Michael Jackson’s name and brand for his children.  It is the estate administrators’ job to hire the best lawyers available to answer to these lawsuits, just like it is expected that they use whatever means necessary to protect the estate’s assets from fraudulent individuals looking to fill their own pockets.





As indicated in the quote pasted above, the administrators have requested the probate judge’s approval before disbursement.  Unless Mann is suggesting that estate administrators stop defending these cases (A couple of big cases the estate has won or had dismissed: Raymond Bain $40Mil & AllGood Entertainement ‘s $300Mil lawsuits ) and not work hard to earn their 5% fees.

Howard Mann Statement # 3  Could only find it in their hearts to give Katherine $160,000I don’t understand why Howard Mann bothers putting out these lies when everyone with access to a computer and an internet connection can quickly prove him wrong.

Michael Jackson’s estate is still in probate.  Until all debts have been paid off and a judge authorizes it, it will remain in probate.  Therefore all expenses, be it for the children, Katherine, lawyers’ fees, etc have to get the court’s approval.

“Probate is the 
court supervised legal process that includes determining the validity of your will, gathering your assets, paying your debts, taxes, and the expenses of will administration, and then distributing the remaining assets to those persons entitled to them.”  Source: lectlaw.com

Back in August 2009, Katherine Jackson had submitted to the probate court, a list of all hers and Michael Jackson’s kids’ expenses; and based on that list, Judge Beckloff  (Not the estate administrators) had initially set her monthly allowance at approximately $27,000 per month and another $60,000 for the three kids.  For a total of $87,000 per month.

Kids Expenses per month:Salaries and payroll benefits: $315,580 per year Basic needs: $141,300 per year Entertainment and other: $159,120 per year TOTAL: $720,000 per yearKatherine’s expenses per month:Assistant: $4,722Insurance for Asst: $475 Housekeeper: $2,080 Driver: $2,000 Payroll and Taxes on gross salaries: $1,760 Utilities: $3,260 Clothing: $3,500 Personal grooming: $1,000 Entertainment: $1,500Car Expenses: $1,750TOTAL (plus a few expenses we didn’t list): $26,804 per month. Source.

A year later, in September 2010, Mrs. Jackson asked that her allowance be increased (because the $87,000 wasn’t sufficient), and the court approved.  Though the new allowance amount was never made public, we know for sure the judge had approved the request from the estate executors to increase her allowance. Until Michael Jackson estate is out of probate, the judge will have the final say on when the administrators can increase her allowance. Just like the judge has to approve the estate’s administrators salaries.  This is Probate law 101.

“Last week Judge Mitchell Beckloff, the L.A. Superior Court judge who is presiding over Michael Jackson’s probate estate, approved an increase in the monthly allowance being paid by the estate to Michael’s mother, Katherine Jackson, as the guardian of Jackson’s three minor children, Michael Joseph “Prince” Jackson, Jr., Paris Katherine Michael Jackson, and Prince Michael “Blanket” Jackson II. Apparently the $60,000 a month that Katherine Jackson had been receiving was not enough to pay for the children’s care. The amount of the increase in the allowance has not been disclosed to the public.”
Source.

In documents filed recently, the estate has indicated that all Hayvenhurst employees and  utility bills, are paid directly by the Michael Jackson Estate. Therefore, Katherine Jackson doesn’t have to worry about day-to-day management of employees & other expenses.

It would be fair assumption that, her direct allowance would now reflect the fact that the estate is paying all employees and utility bills.

Mr. Mann did not indicate if the 160 000$ include all additional disbursements made to care of Michael Jackson’s named beneficiaries, as indicated in his will. Additionally, the estate has filed court documents indicating that Katherine Jackson had contracted a loan against her share in the Michael Jackson Family fund (amount blackened in the documents made public), a Cadillac Escalade was purchased for the family (MRSP average base price over $60,000) and  $3,000,000+ mortgage on Hayvenhurst paid off.





Source: The Michael Jackson Estate Progress Report filed on September 22nd 2010

If Katherine Jackson hasn’t been receiving all the money allocated to her by the court…I think it’s pretty safe to say she would have already gone to court to file a formal complain to Judge Beckloff.  But she hasn’t… so far, all we have is Mr. Mann using the media to slander Michael Jackson (referring to the singer as Jacko in a press release) and his chosen estate administrators.

Howard Mann Statement # 4 “I will stop putting out MJ items tomorrow if they step down and turn the estate over to his mother and children, until then I am trying to earn them some money and some financial Independence.”It is laughable…a man who made his fortune exploiting woman in vulgar fashion now wants to play Robin Hood and rescue a grieving mother and three children.Michael Jackson chose who he wanted in charge of his estate…not Howard Mann. He chose the same three people in 1997, and then again in 2002.



Source: 2002 Last Will of Michael Joseph Jackson

Mann should take a long, hard look in the mirror before making such broad and ridiculous statements.  While Michael Jackson’s estate is being supervised by a judge, who’s supervising his exploitation of Michael Jackson’s children?

His own contract with Katherine Jackson raises many more questions than anything produced by the estate administrators so far.

This man, out of nowhere,  has an elderly woman chained to a ridiculous & exploitative contract for life, with no exit door.

Agreeing to pay the mother of the greatest entertainer that ever lived a measly $5,000 for each appearance, whenever 
he requires her to do so, to plug his ventures.



And that same contract,  illegally binding three minor grieving children for life (see below)



Source: Katherine Jackson & Media Pop Vintage Performance Agreement Contract

Mr. Mann can’t use trickery and present himself as the New Age Robin Hood, when he’s keeping most of the loot.

Martin Luther King Jr, once said, “A lie cannot live”  …  And in this information age, I couldn’t agree more.