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Janet Jackson and Siblings Stand By Claims Against Michael Jackson’s Estate

The reputation of the Jackson family has been sullied since the fight over the late Michael Jackson’s estate started and his youngest and most famous sister, Janet, has had enough. In a statement on behalf of Janet and her siblings Randy and Rebbie, Janet’s lawyer Blair Brown stuck to claims that the executors of Michael’s estate forged his signature and accused them of a media campaign against the family.

“The negative media campaign generated by the executors and their agents has been relentless,” said the statement. “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 statement also said the well-being of Katherine Jackson, and Michael’s children is a priority. “Since the loss of Michael, Janet, Randy and Rebbie’s principal concern has been and continues to be for the safety and well-being of Michael’s children, their mother Katherine Jackson, and the entire family,” the statement continued. “Unfortunately, those people have been harmed by the actions of the executors of Michael’s estate.”

Other Jackson family members have expressed interest in resolving this issue. Tito and Jermaine Jackson had signed the initial letter slamming the executors of the estate but have since retracted their signatures. Last week, Jermaine released a statement of his own about the feud. “Yesterday, I had a phone call with my son Jaafar that broke my heart. He asked, ‘Is it true that we cannot visit grandmother’s house as a family anymore?’ After much soul-searching, it is clearly time for us to live by Michael’s words about love not war,” Jermaine wrote. “In this spirit, I offer this statement by way of extending an olive-branch. Accordingly, I rescind my signature from the letter which was sent to the estate, and which should never have gone public.”

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