Book Reveals Family's Greed After Michael Jackson's Death
The world was left astonished by the sudden (but not entirely unexpected) death of Michael Jackson but the really stunning news is only beginning to be revealed. A new book is taking aim at those closest to the King of Pop.
In Randall Sullivan’s book, Untouchable, details what really happened in the hours, days and weeks following Jackson’s death at his rented home in Los Angeles’ Holmby Hills. After he was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital, his older sister, LaToya, along with her boyfriend, Jeffre Phillips, is said to have demanded to be let into the home and was quickly joined by her mother, Katherine. Apparently, Jackson was known for hiding money throughout his house but no one knew exactly where he would put it.
Clearly figuring out a possible source of information, Katherine is said to have called the recently dismissed, Grace Rwaramba, who had served as a nanny to Jackson’s children Prince, 15, Paris, 14, and Blanket, 10. While she began the conversation by saying that the children were in shock over their father’s death and that they missed their beloved caregiver, she quickly changed the subject by saying: “Grace, you remember Michael used to hide cash at the house? I’m here. Where can it be?”
After learning that money was stashed in black garbage bags under the carpets in the home, LaToya was reportedly seen stuffing black plastic bags into duffels bags inside of the house (of course, she denies this). Janet is said to have shown up the following day with a moving van which was being driven by Phillips.
Even more alarming is the fact that Michael Jackson died in June 2009 but wasn’t laid to rest until September of that year because Janet was demanding to be reimbursed for the $40,000 cemetery deposit she had put down to reserve her brother’s spot at Forest Lawn in Glendale, California.
If all of that wasn’t enough, there was an elaborate plot to try to have Katherine, who is her grandchildren’s primary guardian, appear incompetent by tricking her into being at a spa for two weeks while the children remained unsupervised.
The motives were pretty straightforward - five of her children, including Janet, Rebbie, Jermaine, and Randy, “were attempting to gain a conservatorship over her, possibly by demonstrating her incompetence to serve as guardian of Michael’s children. They hoped to gain control of their brother’s fortune, which would follow Prince, Paris, and Blanket wherever they went.”
Truthfully, it’s understandable that Michael Jackson isolated himself from his family and, hopefully, his children will remain in good hands until they are old enough to take care of themselves.
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