Katherine Jackson has a new plan to bring in some extra cash and it involves a documentary about her late son with his three kids Prince, Paris and Blanket.
According to TMZ, Michael Jackson’s mother is co-producing a documentary about the King of Pop and asking for fan donations to fund the project. Katherine needs to pay for the licensing of Michael’s image and music because she claims the MJ Estate “is being coldhearted and greedy by charging” the family.
However, lawyer for the Estate Howard Weitzman insists that Katherine never reached out to him or any other person at the estate. He tells TMZ he’s not a fan of the idea because “the Estate would never ask Michael’s fans to contribute their money to finance any speculative project.”
If Katherine makes the documentary, the people it will likely hurt are Michael’s kids. That’s because THEY are the ultimate beneficiaries of the Estate, and if the Estate does an MJ documentary in the future (which is almost certain), it will probably be devalued by anything Katherine does.
And it still gets worse … Katherine and company have enlisted the help of Blanket, Paris and Prince to solicit funds from fans. It’s pretty clear — they don’t understand the implications of helping her out.
It’s a safe bet the Estate will not give Katherine permission. Weitzman says, “The Estate will continue to release only the highest quality finished, professional projects showcasing the genius and humanity of Michael such as the ‘This is It’ film and the 2 very successful shows with Cirque du Soleil.”
TMZ reports that if Katherine fails to get the go-ahead for the MJ estate, she will be able to pocket all the money from the online donations.
Check out her letter and documentary trailer below. Then, tell us your thoughts on this latest Jackson family drama.
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