Randy Jackson attacks validity of Michael Jackson's will
Michael Jackson's youngest brother Randy Jackson has continued to question the validity of the late singer's will, three years after his death.
While the claims have not been brought to court, Randy has been vocal on Twitter and television appearances and recently released a letter along with Janet Jackson, Jermaine Jackson, Rebbie Jackson and Tito Jackson which claimed that the 2002 will is fraudulent. Tito and Jermaine have since rescinded their signatures.
The letter states that the Jackson family was too distraught at the time of Michael's death to dispute the will, which left his estate to his mother Katherine and three children - Prince Michael, 15, Paris, 14, and Blanket, 10.
"At that time we couldn't possibly fathom what is so obvious to us now: that the Will, without question, it's Fake, Flawed and Fraudulent," read the letter, according to the Washington Post.
Randy Jackson continued to attack the handlers of the estate on Twitter, posting a photo of Michael Jackson with Rev. Al Sharpton in New York, the day that the will was allegedly signed in California and claiming that the executors are trying to kill Katherine Jackson writing, "It is my fear and belief, that they are trying to take my mother's life."
Michael Jackson's estate has denied that the will was falsified, writing in a statement, "We are saddened that false and defamatory accusations grounded in stale Internet conspiracy theories are now being made by certain members of Michael's family whom he chose to leave out of his will."
The Jackson family have attacked the will since it was filed. Patriarch Joe Jackson attempted to arrange a stipend from the estate, but was denied.
According to the Washington Post, the claims against the will would not likely be held up in court and the terms would not change. Any challenge to the will would have had to be filed within four months of it being accepted into probate, which occurred in November 2009.
Jackson's children would remain his heirs even if the will did not exist and a 1997 version of Michael Jackson's will also did not include his siblings as beneficiaries.
The Jackson family has recently been embroiled in a custody battle over the children and it was determined on July 27 that Katherine would share her guardianship with her grandson, Tito Joe (TJ) Jackson.
TJ Jackson, the 34-year-old son of Jackson's brother Tito, was previously appointed a temporary guardian of the late King of Pop's three children on Wednesday, July 25, after Katherine reportedly left them and didn't inform them of her whereabouts.
Since the guardianship battle and the letter regarding the will has been released, several members of the Jackson family have been barred from entering Katherine Jackson's Calabasas, Calif. estate, according to Roland Martin Reports.
Michael Jackson died at age 50 from an overdose of anesthetic propofol. During his legendary solo career, Jackson won 13 Grammys and 13 of his songs hit No. 1 on the U.S. singles chart.