Michael Jackson - Jackson Kids At Centre Of Charity Fight

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Michael Jackson's three children have been caught up in a bitter battle between estate executors and the singer's mother Katherine over the kids' involvement in a charity.
The Thriller hitmaker established the Heal the World Foundation in 1992, helping to raise funds for a variety of causes, including drug and alcohol abuse education and disadvantaged children.
The organisation shut down in 2002, but a separate charity, also named Heal the World Foundation, was set up in 2008. The new company had no link to Jackson and his estate executors have since launched legal proceedings against founder Melissa Johnson, accusing her of infringement and unfair competition.
They claim Johnson's firm is causing the singer's fans to mistakenly believe it is the same Heal the World Foundation the superstar was involved in and are demanding she change the name of her charity.
But Katherine Jackson has only added to the confusion by working with Johnson's firm and allowing her three grandkids, Prince Michael, Paris and Blanket, to get involved.
The children paid a visit to the L.A. Family Housing Sydney M. Irmas Transitional Living Centre in north Hollywood on Wednesday (23Feb11) on behalf of the Foundation, and presented a cheque for $10,000 (£6,670) to the centre, which helps families' and individuals' transition from homelessness.
Prince Michael, 14, even serves on the Foundation's board and Katherine is determined to continue collaborating with Johnson's charity.
She tells U.S. breakfast programme Good Morning America, "It makes me feel very good, one reason why is because it's what Michael wanted."
But Katherine's actions have infuriated Michael's estate executors and they have hit out at her decision to get the singer's children involved.
In a statement issued to GMA on Friday (25Feb11), they say: "The current Heal the World Foundation has no relation to Michael Jackson's charity that touched so many lives before becoming inactive several years before Michael's death... The estate does not believe Michael's children should be used to exploit a foundation that a federal judge found was not associated with Michael Jackson."


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I remember hearing about this after Michael died. This Johnson woman in southern CA was using the "Heal the World Foundation" name in a charity that had nothing to do with Michael's and was being ordered to stop and/or being sued. If this is true, why is Katherine promoting it? The same situation with Mann. ?? Can anyone shed any light on this?
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MICHAEL JACKSON's mother needs to haave a friend a good friend to explain to her what is going on!!!!!!!!!Something tells me she doesn not know the truth or does not understand.................
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Go!!!! PPB!!!
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Very interesting! I think that she should change the name of the foundation simply because everyone associates it with MJ. As far as Mrs. Jackson and the children participating in the charity...good for them! They should not be ridiculed for it at all!
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Mrs. Jackson should not involve those children; it's her responsibility.Especially with a character like Mann involved. She gets paid everytimeshe makes a media appearance and she brings the children right alongwith her. Not good.
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SERIOUSLY....its a charity to help homelessness for God Sakes!!!! Who gives a crap about who its ran by the important thing here is that these homeless ppl get what they need and what others want to give is their prerogative...BS like this infuriates me!
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HTWF is indeed Michaels charity, the only problem is, BRANCA is not in control, when he filed the FAKE will he had no idea MJ had Melissa taking care of her charity work, NOW BRANCA IS IN A CORNER, ABOUT TO BE EXPOSED, HE HAS TO show all his books to HTWF, NOTHING STAYS IN THE DARK BRANCA!!!
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This is not Michael's Heal the World Foundation. This woman Melissa Johnson was out exploiting Michael's name before and after Michael died until the Estate sued to stop her. She had no business doing that, and she did nothing but try to bother Michael during his life. As for this guy Howard Mann, he never met Michael, was in litigation with him during his life and boasts of having headed the Naked Womens Wrestling League. Explain to me why he is now a friend of the Jacksons? Someone needs to stop these two.
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