Jackson's Brother Questions Will
Michael Jackson's brother RANDY has raised new questions surrounding the late singer's will, insisting the King of Pop was not in Los Angeles at the time he is alleged to have signed the document.
Financial adviser John Branca and music executive John MCClain were handed control of Jackson's estate following his untimely death in June (09), as per the terms of the 2002 will.
Earlier this month (Oct09), older brother Randy insisted the Jacksons were "fine" with the terms of the will, which allocates a monthly allowance of $86,000 (£57,300) to his mother, Katherine, who is now looking after the pop superstar's three kids, but now he's questioning the authenticity of the paperwork.
Randy claims his brother was in New York campaigning with civil rights leader Revd. Al Sharpton when the document was allegedly signed on 7 July 2002, reports TMZ.com.
Sharpton is investigating the events of the day in question, confirming he was in New York with Jackson on 6 July and 9 July 2002.
His spokesperson says, "We have reason to believe that Michael may have been in New York on the 7th, and Rev. Sharpton will address this after he discusses it with the Jackson family."'
The lawyer for the estate, Howard Weitzman, disputes the claims, insisting witnesses to the will were present when the King of Pop signed the document.
Weitzman would not confirm if the will was signed in Los Angeles, as indicated in the will.