Michael Jackson's Family Claim Singer's Will Was Forged
21 July 2012, 10:20
Several of the late star's siblings claim he was in a different state when he was supposed to have signed the legal document.
Michael Jackson's family have reportedly sent a letter to the executors of the former King Of Pop's estate to claim his signature was forged on his will.
The 'Billie Jean' singer passed away three years ago and the family of the star penned the letter to John Branca and John McClain to call the will "fake, flawed and fraudulent".
A copy of the letter was posted on Celebuzz and was apparently signed by Janet, Jermaine, Tito, Randy and Rebbie Jackson.
"Since the passing of Michael, our beloved brother, you have failed to perform your duties as executors of his estate, but what you have not failed at is taking advantage of a grieving mother, father and a grieving family," the letter reads. "The Will that you presented did not have our brother's signature on it, nor did it have a signature page attached to it.
"We have evidence that undoubtedly supports and proves that Michael was absolutely not in Los Angeles, California, on the date his signature reflected in the will at hand."
The note also alluded to the fact that Michael "despised" both of the accused.
"Our brother told us, in no uncertain terms and without hesitation in the months prior to his death, that he despised both of you and that he did not want either of you to have anything to do with his life or estate for that matter," continues the letter.
Estate spokesman Jim Bates confessed any doubts over the signature were settled two years ago and is "saddened" that the accusations have been made.
"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," read the statement.
"We are especially disheartened that they come at a time when remarkable progress has been made to secure the financial future of his children by turning around the estate's finances as well as during a time when so many of Michael's fans, old and new, are enjoying his artistry through exciting new projects."
You can view a picture of Michael with his sister Janet below:
The letter continued to mention threats of new legal action against Branca.
"We know there is most certainly a conspiracy surrounding our brother's death and now coarse manipulation and fear are being used to cover it up. Though we have lost our brother, we live and will continue to fight in unity."
At the end of least year, doctor Conrad Murray was jailed for four years for singer's involuntary manslaughter.