Janet Jackson denies delaying Michael Jackson's burial

Singer's lawyers ask story alleging her late brother's funeral was delayed over a financial dispute be retracted

Janet Jackson denies delaying Michael Jackson's burial
Janet Jackson has denied recent allegations that she delayed Michael Jackson's funeral over a financial dispute.

The singer's lawyers have sent a letter to Vanity Fair, who published a story alleging she delayed her brother's funeral in 2009 over money owed relating to the burial plot deposit, asking for an apology and for the article to be retracted.

The magazine published extracts from Randall Sullivan's book Untouchable: The Strange Life and Tragic Death of Michael Jackson in its November issue and a subsequent article, based on information from the book, appeared on its site on Thursday (October 4).

The letter, written by Janet's lawyer Graydon Cater, has now been published on the singer's website, it reads: "To falsely accuse Ms Jackson of holding up her brother's funeral over money is outrageous. Ms Jackson never delayed the funeral in any way.

"In fact, she paid for the funeral and was reimbursed for some of those expenses by Michael Jackson's estate in the year after the services took place. In addition, there were other private costs associated with Michael Jackson's passing that Ms Jackson incurred and for which she never sought reimbursement."

Earlier this year, Janet Jackson questioned the legitimacy of Michael Jackson's will and decried a "media campaign" against her family.

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