Five of Michael Jackson‘s siblings have claimed that the late singer never actually signed his own will and have labeled the will as “without question, fake, flawed and fraudulent”.
The siblings, Janet, Jermaine, Tito, Randy and Rebbie Jackson, all claim that the will, which was created on July 7, 2002, is a fake as on the day it was allegedly signed by Michael in Los Angeles, he was actually in New York.
The will specifies that the singer’s estate should be looked after by his lawyers until his children, who are 15-year-old Prince, 14-year-old Paris and 10-year-old Blanket, are old enough to look after it themselves and put all his assets into a trust benefiting his children, his mother Katherine and his named charities.
In a letter to the estate’s lawyers Branca and McClain, the five siblings wrote: “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. Your heartless pursuit of wealth, fame and power is at the expense of our family, whose deepest desire is to give to the world a gift of hope, love and unity through our music.”
They continued: “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. We know that and you know that.”
The siblings also claim that the stress of managing the estate is affecting their mother’s health, adding: “Your actions are affecting her health, and on top of that, we’ve just found out she recently had a mini-stroke. Please understand, she’s not equipped to handle the stress load you are putting on her. She too knows and acknowledges the will was forged. She wants to do the right thing, and move in the direction of justice for her son and family, yet she fears the powers that be.”
Jackson’s other siblings, LaToya, Jackie and Marlon have not signed the letter and have yet to issue any comment about the will.
Michael Jackson passed away in 2009 from a heart attack.