On July 3, Janet issued a statement through her lawyer, Blair G. Brown, on behalf of herself and her siblings, swearing that she would continue to fight against the executors of Michael’s will, which she and her siblings claim is fake.
In the statement, which was posted on Janet’s website, Brown refutes all recent media stories about Janet and her siblings kidnapping their mother, Katherine, and physical and verbal fights with Michael’s kids as false.
Brown also claims that neither Janet nor her siblings have anything to gain from fighting the will.
“It is important to stress that Janet, Randy and Rebbie have questioned the validity of the will with no financial motives whatsoever — they stand to gain nothing financially from a finding that the will is invalid,” said Brown.
As it stands, Janet, Randy and Rebbie are the only siblings left fighting against Michael’s will. Tito tearfully backed out weeks ago and Jermaine backed out on Aug. 1.
And, according to RadarOnline, Janet and her siblings don’t stand a great chance in proving the will invalid.
“Any doubts about the validity of Michael’s will and his selection of executors were thoroughly and completely debunked two years ago when a challenge was rejected by the Los Angeles Superior Court, the California Court of Appeals, and finally, the California Supreme Court. Under the supervision of Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff, Co-Executors John Branca and John McClain have diligently carried out their fiduciary duties as well as their obligation to Michael to make sure that his estate benefits the only family members he named in his will – his mother and his three children,” said Howard Weitman, the attorney for Michael’s estate.
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