The executors of Michael Jackson’s estate returned to court to fight the late pop star’s mother, Katherine , over her attempt to shut down a potentially lucrative deal.
According to court documents obtained by RadarOnline, the estate, led by John Branca and John McClain , is asking a court to dismiss Katherine’s objections to the proposed transaction.
As we first reported, in November, the estate asked the court to approve a deal they had secured. Branca and McClain explained that they “have an opportunity that they believe is a substantial advantage to the Estate and in the best interests of the beneficiaries.”
Branca and McClain have been in charge of Michael’s estate since his death on June 25, 2009. The beneficiaries of the estate are Michael’s three children, Prince , Paris and Blanket . However, Michael’s will made sure to provide for his mother Katherine for the rest of his life.
The estate did not provide details of the settlement in question. A couple of months later, Katherine filed an objection to the deal. Her filing was sealed by the court. She has yet to publicly disclose her reasoning.
Now, in a new filing, the estate has asked the court to dismiss Katherine’s plea and allow them to move forward with the deal.
Already a decade ago Katherine then went after MJ executor John Branca — saying, “Mr. Branca was a man that my son was very worried about.”
She added, “Michael told me on more than one occasion that he did not like this man and did not trust him, he told me that John had stolen from him.”
Katherine continued, “This lawsuit is exactly the type of awful thing that Michael said he was capable of doing.”