Family Claims Michael Jackson’s Will Is Fake

    In the ongoing, sad post-mortem saga of Michael Jackson, his family now claims his will was forged by the executors of his estate, John Branca and John McClain. In a five-page letter, the Jackson family–Janet, Rebbie, Tito, Randy, and Jermaine–call for the executor’s resignation.

    The siblings assert that their brother never signed the will, stating “we have evidence that undoubtedly supports and proves that Michael was absolutely not in Los Angeles, California, on the date of his signature reflected in the Will at-hand.” Even more damning, they claim that Jackson “despised both of you [Branca and McClain] and that he did not want either of you to have anything to do with his life or estate for that matter.”

    This all might stem from the fact that the siblings are excluded from the will, says a retort from the executors. Their attorney Howard Weitzman warns the Jackson family that these kinds of accusations have already failed “when a challenge was rejected by the Los Angeles Superior Court, the California Court of Appeals, and finally, the California Supreme Court” two years ago. [Spinner]