Janet Jackson Demands Retraction of Michael’s Burial Story in Vanity Fair

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  • The Janet Jackson camp is not pleased with Vanity Fair.

    Jackson’s attorney sent a scathing letter to the magazine demanding a retraction of an article in the November 2012 issue, according to Us Weekly.

    The magazine article, which is an excerpt from Randall Sullivan’s upcoming book, “Untouchable: The Strange Life and Tragic Death of Michael Jackson,” claims Janet, 46, delayed her brother Michael Jackson’s funeral until she was reimbursed for her $40,000 deposit to secure his plot.

    Janet’s attorney, Blair G. Brown, addressed a legal letter to Vanity Fair’s Editor-in-Chief Graydon Carter saying the story is “false and defamatory.”

    “Ms. Jackson never delayed the funeral in anyway,” Brown wrote in the letter dated Oct. 5, obtained by Us Weekly. “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 has never sought reimbursement,” he added. “To falsely accuse Ms. Jackson of holding up her brother’s funeral over money is outrageous. This story is particularly hurtful and distressing because of Ms. Jackson’s strong desire to serve her brother, whom she loved dearly, and he wish to stand with and support her family.”

    “I demand that Vanity Fair retract its statement that Ms. Jackson ‘refused’ to let Michael Jackson’s funeral take place until the money she put down as a deposition on his burial plot was repaid,” Brown wrote. “To the extend that this statement appears in excerpts of Untouchable published in Vanity Fair’s November 2012 issue, I demand that Vanity Fair publish a retraction explaining that the statement is false.”

     

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    7 thoughts on “Janet Jackson Demands Retraction of Michael’s Burial Story in Vanity Fair

    1. I think Ms. Jackson should ask for her money back and should have been given it back from Michael Jackson’s estate. Everybody else is being paid, except for the Jackson family. Michael Jackson needed better advisors and fewer leeches (the bug). Why should she pay when an estate is worth more than 500 million dollars. That’s right, make them take the story back.

    2. when will the madness end? You don’t knpw what or who to beleive. If it’s true about the money issue, hell yeah i;d want my money back. Let this shit be a lesson learned ladies and gentlemen. get your affairs in order.

    3. I can understand wanting the money back as cruel as it might sound. When death occurs, we react especially if it is sudden but to find out that you were not named in the will then reason must apply to ensure that your good deed is repayed. What surprises me is when you have millions supposedly it seems like a 40,000 debt is pennies. Who is really purpertrating? But keep it real bills have to be paid and he should have had a burial policy until the will was probated for the interim reactions. All those that sat around and lived off Michael’s money need to get a job and a life not a tour and finally see what you demanded of Michael all these years and wonder what stress he really was under. OBAMA 2012

    4. No they are not, Michael Jackson was fucked up….If I was Janet and the story was true, I would want my money also…..Everyone knows MJ’s affairs were not in order….Eveyone knows MJ’s money was going to stay with the people he adored the most….I would want my money back as well…..MJ has made a lot of money since he has died which is why the family is always in the news…..

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