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Michael Jackson Justice: The Treachery of Friends

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Saturday, April 10, 2010

The Treachery of Friends




April 10, 2010 – The Treachery of Friends
How the Snakes Crawl at Night.


It is sad and heartbreaking that it took the death of Michael Jackson, for him to see who his friends really were.

As soon as his death ricocheted off the buttresses of the internet news wire, the “Big Four”, and across radio stations, the vultures gathered. The prides of the self-appointed friends and former employees began moving across the Serengeti of financial entitlement. This was no surprise with most that claims were laid for anywhere between hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars of “lost” compensation.

More surprising however, is the growing list of the true-blue that have laid stake against the Jackson estate and the ever-dwindling remains that were to be for Michael’s children. But don't worry . . . there are still millions to be had . . . for Branca, now that he's controlling everything.

John Branca, a former friend and attorney was fired in 2003 for conflict of interest when the Sony-embattled Michael learned that Tommy Mottola (then head of Sony) was making some back-door deals with his attorney. Eight days before Michael died, John says Michael rehired him, while he was STILL an attorney for Sony? Ten days after Michael’s death, John Branca produces a will dated back in 2002 (before he was fired and told to turn over all documents to Michael’s new attorney), which lists Branca as his chosen “executor”. John McClain, a music industry producer is installed as co-executor. Branca then manages to get “installed” with McClain as executive producers of “This is It”, an AEG production, along with Frank DiLeo (another former, disgruntled employee with roots in Sony).

Branca also manages to convince the judge in Los Angeles that not only does no conflict of interest exist, he also manages to convince the judge that it is fair and ethical to claim 10% of any increase in the Jackson estate to split between himself and John McClain on top of what he earns as executor. He’s making money hand over fist, on both sides of the estate. Plenty of clout in which to buy some judges and politicians. Joe Jackson is still trying to contest the will. Not only that, but the estate (aka John Branca) has also forbid Joe Jackson access to any medical files or evidence on his son. Odd. What do they have to hide? And why would a Judge deny medical records from the father who has every right to investigate the murder of his son?

I am studying the book of Psalms and reading one chapter a day and thinking and meditating on that. Yesterday Psalms 54 spoke of the Lord delivering David out of trouble from his enemies and cutting them off with “His truth…”. Today, Psalms 55 concentrated on the treachery of friends: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalms%2055&version=NKJV

“Day and night they go around it on its walls; Iniquity and trouble are also in the midst of it. Destruction is in its midst; Oppression and deceit do not depart from its streets.

For it is not an enemy who reproaches me; Then I could bear it. Nor is it one who hates me who has exalted himself against me; Then I could hide from him. But it was you, a man my equal, My companion and my acquaintance. We took sweet counsel together, And walked to the house of God in the throng.”


Friends who deceive and reproach. Friends that are friends as long as a profit is involved. Friends that, when there is nothing left to harvest from the field of their companion, turn to bear false witness for a dime or two. I implore you to read the whole chapter, linked above. I couldn’t believe how relevant this was to the subject I saw in the news – MJ Most Trusted Flack Files Estate Claim.

Ramone Bain, former publicist for Michael is, after almost ten months, demanding payment of $44 million to cover the $30,000 a month she said was her salary, that she received none of in 2008. That only comes up to $360,000. Is she also charging for all the interviews she volunteered for since his death? Maybe she needs to fund the new internet radio show she is launching, where she advertises “Will I ever discuss my friend and former longtime boss, Michael Jackson? You bet I will!” Maybe the Jackson estate should counter-sue for copyright and trademark infringement, for using his name to enrich herself?

Before that a surprising claim by both Paul Anka, to which Branca generously gave 50% of the profits from the song “This is It”. John Landis, his director for the video “Thriller” landed another blow in 2009. The lawsuit did not make the news until after Michael’s death but the suit was submitted before he died. The lawsuit was for 4 years of unpaid royalties from “The Making of Thriller”.

Followed by a train of nickel-and-dimers that either used to work for him, or SAID they used to work for him. Quite a few former “business managers” and personal “assistants” like Ramone, who claim they took care of everything from public relations to their finances and deal making shouldn’t be paid at all if they couldn’t even accomplish paying themselves while doing his books.

With each new claim from a “friend and former whatever” that is submitted to the estate, jaws across the globe drop . . . but not really. It wasn’t much different during his life. It’s just that now, they are a little braver, because they don’t have to face him while committing their betrayal.

It remains to be seen just who Branca decides to settle with and who he sends packing. With everything he’s involved himself in concerning Michael’s business, it’s doubtful he’ll have time to fight lawsuits from greedy hangers-on.

And what of Michael’s friends who have not sued, yet have done little else for the singer and his battles through the years? Luke 14: 17 – 20 provided this:

“and sent his servant at supper time to say to those who were invited, ‘Come, for all things are now ready.’ 18 But they all with one accord began to make excuses. The first said to him, ‘I have bought a piece of ground, and I must go and see it. I ask you to have me excused. But they all with one accord began to make excuses. The first said to him, ‘I have bought a piece of ground, and I must go and see it. I ask you to have me excused.’ 19 And another said, ‘I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I am going to test them. I ask you to have me excused.’ 20 Still another said, ‘I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.”

They could not come. They could not defend and support him during his 1993 trial. They could not defend and support him during his battle with Mottola and Sony. They would not defend and support him during his trial in 2005. They abandoned him. Yet after his death, his name and “friendship” is their launch pad for publicity and profit. They have time to preen in front of cameras under the guise of a “tribute”, but few fans are fooled. You will know them by their fruits.

I wonder what these people would do if by some miracle, the hoaxers were right and Michael “reappeared” some time down the road, after the dust settled? I am almost ashamed to say it, but I would buy tickets to the “movie” “This is When They Thought This was It” just to see the looks on their faces when a healthy, knowing and perfectly prepared Michael walked upon them as they were in mid-betrayal. Or Michael standing just on the other side of the police line when Tommy Mottola is escorted by LAPD on either side, arms twisted behind him in handcuffs . . . Or Jordan Chandler finally grows a backbone and approaches Michael in public, dragging Tom Sneddon by the belt loop and confesses his transgression and asks Michael to forgive him.

Sorry . . . I must have fallen asleep . . . but it was a nice dream.

I’ll leave you with a more positive Michael-ism:

“I feel I was chosen as an instrument to just give music and love and harmony to the world. To children of all ages, and adults and teenagers.... I love people of all races from my heart, with true affection." - 1993 TV Interview with Oprah

Enjoy your Sunday. Remember prayer and remember to love.

2 comments:

  1. Hello Bonnie.....your words once again are filled with such expression and insight....wow...I just get blown away how beautifully you can express what I'm feeling. It's amazing..... It's the "Micheal Influence"........It's God. Your comments today are so sad in the context of the truth within that reality but yet very enlightening in the potential of a possible "return" for him to expose these people for who they really are. It could be very exciting.....as things progress, I will continue to pray for truth and justice and for people to become aware of Michael's true character and for people like you who obviously have been called to be a light in that process. Keep the faith. Blessings.

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  2. How can this be stopped? Branca must be supressing a more recent will. There's no way Mj wouldn't have another will drawn up in 8 years. I think Branca is lying. It is so sad, all the betrayal. But I do love your dream/vision of "this is when they thought this was it"....if only...

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