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Father appeals Jackson's will

Joe and Katherine Jackson.
Joe and Katherine Jackson. Bang ShowBiz

MICHAEL Jackson's father is appealing a court decision which states that he had no right to object to the executors of his son's will.

Joe Jackson's lawyer Brian Oxman filed papers at the 2nd District Court of Appeals in California last Friday (13.08.10) to object to the decision made by the Probate Court in November 2009.

Joe - who had objected to executors John Branca and John McClain, accusing them of fraud and embezzlement, which the pair strongly deny - was told at a previous hearing he could not make any complaints because he was intentionally left out of his late son's will.

However, in the documents for the appeal Joe claims he was "not treated with dignity and worth" when the case was dismissed last November.

According to gossip website TMZ, the appeal alleges that Joe was denied "due process in not according him a hearing where he could present evidence of his standing."

Legal representatives for the pop patriarch - who had a tumultuous relationship with his late son - insist he was financially dependant on the 'Bad' hitmaker and should therefore have a right to object to the appointment of the men who are making financial decisions for the estate.

However, Margaret Lodise, the lawyer for Michael Jackson's children - Prince Michael, 13, Paris, 12, and eight-year-old Prince Michael II, who is known as Blanket - claims Joe only cares about his stake in the estate, describing him as "the ultimate dog in the manger."

Meanwhile, it has been revealed that a black Swarovski-studded glove once owned by the King of Pop - who died of acute Propofol intoxication aged 50 in June 2009 - could raise up to £31,000 when it goes under the hammer in China later this month.

The glove is expected to be the main attraction at a star-studded memorabilia auction which will include items from the late star's stage shows, artifacts from a series of blockbuster films and a ball gown once worn by Britain's Princess Diana.
 


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