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Michael Jackson's mom to blame for King of Pop's death, says dear ole dad

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Joe jackson Michael Jackson has been dead nearly a year now. But the blame game is alive and kicking. The latest: Father Joe Jackson is blaming Michael's mom -- yes, his wife -- for the singer's death.

In an interview with the British press, Joe said Katherine Jackson refused to "keep [Michael] cheered up" because she didn't want to invade his privacy, and he'd be alive today if she had, according to TMZ.com.

“I told her, I said this would never have happened if you had went and been with him,” Joe Jackson tells Britain’s News of the World. “Because he would have been more relaxed and maybe, that by you being with him things would have went much better than what they did.”

Seriously, what sort of insanity does it take for Joe to accuse his own wife of helping to kill their son? "Why? Why? Tell them that it's human nature." ... In reality, it's all about the Benjamins. Joe was cut out of M.J.'s estate. So write this off as greed more than insanity. Of course, Katherine Jackson's camp isn't staying quiet.

"The world knows that Mrs. Jackson has always been a loving mother and grandmother, and that she and Michael had a very special relationship," Katherine's lawyer, Adam Streisand, tells TMZ. "The world also knows who Joe Jackson is and he seems bent on never letting us forget."

Howard Weitzman, lawyer for the Michael Jackson estate, concurs.

"The inference by Joe Jackson that Mrs. Jackson was in any way responsible for Michael's death is preposterous," Weitzman tells TMZ. "Katherine Jackson was a supportive and loving mother throughout Michael's life. His love and respect for her is reflected in his estate plan."

Check and mate. 

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[Last modified: Thursday, June 17, 2010 11:40am]

    

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