Katherine Jackson Never Asked Estate To Pay Costs Of Janet's Las Vegas Home, Says Lawyer


Aug. 16 2012, Published 4:53 a.m. ET

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By Jen Heger - Assistant Managing Editor

Katherine Jackson's lawyer, Perry Sanders, exclusively tells that he is baffled by media reports that the Jackson family matriarch asked the executors of Michael Jackson's estate to pay the mortgage and other costs associated with Janet Jackson's Las Vegas home.

"Katherine never asked the executors to pay the mortgage or any other costs associated with Janet's home in Las Vegas. The family allowance covers travel and housing expenses for the four beneficiaries of Michael Jackson's estate, and are relatively inconsequential," Sanders told

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"There were no specialized documents related to Janet Jackson's home in Las Vegas. I have no idea where that report came from."

Early Thursday a website reported that Katherine had asked the executors to pay the mortgage on Janet's Vegas home, but is now reporting the money requested isn't for the mortgage, but for "toilet paper."

Meanwhile, a judge is expected to sign off on a new custody agreement involving Michael's three children in which Katherine and grandson TJ Jackson, will be co-guardian of the children.



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