*Michael Jackson’s father Joe Jackson is reportedly withdrawing his request to receive more than $15,000 a month from his late son’s estate.
A court filing uncovered by TMZ says Papa Joe is no longer seeking the monthly allowance, and will instead focus his attention on pursuing his wrongful death lawsuit against Dr. Conrad Murray.
As previously reported, Joe Jackson filed a lawsuit in federal court on Friday against Murray, who has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the singer’s death.
The Jackson family patriarch was omitted from his son’s will, but in November sought a stipend to pay his monthly expenses. Joe Jackson’s filing indicates he may renew his request for a stipend later if necessary.