And MJ’s lawyer Howard Weitzman is calling out the choreographer for lies.
*The Michael Jackson Estate is through with Conrad Murray running his mouth — talking about things like how he used to hold MJ’s penis every night — and is now demanding he stop yapping … or face a lawsuit.
According to TMZ, MJ Estate lawyer Howard Weitzman fired off a cease and desist letter to Murray earlier this week, writing, “Your recent comments to the media about Mr. Jackson’s medical treatment and ultimate death shamefully violate the physician-patient privilege under California law.”
He calls Murray a coward for attempting to use the media to defend himself instead of testifying in court during his manslaughter trial.
If Murray keeps talking, Weitzman says the Estate will not only file suit, but also inform any medical board with which Murray attempts to obtain his medical license that he regularly violates the doctor-patient privilege.
*A judge said Tuesday that he will make no changes to the guardianship of Michael Jackson’s three children after receiving an investigator’s report on their well-being and meeting with attorneys for their caretakers.
Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff ordered the inquiry after 15-year-old Paris Jackson was hospitalized on June 5. Authorities reported she took Motrin pills and cut her arm with a kitchen knife.
The judge ordered an investigator to interview Jackson’s children and report back to him. Beckloff also met with attorneys for the children’s guardians, grandmother Katherine Jackson and their adult cousin TJ Jackson.
“I’m taking no further action,” Beckloff told attorneys for Jackson’s estate.
The decision was announced during a hearing at which Howard Weitzman, an attorney for the estate, raised the issue of potential harm to the singer’s daughter that might come with unsealing “salacious details” of a choreographer’s recent molestation allegations against the pop superstar.
Beckloff told attorneys he will consider which portions of Wade Robson’s complaint to unseal and inform attorneys of his decision. Robson claims the acts occurred when he was a child. Another hearing will be held to determine if Robson can pursue that allegation.
Perry Sanders Jr., an attorney for Katherine Jackson, has said Paris Jackson is physically fine and receiving proper medical attention. He has not provided further updates on her condition.
“In light of all current circumstances and the special investigator’s report, we agreed with the judge that appropriate decisions are being made regarding care of all three children, and no further action is required,” Sanders wrote in a statement Tuesday.
*A judge said Thursday he was inclined to unseal portions of choreographer Wade Robson’s court filings alleging he was abused by Michael Jackson. However, personal details and psychiatrist reports would likely not be released, reports AP.
Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff said he needed to address which records should remain sealed before he can deal with whether Robson, a choreographer and television personality, can pursue his claim. Robson requested on May 1 that Beckloff allow him to file a late creditor’s claim against Jackson’s estate nearly eight years to the day after he testified in Jackson’s defense at the singer’s molestation trial.
Jackson was acquitted after Robson told jurors the entertainer never touched him inappropriately. Henry Gradstein, an attorney for Robson, said a breakdown last year prompted Robson to address the abuse.
Howard Weitzman, an attorney for Jackson’s estate and Thomas Messereau, the lawyer who successfully defended Jackson, have attacked Robson’s credibility and noted his repeated defense of the singer. Weitzman has called the accusations “outrageous and pathetic.”
“We are confident that the court will see this for what it is” he said at the time the allegations were first made.
On Thursday, Beckloff presented attorneys with possible redactions of Robson’s sworn declaration and said it should serve as a roadmap for what information can be made public. The judge believes some of the material could be made public, even though attorneys on both sides would like the case sealed in its entirety.
Some of Robson’s private and personal information, including a paragraph that detailed his allegations of abuse by Jackson, should be sealed, Beckloff said. He added that portions of the records that deal with mental health issues also should not be released.
Attorneys for Robson and Jackson’s estate will review the suggestions by the judge and report back at a hearing on June 25, the fourth anniversary of Jackson’s death. Beckoff, who is overseeing the probate case involving Jackson’s massive estate, said he will also handle a separate lawsuit filed by Robson against Jackson and two other defendants listed as “Doe 2″ and “Doe 3″ that includes allegations of abuse by the entertainer. That lawsuit also remains sealed.
*Michael Jackson’s estate is calling choreographer Wade Robson a liar for suddenly claiming the singer molested him when he was a child.
Howard Weitzman, the estate’s lawyer, tells TMZ: “Mr. Robson’s claim is outrageous and pathetic. This is a young man who has testified at least twice under oath over the past 20 years and said in numerous interviews that Michael Jackson never did anything inappropriate to him or with him.”
Weitzman continues: “Now, nearly 4 years after Michael has passed, this sad and less than credible claim has been made.”
Sources connected with the case tell TMZ that Robson is claiming he suffered from “repressed memory” and that’s why he didn’t file his creditor’s claim on time.
As previously reported, Robson filed legal docs against the MJ Estate, claiming Michael molested him when he was a child. Robson was a frequent guest at the Neverland Ranch between the ages of 7 and 14.
Weitzman tells TMZ , “We are confident that the court will see this for what it is.”
*Katherine Jackson has reportedly decided that she doesn’t want to get rid of her family home after all.
During a court hearing Wednesday, Howard Weitzman, the lawyer for the Michael Jackson Estate, announced they were withdrawing their petition to get the judge’s approval to sell the Hayvenhurst estate in Encino, reports TMZ.
Weitzman said they submitted the petition because Katherine expressed a desire to sell the property but has since changed her mind.
The court did, however, approve a petition for Katherine to buy another house. Sources tell TMZ … she wants to buy the home she’s currently renting in Calabasas, where she can live with Michael’s 3 kids.