Published on October 7th, 2012 | by Daniel0
Janet Jackson Seeks Apology and Retraction over Reports that She Delayed Michael’s Burial
The sister of the late King of
Pop wants to clear her name over
allegations of delaying her
Janet Jackson, through her lawyer Graydon Carter, has dismissed what she calls ‘outrageous’ allegations that she delayed Michael Jackson’s funeral because of a financial dispute. Ms. Jackson’s camp has already sent a letter containing its demand to Vanity Fair, which published a story last week about the supposed delay in the funeral of Michael in 2009 over an amount of money owed related to the burial plot deposit. Ms. Jackson strongly asks for an apology and asks the magazine to retract the article.
For its November issue, Vanity Fair published excerpts from the book authored by Randall Sullivan, ‘Untouchable: The Strange Life and Tragic Death of Michael Jackson.’ A subsequent article was posted in its online edition last October 4. The camp of the R&B singer is now moving swiftly to deny and correct the report.
Michael Jackson, Ms. Jackson’s older brother, died on June 25, 2009 following a cardiac arrest due to an overdose of Propofol, an anesthetic drug. His remains were publicly remembered in a memorial on July 9 of the same year prior to a private burial, which happened in the first week of September 2009.
The letter written by Mr. Carter in behalf of Ms. Jackson has been posted on the latter’s Website. In that letter, Ms. Jackson’s camp said the information about the burial delay over money matters was a false accusation and was ‘outrageous.’ Ms. Jackson is denying any involvement in the delay of the burial in any way.
The letter also revealed that Ms. Jackson paid for the funeral costing an amount that was reimbursed by Michael’s estate after a year. Ms. Jackson added that there were other costs incurred related to Michael’s death and funeral that she shouldered and never asked for any reimbursement.