Michael Jackson’s dad Joe recieved $5k for attending his hometown memorial

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The latest news in the saga of creepy Joe Jackson has the late Micheal’s dad receiving some portion of $5,000 for attending his son’s memorial in their hometown of Gary, Indiana. The money was apparently slated for Joe and a music group signed under his record label – the one he promoted multiple times in interviews following his son’s early death.

GARY — Joe Jackson and an Illinois-based musical group charged the city of Gary $5,000 to attend a memorial last month for Jackson’s son, the late pop star Michael Jackson, records released Thursday show.

It isn’t clear if Gary has paid the bill yet, but a claim form released by City Hall indicates the money will be split between Jackson, Marshall Thompson and the Chi-Lites, which list an address in Midlothian, Ill.

Overall, the preliminary account of the cost of a hometown memorial for Michael Jackson at the U.S. Steel Yard baseball stadium indicates the costs exceeded income by about $3,000.

City spokeswoman LaLosa Burns, though, said those figures could change as bills and donations continue to arrive. Mayor Rudy Clay, meanwhile, is confident Gary will profit from the event once all the donations are counted.

“It turned out beautiful and great and we’re not using taxpayers’ money,” Clay said, “so we should be given a blue ribbon for prudence.”

The claim form for Joe Jackson, Thompson and the Chi-Lites doesn’t indicate if the money was meant to pay travel expenses.

However, City Hall also released in-kind donation records that show $200 in meals, $3,000 in limousine services and $1,800 in hotel rooms were donated to the city. Gary officials have said previously that those donations were meant for the “celebrity guests” at the memorial.

[From Post-Tribute.com]

So not only did Joe charge $5,000 for the band to perform that signed under his record label, he also accepted a free hotel room and limo, services which were likely provided to all his friends on the city dime as well. I guess we would expect nothing less from this asshole. He probably thought that $5,000 was a complete bargain and that he was doing the city a favor by charging them such a nominal sum.

In related disturbing Michael Jackson new, TMZ reports that his body has yet to be buried, andis currently frozen at Forest Hills Memorial Cemetery in the Hollywood Hills, where it’s thought he’s going to be buried eventually. We haven’t really heard why the body has yet to be buried, but there are probably plenty of legal and logistical issues causing the delay. I bet the executors and family can’t agree on where to put the body, as was the case after James Brown’s death. It was at over two months before Brown was finally buried, and Michael is looking at a longer wait.

Here’s Joe Jackson looking smug at Michael’s hometown memorial in Gary, Indiana on 7/10/09. I believe he was rubbing his hands together in glee at some point. Credit: WENN.com

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  1. daniel says:

    look @ those cold snake eyes…UGH.

    if Satan had a face…

  2. Sani says:

    He is gross. I feel sorry for MJ. Kind of show us whats in the future for Kate and Jon’s 8 kids.
    What if the group he is draging around with him are more kids he had by another women.

  3. Diane says:

    Joe’s motivating force, money, not family.

  4. Firestarter says:

    There are no words!

  5. voodoobetty says:

    The Chi-Lites are not some new group. They are an old Soul/doo-wop group from the 60′s. They sang “Have you Seen Her” and “OPh Girl”. And from what I can gather online they arent signed with any label affiliated with J Jackson. I think maybe he is managing them as reto act and they appeared with him there but damn half the original band is dead so its not like he’s pushing some new protege of his.

  6. diddy says:

    joe Jackson is inhuman,the man has no emotion when it comes to any of his children apart from seeing them as a cash cow.

    people need to listen to michael secret phone conservation to hear from his own mouthhow he is heartbreakly telling a friend how nasty joe used to treat the children

    according to all the children , jackie used to get the most beating and they didnt understand why,
    michael was after jackie for who got most beating as well due to the fact he used to fight back unlike the rest of the kids.

    it evident that out of all the boys marlon and micheal were the most affected buy, i guess those two were more sensitive than the other boys.

    According to jermaine ex wife book, marlon stays away from the rest of the family and lives ourtside LA he has been married to the same woman (who michael introduced him to)for over 30 years.

  7. Shay says:

    If the body is embalmed it doesn’t need to be frozen.

  8. maddie says:

    Really are we that surprised by this?

    It was never about letting the kids shine in there talent it was about the money.

  9. SixxKitty says:

    looks like a ghoul, acts like a ghoul.

  10. stephie says:

    That’s low. He’s so creepy.

  11. hmmm says:

    does anyone else think this creep physically looks like that crazy frog character?

  12. Leo says:

    I grew up without a father. Sometimes I wonder what I missed out on, then I look at THIS dude and realize how blessed I’ve been.

  13. SOFIA says:

    YES YOU ARE ALL RIGHT!!!! HE IS VERY CREEPY OLD BUSTARD!! VERY HUNGRY FOR ONLY MONEY!!! I’M SURE THIS SLUT LATOYA IS LIKE HER FATHER SHE WILL DO EVERYTHING FOR MONEY!!! SHE DOESN’T HAVE ANY TALENT WHAT SO EVER SO SHE WILL DO EVERYTHING TO BE NOTICE AND GET MONEY SHE LOOKS LIKE HER UGLY FATHET THEY ALL ALIKE!!! I REALLY HATE THIS SLUT!!!! SHE SHOULD DIE NOT MICHAEL!!!! GO TO HELL BITCH!!!