New York, July 10 (ANI): If reports are to be believed, late King of Pop Michael Jackson’s kin have stored his body in Motown maestro Berry Gordy’s crypt in the Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, until they sort out what to do with the superstar’s remains.
Sources have revealed that Jackson’s brother Jermaine and father Joseph are insistent the Gloved One be buried at Neverland Ranch so that the family can profit from a proposed Graceland-style museum there, a process that may take years.
“Jermaine is the one that wants him at Neverland-he and Joseph — because of the whole Elvis thing and the money potential. They are seeing dollar signs,” the New York Post quoted a family source as saying.
On the other hand, adds the source, Jackson’s mother Katherine and most of his siblings want that his body be laid to rest elsewhere out of respect for his wish, following his acquittal on child-molestation charges, to never return to Neverland.
The source says that her son’s physical purgatory has left Katherine shaken.
“She is still upset that Michael isn’t buried and he is at Gordy’s spot in Forest Lawn. This fighting has to stop. We can never unite, and that’s an injustice,” the source said.
The newspaper report suggests that the fight between the clan has become so contentious that Jermaine rode in a separate Rolls-Royce limousine to Jacko’s public memorial at Los Angeles’ Staples Center, even though his mother had wanted all the brothers to ride together.
Meanwhile, most of the kids and Katherine are said to be onboard with a proposed documentary about the family, which can earn them 20 million dollars.
“They’re doing this documentary because with the kids, they will get 20 million dollars,” the source said, adding that Katherine was pushing all her children to be a part of it. (ANI)