Michael Jackson’s estate claims his mom Katherine has received over $55M since his death

Granny’s got the bag.

Michael Jackson’s estate claimed in a new court filing Thursday that his mother, Katherine, has received over $55 million since the King of Pop’s 2009 death, per TMZ.

The new filing comes after his youngest son, Bigi, 22, filed his own motion to block Katherine, 93, from using the singer’s estate money to fund an undisclosed legal battle — believed to be the estate’s recent estimated $600 million catalog deal with Sony.

Michael Jackson’s mom, Katherine, has inherited more than $55 million since his death, according to a new legal filing by his estate, TMZ reports. Jeffrey Mayer

$33 million of that reportedly came from a $160,000 per month allowance. Getty Images

According to TMZ, Michael’s estate claimed Katherine has plenty of cash to fund her legal fees. They allege she’s received more than $33 million in cash from a $160,000 per month allowance.

The documents, which TMZ claimed to have seen, also note the estate has contributed more than $15 million to buy and improve her home, which also comes with a paid private gardener, chef and security.

Katherine’s legal fees stem from an appeal she submitted over the undisclosed deal the estate’s executors recently made.

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The new report came after Bigi Jackson filed a motion to block Katherine from using his father’s estate money to fund an undisclosed legal battle. IXOLA / BACKGRID

The filing claims his former guardian has plenty of cash to pay her own legal fees. Getty Images for Cirque du Soleil

Bigi, formally known as Blanket and born Prince Michael Jackson II, was on his grandmother’s side until a judge rejected their initial objections to the undisclosed deal.

Earlier this week, Bigi submitted legal docs to argue that Katherine should have to pay for her own legal bills. In his filing, he said it would be “unfair” to force him and his siblings, who are heirs to the estate, to pay for that case.

Bigi is Michael’s youngest son and the younger brother of Prince and Paris. He was born via surrogate in 2002.

He was previously under the guardianship of Katherine, but she surrendered her role to Bigi’s older cousin, Tito Joe “TJ” Jackson, in 2017. They held joint guardianship up until that point.

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Bigi, Michael’s youngest son, was previously on his grandmother’s side in the legal battle. Getty Images

However, he changed course when a judge sided with the King of Pop’s estate executors over a recent business deal. Getty Images

Katherine is attempting to appeal the decision. AFP via Getty Images

“Katherine is no longer needed to fulfill the duties that were necessary when joint-guardians were appointed,” her court request read.

“Given her own age [87] and the fact that [Blanket] is now 15 years old, Katherine feels that TJ is able to assume all necessary responsibilities of the guardianship for the Minor Child.”

Bigi has generally remained out of the spotlight but made a rare television appearance in 2021 to educate people on climate change.

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