Michael Jackson’s son Blanket in legal battle with grandmother Katherine over estate funds

Michael Jackson’s youngest son, Blanket, has filed a legal injunction against his grandmother, Katherine Jackson, asking the court to deny her from using the late pop star’s estate money amid an ongoing legal battle.

Court documents filed by Blanket, 22, who now goes by Bigi Jackson, state that he and Katherine, 93, previously joined forces against the executors of Michael’s estate in an attempt to stop a major business transaction using the King of Pop’s estate money.

While the details of this transaction are under wraps, it seems that this could be related to the deal his estate made with Sony to sell nearly half of Michael’s music catalog for $600 million.

Blanket Jackson photographed in August 2023. Brian Prahl / SplashNews.com

But this month, the judge sided with the executors and allowed them to use the late star’s money for the deal.

According to TMZ, Katherine wants to appeal this decision, but Bigi doesn’t because he reportedly believes that she’ll lose. Bigi is the heir of his father’s money, and also does not want Michael’s estate paying for Katherine’s legal bills.

Katherine Jackson enters the Los Angeles County courthouse for the arraignment of Dr. Conrad Murray on Jan. 25, 2011, in Los Angeles. Getty Images

Bigi Jackson attends the Annual Thriller Night Halloween Party, hosted by Prince Michael Jackson, at the Jackson Family Home on Oct. 28, 2022, in Encino, California. Getty Images

Bigi, who arrived via surrogate in 2002, is one of the “Thriller” singer’s three children. Michael also shared son Prince, 27, and daughter Paris, 25, with his ex-wife, Debbie Rowe, 65.

Bigi has stayed out of the spotlight since Michael died in June 2009, but was spotted out and about in Los Angeles just last week.

The filmmaker sported a “Star Wars” T-shirt, basketball shorts and black sneakers.

In this Oct. 8, 2011, photo, from left, Prince Jackson, Prince Michael II “Blanket” Jackson and Paris Jackson arrive on stage at the Michael Forever the Tribute Concert, at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales.

The Jacksons with Justin Bieber (right) in 2012. WireImage

The ongoing legal battle and Bigi’s rare public appearance comes amid headlines for the biopic “Michael.” The film will star Michael’s nephew, Jaafar, and is set for a 2025 release.

Miles Teller will portray Michael’s former manager, John Branca, in the movie. He recently defended the project against criticism due to allegations of child sex abuse against the “Beat It” singer.

“Regardless of what you know or what your opinion may be, Michael is one of the greatest to ever do it, if not the greatest,” he told Variety earlier this month. “He deserves a movie, and I’m excited to be a part of it.”

“You only get so many opportunities in this business to make films,” Teller, 37, added. “I’m really excited to be a part of it. I think it’s going to blow people away.”

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