By Cindy Clark, USA TODAY
Janet Jackson, Randy Jackson and Rebbie Jackson want everyone to know they're not in it for the money.
The trio have taken on the executors of their pop superstar brother's will in what they say is an effort to protect Michael Jackson's children. In a statement released late Friday by their attorney, the Jackson siblings explain that they have questioned the validity of Michael's will, and that their "principal concern is the safety and wellbeing of Michael's children, their mother Katherine Jackson, and the entire family."
The statement goes on to say that the executors of Michael's will have harmed the family by launching a "negative media campaign" that includes reports of Katherine's kidnapping, physical and verbal abuse of a child, and keeping Katherine away from anyone questioning the validity of Michael's will. Janet, Randy and Rebbie have been barred from visiting both Katherine and the children.
Finally, they state not once, but twice (and in bold font!), that "they stand to gain nothing financially by a finding that the will is invalid." The statement ends on the note that they will "press forward in their search for the truth in order to carry out the wishes of their brother Michael."
Janet, Randy and Rebbie believe that there is evidence that Michael was in New York on the date that the will was supposedly signed by him in California.