NY Post: $4M Makes Debbie Rowe Go Away
July 14, 2009 at 5:05 AM (PT)
DEBBIE ROWE, the mother of two of MICHAEL JACKSON's children, reportedly has agreed to about $4 million from her former mother-in-law in exchange for giving up her parental rights, a family source told THE NEW YORK POST YESTERDAY (7/13).
"It's one final payday," the disgusted JACKSON confidant said.
"The family isn't happy about the mega-payout -- which was set to be sealed in LOS ANGELES YESTERDAY afternoon -- but they consider it a necessary evil, the source said. They felt it was like a ransom-type thing. [ROWE] jumped back into the picture because she wanted money," the friend said.
"ROWE -- a former dental assistant who bore a boy and girl for JACKSON -- had forfeited her parental rights once before in exchange for big bucks. After the birth of son PRINCE MICHAEL, now 12, and daughter PARIS, 11, she agreed to allow JACKSON to raise them in exchange for a lump sum of $8 million, plus $900,000 annually for five years, the source said.
"When JACKSON was accused of child molestation in 2001, ROWE resurfaced to reclaim her rights. But she wound up giving her ex-husband full custody of the kids anyway -- in exchange for another $4 million plus a $900,000 home.
"This time around, she is forfeiting her restored parental rights to JACKSON's mom, KATHERINE, in exchange for yet another roughly $4 million, the family source said.
The Jackson 3?
"JOE JACKSON is reportedly pushing his dead son's children -- also including PRINCE MICHAEL II, a k a "BLANKET," born to an unidentified surrogate using donor sperm -- to form a new group, THE JACKSON 3. But 'that's something the family would absolutely not tolerate,' the source said.
The KING OF POP's siblings are themselves involved in a venture that has become much more lucrative since his death. JACKSON's five remaining brothers were filming an A&E pilot for what they hoped would be a reality series about them launching a reunion tour. While the five initially agreed to be paid a total of between $200,000 and $300,000 for the pilot, they now reportedly want to add footage of MICHAEL's funeral into the mix -- and boost their take to "between $10 million and $20 million," the family source said."