Does Michael Jackson’s 2006 Will Exist? His Former Spokesperson Claims It Does

Michael Jackson’s death in 2009 shocked the world. The King of Pop died suddenly from a lethal combination of drugs.; the most significant being propofol and lorazepam. The fall out following his death was immense. Now, ten years later, Jackson’s former spokesperson is kicking up a fuss about an alleged 2006 will. According to The Balance, Jackson’s last known will was signed in July 2002, following the birth of his third child.

Michael Jackson’s former spokesperson claims there is another will

In a bizarre turn of events, Raymone Bain, the former spokesperson for Michael Jackson, held a press conference in Washington D.C. to announce the creation of the MJ Legacy Foundation. According to Bain, the foundation was formed to protect Jackson’s legacy, and to continue working with the charities and foundations he had supported during his life. While the concept of the foundation sounds good, Bain’s conference took a turn toward the absurd when she waxed on about an alleged 2006 will.

Raymone Bain
Raymone Bain | Photo by Michael Robinson-Chavez/The Washington Post/Getty Images

Bain, according to the New York Daily News, said; “I have wished, I have hoped and I have prayed that Michael Jackson’s will — dated Oct. 6, 2006 — would be found, revealed, discovered, dropped from the sky. Because in it, he painstakingly outlined how he wanted his legacy to be preserved and maintained.”

Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson | Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage

She went on to implore President Donald Trump for help in locating the alleged will. She claimed that Jackson considered President Trump a close friend and that she believes the now-president can help her locate the document. The president has not commented on the press conference.

Michael Jackson’s estate notes that they are not associated with Bain

Bain also took time to address the allegations levied against Jackson in Leaving Neverland. Even though she’s attempting to preserve Jackson’s legacy, his family wants no part of what she is currently up to. Jackson’s estate spoke directly with USA Today. They told the publication that Bain is not authorized to use Jackson’s name for any purpose, be it charitable or commercial.

Prince and Katherine Jackson
Prince Jackson and Katherine Jackson | Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Cirque du Soleil

The family, in recent years, has worked to maintain some semblance of normalcy and privacy for the sake of Jackson’s children.  Michael Joseph Jackson, Jr., better known as Prince, was just twelve when his father died. He is now 22 years old. He recently graduated from Loyola Marymount University. His degree is in business administration.

Paris Jackson, born in 1998, has been at the center of tabloid fodder since her father’s death. Most recently, TMZ reported an alleged suicide attempt. Paris clapped back at the publication on Twitter. She is currently involved in music and acting. Prince Michael III, better known to the world as “Blanket”, is the most elusive of the Jackson kids. At 17-years-old, he is rarely photographed in public. He allegedly attends The Buckley School in Los Angeles.

Does the 2006 will even exist?

According to The Balance, the last known will to be signed by Jackson is dated 2002. In the legal document, Jackson asked that 20% of his wealth be donated to various children’s charities. He stipulated that the board controlling his estate could choose the charities or create one in his name. The remaining funds were to be split between his mother, Katherine Jackson and his three children. Katherine received 50% of the King of Pop’s remaining assets and the children split the other 50%. All of the money was placed in individual trusts. The document also stipulated that the three children would have access to the funds at age 21.

Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson | Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage

If a 2006 will exists it would supersede the one that is currently being executed against, but there is absolutely no evidence that it does exist. In fact, this is the first time the public is hearing of the alleged document. Bain insists that she witnessed the signing of the document, along with a notary. No notary has come forward to claim they witnessed the document being signed, and no lawyer has come forward to suggest they’ve drafted such a document.