They're coming out of the woodwork, but this may be the craziest turn yet in the battle over Michael Jackson's estate.
On the same day the singer's 2002 will was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, there was a court filing by Nona Paris Lola Ankhesenamun Jackson, claiming to be the long-time wife of Michael Jackson and mother of his three children.
She says the two were married since 1970, a claim she has made before in 2006 and 2008. Each time, the court has thrown out her case.
But now, in a rambling, hand-written 90-page filing, Ms. Jackson is demanding that "all my husband's properties, monies and assets must be transferred to me immediately." She is also insisting that Prince Michael Jackson, Paris Michael Jackson, and Prince Michael "Blanket" Jackson "must have legal and physical custody with me."
Ms. Jackson, who's birth name is reportedly Deborah Olufnmilola Oluwatoyosi Famoriyo, is asking that Michael Jackson's parents leave their Encino home which she refers to as "my property", and she wants them to no longer have any authority over disposing of Jackson's remains.
Instead, she wants him buried at Neverland, "Because I will keep up the maintenance, and work with the (sic) Colony Capital in the investments and living in the ranch."
She is also laying claim to the Jackson memorabilia which may still be in the custody of Julien's Auctions. "No auction of Michael Jackson's assets can be sold without my permission."
As "proof" that she's the parent of Michael Jackson's three children, Ms. Jackson claims that "I am originally of white skin color...This would be why my children look white, ghostly white."
She lists her mother as the daughter of Saudi King Fahd and her father as "Satan the devil", adding that Jackson "never had any sexual intercourse with Deborah Rowe, (Lisa Marie) Presley and anyone else except me. Having sex with just me makes Michael a virgin."
The filing is now public record, and it may only be the beginning of a long and strange saga, as the late pop star's finances threaten to become as big a story as his death.
Sources tell me that the $500 million figure mentioned in an attachment to Michael Jackson's will is more of a "pro forma", and that, in truth, the value of Jackson's estate is to be determined.
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