New allegations surrounding the Jackson family's greed was released Thursday, revealing that Michael's burial was delayed for nearly three months after Janet reportedly demanded her $40,000 deposit back for securing a spot for Michael's burial. Rolling Stone writer Randall Sullivan revealed the sordid details in his new biography on the pop superstar, titled "Untouchable."
Excerpts from the book were published in the latest issue of Vanity Fair, where Sullivan recounts a bizarre phone call between Katherine Jackson and Grace Rwaramba, the recently terminated longtime nanny to Michael's children.
Michael's mother allegedly phoned Grace, saying "Grace, the children are crying. They are asking about you. They can't believe that their father died. Grace, you remember Michael used to hide cash at the house? I'm here. Where can it be?"
Grace told Katherine about Michael hiding cash in garbage bags and under the carpet, and LaToya was reportedly photographed stuffing black garbage bags into a duffel bag. However, LaToya strongly denied the claims to Vanity Fair and claims all of Michael's money was gone by the time she arrived to his home.
Documents show that the family spend $35,000 on Michael's burial clothing, $19,000 on food, $16,000 on flowers, and $835,00 on cemetery costs, including the purchase of their plots in the mausoleum Michael's buried in. It was claimed that the funeral costs were "entirely commensurate with the deceased's worldwide status as an entertainer."
Source: Daily Mail