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Friday, October 12, 2012

Janet Jackson's Lawyer Responds to Vanity Fair Allegations

Images-1I previously blogged about an article in Vanity Fair that alleged Janet Jackson held up her brother's burial until the $40,000 deposit she put down to secure a place for him at Forest Lawn Memorial Park was repaid.

Recently, her lawyer has responded to that story, claiming that the article was "'false and defamatory.'"  Her lawyer, Blair G. Brown, says Jackson never delayed the funeral and actually even paid for the funeral. Brown also demands that Vanity Fair retract its statement.  

Vanity Fair responded that it stands by its original story aside from the minor detail that the amount of the deposit was actually $49,000 as opposed to $40,000.  Vanity Fair plans to make that adjustment. 

See Seth Abramovitch, Janet Jackson's Lawyer Responds to Vanity Fair Claims She Delayed Her Brother's Funeral, The Hollywood Reporter, Oct. 9. 2012. 

Special thanks to Brian Cohan (Attorney at Law, Law Offices of Brian J. Cohan, P.C.) for bringing this article to my attention.   


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Surmising no retraction, no lawsuit, and no blood.

Posted by: Brian J. Cohan | Oct 18, 2012 9:09:35 PM

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