"Say It Ain't So, Joe!"
Michael Jackson first spoke openly about his childhood abuse in a 1993 interview with Oprah Winfrey. He said that during his childhood he often cried from loneliness and would sometimes get sick or start to vomit upon seeing his father. A common theme shared by many abused children, including myself.
How far does an abusive parent go to keep that position of control over his children? When does it finally end? Obviously, in the case of Michael Jackson it has followed him beyond the grave. It's reported that Michael left the bulk of his estate, and the execution of it, to his mother, purposely omitting his father, Joe, for reasons of his own that we will now never know.
It seems that Joe Jackson will not give up easily and continue to demand an "allowance" each month that is more than what many in this country make in a year. And for what reason does he see himself deserving this money? Does he feel that Michael "owes" him? After the sacrifices Michael Jackson and his siblings made in the name of success, namely their entire childhoods, Joe Jackson feels entitled to dip his hand down into the grave and pull out even more.
The feeling of entitlement, as well as hanging on to the power and control over a dead son, is exactly the definition of an abuser.
It seems apparent to me that Michael's got the last word. And in the world of any abuser that has lost control they will fight to their last dying breathe, because they, cannot tolerate losing!