Jason LaVeris/FilmMagicLa Toya Jackson has refuted the idea that she's profiting off Michael Jackson’s three children.
A story published by the New York Post, attributed to a friend of the Jackson family, claimed that La Toya’s Ja-Tail Entertainment Company had secured various high-profile contracts for both Prince and Paris Jackson. Her plans, claimed the article, included a possible reality show featuring the two of them and their younger brother, known as Blanket.
But a rep for the All-Star Celebrity Apprentice contestant calls the Post story “unequivocally false.” In a statement Monday to E! News, the rep says, "Neither La Toya nor her company represent any of MJ's children in any legal capacity nor has she received any commissions or payment as a result of their individual ventures. As a loving Aunt, when the children ask for help or advice she supports them 100 percent, and will continue to do so."
The statement continues, "There is no shopping of a reality show for the children. Paris did her movie deal over a year ago directly with the production company and La Toya had nothing to do with it."
Addressing the idea that Prince had signed on to be a correspondent for Entertainment Tonight as well as a guest star on 90210, the spokesperson clarifies, “Prince has continuously asked his Aunt for her help in starting his career because of the infrastructure she has. When she asked her nephew what he wanted for his birthday he replied, 'He just wanted to work.' It was at the time that she diligently started to assist him with his career and that's when Entertainment Tonight was booked and then 90210.”
La Toya’s representative says the singer is currently consulting with her attorneys on how to proceed against the “false and derogatory statements made by the NY Post” and “other participating publications."
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