Monday, June 17, 2024

Michael and Janet Jackson’s Brother Randy Still Using Disbarred Attorney as Spokesman


I see Randy Jackson, Michael and Janet’s youngest brother, is back in the news this weekend.

Stacy Brown, writing in the New York Post, says Randy is trying to inveigle himself into Janet’s custody and divorce case. This is because Randy, who was not a part of the Jackson 5 and doesn’t earn money from the touring Jacksons. is always looking to cash in where he can. He was a burr on Michael’s side, inserting himself into Michael’s legal and financial situations when the King of Pop was alive. Now, I guess, he’s looking for a cut of Janet’s divorce. She’s smarter than that.

Brown, who knows the ropes in the Jackson saga, contacted Randy’s old friend, Brian Oxman for a quote. Oxman, he says, is Randy’s lawyer. WARNING Brian Oxman is no one’s lawyer. He was disbarred in 2012. He can be a spokesperson, I guess, but he can’t speak as a lawyer or dispense opinions as one. Let’s make sure everyone knows that. Oxman was famous for speaking as “Michael’s lawyer” back in the day. He was also famous for falling asleep during the 2005 child molestation and conspiracy case. Tom Mesereau fired him quite publicly.

Oh, the Jacksons. It never ends. Except that Michael’s kids seem to be doing great. Rebbie’s son, Austin Brown, is working as a musician. Randy even has a kid who graduated form Harvard. The second generation is a success. But there are some dogs still hoping old tricks work.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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