Janet Jackson is unhappy with Vanity Fair magazine. They recently reported something about her which she claims is untrue. She wants the words retracted. Will she get it?
Probably not. Here's what happened. In the November issue of Vanity Fair, there's a story that says Janet delayed her brother's funeral until such time as his estate reimbursed her for his burial plot. Word is, Ms. Jackson fronted the purchase to the tune of $40,000.
The magazine claims Janet didn't want to get stuck with paying the bill herself, hence the burial delay. However, Jackson's lawyer, Blair G. Brown says that just isn't true. He went so far as to call the story "outrageous".
According to Brown, Ms. Jackson did indeed pay for some of the funeral expenses. However, she did not seek reimbursement of the money. That's despite the fact that some of it was given back to her from the Jackson estate.
"This story is particularly hurtful and distressing," says Brown. "Because of Ms. Jackson's strong desire to serve her brother, whom she loved dearly."
According to him, Janet Jackson is demanding that Vanity Fair retract their hurtful and inaccurate and defamatory statements. Furthermore, they want the retraction to reach any of the other media organizations who picked up the original story and ran with it. That would include New York Daily News and the Daily Mail.
There's no word yet whether the demands will get fulfilled or simply be ignored.