What Debbie Rowe Wants

Debbie Rowe is bluffing in her custody bid for the Michael Jackson's children. Rowe is simply bidding for another payout, according to a Jackson family insider.

Debbie Rowe and Michael Jackson in happier days

Courts recently delayed a hearingthat could make Katherine Jackson the sole guardian of Michael's three children, Michael, Paris and Prince (nicknamed Blanket), so the Jackson family could work out an agreement with Debbie Rowe.

Rowe is the biological mother of the two oldest children, but has not seen them in years, as she testified at Jackson's 2005 molestation trial. According to a source close to the family, she accepted an $8 million lump sum pay out to relinquish her parental rights, plus another $900,000 annually. She took Jackson back to court in 2006 to reinstate her rights, but her true motivation came to light when she said Jackson had stopped paying her. She backed down when he agreed to pay her another $4 million, plus buy her a $900,000 home.

Now, the source says, Rowe has come to an agreement with Katherine Jackson for another $4 million in exchange for not challenging guardianship. Michael left specific instructionsthat his mother Katherine should raise his children in the event of his death.

"It's one final payday," said the source. "They felt it was like a ransom-type thing. (Rowe) jumped back into the picture because she wanted money."

"This would be it. This takes away any rights she has to challenge custody at any given time," the source said. "If something happens to Katherine, (Rowe) can't challenge the next (guardian), whether that be Diana Ross or someone in the family."

While Rowe's team floated rumors that she was concerned over Joe Jackson's potential influence on the kids -- something most close to the singer agree he would not have wanted -- the source says there is no such stipulation in the agreement. Debbie simply took the cash and ran -- again.

A lawyer for Rowe fired off a missive slamming the story, saying "Ms. Rowe has not accepted -- and will not accept -- any additional financial consideration beyond the spousal support she and Michael Jackson personally agreed to several years ago." But that verbiage can still be interpreted as Rowe getting a payout under the guise of an umbrella payment of spousal support she'd otherwise miss out on due to Jackson's death.

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kimberly October 09, 2009 | 11:51 AM

debbie should do everyone a favor and just leave those kids alone! she doesn't want them so stop the madness. if she cared at all for them, she will let them be. she's a money hungry grimbling who is not happy with herself. she dosen not deserve any more money. i hope and pray the jackson's will not give her any money. what parents buy their kids love? they will not love her at all. i hope they will find out exactly what kind of person she really is. I hope they give her a really hard time about visitation. i hope they refuse to see her.

michele October 09, 2009 | 11:45 AM

we all know debbie is after the money. she does not care about those kids at all. if she did, she would not have given them away. actually, she sold them for money. i hope the jackson's does not give her a dime! she's a ugly and disgusting creature. once the kids really find out abouther, trust me they will hate her. which i hope they do. she will never be loved by them, for putting michael and the other jackson's thru all this drama. what person would sell their kids to the highest bidder. they will need much counseling just to look at her. she needs to get a life and live theirs alone.

SHAMQUEENA July 16, 2009 | 4:50 PM

DEBBIE ROWE JUST WANT MORE MONEY THAN LOVE MICHAEL JACKSON SO SHE LOVES TO RUN AWAY FROM THEM AND WHY SHE PREGNANCY FOR MORE MONEY ONCE AND I WANT KATHERINE JACKSON TAKE CARE OF 3 KIDS TO SHOW HOW THEY LOVES GRANDMOTHER IS GOOD CARE OF THEM , NOT DEBBIE ROWE AND I CAN SEE PARIS " EAR IS THE SAME AS KELIN AND I GUESS HE IS THE FATHER OF HER AND HER BROTHER "S BLONDE HAIR IS THE SAME AS HIS MOTHER DEBBIE ROWE AND THEY NEED TO TAKE DNA TEST WHO IS THE BOLICIGIAL PARENTS BUT ANYWAY KATHERINE JACKSON IS KEPT THEM FOR HER SON MICHEAL JACKSON IN THE LIFE .

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