EXCLUSIVE- Michael Jackson's Father JOE JACKSON LIVES AT THE SKY LAS VEGAS, Robert Paisola Reports Live
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"We were told that if we said a word about this that we would be fired" said a seasoned employee at Allied Barton, the Security Company contracted to secure the Sky Las Vegas Complex.
Western Capital Multimedia has verified that Joe Jackson moved into the Luxury Las Vegas High rise on October 1, 2010. He is staying in a unit on the 27th Floor, sources confirmed.
Michael Jackson's father does not stand to inherit any of his late pop icon son's assets - but he might get an allowance.
Joe Jackson was not named in the singer's will but could bid for financial assistance from the estate because he claimed his son had been supporting him, Judge Mitchell Beckloff said.
Former steelworker Joe had managed and trained his children while organizing the Jackson 5 - a group that launched Michael's highly successful solo career.
Joe Jackson takes none of this estate. This is a decision his son made.
But Joe and his world-famous entertainer son, who died aged 50 at his rented home in Beverly Hills on June 25, had an often-strained relationship.
At one point, Michael said he would get physically sick - as a child and as an adult - at the sight of his father.
Joe was omitted from the late star's will, with all the assets going to Michael's mother, his children and children's charities.
Judge Beckloff ended a Los Angeles hearing over Joe's claim to the multi-million pound estate by ruling he had no grounds to prolong the legal battle and would gain nothing from doing so.
"I don't think he gets to step into this and create further litigation," the judge declared.
"Joe Jackson takes none of this estate. This is a decision his son made."
Joe Jackson's Monthly Expenses
:: Rent for Las Vegas home - $1,200 (£716)
:: Eating out - $2,500 (£1,492)
:: Entertainment, gifts and holidays - $1,000 (£597)
:: Air travel - $2,000 (£1,194)
:: Hotels - $3,000 (£1,791)
Figures from court documents
Court documents said the father receives a $1,700 (£1,015) monthly federal pension payment and had relied on Michael for support for many years.
In another development, the court revealed that the estate had paid nearly $1m (£0.6m) in expenses for the private family funeral held at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
The costs included: $11,716 (£6,994) for invitations and programmes; $35,000 (£20,888) for burial garments; $30,000 (£17,904) for cars and security; and $15,000 (£8,952) to a designer.
"I would have done it less expensively. But it was Michael Jackson, who was larger than life," the estate administrators' lawyers Howard Weitzman said outside court.
"There's no reason he should not have a funeral that's larger than life."