Joe Jackson Withdraws Bid For Estate Stipend

Joe Jackson leaves the courthouse adjacent to Los Angeles International Airport after the arraingment of Dr Conrad Murray on February 8, 2010 in Los Angeles, California Joe Jackson leaves the courthouse adjacent to Los Angeles International Airport after the arraingment of Dr Conrad Murray on February 8, 2010 in Los Angeles, California

Michael Jackson’s father is withdrawing his request to receive more than $15,000 a month from his late son’s estate.

A court filing says Joe Jackson is dropping his bid to receive a monthly allowance in favor of pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit over his son’s death.

Joe Jackson filed a lawsuit in federal court on Friday against Dr. Conrad Murray, who has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the singer’s death.

The Jackson family patriarch was omitted from his son’s will, but in November sought a stipend to pay his monthly expenses.

Joe Jackson’s filing indicates he may renew his request for a stipend later if necessary.

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