The Jackson family is at war over Michael Jackson’s estate, rumored to be worth about $1 billion. The rift between the Jackson family and those currently in control of Michael Jackson’s estate has escalated with each side fueling a negative campaign against the other in the media.  Estate of Denial reports:

Janet Jackson and two of her siblings ramped up their feud with the men who control the estate of Michael Jackson on Friday night.

A statement issued on behalf of Janet Jackson, her brother Randy and sister Rebbie accused the executors of trying to divide the family and distract from questions about the legitimacy of Michael Jackson’s will.

“The negative media campaign generated by the executors and their agents has been relentless,” wrote Blair G. Brown, a Washington, D.C., attorney for Janet Jackson.

Allegations that the siblings were holding their 82-year-old mother against her will in Arizona made international headlines last week and resulted in a new custody arrangement in which the family matriarch shares guardianship of Michael Jackson’s three children.

In the statement, Brown disputed reports that the siblings were trying to enlist their mother in a battle over the will for their own financial benefit.