Joe Jackson has reportedly risked the wrath of his family by demanding a third autopsy be conducted on son Michael Jackson's body and is attempting to take control of the late star's funeral.
Michel Jackson's father reportedly wants a third autopsy conducted on his son's body.
Joe Jackson - who earlier this week said he suspected "foul play" in the singer's death - is said to have infuriated his family by trying to take control of the singer's funeral and demanding a third post mortem examination after two sets of tests disproved his belief that the 'Thriller' star was poisoned.
A source said: "Jermaine, La Toya and his wife Katherine all told him he had no control over the clan any more."
However, Joe's daughters LaToya and Janet have reportedly splashed out for round-the-clock bodyguards for their dad - who had a turbulent relationship with Michael, who did not name him in what is believed to be his final will - after he received death threats.
The source added to Britain's News of the World newspaper: "There are some very, very crazy Michael fans out there who blame him for what happened."
This is not the first time Joe has angered his family since Michael died of a suspected cardiac arrest.
The late singer's siblings were astounded when Joe used the Black Entertainment Television (BET) Awards show to promote his new Ranch Records label rather than celebrate Michael's life.
The Chicago Sun Times newspaper reported: "Sources backstage Sunday night at the BET Awards tell me even Janet Jackson - and other Jackson family members - were 'really horrified' when they learned Michael Jackson's father, Joe Jackson, started plugging his new Ranch Records label as he walked the red carpet at the show, which was totally reworked to honour Michael's memory and legacy."
Joe's controversial comments came as he spoke with CNN presenter Dom Lemon about his late son.
When Dom asked how Michael's mother Katherine and siblings were coping, Joe said: "They are all doing fine. But I wanted to make this statement. This is a real good statement here! Marshall and me own a record label called Ranch Records..."