Rowe Drops Bid for Jacko's Kids ... for $4M

Babymama gives up rights for the final time, says a source
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 14, 2009 10:49 AM CDT
In this 1996 file photo, Michael Jackson and wife Debbie Rowe are shown in Pasedena, Calif.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Debbie Rowe is giving up her custody fight against Michael Jackson’s mother—for the bargain price of $4 million, a family source tells the New York Post. “It’s one final payday,” the source says. “They felt it was like a ransom-type thing.” The biological mother of Jackson’s two elder children, who has received Jackson-related payouts twice before, will no longer be able to challenge custody arrangements.