August 3rd, 2012 by faye
Katherine Jackson — the mother of the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson — has strongly suggested that she was tricked into staying at a resort in Arizona last month, saying that she was blocked from trying to communicate with outsiders — including her three grandchildren.
According to reports, Katherine Jackson filed the declaration in court papers as part of her bid to obtain co-guardianship over Blanket, Paris and Prince Jackson. She also said in papers that she had no idea people had reported her missing, until she accidentally heard it in a TV report.
Katherine said that she was actually intending to take a road trip to New Mexico to watch her sons perform in a concert when suddenly “an unnamed doctor showed up to her house and told her it was better for her to take a plane instead.”
Then, when she got off the plane, she found herself at the Arizona resort. She said she believed that the advice had come from her own doctor.
At the Arizona spa, her mobile phone and iPad were confiscated. Katherine Jackson said that she was kept in a room with no working phone or TV service. She then asked about her three grandchildren, and was told they were fine.
This disclosure is said to be the latest development in a series of events which began when Katherine was reported missing, but then later turned up at the spa with her family members.
The documents were released after a judge has reinstated Katherine Jackson as the guardian of Blanket, Paris and Prince, in an arrangement which also keeps their cousin — TJ Jackson — as a temporary co-guardian.
During the hearing, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff said that an investigator who checked up on the care of Michael Jackson’s children found that 82-year-old Katherine Jackson was an excellent guardian and that the three children love her very much.
“I think the kids are in terrific hands,” Judge Beckloff said. “It appears from the report that Katherine Jackson has done a wonderful job and cares about the children very much.”
The judge also noted that Blanket, 10, Paris, 14, and Prince, 15, also have a close-knit relationship with their
cousin, TJ Jackson, who was named as their temporary guardian last week after working closely with Katherine since the passing of the King of Pop.
TJ Jackson is said to be “incredibly respectful” of the family matriarch and that she, in turn, is respectful of him to, the judge said. Beckloff also added that he will finalize the arrangement later this month, but for now. he will issue letter of co-guardianship allowing both Katherine and TJ Jackson to make decisions about the welfare of Michael’s three children.
The new co-guardianship status of TJ Jackson is only temporary, but Judge Beckloff said that he could make it permanent when he convenes the next court hearing on August 22.
The shared guardianship plan is apparently created to lift off the pressure from Katherine Jackson, who was named previously as the Jackson children’s sole guardian in the will left by his son, Michael. These changes in the guardianship come on the heels of family feud over MJ’s will, which left nothing to his siblings when he passed away three years ago.
Several reports have stated that the Jackson siblings signed a letter that was leaked to the media, claiming that the will was a fake and they are calling on the Michael Jackson Estate executors to resign their post.
At one point, the dispute led to a confrontation at the driveway of Katherine’s mansion in Calabasas, which involved many family members.
The court submission of Katherine Jackson contradicts the comments she made to U.S TV networks last week while she was surrounded by her children — Janet, Jermaine and Rebbie Jackson.
The Jackson matriarch told ABC news that her stay at the Arizona spa was a “short vacation” and said the reason she “didn’t call is I just gave up my phone and I didn’t want to have any phone calls while I was here”.
August 1st, 2012 by faye
The conflict of the Jackson family has somewhat calmed down, but their relations are still cold because four of Michael Jackson’s siblings have been reportedly banned from the house of Katherine Jackson.
According to reports, Blanket, Paris and Prince Jackson — who have been subjects of a short-lived custody feud — are currently staying at the Los Angeles home of Katherine Jackson, their grandmother. Meanwhile, T.J. Jackson, the cousin and temporary guardian of the three children, has been advised by lawyers for the Michael Jackson Estate on who should not be allowed in. As such, Janet, Jermaine, Randy and Rebbie have been banned from the house.
Charles Shultz, T.J.’s lawyer, said that he’s instructed the security team accordingly and that his actions are “in compliance” with the judge’s orders and are not arbitrary. Shultz also added that those who are on the list of people not allowed inside the house of Katherine Jackson were either present on July 23 “or in some way participated in the events surrounding that date.”
It was that time then that Janet, Jermaine and Randy arrived at their mother’s house and allegedly tried to physically remove Blanket, Paris and Prince. The three, together with Rebbie Jackson, have been accused by some people of being motivated by money to separate the kids of MJ from Katherine Jackson.
The will of Michael Jackson, which left his estate to his three children and provided sufficient allowance to their guardian, Katherine Jackson, is said to be standing in their way.
Since the death of the King of Pop in 2009, Katherine Jackson had been reportedly receiving a monthly allowance of $86,000 as the guardian of Blanket, Paris and Prince. As of the time, that money goes to T.J. Jackson.
While Janet, Jermaine, Randy and Rebbie are not allowed at Katherine’s home, Shultz said that they are not prohibited from contacting their mother:
“In addition, Mrs. Jackson is completely free to talk to whomever she chooses and is free to come and go with anyone whom she chooses.”
Previous reports have stated that Katherine Jackson went missing on July 22, which sparked the latest chapter of the family feud. Prior to that incident, five of Katherine Jackson’s children sent a letter, claiming that their mother is being mistreated by the executors of the Michael Jackson estate.
On Friday, Katherine’s attorney, Perry Sanders, told the Los Angeles Times that the 82-year-old had already been reunited with her three grandchildren. Regarding the splitting of Katherine’s custody with T.J., Sanders said, “[Katherine] is eager to enjoy her great relationship with these children, while deeding over some of the stressors that go with being a guardian.”
While Katherine Jackson was initially “devastated” to lose her guardianship over the children of Michael Jackson, a family insider claims that T.J.’s temporary guardianship “is good news.”
“It is not about taking [guardianship] from Katherine. They are trying to protect the kids from the other family. T.J. didn’t step in to remove her. He stepped in because she is not there,” the source said of the 34-year-old son of Tito Jackson. “He is extremely tight with his grandmother.”
July 26th, 2012 by faye
Katherine Jackson has just challenged the court ruling that temporarily stripped her of guardianship over Michael Jackson’s children — claiming that she did not want TJ Jackson to take over the role despite court documents stating otherwise.
According to reports, during a taped segment for ABC’s “Nightline,” Katherine Jackson read her prepared comments from a notebook and said: “Their ruling in court today was about the guardianship, and I think it was based on a bunch of lies. But I have a good idea who’s doing that … who’s behind it.”
Katherine went on saying that she talked with TJ Jackson on Tuesday and “told him it wasn’t necessary for him to go down and sign up for guardianship, but I don’t know who instructed him to do that … ’cause he wanted me to come home before that happened.”
As for leaving Blanket, Paris and Prince alone in Los Angeles, Katherine Jackson claims that she left instructions about who will take care of them while she was away, though she did not specifically name anyone.
Katherine Jackson also added that during her absence, her assistant had been keeping in touch with the children of Michael Jackson and that she didn’t personally call “because I just gave up my phone. I didn’t want to have any phone calls.”
July 26th, 2012 by faye
Katherine Jackson, the mother of the late King of Pop Michael Jackson, has reportedly lost custody of the singer’s children.
According to reports, the children of Michael Jackson are under the temporary guardianship of their cousin, T.J. Jackson, the 34-year-old son of Tito Jackson. A judge made the ruling on Wednesday.
Los Angeles Times reported that the custody of Blanket, Paris and Prince have been switched to T.J from 82-year-old Katherine Jackson, after recent evidence suggested that she was being held against her will on what the sheriff’s deputies called a “vacation” in Arizona, Katherine’s lawyer, Sandra Ribera said in court.
The judge insisted that Katherine Jackson has done nothing wrong, but T.J. Jackson appears to be the safest step-in parent for the three children until the feud and drama of the Jackson family settles.
On Monday, T.J. Jackson addressed cousin, Paris Jackson, using an unverified Twitter account. She retweeted his message: “I know it’s completely unfair for them to do this to you and your brothers. We will keep trying. I love you.”
Previous reports have stated that the Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies responded to a family dispute on Monday at the Calabasas home where Katherine Jackson and the kids of Michael Jackson live. Officials of the law enforcement declined to release a lot of details into the incident, saying only that “members of the Jackson family were involved in a physical altercation.” There were also no arrests made during the incident.
Singer Janet Jackson had allegedly grabbed the mobile phone of Paris Jackson and subsequently slapped her, this according to a report from media outlet TMZ, referencing a security-video footage.
July 23rd, 2012 by faye
On Sunday, the authorities said that they believe Katherine Jackson, the mother of the late King of Pop Michael Jackson and the guardian of his three minor children, is safe in Arizona together with family members after she was reported missing.
As previous reports have stated, a family member reported her missing on Saturday night in the midst of a dispute over the estate of her late son. A person who is familiar with the whereabouts of the Jackson family matriarch said that she is staying with her daughter, Rebbie, in Arizona and following the order of her doctor to take a rest. The person spoke on condition of remaining anonymous. The officials of the Sheriff said that they were still trying to establish contact with Katherine Jackson.
Early Sunday, Katherine’s granddaughter Paris Jackson posted a plea on her Twitter account. She and brothers Blanket Jackson and Prince Michael have been under the care of their grandmother since the death of Michael Jackson in 2009:
“I haven’t spoken with her in a week I want her home now,” Paris Jackson tweeted.
Reports said that Katherine Jackson had not been in contact with her attorneys as well. “First of all, let’s hope that this is all just a big misunderstanding and a totally benign situation,” her attorney, Perry Sanders Jr. said Sunday. He added, “Assuming that she did actually leave on doctor’s orders, no matter which doctor, it has certainly created an absolutely irregular situation whereby she has been out of contact with her grandchildren.”
The mystery was said to have compounded by a recent visit by her son’s former physician, Dr. Allan Metzger, to her California home. Katherine Jackson was examined on July 14, according to her attorney, Sandy Ribera. The regular doctor of Katherine did not know about the house call of Dr. Metzger, until concerns about her were raised.
An undated letter signed by Jermaine, Janet, Randy, Rebbie and Tito Jackson alleged that the will of their late brother, Michael Jackson, was a fake one and that their mother was being manipulated by the executors and that she even suffered a “mini-stroke.”
On Friday. Jermaine Jackson sent out a tweet that Katherine Jackson was resting due to the orders of a doctor in Arizona:
“This is our mother and her health is paramount. We are not inventing or plotting anything,” Jermaine posted. “We are following doctor’s advice. Period.”