Jackson family matriarch Katherine Jackson declared in court papers that she was kept from communicating with the outside world while staying at a Tucson resort.
The 82-year-old filed papers to a Los Angeles judge last week, asking to share guardianship of grandkids Prince, Paris and Blanket with her 34-year-old grandson T.J. Jackson. The request was granted Thursday after the court determined Katherine and T.J. Jackson could best care for the children together.
Jermaine Jackson took to Twitter on Wednesday for a lengthy explanation about the Jackson family drama. A phone call from his son Jaafar asking about the fallout is what prompted him to post the tweet as an “olive branch.”
Michael Jackson’s three children could be removed from their grandmother Katherine’s care, reports TMZ. Apparently, the executors of MJ’s estate are drafting up emergency guardianship papers this week.
Michael Jackson’s mother, Katherine, was reported missing over the weekend, but authorities have since confirmed that she is safe and staying with a family member in Arizona.
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The concert promoter and producer of Michael Jackson's "This Is It" tour will return to the stand on Wednesday to continue his testimony in day two of the involuntary manslaughter trial of Dr. Conrad Murray.
Paul Gongaware, an executive with AEG Live, said Michael insisted on choosing Dr. Murray as his physician for his London tour, and that Murray had initially asked for a $5-million-a-year salary, claiming he would need to close four clinics and lay off employees. Gongaware said, "I told him there was no way that was going to happen." Instead, Murray accepted the job for $150K per month.
The Jackson family patriarch admitted on "Oprah" that he didn't regret hitting his kids when they were growing up.
When Oprah asked Joseph Jackson if he "beat" the children, estranged wife Katherine told him, "You might as well admit it. That's the way black people raised their children. He used a strap."