Katherine Jackson Reinstated as Grandkids' Guardian; Suggests Being Duped Into Arizona Trip

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The Jackson family turmoil appears to be simmering down as matriarch Katherine Jackson was reinstated as a guardian of her grandchildren today.

The news comes less than 24 hours after Jermaine Jackson put forth an "olive branch" and backed off his challenge to late brother Michael's will.

At a hearing Thursday, Judge Mitchell Beckloff said Katherine was doing a "wonderful job" with MJ's kids, Prince, 15, Paris, 14, and Blanket, 10.

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"It's clear that the children are well cared for by Mrs. Jackson," he said, according to the L.A. Times. "It is clear to me they love her very much."

The judge also said that the kids' cousin T.J. Jackson, 34, who was named temporary guardian at an earlier emergency hearing, would remain so.

The ruling came after MJ's brother Jermaine said he had withdrawn his signature from a letter calling Michael's will "fake, flawed and fraudulent."

Jermaine, Tito, Rebbie, Randy and Janet Jackson accused the executors of the estate of mismanagement and possibly harming Katherine Jackson.

Relations haven't thawed entirely, however. In a court declaration, Katherine seems to suggest she was tricked into traveling to Arizona last month.

There, she claims she was blocked from communicating with Prince, Paris, and Blanket - implying there was a coup to strip her of guardianship.

Katherine claims she was set to go on a road trip to New Mexico to watch her sons' concert, until an unnamed doctor told her it was better to fly instead.

Katherine says she obliged, believing the doctor was under the orders of her longtime physician, but when she got off the plane, found herself in Tucson.


According to her lawyer, "Her children took her to a spa ... because she had high blood pressure." She says her phone and iPad were taken away, her in-room telephone was disconnected and TV was also shut off.

When Katherine asked about the grandchildren, she was told "they were fine" and there was nothing to worry about. She says she did not know she had been reported missing and her grandkids were freaking out.

The declaration contradicts her earlier claims calling the Arizona trip a brief vacation, but surprisingly doesn't sound so unbelievable in the context of everything that's transpired in the last several weeks.


It so funny how whites kids along with alot of others are shooting off their foul mouths about these kids paternity,one would think with all this mess going on Klein ,Lester and Fiddes would be the first ones at the court house drawing up papers for a DNA test to gain custody of these kids .why aren't they there?,here's their chance oh yeah that's rights they can't because they are not the birth father of these kids.no that's Michael sperm that produce them love it or hate it.but this isn't going away ,I look to hear more bogus stories from these losers and stupid peo


@White Kids
As many other posters have said, and I will say nicely..... You are way out of line and WRONG.


I am glad this came out in the open. Even though the "family" wanted to keep it private, the world now knows what went on. It will not be as easy for the greedy in the group to get what they want. I also want to say cudos to Latoya, who everyone seems to think has no sense. She did not like any of this. She's not as dumb as people think, and I do not think she would take from Michael's kids or her Mother.


@white kids. You are a moron. Who cares what color they are? He loved them, he raised them and since he wasnt a moron, he knew what color they were! Its no different than anyone else adopting kids. You take them, you love them, they are yours and blood dont matter, love does. Stop being a racist piece of shit!


First of all, i am not a MJ fan. And i think all the Jacksons are greedy and ridiculous ppl and I even think Mrs. Jackson may be a little too old and frail to raise the kids. That being said, all this black and white racist stuff is way ovr the top, on both sides. No matter if those kids are black, white or mixed and no matter who the moms are or if they were beamed down from another planet, those are MJs kids ane all these BS racist remarks really needs to stop.


awe i see the voice of widom speaks, let's see uh, republican, white, 1% or a wanna b, hateful, racists, now don't get me wrong i'm not judgeing (lol) but hey to each his own. thankfully slowly but surely and definately not fast enough they fade away.....


@white kids u really must be retarded all 3 of those children r mixed so stfu with ur stupid comments


Just how much debt do those leech uncles have? Randy reportedly owes 500k in child support. ...Motive?


@White Kids Wow! You ignorant piece of creation. How dare you refer to Mama Katherine as "dumb ass". You deserve to be punched in your neck for that comment. And your comments about Michael and his children are just evil and cruel. Cursed be the day you learned to read, write and talk. For you to express yourself in such a disrespectful manner, the world would have been better off, if you had grown up mute!


Obama 2012!

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