The Jackson family feud has simmered down somewhat, but relations are still icy as four of Michael’s siblings are now banned from their mom’s house.
Michael Jackson’s kids Prince, Blanket and Paris Jackson – subjects of a bizarre custody feud – are currently staying at Katherine Jackson’s L.A. home.
The kids’ cousin and temporary guardian, T.J. Jackson, has been advised by lawyers for the Michael Jackson estate on who should not be allowed in.
As such, Jermaine, Randy, Rebbie and Janet Jackson have been 86’d.
T.J.’s lawyer Charles Shultz says he’s instructed the security team accordingly and his actions are “in compliance” with a judge’s orders, not arbitrary.
Those on the not-allowed list were either present on July 23 “or in some way participated in the events surrounding that date,” Shultz stated.
It was then that Jermaine, Randy and Janet Jackson arrived at Katherine’s home and allegedly tried to physically remove Prince, Paris and Blanket.
Randy, Jermaine, Janet and sister Rebbie Jackson have been accused by some of being motivated by money to separate Katherine from the kids.
Michael’s will, which left his estate to his children and provided an ample allowance to their guardian (Katherine), obviously stands in their way.
Since Michael’s death in 2009, Katherine Jackson had been receiving a monthly allowance of $86,000 as guardian of Prince, Paris and Blanket.
For the time being, that sum goes to T.J. Jackson.
“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.”
Katherine Jackson was reported missing July 22, triggering the latest chapter of this bizarre saga. Her whereabouts at that time are still unclear.
Just prior to that, five of Katherine’s kids sent a letter alleging their mother is being mistreated by the executors of Michael Jackson’s estate.
This triggered rumors that they even staged her kidnapping, but separating truth from fiction in this particular story is a difficult task indeed.
In any case, Friday, Katherine’s attorney, Perry Sanders, told the Los Angeles Times that the 82-year-old had reunited with her grandchildren.
He said of her splitting custody with T.J.:
“[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 was initially “devastated’ to lose guardianship, a family insider tells E! 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 adds of the 34-year-old son of Tito Jackson. “He is extremely tight with his grandmother.”
While La Toya Jackson urged the family yesterday to come to a truce and put this behind them, don’t expect the bad blood to end soon.