T.J. Jackson is Now the Temporary Guardian of Michael Jackson's Kids
T.J. JACKSON, son of the multi-talented TITO JACKSON, has been appointed temporary guardian of MICHAEL JACKSON'S kids Paris, Prince and Blanket. At an emergency hearing yesterday, the judge said, "This is not a power play by T.J. Jackson. This is based on the allegation that KATHERINE JACKSON is being prevented from acting as guardian."
No one is blaming Katherine for this. They think she's a victim herself. A source says, "It is not about taking [guardianship] away 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. He is extremely tight with his grandmother."
But Katherine is NOT okay with this. Yesterday, Katherine told ABC News, "I am devastated that while I've been away, my grandchildren have been taken away from me, and I'm coming home." She added that the court ruling that gave T.J. temporary custody was based on, "a bunch of lies."
Meanwhile, she also refuted claims that her kids JERMAINE, RANDY, JANET and REBBIE abducted her and forced her into the Arizona resort where she's been for over a week. Brothers MARLON, TITO and JACKIE JACKSON are reportedly opposed to what their siblings are doing. They think it's an attempt to gain control of Michael's estate and they want no part of it. Sister LATOYA is sitting the whole thing out.
Michael left everything to his kids and made Katherine their legal guardian. She gets a healthy monthly allowance to take care of them. She said, "There are rumors going around about me that I have been kidnapped. I am here today to let everybody know that I am good and fine. My children would never do anything to me like that."
As for why she had no contact with the kids for more than a week, she said, "One reason I didn't call is I just gave up my phone and I didn't want to have any phone calls while I was here." (You can read her full statement here.)
Katherine was scheduled to return home YESTERDAY. (Randy was on "Good Morning America" giving his side of the story. Here's video.)
In her statement, Katherine mentioned that she had finally spoken to Prince and Paris. A source told TMZ that she called the house at 2:00 A.M. and again at 4:00 A.M., and she sounded like she was, "heavily drugged." She reportedly ordered the security team to be fired and replaced with Janet's security. She also demanded that her nephew TRENT leave the property. He and the security team basically thwarted the supposed attempt by Randy, Jermaine and Janet to take Michael's kids back to Arizona with them.