Randy Jackson - Randy Jackson Angry About Nephew's Temporary Guardianship Of Michael's Kids
Randy Jackson is furious his nephew has been awarded temporary guardianship of his late brother Michael's three children following concerns about his mother Katherine's ability to care for the kids.
The family matriarch sparked concerns about her whereabouts and wellbeing last week (ends20Jul12) after conflicting reports about her location emerged. The 82 year old's nephew, Trent Jackson, allegedly filed a missing persons report on Saturday (21Jul12) after her grandchildren were refused contact as she rested up under doctors' orders with her daughter Rebbie in Arizona.
Her son Jermaine claimed his mother was "fine" - a report which has since been backed up by police following an interview with the family matriarch at Rebbie's home - but her sudden disappearance raised questions over her ability to properly care for Michael's kids Prince Michael, Paris and Blanket.
On Wednesday (25Jul12), their cousin Tj - Tito Jackson's son - was granted guardianship during a hearing in Los Angeles, hours before Katherine reportedly returned home to Calabasas, California.
During the court hearing, Tj recalled a strange phone conversation with his grandmother on Tuesday (24Jul12), and her lawyer Sandra Ribera later claimed, "We have reason to believe that Mrs. Jackson has been held against her will."
But Randy Jackson has hit out at Tj for going to court, claiming Katherine had told him she was planning to head back to Calabasas, where she lives with her grandchildren.
In a series of posts on his Twitter.com page after the hearing on Wednesday, he wrote, "Let me be very clear about the Facts, the absolute Truth... I was on the phone at 9pm in Los Angeles, with my sister Rebbie, when my mother Fired (nephew) Trent and Security. My mom told Tj that she was coming home tomorrow (which is today).
"He asked for temporary guardianship & she said - 'NO its not necessary, I'll be home tomorrow.' He asked again, and she said 'NO Tj'. I heard the conversation.
"His performance in court today breaks my heart. He knows his Aunts and Uncles would never hold their mother against her will. That's Absurd. He insisted upon knowing what time she was arriving today & now I know why. Furthermore, if she is being held against her will - as he inferred in court - what does taking over guardianship have to do with with my mother's well-being when the children were already in his care?"
The guardianship hearing came a week after it emerged Randy and siblings Janet, Jermaine and Tito had signed a letter contesting the authenticity of their superstar brother's will, accusing estate executors John Branca and John MCClain of faking the King of Pop's legal documents prior to his death in June, 2009.
Randy hints he thinks the dramas are connected, and adds, "Trust me - the Executors are behind this. The 'powers that be' use tabloid media to spin their lies and divide our family. Enough already!! We've already lost one family member. This Is Not Over. Again.. Why would it be necessary for Tj to take guardianship of the children away from my mother when they were already in his care?"
Randy's brother Tito, Tj's father, announced on Tuesday he is bailing on the plan to challenge the estate executors.