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Re: Jackson Family V Michael's Kids/ Estate Saga.......TJ NOW TEMP GUARDIAN
« Reply #165 on: August 01, 2012, 08:04:26 PM »
http://www.tmz.com/2012/08/01/janet-jackson-did-not-slap-or-verbally-abuse-paris-jackson/

JANET JACKSON Did Not Slap or Verbally Abuse Paris Jackson
8/1/2012 9:18 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


Janet Jackson did not slap or verbally abuse Paris Jackson during a confrontation at the Jackson family home in Calabasas last week.

TMZ published a story last week based on sources who told us Janet went off on Michael Jackson's daughter after the singer tried to grab Paris' cell phone. We also reported Janet called Paris a "spoiled little she devil."

Although we believed the story to be true when we published it, we have now determined it was not correct ... Janet did not slap or otherwise touch Paris, nor did she verbally abuse her.

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Re: Jackson Family V Michael's Kids/ Estate Saga.......TJ NOW TEMP GUARDIAN
« Reply #166 on: August 01, 2012, 08:33:16 PM »
http://www.twitlonger.com/show/ikma93

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Posted Wednesday 1st August 2012 from Twitlonger


Yesterday, I had a phone call with my son Jaafar that broke my heart. He asked: "Is it true that we cannot visit grandmother's house as a family anymore?" Enough has become enough... After much soul-searching, it is clearly time for us to live by Michael's words about love not war. In this spirit, I offer this statement by way of extending an olive-branch. Accordingly, I rescind my signature from the letter which was sent to the Estate, and which should never have gone public.   I still hold deep reservations about many issues involving the Estate, and I will continue to bring scrutiny and a resolute voice wherever we have cause for concern. But the way to address such matters is through the proper channels and via a private dialogue, not public conflict. Whatever the tabloid and on-line misrepresentations have led people to believe, my primary concern has only ever been rooted in the welfare of our mother in the environment where she lives. No-one on the outside has a clue about the stresses and pressures she has been under long before recent events and I, like everyone in the family, adore the ground she walks on. We are also still raw from the loss of Michael three years ago. The ever-present grief has haunted me with questions about whether we stepped off him too much or whether we did enough to help when a corporate world surrounded him. So when it comes to the well-being of loved ones, and especially our mother, we are perhaps understandably and unapologetically over-protective. As attorney Perry Sanders has since confirmed, a health check detected high blood pressure with Mother. Rest was the sole reason she went to Arizona. Prince even carried her bags down the stairs and urged her to rest-up, because we all come from the same caring place. When she was away, and with the children in the responsible care of Tito's son TJ, there was never a malicious attempt to "block" the kids from talking with her. We simply worried that a call home would first entail, or lead to, conversations with individuals we are in dispute with and that would, therefore, increase pressure on Mother -- and pressure was what a doctor said she didn't need. This was why we went to the house in Calabasas to talk directly with the kids and merely discuss arrangements for them to meet with their grandmother. We were denied that access by security -- and it was clear that mutual suspicions had allowed events to spiral out of control. I regret that events were ever allowed to reach such a stage. I regret any distress caused to Prince, Paris and Blanket. That was never, ever the intention of myself, Janet, Rebbie or Randy.  Moving forward, the most effective way to best serve Mother's welfare, and that of Michael's children, is to start a collective dialogue, in private. Mistakes have been made and irrational things have been said on both sides in a highly-charged emotional environment. It is time for us all to draw a line in the sand and move towards peace, co-operation, love and healing. I truly hope that we can find it in our hearts to do so. Because above and beyond anything else, what matters...is family.

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Re: Jackson Family V Michael's Kids/ Estate Saga.......TJ NOW TEMP GUARDIAN
« Reply #167 on: August 01, 2012, 08:53:22 PM »
http://www.tmz.com/2012/08/01/jermaine-jackson-mj-estate-letter-support-flip-flop/

JERMAINE JACKSON FLIP-FLOPS I Now Support the Estate
8/1/2012 12:26 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


Jermaine Jackson -- a major ringleader in the Jackson family rebellion against the MJ Estate -- has officially defected and now supports the Estate ... but with "deep reservations."

Jermaine just posted a long letter on his Twitter account, writing, "I rescind my signature from the letter which was sent to the Estate, and which should never have gone public."

"I still hold deep reservations about many issues involving the Estate, and I will continue to bring scrutiny and a resolute voice wherever we have cause for concern. But the way to address such matters is through the proper channels and via a private dialogue, not public conflict."

He adds, "In this spirit, I offer this statement by way of extending an olive-branch."

Jermaine follows in the footsteps of his brother Tito, who withdrew his signature last week from the siblings' July 17th letter to the Estate, in which they accused the executors of failing at their job and stressing out Katherine Jackson so badly she suffered a "mini-stroke."

As of now, the signatures of Janet, Rebbie, and Randy remain on the letter.

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Re: Jackson Family V Michael's Kids/ Estate Saga.......TJ NOW TEMP GUARDIAN
« Reply #168 on: August 01, 2012, 09:11:32 PM »
http://news.yahoo.com/jermaine-jackson-says-regrets-family-feud-194937326.html?_esi=1


Jermaine Jackson says he regrets family feud
Associated Press – 20 mins ago


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jermaine Jackson called Wednesday for an end to the public feud that has embroiled his family for more than a week, saying issues over the care of his mother and with late brother Michael's estate should be handled privately.

Jackson wrote in a statement first released to The Associated Press that he regrets the public turmoil that resulted from his mother Katherine's 10-day trip to an Arizona spa. The trip sparked a missing person's report and a driveway confrontation between relatives at the home of Katherine Jackson before a judge stripped her of guardianship duties.

"Mistakes have been made and irrational things have been said on both sides in a highly charged emotional environment," Jermaine Jackson wrote. "It is time for us all to draw a line in the sand and move towards peace, co-operation, love and healing."

The Jackson family is still raw from the death of the pop superstar three years ago, Jermaine Jackson wrote, and his mother has endured incredible stress and pressures since then.

He said he remains concerned about his brother's estate but is dropping support for a letter leaked two weeks ago that called on executors of the estate to resign.

Jackson said his statement was prompted after his son asked if he could no longer visit Katherine Jackson at her suburban Calabasas home.
"After much soul-searching, it is clearly time for us to live by Michael's words about love not war," Jackson wrote.

At the request of TJ Jackson, temporary guardian of Michael's children, the estate has acknowledged it has blocked certain relatives from visiting the home. The relatives were not named.

Attorneys are still trying to untangle some of the issues that the family dispute has created. Katherine Jackson's attorney Perry Sanders Jr. said attorneys will return to court Thursday to present an agreement to restore his client as a guardian.

The agreement would also call for TJ Jackson to remain a co-guardian, with control over the staff and day-to-day operations of the home where Katherine Jackson and her grandchildren Prince, Paris and Blanket currently live.

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Re: Jackson Family V Michael's Kids/ Estate Saga.......TJ NOW TEMP GUARDIAN
« Reply #169 on: August 01, 2012, 09:58:41 PM »
http://edition.cnn.com/2012/08/01/showbiz/jackson-family-dispute/index.html

Jermaine Jackson offers 'olive branch' in family feud
By Alan Duke, CNN
August 1, 2012 -- Updated 2050 GMT (0450 HKT)


Los Angeles (CNN) -- Jermaine Jackson retracted his signature on a letter made public last month criticizing executors of Michael Jackson's estate and his mother's advisers Monday.

His expression of regret came as a letter from sister Janet Jackson's lawyer surfaced that suggested the pop star's professional reputation has suffered "significant harm" from media reports about the controversy.

"After much soul-searching, it is clearly time for us to live by Michael's words about love not war," Jermaine Jackson said in a statement given to CNN. "In this spirit, I offer this statement by way of extending an olive branch."

It was the letter, originally signed by Jackson siblings Jermaine, Tito, Randy, Janet and Rebbie, that triggered a series of dramatic and public events over the last two weeks that created a deep divide in the famous music family.

They demanded that executors John Branca and John McClain resign, accusing them of emotional and financial abuse of Katherine Jackson

"Your actions are affecting her health, and on top of that, we've just found out she recently had a mini-stroke," it said. "Please understand, she's not equipped to handle the stress load you are putting on her."

Her lawyer later said Katherine Jackson, 82, had not suffered a stroke and was in good health.

The letter also called the will, which left Michael Jackson's wealth to his mother and three children, giving nothing to his siblings, "fake, flawed and fraudulent."

Jermaine Jackson said he has decided the letter should never have been made public, but that his concerns about the estate and will should be expressed through "a private dialogue, not public conflict."

"Accordingly, I rescind my signature from the letter which was sent to the estate, and which should never have gone public," he said.

Tito Jackson retracted his signature last week amid the controversy over his mother's whereabouts and the lack of a phone call to Michael Jackson's children.

Katherine Jackson had custody of Prince, Paris and Blanket Jackson since her son's June 25, 2009, death, but a judge suspended it last week when her lawyers told the court she had been missing and out of communication for 10 days.

Jermaine Jackson said his motivation in taking part in a plan with Janet, Randy and Rebbie Jackson to isolate their mother at an Arizona spa was "rooted in the welfare of our mother in the environment where she lives."

"No one on the outside has a clue about the stresses and pressures she has been under long before recent events and I, like everyone in the family, adore the ground she walks on," he said.

"Rest was the sole reason she went to Arizona," he said. "Prince even carried her bags down the stairs and urged her to rest up, because we all come from the same caring place."

Prince and his sister, however, became vocal through their Twitter accounts about their grandmother's absence and lack of calls. They thought she was flying to a Jackson brothers concert in New Mexico and would return soon, her lawyer said.

"There was never a malicious attempt to 'block' the kids from talking with her," Jermaine Jackson said. "We simply worried that a call home would first entail, or lead to, conversations with individuals we are in dispute with and that would, therefore, increase pressure on Mother -- and pressure was what a doctor said she didn't need."

His statement also addressed the dramatic confrontation on Monday, July 23, at Katherine Jackson's home in Calabasas, California, which sheriff's deputies say ended in a "scuffle."

"We went to the house in Calabasas to talk directly with the kids and merely discuss arrangements for them to meet with their grandmother," Jermaine Jackson said. "We were denied that access by security -- and it was clear that mutual suspicions had allowed events to spiral out of control."

Security camera video did not show security guards interfering with Jermaine, Randy and Janet as they entered the Calabasas property.
The video shows Prince and Paris initially greeting the visitors, but it quickly became a confrontation, according to witnesses.

"Where is my grandmother? Where is my grandmother?" Prince repeatedly asked Randy Jackson, according to a witness.

As Prince retreated into the house, entering through the security office door, Randy Jackson followed with his cell phone raised, apparently recording video.

The video then shows Janet Jackson apparently trying to take a cell phone away from Paris Jackson in the driveway. She scolded her niece for using her phone to write about family issues on Twitter, according to the three sources.

Paris Jackson posted a Twitter message about the time the incident ended: "gotta love fam." She also tweeted: "8 days and counting . something is really off , this isn't like her at all .. i wanna talk directly to my grandmother!!<|3"

Janet Jackson later challenged a TMZ account of the incident through a lawyer. The celebrity news website retracted its report.

The lawyer's letter, obtained by CNN on Wednesday, said the TMZ report was "highly damaging to Ms. Jackson's reputation and ha(s) caused her significant harm."

Jermaine, Randy, Janet and Rebbie have been banned from visited their mother's home for now, according to an e-mail written by estate lawyer Howard Wietzman.

That restriction prompted his "olive branch," Jermaine Jackson said.

"Yesterday, I had a phone call with my son Jaafar that broke my heart," he said. "He asked: 'Is it true that we cannot visit grandmother's house as a family anymore?' Enough has become enough."

He suggested the family engage in a private "collective dialogue" to find peace.

"Mistakes have been made and irrational things have been said on both sides in a highly charged emotional environment," he said. "It is time for us all to draw a line in the sand and move towards peace, cooperation, love and healing. I truly hope that we can find it in our hearts to do so. Because above and beyond anything else, what matters ... is family."

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Re: Jackson Family V Michael's Kids/ Estate Saga.......TJ NOW TEMP GUARDIAN
« Reply #170 on: August 02, 2012, 09:26:54 AM »
http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2012/08/jermaine-jackson-statement-contradicts-previous-drama

Jermaine Jackson's Mea Culpa Contradicts Previous Statements About Family Drama
Posted on Aug 01, 2012 @ 06:00PM
By Jen Heger - Radar Assistant Managing Editor


Jermaine Jackson's public mea culpa to Michael Jackson's executors totally contradicts numerous statements he previously made about the latest family drama involving Katherine Jackson, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.

In a letter sent to John Branca and John McClain, executors of Michael Jackson's estate, demanding their resignation, which was signed by Jermaine, Janet, Randy, Tito and Rebbie, they said their mother had suffered a "mini-stroke" because of stress allegedly caused by the two men. Jermaine also said on Twitter on July 19, "The truth is that Mother DID suffer a mini-stroke some months ago. She is fine now, but the timeline doesn't alter the fact it happened."

However, there was no mention of Katherine Jackson suffering a stroke in Jermaine's statement Wednesday. "As attorney Perry Sanders has since confirmed, a health check detected high blood pressure with Mother. Rest was the sole reason she went to Arizona," Jermaine said in reference to his mother's health.

Sanders previously told Radar Katherine didn't suffer a mini-stroke or stroke. Jermaine also said that the reason Katherine went to the Arizona spa was for doctor-ordered rest, and said at the time, "Mother is safe and well in Arizona with her daughter and our sister, Rebbie, resting up on doctor's advice." There is no mention of any doctor ordering Katherine to rest in Jackson's statement though on Wednesday.

Jermaine admits in his latest comments, that Michael's three kids, who had been trying in vain to reach their grandmother while she was away, weren't being allowed to talk to her, despite previously insisting that no one was blocking Katherine from receiving their calls. Last week, Jermaine said, "No-one is being 'blocked' from speaking with Mother."

Wednesday's remarks from Jermaine though confirm Michael's children were unable to reach their grandmother. "When she was away, and with the children in the responsible care of Tito's son TJ, there was never a malicious attempt to 'block' the kids from talking with her. We simply worried that a call home would first entail, or lead to, conversations with individuals we are in dispute with and that would, therefore, increase pressure on Mother -- and pressure was what a doctor said she didn't need."

Jermaine says the reason for a visit to the Jackson family compound last week with siblings, Janet and Randy, was "to talk directly with the kids and merely discuss arrangements for them to meet with their grandmother. We were denied that access by security -- and it was clear that mutual suspicions had allowed events to spiral out of control."

However, CNN, who obtained security video of the Jackson family drama, which captured Janet trying to grab niece, Paris' cell phone, is reporting that the security team didn't interfere with the trio as they came onto the Calabassas property. "Security camera video did not show security guards interfering with Jermaine, Randy and Janet as they entered the Calabasas property. The video shows Prince and Paris initially greeting the visitors, but it quickly became a confrontation, according to witnesses," CNN's Alan Duke reports.

Jermaine Jackson also says he regrets signing the letter to the executors, which was leaked to the media. Brother, Tito, also publicly withdrew support for the letter.

Katherine Jackson lost custody of the children last week, and her grandson, TJ Jackson, was appointed temporary guardian. Katherine and TJ have formally petitioned the Court to become co-guardians of the children. Judge Mitchell Beckloff must formally sign off on the agreement in court on August 22.

Jermaine ends the statement by saying, "Mistakes have been made and irrational things have been said on both sides in a highly-charged emotional environment. It is time for us all to draw a line in the sand and move towards peace, co-operation, love and healing. I truly hope that we can find it in our hearts to do so. Because above and beyond anything else, what matters...is family."

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Re: Jackson Family V Michael's Kids/ Estate Saga.......TJ NOW TEMP GUARDIAN
« Reply #171 on: August 02, 2012, 04:06:52 PM »
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/08/katherine-jackson-headed-to-court-on-guardianship-issues.html

Katherine Jackson headed to court over guardianship issues
August 2, 2012 |  7:45 am


Katherine Jackson is expected to return to court Thursday to ask to be reinstated as co-guardian of Michael Jackson's children, alongside her grandson T.J.

The son of the Jackson Five's Tito, 34-year-old T.J. has helped his grandmother care for the three children since their father's 2009 death. In a statement Friday, a lawyer for Katherine Jackson said that after meeting with him and the children, she concluded it was in the family's best interests for him to stay on as a guardian.

The joint arrangement "will essentially now legally reflect how Mrs. Jackson and T.J. have often shared responsibilities of raising the children since Michael Jackson's tragic passing," lawyer Perry R. Sanders Jr. wrote.

Under the arrangement, T.J. Jackson would oversee the children's schooling as well as the household staff and security, while Katherine Jackson would keep control of the children's financial allowance from their father's estate, according to the statement.

"She is eager to simply enjoy her great relationship with these children, while deeding over some of the stressors that go hand in hand with being a guardian," Sanders wrote.

The family has been embroiled in drama for the last couple of weeks, including allegations that the elderly matriarch had been kidnapped by relatives.

Last week, Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff, acting on his own initiative, instructed a probate court investigator to prepare a report "addressing the status of the minor children" and their grandmother.

In his one-page order, Beckloff directed investigator Cary Ornelas "to interview the children at their school on an unannounced basis" and deliver a written report directly to him.

"The report shall be provided to the court only and shall not be disseminated to any parties," he wrote.

On Wednesday, Jermaine Jackson issued a statement saying he wanted to offer an "olive branch" and begin healing in the family.

"Enough has become enough," he said. "After much soul-searching, it is clearly time for us to live by Michael's words about love not war. In this spirit, I offer this statement by way of extending an olive-branch."

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Re: Jackson Family V Michael's Kids/ Estate Saga.......TJ NOW TEMP GUARDIAN
« Reply #172 on: August 02, 2012, 06:14:06 PM »
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Court establishes co- guardianship of grandmother and cousin TJ for Michael Jackson's 3 children. Formal hearing for TJ Aug 22.

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Katherine Jackson formally reinstated as guardian today...TJ Jackson will remain TEMPORARY guardian till hearing on Aug 22
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Re: Jackson Family V Michael's Kids/ Estate Saga.......TJ NOW TEMP GUARDIAN
« Reply #173 on: August 02, 2012, 07:03:16 PM »
http://www.tmz.com/2012/08/02/katherine-jackson-joint-guardianship-tj-jackson-prince-paris-blanket/

KATHERINE JACKSON Reinstated as Guardian ...  WITH TJ Jackson
8/2/2012 10:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


Katherine Jackson is back in as permanent guardian of Michael Jackson's three children, and  her nephew TJ Jackson will share responsibilities as co-guardian ... according to a new court ruling.

TMZ broke the story ... Katherine had a change of heart last week, agreeing to split guardianship responsibilities with TJ -- despite previously claiming she was "devastated" by TJ taking on a guardianship role.

In a hearing this morning, the judge reinstated Katherine's guardianship rights ... and made TJ co-guardian, but only temporarily until an Aug. 22nd hearing. At that time the judge will consider making the split guardianship of Prince, Paris and Blanket permanent.

During the hearing, a court appointed investigator said Katherine has been doing a "terrific job as guardian and the children love her." He added, "They also have a close relationship with their cousin, TJ Jackson."

The investigator also said Katherine and TJ have been working well together to care for the children ever since Michael Jackson's death.

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« Reply #174 on: August 02, 2012, 07:05:03 PM »
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/08/katherine-jackson-reinstated-as-guardian-of-michael-jackson-children.html

Katherine Jackson reinstated as guardian of grandchildren
August 2, 2012 | 10:09 am


A Superior Court judge reinstated Michael Jackson's mother as guardian of his children Thursday after saying a court investigation found that she was doing "a wonderful job."

Judge Mitchell Beckloff said a cousin of the children, Tito Joe T.J. Jackson, who he tapped as a temporary guardian last week, would stay on and eventually share full guardianship with Katherine Jackson.

The judge said he was concerned by accusations aired in court last week regarding the alleged kidnapping of Katherine Jackson, but that a probate court investigator's report reassured him of the wellbeing of Prince, 15; Paris, 14; and Blanket, 10.

"It's clear to me that the children are well cared for by Mrs. Jackson. It is clear to me they love her very much," Beckloff said at a hearing. He added that interviews conducted by the investigator with the children and the family matriarch, 82, indicated the trio have "a substantial, significant" relationship with T.J. Jackson and that his background -- he is the son of the Jackson Five's Tito -- allow the children to relate to him.

A lawyer who represents the children, Margaret Lodise, said that Diana Ross, named as a back-up guardian by Jackson’s will, had visited the children in Calabasas on Wednesday and agreed with the decision to have T.J. and Katherine Jackson share custody.

The family has been embroiled in drama for the last couple of weeks, including allegations that the elderly matriarch had been kidnapped by relatives.

Last week, Beckloff, acting on his own initiative, had instructed a probate court investigator to prepare a report "addressing the status of the minor children" and their grandmother.

The family appears to be attempting to put an end to the public feud. On Wednesday, Jermaine Jackson issued a statement saying he wanted to offer an "olive branch" and begin healing in the family.

"Enough has become enough," he said. "After much soul-searching, it is clearly time for us to live by Michael's words about love not war. In this spirit, I offer this statement by way of extending an olive branch."

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Re: Jackson Family V Michael's Kids/ Estate Saga.......TJ NOW TEMP GUARDIAN
« Reply #175 on: August 02, 2012, 07:24:49 PM »
http://edition.cnn.com/2012/08/02/showbiz/jackson-custody-decision/index.html

Katherine Jackson resumes guardianship of Michael Jackson's children
By Alan Duke, CNN
August 2, 2012 -- Updated 1736 GMT (0136 HKT)


CNN) -- A judge restored Katherine Jackson as permanent guardian of Michael Jackson's children and approved a plan to add their cousin T.J. Jackson as co-guardian during a hearing Thursday.

The decision comes eight days after the same court suspended the family matriarch as guardian because she had been gone and out of communications with the three children for 10 days.

"The kids seem to be doing very, very well," Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff said. "All of the controversy caused me great concern."

A court investigator interviewed Katherine Jackson and the children -- Prince, Paris and Blanket -- on Friday, he said.
Diana Ross, whom Michael Jackson named as a backup guardian in his will, visited with the children Wednesday and agreed with the plan, according to the lawyer who represents the children.

"It's clear to me that the children are well-cared-for by Mrs. Jackson," the judge said. "It's clear to me that they love her very much and they (enjoy) substantial significant relations with T.J. Jackson and love him very much."

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« Reply #176 on: August 02, 2012, 07:28:17 PM »
http://www.showbiz411.com/2012/08/02/why-la-toya-jackson-stayed-out-of-the-fight-she-was-making-a-deal-with-oprah

Why La Toya Jackson Stayed Out of the Fight: She Was Making a Deal with Oprah
08/02/12 3:00amRoger Friedman


Everyone wondered why LaToya Jackson stayed out of the big family fight that included the spiriting of her mother to Arizona, the change of guardianship of her niece and nephews, and public spewing by Randy and Jermaine against Michael Jackson’s executors. Now we know where she was: making a deal with Oprah Winfrey. Variety reports that La Toya has made a deal for a reality show with Oprah’s OWN network. It’s going to be called “Life with La Toya.”

Usually La Toya is all over the news when the Jacksons are feuding, giving an opinion on everything. Not this time. She was unaccountably silent. It’s good to see that because of a financial deal in progress, La Toya showed not one bit of interest in her mother’s whereabouts or Michael’s kids well being. Anyway, still more interesting is La Toya’s “company.”

I’m not sure how she employs half a dozen or so people mentioned on her website. And why someone named Dr. Richard A. Boyd, listed as Chairman of Ja Tail Productions, has no bio and cannot be found anywhere on the internet. I wonder how much of the backstage stuff during this summer’s scandal was already filmed for the reality show, or if the show only came together because of the scandal. In any case, hats off to LaToya for turning lemons into lemonade.

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« Reply #177 on: August 02, 2012, 07:48:01 PM »
http://www.tmz.com/2012/08/02/katherine-jackson-arizona-trip-prince-paris-blanket-jermaine-rebbie-janet/

KATHERINE JACKSON Suggests She Was DUPED Into Arizona Trip
8/2/2012 11:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF



Katherine Jackson is strongly suggesting she was tricked into traveling to Tucson last month and BLOCKED from communicating with MJ's children -- this according to a sworn declaration by Katherine herself.

Katherine filed the declaration as part of her bid to obtain co-guardianship over Prince, Paris, and Blanket.

In the docs, Katherine claims she was scheduled to go on a road trip to New Mexico to watch her sons in concert -- but on July 14th, an unnamed doctor showed up to her house and told her it was better for her to take a plane instead.

Katherine says she obliged -- believing the doctor was under the orders of her longtime physician -- but when she got off the plane ... she found herself in Tucson, where she had been set up at a luxury resort.

According to her lawyer, "Her children took her to a spa ... because she had high blood pressure."

When she got to the resort, Katherine says her phone and iPad were taken away -- and her in-room telephone was disconnected. She says her 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.

Katherine says, "At the time, I trusted the people I was with to be honest with me."

The declaration flies completely in the face of the statements Katherine previously made in an interview with ABC News, when she called her sudden absence last month a "short vacation."

During the interview, Katherine -- surrounded by Jermaine, Rebbie, and Janet -- 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."

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Re: Jackson Family V Michael's Kids/ Estate Saga.......TJ NOW TEMP GUARDIAN
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Katherine Jackson: No Television, Cell Phone & iPad Taken Away While At Spa Last Week!
Posted on Aug 02, 2012 @ 03:14PM
By Jen Heger - Radar Assistant Managing Editor


Katherine Jackson has submitted a sworn declaration that says she had no cell phone, no working television or telephone in her room at the Miraval spa, and had her iPad taken away, RadarOnline.com is reporting.

The papers also state she had no idea that Prince, Paris, and Blanket had been trying to reach her.

DOCUMENTS: Read The Katherine Jackson's Declaration
http://www.radaronline.com/sites/radaronline.com/files/Katherine-Jackson-Guardianship-Declaration.pdf

The Jackson family matriarch says a doctor was brought to the house on July 14, 2012, and "stating he had been in contact with my longtime personal physician and was coming to check on me because my personal physician was unavailable. The doctor advised that it was better for me to fly and not drive to New Mexico. Believing that the doctor was sent at the request of my longtime personal physician, I followed what I understood to be a doctor's orders and boarded a flight as opposed to driving in the motorhome."

Katherine says upon arrival at Miraval Spa in Tucson, Ariz. her cell phone was taken away, and "when one of the people asked if I could communicate with my iPad and I replied yes, my iPad was taken away. While there was a telephone in my room, the telephone was not functioning and I could not dial out. In addition, there was no picture on the television in my room.

"Despite repeated requests to those with me to have it fixed, the television was never fixed. One morning I woke up to the sound of the television. While there was no picture, I heard a broadcast that stated I was missing. I was also never told that my attorney, Perry Sanders, Jr. had flown to Tucson in an attempt to meet with me in person in attempts to find out what was going on."

Jermaine, Janet, Rebbie, and Randy Jackson were staying with their mother at the Miraval Spa.

I was never informed that Prince, Blanket, and TJ were trying to reach me. Had I known that fact, and if I had been provided with the means to contact Prince, Paris, Blanket and TJ, I would never have gone for such a long period of time without communicating with them.

"While I was away, I had no reason to question whether the people with whom I placed trust would inform me that Prince, Paris, and Blanket were trying to reach me. The day before I was brought home from Tucson, I was finally permitted to use the phone to speak with Prince, Paris, Blanket and TJ."

Michael's mom supports her grandson, TJ, being named as co-guardian of the children, and asked the judge for permission to take the kids to Gary, Indiana, for a birthday celebration for the late King of Pop.

"TJ and I along with Prince, Paris, and Blanket are planning to travel out of California toward the end of August for a family function that will include a celebration involving the memory of my grandchildren's father, and my son, Michael. It is important that security planning and travel arrangements for the trip are made soon so that the trip can go forward."

The judge signed off on allowing the kids to travel outside the state of California, as long as Katherine and TJ Jackson both agree. The duo are expected to be appointed permanent guardians of the  children on August 22.

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Re: Jackson Family V Michael's Kids/ Estate Saga.......TJ NOW TEMP GUARDIAN
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Katherine Jackson And Michael's Children Are Being Used As Pawns To Validate Fraudulent Will, Family Source Claims
Posted on Thu Aug 2, 2012 12:45 PM PDT

Katherine Jackson, as well as Paris, Prince and Blanket Jackson, are being used as "pawns" to cover up the fact that Michael Jackson's will is fraudulent, according to a Jackson family source.

Contrary to various online reports, Katherine's children stress they are not after the money in Michael's estate.

Our source adds:
"Everyone knows that even if Michael didn't have a will written up, his children would be given the money from the estate by default. His siblings obviously aren't after his fortune because they were never set to earn it in the first place. It's about revealing the truth and who's behind the fake document."

Family members believe the temporary guardianship situation was created by the estate executors as a diversion from the investigation into the validity of the will. This morning, Katherine was reinstated as guardian of Michael's three children with her grandson TJ serving as co-guardian until the next court hearing on August 22.

The source goes on to say:
"Interesting how only those children who are removing their name from the letter, like Jermaine recently did, are being allowed to see their mother. The rest have been banned from seeing her or even speaking to her on the phone."

The letter that's being referred to is the one sent from Michael's siblings to John Branca and John McClain ... asking them to resign as co-executors of the King of Pop's estate because they've "failed to perform" their duties.
We've reached out to both Branca and McClain for comment, but have yet to hear back.