Katherine Jackson Calls into ABC, Says She's "Good and Fine"
After days of speculation on the whereabouts of Michael Jackson's mother, Katherine Jackson, the matriarch of the Hollywood family finally spoke out.
On Wednesday evening (July 25), the 82 year-old called into ABC News to give her side of the story that has been making headlines. During a phone interview, Katherine spoke the words everyone was waiting to hear, saying, "I am here today to let everybody know that I am good and fine."
According to Katherine's son Randy, her absence was only intended so she could "be somewhere she could be cut off from the outside world," and also adds that she is in "much better health" now. Mrs. Jackson also confirmed the same reasoning for why she says she was holed up at a family compound in Arizona.
So why did the grandmother and guardian of Michael's three children fail to have contact with Paris, Blanket and Prince? "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." According to reports, not only was Katherine without her phone, but she was also cut off from television and computer access.
As previously reported, the head of the family was nowhere to be found as Michael's nephew TJ Jackson was named the temporary guardian of the King of Pop's three children at an emergency hearing yesterday (July 25). L.A. Superior Court Judge Mitchell L. Beckloff granted TJ's petition and stated at the hearing, " This is not a power play by TJ Jackson. This is based on the allegation that Katherine Jackson is being prevented from acting as guardian."
The 34-year-old's lawyer, Charles A. Schultz explained that the recent judgement is not meant to be permanent, stating, "There's immediate harm to the minor children, there was a potential abduction at the house, in addition to a phone call from Katherine last night that gave us real concern. We are looking at this as a Band-Aid until Miss Jackson returns or re-establishes contact with the kids."
However recent reports conflict with that statement, as they charge that the judge urged TJ to file for permanent guardianship.
As for now, Judge Beckloff has also ordered that Prince, Paris and Blanket not be removed from California unless there is a court order allowing them to do so.
The Judge also mandated that Debbie Rowe, biological mother of "at least some of the kids" and singer Diana Ross, who was named successor guardian in Micheal's will, also be notified.
With the guardianship power, TJ also has the authority to hire and fire any staff members at the residence.
On Monday (July 23) the new guardian tweeted, "@ParisJackson I know it's completely unfair for them to do this to you and your brothers. We will keep trying. I love you."
The vocal 14-year-old has been using the social media network to voice her frustration over her current family situation, namely the unknown whereabouts of her grandmother. Yesterday she posted a message that read, "everyones taking control of me , it seems that the worlds got a role for me .. im so confused will u show to me you'll be there for me," borrowing words from her father's song "Will You Be There."
In related news, it appears that Katherine Jackson may have been drugged by her family members. A report by TMZ reads that during some odd-sounding calls, the 82-year-old demanded that her security team be fired and replaced with Janet Jackson's bodyguards. She allegedly also said she wanted Trent Jackson booted from the premises.
"The prevailing view is that Randy and company have drugged their mom," says TMZ.
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