The story of the Jackson family civil war has taken an even more bizarre turn. A judge has removed Katherine Jackson as the guardian to Michael Jackson’s three kids, Paris, Blanket and Prince Michael, and appointed Tito Jackson’s 34-year old son, Trent, as temporary guardian.
Judge Mitch Beckloff advised Trent and his lawyer, Charles Shultz, to seek a permanent guardianship, after hearing stories that Katherine is being held against her will by third parties according to TMZ. The parties being accused of holding her against her will are Randy, Janet, Jermaine and Rebbie.
TJ told the judge he got a strange call from Katherine Tuesday night. She reportedly sounded strange with slurred speech.
“I’ve never heard my grandmother talk like that. In every way. The sound of her voice, the pauses. Asked simple questions, she wasn’t sure. Some of her words seemed a little slurred. The choice of her vocabulary. I’ve never heard her used those words in the past,” TJ said.
TMZ is reporting that Katherine made 2 calls to her Calabasas home. One at 2 AM this morning again at 4 AM, “sounding “drugged and ordering that the security team be fired and replaced by Janet Jackson‘s security.”
Katherine’s lawyer Sandra Ribera told the court she believed Katherine was being held against her will.
“I’ve been at the house since Saturday off and on, and I have reason to believe that Mrs. Jackson is being held against her will,” Ribera said.
Judge Beckloff granted TJ’s request for temporary guardianship saying there is no evidence Katherine had done anything wrong and that he would restore her role after she returned.
“The allegation is she’s being prevented from communicating with the kids by a third party,” Beckloff said. “Katherine Jackson is unable to act based on the acts of third parties.this is not a move by (TJ) Jackson to oust Mrs. Jackson from her position.”
“All I want to say are three words: Always kids first,” TJ said in court.