By Cover Media.
Katherine Jackson says this week’s guardianship ruling was based on “lies”.
The Jackson family matriarch has been looking after her late son Michael Jackson’s children Prince, Paris and Blanket since his death in 2009.
Yesterday a court ruled she should be temporarily stripped of custody. The children’s cousin TJ Jackson is now their guardian but Katherine is incensed by what has happened.
“Their ruling in court today was about the guardianship, and I think it was based on a bunch of lies. But I have a good idea who’s doing that… who’s behind it,” she told ABC’s Nightline.
The court ruling comes after a tumultuous week for the Jackson clan. Katherine was reported missing over the weekend after Paris claimed she hadn’t been able to speak to her for a week. Michael’s brother Jermaine Jackson released a statement insisting she was safe and well and simply taking some time out, amid unsubstantiated claims the 82 year-old had suffered a mild stroke.
Members of the Jackson family are disagreeing over Michael’s will and money, with police called after an argument broke out at the children’s home earlier this week. Katherine added she has been in touch with TJ and is unsure why he felt it necessary to seek custody of the youngsters.
“[I] told him it wasn’t necessary for him to go down and sign up for guardianship, but I don’t know who instructed him to do that… ’cause he wanted me to come home before that happened,” she said.
Katherine has vowed to travel back to Los Angeles to regain guardianship of her grandchildren. She also added that the reports she had been kidnapped by her children or drugged are entirely false.