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7/25/2012 11:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Katherine Jackson has been temporarily stripped of her guardianship over Michael Jackson's 3 kids, and an L.A. judge just appointed Tito Jackson's son TJ to become the temporary guardian.

And there's more ... Judge Mitch Beckloff advised TJ and his lawyer, Charles Shultz, to seek a permanent guardianship, after hearing stories that Katherine may have been held against her will "from third parties."  Translation -- Randy, Janet, Jermaine and Rebbie.

Before handing down the ruling, TJ's lawyer told the judge TJ got a strange phone call from Katherine yesterday.  TJ said, "I've never heard my grandmother talk like that."  TJ added, "She wasn't sharp.  The pauses, choice of vocabulary ... she has not used certain phrases like that before."  TJ thought she was talking in code.  TJ choked up as he addressed the court.

TMZ broke the story that TJ would make this move -- a move supported by Paris, Prince, and Blanket, as well as the Michael Jackson Estate.

The judge said Katherine was not suspended for wrongdoing, but that she was prevented from doing her guardianship by the third parties who are clearly Randy, Janet, Jermaine and Rebbie.

Katherine's lawyer, Sandra Ribera, added that she (Sandra) has been to the house several times recently and believes Katherine has been held against her will.

Katherine's lawyer, Perry Sanders, says he would vigorously oppose any move to permanently strip Katherine of her guardianship duties.

Perry also says ... when Katherine returns to L.A., he will  file a motion to reinstate her as guardian.



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as Wendy replied I'm startled that a mother can earn $5020 in 4 weeks on the computer. have you read this site

785 days ago


When my doctor told me I had high blood pressure he didn't tell me to go to a spa with no phones for a week. Even if you are responsible for 3 kids you need to go without saying good bye or talk and see how they are getting along. Right

785 days ago


Tucson is what 1 hour by flight from court??
They do have flights out of Tucson----------

785 days ago


Sanders is being ultra-conservative in his remarks, but he knows what's up. Let's think about what he said: that he was told by security that he "wasn't needed," and that Katherine is in a facility that does not allow phones or computers. Wha . . . what? There's NO WAY that a spa's "rules for relaxation" would hold when someone is LOSING CUSTODY OF CHILDREN if they don't respond to their ATTORNEY. This is very creepy!

785 days ago


It is absolutely stunning that anything this insane could have happened to people with high price lawyers - that should have known this could not have ended up in anything but a total disaster. This will probably end up costing Janet (yes, Janet Jackson is a REAL person) millions of dollars in endorsements and entertainment income due to her highly inappropriate, despicable actions in this abduction.
Katherine's adult children have to realize - THEY DO NOT OWN KATHERINE - THEY ARE NOT KATHERINE'S LEGAL GUARDIAN - THEY HAD NO RIGHT TO TRICK HER, TAKE HER OUT OF STATE UNDER FALSE PRETENSES AND THEN SECLUDE HER FOR OVER A WEEK ... and keep her from contacting the children she is legally responsible for. I hope they have charges filed against them.

785 days ago

mj fan forever    

NO one here seems to care about Michael's children best interests!!! The judge just delivered Michael's children to another greedy Jackson!!! It's beyond disgusting!!!!

785 days ago


My bet is that Katherine Jackson had a body guard around her 24/7 in that spa, and although the spa probably does ask it's patrons not to use cell phones or computers (in order to promote relaxation) I HIGHLY DOUBT the spa cuts people off from the outside world altogether. It was the JACKSON SIBLINGS who appointed their mother a 24/7 body guard and told the guard that NO ONE was allowed to see her. Is that criminal? I think it might be...esp, when she has a responsibility BY LAW to take care of those children and she was blocked from doing her job, by an evil greedy 3rd party known as the jackson siblings...

785 days ago


my classmate's mom earned $13067 last week. she been working on the laptop and moved in a $472300 home. All she did was get blessed and work up the advice laid out on this website

785 days ago


FANCLOUD.COM reported this story first!

785 days ago


Did this whole thing just play out exactly how they planned it?

785 days ago


Katherines children fed her tranquilizers and said, we have taken care of everything Mama just relax and sign these papers....

785 days ago


Non of this makes sense, on one hand it sounds as though Katherine Jackson is not in good health (God forbid) and if that were the case why wouldn't she be in a hospital.

On another hand it sounds as though she's being held against her will by Randy, Jermaine, Rebbe and Janet and if that were the case why are Randy, Jermaine and Janet not being brought up on charges!

Why wouldn't Randy, Jermaine, Rebbe and Janet allow Katherine's attorney Perry Sanders see and meet with Katherine Jackson?

Why such a shroud of secrecy?

TJ Jackson is 34 years old and married, he should be named the sole permanent guardian. It only makes sense, Katherine Jackson is 82 years old, let her enjoy her life and be a grand mother to these children!

The Judge in this case should order Randy, Jermaine, Rebbe and Janet to stay away from Michael Jackson's children and look into why they shipped their mother off to a spa in Arizona for 10 days and would not allow her own attorney to see and meet with her!

785 days ago


When is Joe Jackson flying in from Vegas with his belt to whip his ass??

785 days ago


Say what you want about Tito but all 3 of his kids seem to be good level headed men. TJ and his brothers had a close relationship with their uncle and TJ seems to have a good relationship with MJs children as well. I don't know but I don't think he is doing this for selfish reason. He may be what's best for these children.

785 days ago


I don't trust ANY of the Jackson's with that money and neither did Michael. That is why Michael assigned executors that were not part of his family.

785 days ago
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