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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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JugEars McKenyan Sr..    

"TMZ broke the story that TJ would make this move -- a move supported by Paris, Prince, and Blanket, " They're kids, they don't count.... these people are shaming themselves like they've never done before and notice you don't hear Joe's name. He's the one that kept all these grifters in line all those years, like the Beach Boys and Murray Wilson, they hated him as their dad and manager but he made them what they were and they thought they didn't need him and launched him ...... so he screwed em back sickly, (especially to his son genius Brian and cousin Mike Love) by selling the Sea of Tunes catalog for 700 g's that's worth a billion dollars today.

823 days ago


Don't miss my show this weekend,happy hour 2-6pm
and I make my donkey happy at 7pm.

823 days ago


Such a screwed up family. Money, greed and lies...

823 days ago


Seems like TJ's problems are solved by now, and possibly Tito's.
TJ saw the silver lining, let's see what going to happen when he realizes what he's gotten himself into!

823 days ago


Janet, Randy and Jermaine probably had the doctor drug Katherine up to the point where they're going to have to wait until she looks normal again before they put her on a plane back home because they KNOW that Katherine is going to be met with at least 100 cameras on her, and a ton of Papparazi!
If Katherine was really ok and not drugged up, she would have called those kids and she would have been home AND she would have been in court this morning.
If Katherine makes it back, TJ's lawyers need to have her drug tested IMMEDIATELY to see what they've been pumping into Katheryn!

823 days ago


Just what happened with Katherine anyway???? Doesn't anyone care???

823 days ago

Flying Blind    

Party at TJ/Tito's house tonight, be there be square. (Bring your own medication).

823 days ago

The Road Runner    

I don't know what spa she stayed at in Arizona, but the best spa is the Elizabeth Arden spa by the name of Main Chance. There is NO phone number in the book. I thoroughly believe the NO phone rule.

823 days ago


I doubt Debbie Rowe will give up her horses to take care of three teenagers.

823 days ago


Unless the kids wat to help with the care of the horses!

823 days ago


The Jackson family always makes me feel warm and fuzzy about my own family.
My family may be a bit crazy. But these people are just the creepiest bunch ever. Who would of ever thought that Michael may have been the most grounded one.
I think the greedy jerks are afraid mommy is getting old ...close to death and that means their personal gravy train will stop. So now they are trying to figure out how to make sure MJ's kids get the shaft and they get all the money.

823 days ago


And that staged game of UNO was pathetic.

823 days ago


Where is Katherine Jackson? You're a lawyer Harvey. Go do something useful.

823 days ago


No one can TAKE ALL OF THE KIDS MONEY. One of the main purposes of the guardian ad lithem is to protect the financial interest of the MJ3 within the transactions of the estate. In this role, I'm quite sure that she remains abreast of the ongoing finances of the estate, especially how expenses for the children are being handled. In some ways you could think of the monthly expenses as the interest that the total estate is earning. The executors have done and continue to do a great job. I have no words to express the abject stupidity of the latest Jermaine, etc., ploy. I hope the evil doers never see their niece and nephews again.

823 days ago


Shocker that LaToya isn't all up in this mess. Good for her!

823 days ago
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