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

759 days ago


Something is wrong with this WHOLE entire picture, from the judge, to the Estate, to the family members on down to the local authorities. If there is a woman in her eighties granted guardianship over 3 minor children who then go's missing under suspicious cir***stances, why would they pass them along to another family member and just sit tight until Katherine magically reappears? If people think she is being held at secret locations against her will then why is this being treated so nonchalantly? If a woman with status and money gets treated like this then no wonder over 900,000 Americans go missing each year with more than half unaccounted for....SMH!

759 days ago

BB not bb    

I sort of don't trust Perry Sanders either. He is acting like he is on everyone's side when he should be on Katherine's side only as her lawyer. He agree not to see her after flying all the way to AZ just to talk to her. I think maybe he is being promised money for his cooperation. What lawyer would stand for such a thing and think that it is alright?

He didn't want to disturb her but how can she relax if she doesn't know how her grandkids are and talk to them to let them know what is going on. That would be the most urgent thing on her mind, not getting a foot massage.

I think they got some doctor to drug her up and that is why she is talking slow now and not using normal words. They have drugs that can scramble your brain so bad, just one dose and you mind can be ruined forever. She could have been given acid or something even.

They must have planned to give her something bad. That is why they announced that she had a stroke and then wouldn't let anyone see her or talk to her for a long time, not even her lawyer.

Perry should be getting restraining orders agains't all of them, not saying that they are great people. He is very shady. He doesn't seem like he takes his job seriously.

759 days ago


LOL -- They spirited Katherine away in what they thought was a hard-ball power-play on the kids, and it blew up in their greedy faces. AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!

759 days ago


After abandoning those children Katherine does not deserve to be reinstated! Hopefully permanent guardianship will be given to Tito!
Keep those children away from all those crazies that are after their money!

759 days ago


"As exclusively reported, Paris and her brothers spoke with Katherine Tuesday night for the first time in nine days, and their court appointed attorney told the Judge they could hear other people on the phone when they were speaking with her.

In the courtroom, T.J. told the Judge that he spoke to Katherine Tuesday night and it was "very strange," and that he "never heard her talk like that."

His attorney suggested that Katherine Jackson was trying to talk to him in code because she was being held against her will.

Katherine's attorney Perry Sanders confirmed's exclusive report that he traveled to Arizona to meet with her and when he went to the spa where she was staying he wasn't allowed to see her, but he did speak with Jermaine and Janet."

759 days ago

Flying Blind    

Where is Paul Windfield when you need him.
(Google him, yow i'm old)

759 days ago


Those 3 white lab created children are not Black like the rest of the Jacksons. Michael Jackson was black but didnt want to be and did everything he could to be white, including having only White wives and White children, the product of Egg Sellers and Sperm Sellers. But the Jacksons tolerated the 3 White kids, because they saw GREEN. They want the money! Paris, Prince and Blanket have a right to know where they came from. Who are their White parents?? Whoever their real parents are, they would be better than the Money Grubbing fist fighting Jackson clan. The records at the lab should be subpoenaed and the kids should be told who their real White parents are. Dont everyone of us want to know where we came from?? Especially if we wound up in a crazy house with a huge bunch of people who are not related to us!!!!

759 days ago


sees 10000.000$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

759 days ago


congratulations you all are giving me a headache with your money, greed, lies same old over and over

759 days ago


I really feel sorry for those kids. Paris seems to be so mature but she's still a child, so is Prince, and that poor Blanket looks like he's fragile like his father. I can't keep the extras in this family straight, and I don't even pretend to know them or how they really are but this is awful and I'll bet Katherine will be dead in a few months ... where is that nightmare of a father Joe, or is he pulling the strings?

759 days ago


Waiting for the Harvey show now gonna start Making me self some popping corn

759 days ago


where does LaToya Jackson and less not forget Ole Joe stand on this issure

759 days ago

Flying Blind    

thinking the same thing, Harvey is going to have to be pulled off the roof!
Hopefully his voice is still gone and we'll get Jason. (not going to happen)

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