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MJ KIDS

TJ NOW TEMP GUARDIAN

KATHERINE OUT

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

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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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301.

Mike J    

I understand this dynamic. Janet does not need the money. We have often seen a parent pass away and grandparent take over. The grandparent becomes so overwhelmed that the g'parents children say enough. Janet is concerned about her mother trying to raise these spoiled brats alone. I that is why Katherine went to a spa without letting them know...These are spoiled kids and overwhelming for grandma!

633 days ago
302.

Dose Of Reality    

First off, MJ must have knew he didn’t have long to live and “his ways” would catch up with him. How else could someone reasonably (then again it was MJ) expect a woman of her age to take care of three kids? Considering the family involved, we all expected there to be power struggles for the money, the kids being a big ticket item as part of it all.

What a wonderful family:
- Pedophile (actually Hebaphile)
- Child abusers
- Wife swappers
- Deadbeat dads
- Addicts
- People with serious mental problems
- Grifters
- Morons
- Opportunists
- Loafers
- Leaches
- Freaks
- And on and on

If it was anyone else, child protective services would be involved. What kicked this all off can certainly be considered abandonment. If you left three kids with a babysitter and disappeared for over a week without them (kids and caretakers) knowing where you went or when/if you’d be back, you bet there would be consequences. The simple act of the names chosen for them (yes, I know Blanket is a nickname) was child abuse.


The best thing for those kids, aside from keeping them off the internet, is to break ties with the family completely. They should be sent to live with the biological mothers that they were purchased from.


This is just a countdown to failure for those kids.

633 days ago
303.

Choppy    

I believe what actually happened is, Mama Jackson is suffering from continously endless mourning for Michael and several on-going old age illnesses, i.e., dementia, alzheimers, minor/mini stroke, etc. She's in her 80s, you know. TJ has always been Michael's kids' full-time babysitter and Mama Jackson's favorite grandchild, so I'm not surprised TJ was given custody.

633 days ago
304.

phia    

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 kids agreed to this temporary guardianship?

Were they asked ? Aren't they minors which means that adults decide what's best for them?

633 days ago
305.

whocares    

I feel bad for these darn kids. What a crazy life!

633 days ago
306.

TJ    

This whole story is sad...sad. Michael raised his children so well and knew that his sisters and brothers were always jealous of him; so sad. I have to say, I thought more of Janet but have completely lost ALL respect for her. If you notice, her net worth online has not been updated since 2007?? I am done with you Janet. Michael, we all miss you so much and will watch your Amazing kids. Kids, keep your heads up and know that we are here for you and so is your beloved, father....in spirit.

633 days ago
307.

Cherwood    

Damned indecision and Cursed strife--Part 2...
So glad to hear Katherine is finally reunited with her Grandchildren....how safe any of them are is another story...
And I see Randy spoke out against TJ's court performance, making TJ appear to fill the HERO role more appropriately. Then again, could his remarks be simply a cover?
I'm actually praying that TJ does turn out to be what's best for PPB, but my inner voice just keeps telling me they'd be better off with someone who's NOT part of the fam. Katherine all but PROVED she's out of the race by appearing onscreen reading what sounded like a force-fed statement...with the 3 culprits looming in the background like members of the Symbianese (sp?) Liberation Army back in the day. C'mon now!
The thing about this that scares me so much is Prince's tweets blasting the family in their games and recalling how Michael always warned him about "certain people"--obviously certain FAMILY. Since he passed, I've often wondered if he had ever explained why he tended to be estranged from everyone but Katherine. And before anyone jumps to their defense, proclaiming how he felt about his family, let me say this: I know he loved them, much like many people love their family, but they also realize they have to love them from afar. There really is such a thing as a "TOXIC RELATIONSHIP"...I think that's what he experienced with many of the family members....
And we have to also remember that Randy is prone to be off his nut a bit ever since that accident, something that Jermy has probably played on and used to his advantage.
Not to say he's acted alone in all of this, but Jermy is what I consider a Master Manipulator. Note how if you review the events that led to Michael's MURDER, he was ALWAYS in the mix somehow:
-Michael told him that he was looking for ways to save Neverland from foreclosure, and Jermy introduced him to Tohme, who introduced him to Barrack, who introduced him to Randy Phillips with AEG...the ex-brother-in-law of Tohme. How did Jermy know Tohme? He lived next door to JANET of all people, and Tohme is Jermy's wife's UNCLE....
And in case anyone missed how Murray ties in, he was referred to help treat PPB's cold back in their Vegas days by one of the bodyguards...HIRED BY TOHME, of course. And Murray just happened to have a home at the Red Rock Country Club in Vegas (you know, the one that was in foreclosure for 3 years.) Who held the note on that home? None other than Sun Colony, a subsidiary of Barrack's COLONY CAPITAL...see the pattern? And all of this began with none other than JERMY!!As for Janet, as I stated before she has many people fooled, but I do think maybe Jermy blew up her ego a bit to make her think they couldn't pull this off without her. And once Janet was in, it was easy to get Rebbie to think the whole thing was logical. But what they failed to realize is that they were playing with legal fire concerning the children, and unless they have a Lawyer who's at the top of his game (which is NOT in their track record,) they're headed for a HUGE fall....
Bottom line, the worst of all this is seeing it all play out on the news, talk shows, tabloids and the like. It just kills me that these children have to deal with this crap all because of their own family's GREED. Outsiders you expect. There are always going to be a few Tohme's and Weisner's lurking around the corner, but FAMILY?? Ugh!
BTW--@Choppy: TAJ was the closest to PPB and always with them, TJ joined in more in recent years...
@Knowright: You do KNOW RIGHT!!
@Cindee: We are totally on the same page of this one. I wanted to see the children grow up with their own family, but now I realize that's not the best thing for them. From Day 1, Katherine has allowed family and her mgrs to exploit them, putting them on talk shows and virtually selling them to the highest bidder. It was bad enough when she allowed Oprah to exploit them, but then Paris went on Ellen? And now the fam wants to get upset that she stays on her Twitter 24/7? Katherine made that bed so now they have to lie in it....
Not sure who'd be best, but since Michael suggested Diana, who has raised a wonderful family, I think she's a great candidate. As I stated, I don't trust TJ's intentions, and Debbie Rowe was on Michael's X list after she ran her mouth to Schlaffel and Co...and last year she was even hanging out with him--someone who is known to have bilked Michael out of a lot of money and leached off of him constantly. Besides, she's NOT Blanket's Mom so she'd be breaking up the 3 of them unless he agreed to stay with her....
I predict that if this whole thing doesn't come to a head soon, Prince and Paris will probably try to get emancipated...not a bad idea, imo....
@Mike J.: We all agree that Janet has had her successes, but how much do we REALLY know about her finances? As I stated before, she recently had a lot of irons in the fire with a WOrld Tour, CD release, Book Release and so on, and an artist of her stature usually wears the Producers' hat as well, ergo, they foot many of the BILLS. So I'm not sure how much money she has. Back in the late 80's-mid-90's when she was hot, I'm sure she had money, but then back then, she also had that albatross RENE around her neck. If I'm not mistaken, she had to pay him off when they were divorced....she may STILL be paying him off. Also, she's done her share of films with Tyler Perry, but how much did she get for those roles? Tyler's operates much like an independent startup Filmmaker. As much money as he's made in recent years, he tends to cut corners wherever he can--a good thing, but for those who are a part of his productions, maybe not so much....
Any in case, it may not even be about the money for her, but about giving her family members who are down on their luck a chance to grab the brass ring finally...now that they don't have to go through Michael to get it....ouch...
It also is about POWER, folks. And the Estate is nothing but and then some. One thing that just came to me today is the fact that this entire "Little Katherine lost" drama began AFTER THE ESTATE RELEASED THEIR RECENT NUMBERS SHOWING THEIR LATEST NUMBERS! Meaning that with the exception of a few minor claims that will go to court, the Estate will finally be out of Probate and BEGIN PAYING THE HEIRS.....
Something to chew on for real.....
@PHIA--Hey girl!
@John: You are right on point!
Missing Michael....PPBEOS.....

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