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MJ KIDS

TJ NOW TEMP GUARDIAN

KATHERINE OUT

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

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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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76.

CloBird    

The judge has told TJ to contact Diana Ross and Debbie Rowe and to file for PERMANENT GUARDIANSHIP.
Further complications --- since Katherine's lawyer told the court that Katherine was being held against her will, does this mean kidnapping charges?
UPDATE: Katherine LOST guardianship.

817 days ago
77.

cherokeesky34    

As we say in the south ........ Da Chit Just Hit Da Fan!

817 days ago
78.

Phreaky    

This is horrible, I remember when Diana Ross was named as 2nd guardian after Michael died she said she was "dumbfounded" why he would leave her his kids and said she basically didn't want them. She needs to get her name removed the list.

817 days ago
79.

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817 days ago
80.

Wellington     

It will be interesting to see what standing Debbie Rowe will have as the biological mother of 2 of the kids legally if she's interested in being guardian. It seemed as if she only stepped aside out of respect for Katherine. If Katherine is out of the picture as guardian it may be a new ball game. I doubt that Diana Ross wants the headache of being their guardian.

817 days ago
81.

cherokeesky34    

Now I'm praying for Katherine and her safety and health even more than I was before. God bless her and keep her safe and strong.

817 days ago
82.

mj fan forever    

This is not at all a good thing for Michael's children, who knows what else can happen now

817 days ago
83.

Judy    

So the judge suspended Katherine's guardianship and appointed TJ temporary guardian. How long is "temporary"? Did the judge set a time limit?

817 days ago
84.

congratulationsnariah    

TO CLARIFY

I'm concerned about Katherine also

Come to think of it, reading TJ's comment ELDER ABUSE is definitely a consideration and proceedings need to begin to protect Katherine also!!!!

Get on your job Mr. Sanders! It's not about the money any more, it's about your client's SAFETY!!!

817 days ago
85.

R    

There must be something going on that indicates that Katherine may be mentally and physically incapable of being guardian anymore.

817 days ago
86.

chuckie    

Congrats to TJ!

817 days ago
87.

Lynn317    

When Katherine actually finds out about the the horrible plot to trick her and keep her in seclusion, mislead her about the safety of MJ’s kids -then terrify them and try to abduct them... plus the media storm created by these “supposedly” well intended offspring of hers - Katherine will be in SHOCK - anybody would be, let alone an 82 year old women.

If this devious nasty PLOT by her own kids doesn't give her a stroke or heart attack ... nothing will.

817 days ago
88.

Jialoves    

Wow that's crazy!!!
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817 days ago
89.

Mike44090    

It's a smart move. She is getting too old to take care of three young kids.

817 days ago
90.

Pimpcessa    

Me thinks those Jacksons have no idea what they're getting themselves in to. They are messing with some pretty big fish. These attorneys know how to get around their greedy butts, and in the end, the siblings are going to jail, or at the very least have their reputations RUINED!

817 days ago
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