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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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91.

Tracy    

Seriously, why dont the autoritis go to Katherine and just remove her and ask her when shes not around them if she is okay or not. This is effing ridiculous

784 days ago
92.

Flying Blind    

Tito will be doing his "happy dance".

784 days ago
93.

mj fan forever    

The judge said Katherine was not suspended for wrongdoing, but that she was prevented from doing her guardianship duties by "intentional act from third parties." In other words, the judge smells a rat in the form of Randy, Jermaine and Janet.


And in other words they should be charged, above all for the horrible situation Michael's children had to face due to her GREED and lack of cruples!!!

784 days ago
94.

CitySide    

Hmmmm.... Katherine will always be taken care of from the estate regardless of guardianship, but with TJ as guardian, the children's monthly money flows through him. Sounds like a win-win for any Jackson looking for money. Two Jackson banks to seek funds from.

784 days ago
95.

IceGypsy    

10:34 - If Katherine's speech was very different, I'm wondering if she did indeed have a small stroke of some sort, and maybe she didn't want to tell anyone.


It's good that they have someone in place for the kids for the time being. I think the finances are going to have to be very closely watched.


Curious why Diana hasn't come forth yet.

784 days ago
96.

Pimpcessa    

Next question: WHERE THE HELL IS KATHERINE???????????????????????/

784 days ago
97.

mj fan forever    

*due to their GREED and lack of scruples

784 days ago
98.

Kari    

Nobody, not even the lawyers, thought to contact Diana Ross? This whole thing is just pathetic.

784 days ago
99.

Kari    

What if all of this--all of it--was a plot to get her guardianship away? Wouldn't the best way be to keep her out of contact with her family, so people could prove she can't do it any longer? This whole thing is so sad--this is a family.

784 days ago
100.

Kari    

As if, loser.

784 days ago
101.

Kari    

Anyone would have high blood pressure who is surrounded by grown children that are so dysfunctional and desperate that they would be willing to kidnap/isolate you. That is one scary group of people.

784 days ago
102.

mj fan forever    

The judge delivered Michael's children in the hands of the Jacksons nothing changed!!!!

784 days ago
103.

Jody    

So, what does this mean? Does Katherine still get her $70,000 a month?

784 days ago
104.

melody    

They need to arrest the entire bunch and that TJ

784 days ago
105.

Blah    

Is anyone else surprised about Janet being involved in this? Oh...and LaToya NOT being involved?

784 days ago
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