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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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Yay the safety and well being of these children are now his responsibility and we will see in the upcoming weeks if he is like the other Jackson's

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mj fan forever    

This is just a disaster, and as usual Michael's children are those who lose!!! No one seem caring about that!!!

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Great! Now they can cut the grass and get the snakes out. Which means all new security and staff not hired by estate executors.

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BB not bb    

If a mother is kidnapped she doesn't lose guardianship of her kids. How is this happening then? The conservators are like their guardians I think.

It does sound like elder abuse. It sounds like they took her away and drugged her up so that she doesn't even sound coherent, so they say. Well isn't that more of an emergency situation than three kids living in a mansion alone for a week?

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This is temporary and probably so necessary. I just hope he is ready for the handouts he may need to make to his uncles. And don't sleep TMZ Katherine is a Jehovahs Witness and they could be heavily involved in influencing her as well. They are known for that.

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Wonder if Katherine's children fed her any drugs

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Alrightie then. Everybody head over to TJ's! (Janet, Randy & Jermaine, not allowed!)

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I don't believe for a second that if a person's welfare is thought to be in jepardy that there's not a law forcing Katherine's kids to let the neccessary people in to check on her.So why did her lawyer not go to the police and get more people involved ?

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How long have you been a registered sex offender, Lander?

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10:33 AM Katherine's lawyer, Sandra Ribera, just said she (Sandra) has been to the house several times recently and she believes Katherine has been held against her will.


Katherine's lawyer, Perry Sanders, tells TMZ, "This is a very tense time when of course we don't feel Mrs. Jackson should be removed as guardian and we would vigorously oppose that on anything other than an extremely short-term basis, until she returns home."

Interesting that Katherine's attorneys are directly contradicting themselves. No wonder the judge smelled a rat...

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The Judge did the WRONG thing here. The backup guardian for these kids according to the WILL is Diana Ross. If she refuses, then and only then should someone else be brought in for the kids. We have a will here for a reason. Michael saw this coming with his siblings. The roaches come out of the wood work when there is money involved. I say call Diana and she what she wants to do here.

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KATHERINE WAS KIDNAPPED! The FBI should look into this. I bet they drugged her and made her change HER WILL so they will get her money! Maybe they will be going to PRISON for what they did to her and MJs kids.

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Tito Jackson is now performing his new song : WE MADE IT !

Poor kids ..

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Flying Blind    

My take on Joe Jackson: I think he diverted royalties from the Jackson 5 to a side account he has access to years ago. And now that royalties type stuff is coming up, he wants to stay quiet. JMO

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Katherine Jackson was finally able to talk to her grandchildren, Paris, Prince Michael, and Blanket after more than a week Tuesday night after her attorney, Perry Sanders, flew to Tucscon, Arizona where the Jackson family matriarch has been holed up all week with no access to a telephone, computer, or television, is exclusively reporting.

Sanders flew to Tuscon on Tuesday, a source connected to the case tells us. "Perry went to the spa where Katherine was staying and was still unable to meet with Katherine in person. However, he did talk to Jermaine and Janet Jackson who were also there. The attorney explained the lack of communication has been very confusing and cause for concern. Katherine had no phone in her room, and there is no cell service at the resort. Perry insisted that Katherine be able to speak to the grandkids, and it finally happened last night. Perry urged Janet and Jermaine to have her mother come home immediately because of the pending custody hearing which WILL happen this morning in a Los Angeles courtroom."

The conversation "was extremely emotional, and Paris was just so relieved to hear from her grandmother. She was very emotional on the phone, and Katherine assured her that everything was going to be OK. Katherine wanted to come home immediately last night, but there were no flights available. She is extremely upset at her children for doing this, and was kept in the dark the entire time," the insider adds.

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