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Katherine Jackson

Had FULL Phone Access

at Arizona Resort

7/26/2012 9:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Katherine Jackson
had FULL ACCESS to a working phone during her stay in Arizona and could easily have called her grandkids whenever she wanted ... so says a rep for the resort.

A spokesperson for the Miraval Resort -- where Katherine stayed for nine days, beginning last week -- tells TMZ, Katherine stayed in a luxury villa that DEFINITELY contained a working phone.

For the record ... the villa also came with a full kitchen, a private patio, its own pool ... and its own butler.

And if full phone access wasn't enough -- Katherine also had FREE WI-FI.

Bottom line ... the Miraval Resort is adamant ... Katherine wasn't as cut off from the outside world as she previously claimed.

After yesterday's court hearing, Katherine's lawyer was asked why she wasn't allowed to use a phone to call her grandkids -- and her lawyer said he was told "the section of the facility she stayed at didn't allow phones of any kind. Or computers."

The Miraval rep insists ... that's just not true.

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136.

jeannie    

I'm shocked the Kartrashians aren't there trying to make a buck

632 days ago
137.

bka62223    

The Jackson family truly seems to be over-stepping the bounds when it comes to Katherine Jackson. There is absolutely no indication that Mrs. Jackson is in any way mentally deficient and (or) unable to reason, communicate or speak for herself. Also, there is no indication that she has mishandled the many family & business affairs that she has been overseeing. Mrs. Jackson is a fully functional human being and she should be treated as such. People are attempting to manipulate her, most likely in an attempt to gain control of a very profitable estate. She's also being objectified, treated like she has no free will or rights as a human being. Fact is, she apparently is a perfectly capable human being, yet they're acting as if she must seek their approval for every move she makes. To the best of my knowledge, the estate, at the direction of Michael Jackson, was not set up that way. Perhaps all of you, especially those of you that proclaim to be such MJ fans, need to understand that he left the control and finances of his estate in the very capable hands of his mother. As such, until the courts say otherwise, they really have no legal say in her affairs. I fear that her family will bully her into turning the control of the estate, as well as the guardianship of MJ's children, over to other family members. Considering the lack of success that the majority of Michael's siblings have had with their own business and personal lives, I hope that isn't the case. No, Mrs. Jackson should stand up for her own personal, business and legal rights and continue to manage the estate as she has... successfully.

632 days ago
138.

Rita    

TMZ DON'T TRY TO BLAME IT COMPLETELY ON KATHERINE JACKSON, I AM NOT BUYING THAT. SHE HAS WATCHED HER GRANDKIDS FOR THREE YEARS WITHOUT INCIDENT. SHE WAS INFLUENCED BY HER KIDS, BUT KATHERINE JACKSON NEEDS TO STOP PROTECTING HER GROWN KIDS AND BE TRUTHFUL OR SHE MAY LOSE THE KIDS COMPLETELY

632 days ago
139.

GGG    

Michael raised those kids proper!

632 days ago
140.

GGG    

Oh Prince, Prince II and Paris please be careful and safe. :/ I wouldn't put anything past those vultures.

632 days ago
141.

Lindsay    

This is seriously sketchy. Obviously Mama Jackson is lying, but why?? Why would she allow her kids to have that kind of control on her unless they had something against her?? So very weird... and proof that money does NOT bring happiness...

632 days ago
142.

Lindsay    

This is seriously sketchy. Obviously Mama Jackson is lying, but why?? Why would she allow her kids to have that kind of control on her unless they had something against her?? So very weird... and now Prince's Twitter post is gone, too. What kind of mind control are these people using, anyway??

632 days ago
143.

tamara    

No wonder Michael couldn't sleep. Now we know just some of what he went through.

632 days ago
144.

Jan    

Is the adult kids manipulating Mama and TJ manipulating Michael's kids. Are they ALL trying to manipulate the executors and the courts? Who will Katherine fire this week? My guess is her lawyer first.

632 days ago
145.

Jan    

I bet Diana Ross does not want to get into this mess. Debbie Rowe probably doesn't either.

632 days ago
146.

lotusblossom    

Where's LaToya been in all of this?

632 days ago
147.

Jan    

Al Sharpton seems to want to get his hands into this. Send the Rev. Al to talk to the practicing Muslim, Jermaine.

632 days ago
148.

Andrew    

I vote for Uncle Sam to take care of those children...till they are old enough to take care of their own bussiness...a financial education would be quite usefull too... they are very good at dealing with vultures...but they don't need to go trough that

632 days ago
149.

ashley    

I am soooo lost, trying to play catch-up now, but having a hard time. I can't tell who is 100% legit.......WHO IS ?

632 days ago
150.

Joi    

I wonder who Joe Jackson is gonna whup first?

632 days ago
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