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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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166.

TheTruth    

Okay, so either Grandma lied or her three loving children told her that there was no access to phones where she was. Somebody's lying!!

717 days ago
167.

jo    

If Randy, Jermaine and Janet (and Papa Joe?) are claiming their mother had a mini stroke then why was HER medical doctor not called? And IF she is that unwell and they are worried about her health why take her to a SPA...common sense says take her to a HOSPITAL to be treated medically. The court should order Katherine to be examined ASAP by a court appointed, independent medical doctor/ specialist to assess her physical and mental state of health...why do I think some of her so called loving kids and Joe would be against it?

Follow the money people...

717 days ago
168.

cogboy    

9 days in a resort is a kidnapping? ooh ooh me next! pleeeeeeze....

717 days ago
169.

carole    

the OLD lady is a PLAYER!! she also LIES with a straight face!!! KJ is in cahoots with the jealous siblings of MJ!!the lawyers for the MJ3 better watch out for that old lady...

717 days ago
170.

Cricket    

Never smart to lie to the cops... This old lady's story keeps changing. It's time she admits she has some messed up kids.

717 days ago
171.

oink    

Any word from a Jacksons mouth is a Lie....

717 days ago
172.

Salim    

yeah

717 days ago
173.

Rosemary_S.    

Katherine's statement was rehearsed. I think someone else wrote it for her.

717 days ago
174.

mebrat24    

I wonder who paid for this place? runs about $3 k a nite so ----------------

717 days ago
175.

kade    

This is why Katherine didn't want to show up in court and tell a judge she didn't have a phone to contact her grandkids. It wasn't true. It was PR spin. She's those kids' guardian in name only. They're being raised by the help while she spends 3K a night on spa vacations.

Katherine has no chance to get custody back unless she convinces TJ to voluntarily give custody back to her. Her cashcows have done a coup and overthrown her.

717 days ago
176.

Lemonade    

Michael, you stupid, arrogant POS. Would you not keep yourself together long enough to see your kids grown - away from the family you knew to be money junkies? Now look at the mess you created.

717 days ago
177.

Bea    

Michael reflecting over the lies and the family:
(Transcript from a phone call, "the Glenda tapes", MJ was 32 years old):

MJ: "It’s like, 'The Jackson family, they’re so wholesome.' And we all took pictures together back in the Jackson 5 days with Motown and stuff like that. We were all so close and Joseph was, you know, 'Papa Joe'. You know. And then LaToya told the truth (LaToya’s book was published in ’91 revealed the extent of the abuse by Joe). They portray everything you know, because of publicity. 'The Jackson family. They lived in a ghetto in Gary, Indiana and they made it and they’re so tight knit.' Tight knit, my ass!!!"

717 days ago
178.

Alexandria    

Oh My God, you people and your conspiracy theories. None of us know the real story, so stop pretending like we do. Stop saying Janet is broke, it obviously isn't true. Google isn't just a search engine you use to go to TMZ. There is FACTUAL information out there. Go find it. Stop saying the kids are lying we also know that isn't true. Hopefully in the next week or so, the truth will come out, but even if it doesn't that's okay. This is their family business not ours. I'm sure they won't care what we think after a while.

717 days ago
179.

Zuggy    

My wife and I were at Mirival several years ago and if I remember correctly there were no telephones in the rooms and cell phone reception was spotty at best. Now, we didn't stay in a villa and things may have changed since.

717 days ago
180.

babz    

Im sure these kids have nannies and others who care for them on a daily basis...Katherine is 82 years old and should be enjoying her senior years..instead she is caring for her son's children out of loyalty to her son so they won't have to be cared for by strangers.....and this is the thanks she gets...these little brats are ungrateful, and Paris' twitter account should be disabled! This is a private matter that should be handled by the family...

717 days ago
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