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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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61.

BNWW    

Wow, TMZ is really trying to look out/assist the executors, AEG, and Sony with the extremely biased information being put out. We can all see that TMZ cares NOTHING about the kiddies! But ensuring that the professionals (lawyers, etc.) in the family court system, the executors, AEG, and Sony stay in the loop and continue raking in MJJ's dough seems to be on the TMZ agenda. Harvey and his comrades are so transparent.

790 days ago
62.

Wellington     

Photos of a Miraval villa...sheeesh!
http://www.miravalresorts.com/the_place/residences/

790 days ago
63.

Saffron    

...and it don't stop. Thanks TMZ for the great coverage. It is time for the oldest kids to become emancipated minors. California can do that at age 14...I think. I hope they stay safe...waiting for the next update.

790 days ago
64.

Kevin    

The evidence is becoming quite clear. This is a big cover-up to hide Jermaine's boob job. Pray for the kids.

790 days ago
65.

Chinaff    

Katherine's Lawyer said it not her, in Katherine's interview she said she didn't want to use the phone not that one wasn't there.

790 days ago
66.

R    

And I'll be Joe Jackson still has some sort of hold on her.

790 days ago
67.

Jody    

The resort isn't about to side with the family and be sued. If they admitted Katherine wasn't allowed phone access, then it could be claimed they held her against her will at the facility.

Nope, they are not going to agree to that one.

790 days ago
68.

LDB    

I SMELL RATS

790 days ago
69.

amsjll    

This family is SO messed up. Total trash.

790 days ago
70.

melody    

Who's Trent? Who's he related to? He had a major role

790 days ago
71.

myopinion    

TMZ you are going OVERBOARD with this story making something out of NOTHING...The lady said she DID NOT want to use a phone, she needed a BREAK...PERIOD POINT BLANK.

790 days ago
72.

Erica    

I stayed there last month and used my phone daily. that is BS.

790 days ago
73.

ARTOFWAR    

...Did it ever occur to any of you mental-midgets that Catherine, out of her own free will, with no undue influence, merely wanted to take a break from two teenagers and a child.


If any of you have ever dealt with teenagers you know that they can be quite a handful, and being Michael Jackson's kids does not make these children immune to teenage shena****ns.


Perhaps the old-girl just needed a well-deserved mini vacation as any adult raising children needs from time to time, especially when the adult in question happens to be 82 years old.


So enough with all the intricate moronic conspiracy theories until all the facts are on the table.


And by the way, for the all the Caucasian commentators on this particular issue who seem to be so broken-up about Michael Jackson's children. Would any of you be so adamantly concerned about these kids if they were Black???....Artofwar


790 days ago
74.

Mike    

We don't know the truth yet and perhaps Katherine doesn't know either since she was whisked away. If she secluded herself by her will, and kept out of communication with the kids by her will, without even informing the kids, she does not deserve custody. If she was held against her will, and "brainwashed" to the point that she herself tries to justify her going AWOL, again, she does not deserve custody. If someone tried to keep me from my kids, and kept me from talking to them, I would put them down. Katherine may be too feeble minded at this point to be a strong advocate for the welfare of the kids. It's time to give them a more age-appropriate guardian

790 days ago
75.

Sally Hemmings    

Maybe she was sick of feeling like a character from "The Help" and needed to take a break from catering to spoiled demanding brats for a while?

790 days ago
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