Katherine and TJ Jackson reach agreement over guardianship of Michael’s children – Randy not impressed

By | Published on Monday 30 July 2012

Tito Jackson Jr

Michael Jackson’s brother Randy has hit out at a deal between his mother Katherine and nephew TJ over the guardianship of the late king of pop’s three children, accusing the latter of lying in court.

As previously reported, amidst feuding between various factions of the Jackson family, and between certain Jackson siblings and the Michael Jackson estate, a court last week gave Tito Jackson Jr temporary guardianship of his late uncle’s children, with a judge ruling that “third parties” were preventing Katherine Jackson from properly fulfilling her guardian role.

The ruling followed claims by Michael’s children that they hadn’t seen their grandmother for over a week, and that they were worried about her. Though Randy Jackson had already told the media that his mother was having some rest time, but would return to her LA home where Michael’s children live in due course.

She did just that on Friday, and was originally expected to fight last week’s court ruling, but then her lawyer, Perry Sanders, said that his client had reached an agreement with TJ to share the guardianship of Michael’s children, adding that a proposal to that effect would be taken to court next week.

But Randy is not impressed with that deal. He alleged via Twitter: “When TJ asked my mother if he should ask for temporary guardianship, my Mother told TJ NO – twice… In order to obtain temporary guardianship, TJ lied to the court [about other family members interfering with Katherine’s guardianship]. Rebbie, Janet, Jermaine and I would never harm our mother and we are doing our best to protect her and the Estate knows that. I want to know why Perry Sanders would consider a negotiation based on lies”.