Members of Michael Jackson's family have been barred from the home shared by the late singer's three children and mother.
The family is currently embroiled in a feud over Jackson's estate, which has led to a bizarre series of events the past few weeks. Family members have traded accusations of kidnapping matriarch Katherine Jackson and plotting to get the control of the estate.
Right -- it's all very exhausting. But, as Americans with our priorities out of whack, we have a responsibility to try keeping up.
The estate's statement released Monday afternoon does not specify which members of Jackson's family are no longer allowed at the home and says the list is subject to change. The statement says an approved guest list was requested by an attorney for TJ Jackson, the son of Tito Jackson who was appointed temporary guardian of the children last week. It is believed that TJ and Michael's mother, Katherine, are acting as co-guardians of Michaelo's three children.
"It is imperative to the estate that from this point forward a safe and appropriate environment be provided for Michael Jackson's children and his mother," the statement reads. The children and Katherine Jackson live in a gated community in suburban Calabasas that is more private than the family's longtime home in Encino.
The statement was issued in response to an online report by journalist Roland Martin that Jackson's siblings Randy,
The Jackson siblings followed a vehicle carrying Jackson's children, Prince, Paris and Blanket, through security gates and "ambushed" the children and their caretakers, an attorney for family matriarch Katherine Jackson said last week. The elder Jackson was out of contact with the children for roughly 10 days while at an Arizona spa, which prompted a missing person's report and concerns about her health.
Maybe some of these people ought to be worried about their missing careers.
TJ Jackson, the late singer's nephew, plans to become a co-guardian in an agreement reached last week after Katherine Jackson returned to the home.
Katherine Jackson's attorney Perry Sanders Jr. said last week that TJ Jackson would take over day-to-day operations and staff oversight at the Calabasas home. The move will free Katherine Jackson to focus on the upbringing of the children, who range in ages from 10 to 15, Sanders said.
Siblings Randy, Janet, Rebbie and Jermaine Jackson have signed a letter calling on the executors of Jackson's estate to resign. Randy Jackson has accused the executors, attorney John Branca and music executive John McClain, of trying to isolate Katherine Jackson from relatives who are critical of them.
"It is my fear and belief, that they are trying to take my mother's life," Randy Jackson wrote last week.
Randy Jackson has also claimed his brother's will is a fake, a claim the estate denies.