Randy Jackson Launches New Attack in Family Drama
July 27, 2012
Michael Jackson's brother Randy lashed out at the executors of the pop superstar's lucrative estate on Friday, issuing a blistering attack on Twitter that accuses the estate managers of cutting off access to his mother Katherine.
His posting addresses the drama over his mother Katherine Jackson's recent absence from her Calabasas, CA home where she lives and cares for Michael's three children Paris, 14, Prince Michael, 15, and Blanket, 10.
Katherine's attorney said Friday that an agreement is in place for her to share guardianship of the children with Tito Jackson's son TJ, who was granted temporary guardianship during the 82-year-old matriarch's recent trip to Arizona during which she was not in contact with the children.
In his latest message, Randy said when asked by TJ whether he should seek temporary guardianship, his mother "told TJ NO – twice."
Randy also said the executors of Michael's estate -- John Branca, John McClain -- along with their attorney Howard Weitzman, have recently blocked access to Katherine's home for him and siblings Rebbie, Janet and Jermaine.
"The Estate is trying to isolate my Mother from her family JUST LIKE THEY DID TO MICHAEL, in order to propagate their lies, financial agendas and to protect a fraudulent will," Randy's Twitter posting states. "The same people that are trying to manipulate my mother are the same people that were involved with my brother when he died."
Randy asserted his belief that "anyone who stands up against the executors of the estate" is denied access to his mother.
Also on Friday, La Toya Jackson -- who so far has refrained from commenting publicly during the latest family feud -- tweeted a a message urging positivity. "GM All I want every1 2day 2 love & appreciate the positive aspects of life! Don't allow the negative energy that surround U rule UR world!" A short time later she followed up with, "Sending An Abundance Of Love Light And Positive Energy To All!"