Judge Orders Investigation Into Jackson Kids’ Care

By Radar Staff

A Los Angeles County judge has ordered an investigation into the care of Michael Jackson’s children, Prince, Paris and Blanket.

Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff, acting on his own initiative, instructed a probate court investigator to prepare a report “addressing the status of the minor children” and their 82-year-old grandmother, Katherine.

Beckloff ordered investigator Cary Ornelas “to interview the children at their school on an unannounced basis” and deliver a written report directly to him. “The report shall be provided to the court only and shall not be disseminated to any parties,” he wrote.

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On Wednesday, Beckloff stripped Katherine of her role as her grandchildren’s legal guardian, and appointed their 34-year-old cousin, T.J. Jackson, in her place.

The development came after a bizarre week of Jackson family feuding, with claims that Katherine was missing or kidnapped or worse.

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Katherine’s attorney has since told us he’s petitioned the court to put her back in charge of the kids, but in a shared role with T.J.

Judge Beckloff’s order of an investigation, however, makes it clear that proposed joint arrangement is anything but a done deal.

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After the order was issued, 14-year-old Paris — who continues to be the one person in the dysfunctional Jackson clan who seems to have a handle on things — tweeted “together we stand , divided we fall.”


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