The Jackson family drama is about to get even messier.
RadarOnline.com has learned that Margaret Lodise, the court-appointed attorney for Michael Jackson’s three children — Paris, Prince, and Blanket — will recommend that Kathrine Jackson be stripped of guardianship of the children, temporarily, until, a further determination can be made regarding Katherine and her role, if any, in the raising of the kids.
A source close to the situation tells us that papers could be filed Tuesday or Wednesday to make that happen; a hearing on the matter would then be held.
Meanwhile, the executors of Jackson’s vast estate — John Branca and John McClain — issued a statement Tuesday morning expressing their concern over the matter in which Michael’s children are being treated.
The statement reads: “We thank the fans for their keen interest in the matters that have been reported on recently regarding the Estate and Mrs. Jackson. We will not comment any further on the letter we received from certain of the Jackson siblings. We think our letter in response speaks for itself.
“We are acutely concerned about the welfare of Mrs. Jackson, and most particularly with Michael’s minor children. We are concerned that we do what we can to protect them from undue influences, bullying, greed, and other unfortunate circumstances. While we do not have standing to directly intervene, we have monitored the situation and will continue to do so. We believe measures are being put in place that will help protect them from what they are having to deal with.
“We take these matters very seriously and will continue to report on them as appropriate.”
The statement from the executors of Michael’s estate comes a day after the Jackson siblings — several of whom are calling on the executors of Michael’s estate to resign — released their own statement claiming the executors have caused Katherine stress and that Michael’s signature on his will was forged.
According to ABC News, The Jackson siblings’ statement reads, “This fallacious missing persons report was created by the very person and persons we are trying to protect our mother from. We feel that there is a conspiracy to deflect the attention away from a letter we wrote asking for the resignation of executors, John Branca and John McClain, as well as some of her ‘advisors’ and ‘caregivers.'”
The Jackson siblings further state: “We feel there is strong evidence that supports the falsification of documents in order to takeover and profit from the estate of our beloved brother, Michael Jackson….This is being handled by the proper authorities and due process will take place.”
RadarOnline.com was first to report that Jackson’s children met with their court-appointed attorney, Margaret Lodise, on Monday evening after Jermaine, Randy and Janet Jackson attempted to take the kids to Arizona.
The King of Pop’s children were given their own attorney to represent their best interests after their father tragically died three years ago, and Lodise was appointed to be their guardian ad litem.
“Margaret went to the house on Monday evening as a meeting with the children was requested,” a source close to the situation tells Radar. “This came after Jermaine, Randy and Janet tried to take them out of state. Katherine has now been out of the picture for over a week, and legal options are now being pursued in order to ensure that the children are safe.
“It’s certainly extremely concerning to Margaret Lodise that Katherine has been out of town for over a week and that the children haven’t spoken to her in that time. Katherine needs to get home quickly because there could be far reaching consequences as far as custody of the kids goes as it pertains to Katherine. It’s very likely that Lodise will be going to court as early as Tuesday to express her concerns to the judge, as she has a legal obligation to do so.
“Paris got into a scuffle with her aunt Janet upon entering the house because she told Paris she had to stop posting family information on Twitter. Janet physically tried to take Paris’ cell phone from her, but she wouldn’t give it up. It was just a very, very unfortunate situation that didn’t need to occur. If Katherine isn’t physically capable of taking care of the kids anymore, then the Courts are going to get involved, and very quickly. The kids can’t be caught in the middle of the ongoing drama of the Jackson family, period.” (On Tuesday, Good Morning America broadcast surveillance video of the scuffle.)
Meanwhile, Jermaine, Randy and Jane have been barred from their mother Katherine’s home in Calabasas, California after attempting to remove the kids from the house on Monday. The situation adds to the ongoing drama with the Jackson family, as Katherine has been in Arizona for more than a week and hasn’t spoken to her grandchildren, of whom she is the legal guardian. “It was just total chaos when Jermaine, Randy and Janet descended on the house,” the source revealed.
“The plan to take the kids out of the house was going to be a publicity stunt. The kids were going to be paraded into the house in Arizona where Katherine is staying and those photos would be published on a website favored by Randy Jackson.”
Attorneys for Katherine have characterized what happened as an “ambush.”
On Monday, Paris posted on her Twitter: “8 days and counting . something is really off , this isn’t like her at all .. i wanna talk directly to my grandmother!!<|3″
She followed up that Tweet with another on Tuesday morning, writing : “9 days and counting… so help me
god i will make whoever did this pay”.
Reports circulated on Monday night that Trent Jackson was manipulating Paris to post negative things about the family.
“That is absolutely laughable,” the source says. “Prince, Paris and Blanket could all be hauled into court to tell the judge what is going on and Paris would reveal that no one forced her to do anything as far as her Twitter is concerned. In fact, the last thing the Jackson family would want is for those kids to testify under oath about what is really going on in the family. The kids are ready to go to court, as they feel the only thing that can bring their grandmother home,” the source says.
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