Jackson Family Implodes: Marlon Blocked From Talking to Mom Katherine, Tito Backs out of Plot and Randy Claims Children are being Used as Pawns
The battle between the late Michael Jackson’s siblings and the executors of the King of Pop’s estate has reached fever pitch, as opposite sides of the family took their growing battle to primetime television on Tuesday, July 24.
Randy Jackson spoke out about the feud that got himself, his brother Jermaine and sister Janet, almost arrested at his mother Katherine’s Calabasas, Calif. home on July 23.
Appearing on Rev. Al Sharpton’s PoliticsNation MSNBC, Randy defended his visit to his mother's home to see Prince Michael, 15, Paris, 14, and Blanket, 10.
His sister Janet was also scheduled to appear on the show but pulled out at the last minute to head to Arizona to be with their mother.
Randy claimed he was trying to reach the children to let them know that it was “doctors orders” for their grandmother to be “isolated” from the stress of daily life.
“Her health was ailing,” he told Sharpton, explaining why the 82-year-old had been whisked away to Arizona.
“My mother is doing great she’s relaxing, she’s having fun, she’s with my sister Rebbie, her granddaughter Stacy and her great grand daughter London."
Randy admitted he went to his mother’s home on Monday July 23, along with sister Janet and brother Jermaine.
“We wanted to ask them (if they wanted to see their grandmother in Arizona) and let them know they can see and talk to their grandmother but we were denied access.”
Randy did not address the alleged assault that occurred between two, so far, unidentified family members, or why his mother’s security guards called the police.
“This is all an effort to deflect attention away from the letter written by us to the executors (of Michael’s estate),” Randy told the Reverend.
The letter -- which Celebuzz exclusively obtained -- is signed by Michael’s sisters Janet and Rebbie, and brothers Tito, Randy and Jermaine, and accuses the executors of Michael’s estate, John Branca and John McClain, of faking Michael’s final Will before his death on June 25, 2009.
The siblings' main claim is that on the date Michael signed the Will -- July 2, 2002 -- it says he was in Los Angeles, but instead he was on the other side of the country -- with iconic civil rights crusader, Sharpton.
And amazingly, the Reverend revealed on his PoliticsNation, that he has video proof Michael was with him for three days in Harlem, New York.
“That Monday he was with Johnnie Cochran and I,” Sharpton said.
“What it proves is the Will is a fake,” Randy said.
Randy said this, because the executors now know that they are facing serious questions about the Will.
They have become “vicious," using Michael’s children to try to make the siblings look money hungry.
“The executors of the estate, John Branca and John McClain, are using the children to try and put pressure on my Mom to try to get her to come out and say things in their favor.
“This is not about money for us, as a family this isn’t about being left out of the Will or a feud over the children, this is about a family that has questions,” Randy said.The Insider just before their brother spoke to Sharpton.
Also joining them was brother Tito, who was one of the signatories on the letter demanding the resignation of the executors of the estate; however, Tito now seems to have backed out of the plot.
When The Insider's Kevin Frazier asked the brothers if they would accept explanation given by authorities that their mother is safe and well -- despite being reported missing -- Marlon became emotional and declared it is not adequate.
"That's not good enough for me," he said.
Marlon said he was being blocked from seeing his 82-year-old mother.
"All I know is there's somebody who made the decision that my mother cannot talk to me, and whoever that person is, they've got to answer to me."
"Because I'm going to see my mother and I'm going to bring her home."
Marlon then became so upset that he walked out on the interview stating: "I'm going to get to the bottom of this, I am."
None of the family members who spoke out yesterday have yet to confirm reports that executors are seeking new guardianship of Michael’s three children.
"We are acutely concerned about the welfare of Mrs. Jackson, and most particularly with Michael's minor children,” the exactors said in a statement Tuesday morning.
“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.”