Katherine Jackson Speaks Out: 'Devastated' Lost Custody of Michael Jackson's Children
Michael Jackson's mother is "devastated" that she has lost custodianship of her late son’s children Prince Michael, 15, Paris, 14, and Prince Michael II “Blanket”, 10.
Katherine Jackson, 82, was first reported missing before it was revealed she had left the children at their Calabasas, Calif. home to take some time off in Arizona, but she has now told ABC News she is on her way home to be with them.
In her absence, a Los Angeles court gave temporary custodianship of the children to Michael’s nephew TJ.
For the first time since her disappearance Katherine has spoken out:
"I am devastated that while I've been away, my grandchildren have been taken away from me, and I'm coming home," Katherine told ABC News.
"There are rumors going around about me that I have been kidnapped," continued Jackson. "I am here today to let everybody to know that I am good and fine."
"My children would never do anything to me like that,” Katherine said referring to Janet, Randy, and Jermaine.
“(It was) based on a bunch of lies,” she said.
As for her disappearance, Katherine said it was a "short vacation and rest."
"One reason I didn't call is I just gave up my phone and I didn't want to have any phone calls while I was here,” she said, explaining why she hadn’t told her grandchildren where she was.
Katherine’s return to Los Angeles is the latest development in a worsening feud between factions of the Jackson family and the executors of Michael’s estate.