5 Latest Jackson Family Drama Developments: Katherine Laughs at Stroke Reports, LaToya Calls for Public Fighting to Cease
Michael Jackson's mother is filing a petition to restore her guardianship of his three children: Prince, 15; Paris, 14; and Prince Michael II, 10, who's also known as Blanket. Katherine Jackson, 82, is reportedly “devastated” that she has lost custodianship.
Earlier this week, a judge suspended Jackson as their guardian because of her absence, which her own lawyers suggested might have been against her will. TJ Jackson, the 34-year-old son of Tito Jackson, was named temporary guardian.
Katherine 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 now she is home with them.
See all of the latest developments below.
1. Katherine "laughed" at reports that she had suffered a stroke.
The family matriarch found humor in some of the speculation about her health, her attorney, Perry Sanders, told CNN.
"I had a long and productive meeting today with Mrs. Jackson," Sanders said. "I am pleased to report that she is fine and she laughed at the widely publicized report that she had suffered a stroke."
2. The show must go on!
Jackson's brothers, Jermaine, Tito, Marlon, and Jackie, still plan to perform a concert together tomorrow night despite a reported war raging between Jermaine and the rest of his siblings about Michael Jackson's estate.
The group will perform at the Mountain Winery in Saratoga, CA.
3. Prince tweets words of wisdom from his late father.
"As long as I can remember my dad had repeatedly warned me of certain people and their ways," Prince wrote on Twitter, posting referred to words of caution from his father.
The tweet concluded, "If you continue with your lies I will continue with the truth." It was signed "Michael Jackson Jr."
The tweet was later removed.
4. La Toya Jackson Tells Family to Stop Fighting
The usually outspoken La Toya Jackson has been noticeably missing from the Jackson media blitz, apparently because she believes all of the public feuding is damaging the family name, TMZ reports.
She just wants is best for Michael's children.
5. Katherine Jackson says the court ruling was "based on a bunch of lies".
"I am devastated that while I've been away, that my children, my grandchildren, have been taken away from me, and I'm coming home to see about that, also," she said in a statement.
She denied the suggestion made in court and in court filings to support TJ Jackson's appointment that she was being held against her will.
"I am here today to let everybody know that I am fine and I am here with my children, and my children would never do a thing to me like that, holding me against my will," she said while her children Randy, Janet and Rebbie were seated next to her. "It's very stupid for people to think that."