Michael Jackson Estate Feud: Janet, Other Siblings Banned From Mom Katherine's Home
Various members of Michael Jackson's family, including sister Janet, have reportedly been banned from the home of Katherine Jackson amid ongoing drama over the late King of Pop's estate.
The barring was proposed by Howard Weitzman, the lawyer representing estate executors John Blanca and John McClain, in an email obtained exclusively by blogger Roland S. Martin on Sunday.
In it, Weitzman specifically targets siblings Randy, Janet, Rebbie and Jermaine Jackson, suggesting that they and their respective families be banned from Katherine's home in Calabasas, Calif.
Weitzman wrote: “Given the circumstances of the last two weeks, and in order to protect the children and Mrs. Jackson, the Executors believe that it would not be appropriate to allow the following individuals to enter the residence or its grounds, and we instruct the security to preclude the following from entering the residence or the grounds: Randy Jackson and any of his children, Janet Jackson, Rebbie Jackson and any of her children, Jermaine Jackson, his wife and any of his children."
The letter also asks that "anyone else who was involved in the recent events that led to Mrs. Jackson’s separation from and inability to communicate with Michael’s children, or any agents or representatives of any of these individuals" be barred from the state.
In addition, “There will be no other security or drivers allowed on the property except those employed by the Estate of Michael Jackson. Joe Jackson is precluded from entering the property."
The email does not mention La Toya Jackson, who has publicly asked her family to stop their battles.
It's just the latest chapter in a seemingly never-ending story that involves key players in the Jackson family.
It all dates back to July 17, when Celebuzz exclusively obtained a letter calling for Blanca and McClain's immediate resignation.
The letter -- which was signed by Michael’s sisters Janet, Rebbie and brothers Tito, Randy and Jermaine Jackson -- accused Blanca and McClain of faking Michael's final will prior to his death on June 25, 2009.
The letter also alleged that Katherine, 82, had suffered a "mini-stroke" as a result of the drama.
Days later, Katherine fled to Arizona, where she was said to have stayed at the home of her daughter, Rebbie.
She returned to California about 10 days later, just as her nephew, TJ, was granted temporary guardianship of Michael's three children, Prince Michael, 15, Paris, 14, and Blanket, 10.
Katherine's guardianship was subsequently revoked.
That's not all: during Katherine's disappearance, Janet, Randy and Jermaine stormed the property of Katherine's home, all in an attempt to speak to Michael's children. It was then that Janet and Paris got into a heated -- and reportedly violent -- exchange over tweets that Paris had written about her grandmother. (Read the full story here.)