Jackson Family Drama: Katherine Won't Press Charges Against Her Children; Conrad Murray Says She Let Michael Down
"This chapter of chaos is closed, and we are supportive of family unity in spite of recent events and arguably poor decisions," Perry Sanders, Katherine's attorney, told TMZ early Monday.
Katherine first went missing from her home in Calabasas, Calif., on July 14. In a sworn declaration filed Thursday, the 82-year-old matriarch claimed she had planned to drive to see her sons perform in New Mexico on that now-infamous day, but changed everything when a doctor advised her to fly instead.
From there, she said she was unknowingly whisked off to Arizona, where she was put up at a luxury spa, cut off from all technology and kept in the dark about the state of Michael’s children -- Prince Michael, 15, Paris, 14, and Blanket, 10 -- for days.
During the debacle, Katherine's guardianship of Michael's children was temporarily suspended in favor of her nephew, TJ. It was subsequently reinstated last Thursday.
With the drama finally calming down on that front, Katherine is now facing harsh claims from Conrad Murray, the man convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the June 25, 2009, death of Katherine's son, Michael Jackson.
In a scathing interview with The Sun (via The Daily Mail), Murray, 59, says that Katherine failed to be there for Michael just prior to his death.
"Mrs. Jackson does not have to forgive for the death of her son because I am not responsible for his death. There is nothing for her to forgive me for," Murray said.
"I would say this: Is anyone willing to ever forgive Mrs. Jackson for failing to be the mother she could have been for her son? Would Michael forgive his mother for not being the mother that he wanted to be there all the time?"
Murray -- who allegedly administered a lethal dose of Propofol to Michael hours before his death -- was sentenced to four years in prison on Nov. 7, 2011.
Katherine has been at the center of scrutiny for weeks after many of her children signed a letter calling for the immediate resignation of John Branca and John McClain, the executors of Michael Jackson's estate.
In the letter, obtained exclusively by Celebuzz, they alleged that Branca and McClain had faked Michael's final will just prior to Michael's death.