Monday, May 20, 2024

Confirmed: Lawyers Will Seek Temporary Guardianship for Michael Jackson’s Kids


I knew this story yesterday, and held off at the request of some insiders. But I can tell you that Michael Jackson’s estate lawyers, Katherine Jackson’s lawyers and the Jackson kids’ guardian ad litem are going to go to Judge Beckloff at Los Angeles Superior Court. With Katherine Jackson unreachable and out of town, the group will present a temporary guardian to watch Prince, Paris and Blanket and be repsonsible for them. The fight is on. Who the guardian will be is still unknown, but Tito Jackson’s adult sons have been with the kids the most, and have a great rapport with them.

Confirmed: As guardian, Mrs. Jackson has already legally appointed one of the three T’s–Tito Jackson’s sons–as her replacement guardian. When the lawyers go to court, one of the T’s–Terrell, TJ or Taj– will be named if Mrs. Jackson doesn’t appear in court.


The picture taken of Katherine Jackson and “family” and then sold to by Randy Jackson– the people in the picture are Rebbie Jackson, her grandson, Katherine Jackson, Janet Jackson’s security guard, and a woman named Janice Smith. Smith is Mrs. Jackson’s personal assistant, who works for her in the Hayvenhurst Avenue house in Encino. According to sources, it was Janice Smith who helped engineer Mrs. Jackson’s trip to Arizona. I’m told that Mrs. Jackson has no idea that Janice Smith has been in cahoots with several of the Jackson children in order to effect this “palace coup.”  More to come…

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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