(LOS ANGELES) — In an exclusive interview with ABC News, Katherine Jackson said she is “devastated” her grandchildren have been “taken away” from her and she’s returning to Los Angeles to be reunited with them Wednesday.
“I am devastated that while I’ve been away, my grandchildren have been taken away from me, and I’m coming home,” she said.
The 82-year-old Jackson family matriarch also addressed rumors concerning her whereabouts.
“There are rumors going around about me that I have been kidnapped,” she said. “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,” she added.
Katherine Jackson said Wednesday’s court ruling that made TJ Jackson the temporary guardian of Paris Michael, Prince Michael and Prince Michael II was “based on a bunch of lies.” She explained that her stay in Arizona at the Miraval Resort & Spa was a “short vacation and rest.”
As for not calling her grandchildren for days, Katherine Jackson said, “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.”
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