Jackson Family Update: Prince Michael Deletes Tweets
(LOS ANGELES) — The Jackson family drama continued to unfold Thursday, with Michael Jackson’s oldest child, Prince Michael Jackson, tweeting, then apparently deleting, comments he made earlier in the day regarding his reunion with his grandmother.
Prior to those tweets being removed from Prince’s account, the following message was briefly posted: “these tweets our [sic] not our own.”
In a statement posted earlier Thursday on Twitter — and which remains on his Twitlonger account — Prince claimed, “As long as I can remember my dad had repeatedly warned me of certain people and their ways. Although I am happy my grandma was returned, after speaking with her I realized how misguided and how badly she was lied to. I’m really angry and hurt.”
Prince also published a mobile phone screengrab of a group text messaging session among a few family members in which Janet Jackson purportedly asked that Michael’s children be denied the opportunity to speak with their grandmother, Katherine Jackson.
On Thursday, Marlon Jackson tweeted, “My Mom is home and that’s all I was concern about, her where a bouts and that she was safe. Now that she is home and safe I’m finish. Thank you for your concern, support and all the prayers. It worked she is home.”
Katherine was driven from Tucson, Arizona, where she had been resting at a resort, to Los Angeles on Wednesday. She arrived at the family home in Calabasas , CA between 1:30 and 2:00 in the morning, with a deputy sheriff in tow. The deputy sheriff was then given a copy of the order appointing Tito Jackson’s son, TJ, as the temporary guardian of Michael’s three children.
Wednesday in Los Angeles, a judge temporarily revoked 82-year-old Katherine guardianship of Michael’s children -– Prince Michael, Paris, and Prince Michael II — awarding it to TJ.
Katherine claimed in exclusive statements to ABC News Wednesday night that the court action was unnecessary because she’d left TJ in charge of the kids from the start while she traveled to a resort in Tucson, where daughter Rebbie lives. She also claimed she “gave up my phone and I didn’t want to have any phone calls” while she was in Tucson.
Sources tell ABC News that while Prince Michael, Paris, and Prince Michael II have been filling her in on everything that has gone on over the past week, phones in the house and Katherine Jackson’s cellphone keep ringing. “Talk about a turnaround,” sources said. “Prince and Paris are not allowing Katherine to answer because they don’t want the Jackson siblings to interfere.” It was unclear whether the two were successful in keeping their grandmother from her phone.
Meanwhile, TJ is trying to work things out with his grandmother. “TJ needs and probably won’t be able to get the assurances he seeks that the Jackson siblings won’t pull these kinds of stunts anymore,” sources tell ABC News. Sources say TJ Jackson is concerned about Michael Jackson’s three kids and the affect the ordeal of the past week has had on them.
Perry Sanders, Katherine Jackson’s estate attorney, told ABC News he expects to meet with his client Thursday and file a petition to restore her guardianship.
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