I’m barely keeping my head above water with all the news on Katherine Jackson. Here is a LONG synopsis as of about an hour ago (editing etc takes time and things are ever changing) New info is edited in using red font, check back for updates in red.
Let’s look at the timeline as reported by 8 New Now
a Las Vegas affiliate of CBS who has a statement from Sandy Ribera, the Jackson family attorney. Again it raises more questions than it answers. Quotes are in italics with my thoughts following.
Family attorney Sandy Ribera said earlier that Mrs. Jackson was preparing for a road trip in a recreational vehicle her son had bought for her. She was heading to New Mexico to watch her other sons perform in their Unity Tour. Before leaving on her road trip, a doctor was brought to her home and told her that her longtime physician had sent him. Jackson agreed to meet with the doctor, who then ordered (her) to fly to her sons’ concert, instead of drive because of health concerns.
Okay, where was the security? Who the hell is between Kathrine Jackson and random “doctor” (Dr. Allan Metzger) showing up to the house saying he was sent by her doctor. Why didn’t security check this out since clearly they were not expecting him. Why would flying be preferable? You can get off an RV and get medical help much faster than you can on a plane. I’m assuming Katherine doesn’t fly commercial, so who chartered the plane? Apparently, the RV was to be driven by Trent Jackson, the nephew who filed the missing person report and who is now accused of elder abuse—-see more at end of this article.
She decided to follow the doctor’s orders and left Michael’s children, of whom she is the legal guardian, in the care of an adult grandson.
So Katherine says, “Hey grandson, watch these three kids for me, I’m going to fly off to a concert, I’m sure they might like to go too, but let me just leave them here with you for now. See ya on the flipside. Also could you tell them I am leaving? I don’t want to go through the whole ordeal of them wanting to go with me. Thanks a bunch.”
After not hearing from Katherine Jackson for more than 24 hours, which the family lawyer said is unusual for the woman, her grandchildren became concerned for her welfare. Jackson did not attend any of her sons’ concerts, which she had said she was looking forward to attending, the lawyer said.
“Prince, Paris, and Blanket are the light of Katherine Jackson’s life, as she is to those children,” Ribera said in the statement. “Out of concern for Mrs. Jackson’s well-being and in an effort to ensure her being safely reunited with her grandchildren as soon as possible, a report was filed on Saturday with the Sheriff’s Department who will be investigating this matter.”
Even if the story makes sense to you thus far. Grandma never made it to the rock concert. A concert tour that ends a few days later in Los Angeles a mere car ride from the Jackson compound. It would seem that if Grandma was having health issues that restricted her from riding in an RV, that the better choice would be to wait until the tour arrives on her front door. But that is not what happened.
Enter random nephew (not the adult grandson who is in charge of the kids, it seems but another family member) who files a missing person report. Add in frantic tweets from Paris that she hasn’t heard from Grandma in a week. The police are investigating and suddenly Jermaine decides to let people know that Grandma’s “doctor”,who as it turns out was not sent by her real doctor, has her on bed rest “away from phones and computers” but that “no one has been blocked from speaking to her.”
I see… and yet…
Michael Jackson’s children told the attorney that they were told by other family members who were believed to be with Katherine Jackson that she was not available to speak with them.
Edit to add this from a CNN report that says Janet was supporting Rebbie in not letting Paris talk to Katherine. “When Paris Jackson called her aunts Rebbie and Janet over the past several days to find her grandmother, she was told each time she could not speak to her, Ribera said.”
The office of Katherine Jackson’s longtime physician confirmed to the lawyer that a doctor had not been sent from that office. According to the lawyer, the doctor who went to Katherine Jackson’s home has been publicly reprimanded by the California Medical Board for fraudulent activities and has ties to Dr. Conrad Murray, the doctor who was sentenced to four years in prison on involuntary manslaughter for Michael Jackson’s death.
So a doctor connected to the trial of Conrad Murray who lied about being referred to her by her real doctor is now treating Kathrine Jackson in seclusion at an undisclosed treatment facility in Arizona. But everything is fine and dandy? This is supposed to make sense to people and cause them not to worry?
The only reports provided to the family have been conflicting and confusing, especially those pertaining to the status of Katherine Jackson’s health, the lawyer said. When Michael Jackson’s children last saw their grandmother on July 15 she was in great health physically as well as mentally, Ribera said.
Yet, she is suddenly unable to attend the concerts she allegedly was excited to go to, so much so that she could not wait a week to see the show in her own hometown, and yet has been unable not just to attend the concerts but call the children she has legal guardianship of, and everything is fine and dandy?
Even more curious is that reports today say that Paris Jackson was at the Unity concert where Jermaine, Jackie, Tito, and Marlon were performing at the Greek Theater in LA. Just last week Paris called Randy a liar regarding statements he made about Katherine’s health. (edited to add: Randy was not at the concert.) Jermaine continues to tweet everything is fine, and yesterday Paris retweeted Jermaine’s statement. Edited to change the venue where Paris attended the concert from Vegas to the Greek Theater in LA. Which makes me feel slightly better about her care.
It is unclear whether the “grandson in charge of the kids” and “the nephew who filed the report” are both terms referring to the same person. However, X17 has an exclusive report this morning saying that charges have been filed against “the nephew” Trent (I assume last name Jackson) regarding elder abuse. It seems the Jermaine/Randy camp is now saying they removed their mother from her home and took her away from the kids to file these charges against Trent. Trent apparently lives in the Jackson home and is a caregiver for Kathrine. According to X17:
There is a pending investigation with the LA County Sheriff’s Department for elder abuse naming Katherine Jackson as the victim. Those being investigated include her nephew Trent Jackson, estate executors [for Michael Jackson's estate] John Branca and John McClain, and Jackson family advisors Lowell Henry and Perry Sanders, Jr.
Trent Jackson, the son of Joe Jackson’s brother, currently lives with Katherine Jackson at their Calabasas home. For years, the family has suspected that Trent has been profiting from stories surrounding his cousins … Paris, Prince and Blanket, even selling exclusive photo opportunities and stories to a tabloid website.
According to X17, the Jackson family released the following statement: (Though X17 doesn’t specify who it was made to or when) :
“This fallacious missing persons report was created by the very person and persons we are trying to protect our mother from. We feel that there is a conspiracy to deflect the attention away from a letter we wrote asking for the resignation of executors, John Branca and John McClain, as well as some of her “advisors” and “caregivers.” We believe there is strong evidence that supports the falsification of documents in order to takeover and profit from the estate of our beloved brother, Michael Jackson. We want answers.
The only feud that exists is between the Executors of the Estate and this family. This is being handled by the proper authorities and due process will take place.”
So, they were trying to get Katherine away from an abusive nephew, by leaving him in charge of Michael’s kids. Oh I totally understand all this now.
“Team Paris” (and it seems they are also on Trent’s side) claim that no such investigation is underway against Trent either for filing the report, or for elder abuse and that “Team Jermaine/Randy”,which also includes Rebbie, Janet and to a lesser extent Tito, is making all this up after the fact. Team Paris also claims that Trent was Katherine’s caregiver well before Michael’s death. This edit is based on twitter and is unsubstantiated.
HLN is reporting that the lawyer is bringing in the FBI because the LA Sheriff was denied access to Katherine (apparently in Arizona) by Randy Jackson’s security guards. This was apparently prior to the “phone call” that the police say they had with Katherine.
This is the latest “Exclusive” from X17 many on twitter are saying this is Jackson propoganda and not true. I’m not buying it either. She can’t be around MJs kids but she can be hanging out with family in Arizona playing Uno and eating at the table with Rebbie’s family? Nope. Not buying it. But I’ll post an excerpt from the X17 story for you here you may want to hit the link to see the awkardness of the story, and you decide:
The law enforcement official who interviewed Katherine Jackson for 30 – 45 minutes also spoke with X17 exclusively and gave us a first hand account of the visit:
“When I got there, Katherine Jackson and her family were at the dinner table and had just finished a game of Uno. In fact, their dinner plates were still in front of them. She seemed like she was having a good time. She was happy, safe and healthy. Basically Mrs. Jackson was vacationing with her family here in Arizona.”
We’re told Mrs. Jackson is currently staying with her daughter Rebbie, her granddaughter Stacy and also her great grandson, London. The law enforcement official tells us “this was strictly to check on Mrs. Jackson’s welfare.”
I do believe this latest report from Radar Online because it matches up with CNN/HLN reports.
“There is no elder abuse investigation going on involving Trent Jackson, or the executors of the estate. That report is absolutely false,” Steve Whitmore, spokesman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department tells RadarOnline.com exclusively.
As previously reported, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department detectives were turned away at the house where Katherine Jackson has been staying since because they didn’t have jurisdiction and the Pima County Sheriff’s Department had already determined that Katherine was safe. The detectives were told Katherine was safe, and are on their way back to Los Angeles without having made any contact with her.
Here is a photo X17 is posting that they clearly got from a Jackson family member they claim is proof that Katherine is at “a resort” (as opposed to doctor ordered bed rest, or at Rebbie’s house, both of which claimed previously) happily playing Uno where she is healthy and happy. I’m not buying any of these X17 stories. What are the stack of papers with a pen? Who needs that for Uno? If you want to take a picture of your family playing Uno, do you say “okay everyone hold up some cards so everyone can see what game we are playing? This is all very strange.
X17 is posting exclusives from the Team Jermaine/Randy in AZ.
Radar Online is posting exclusives from Team Paris/Trent/whoever is in LA.
VERY conflicting info between the two sources. One says everything is fine and that Paris knew her Grandma was going out of town.
Other side says it’s been two weeks since Paris has heard from Grandma.
TMZ saying very, very, little (which is really odd) especially about the Trent stuff. Stay tuned.
FIGHT BREAKS OUT AT KATHERINE JACKSON’S HOME! POLICE CALLED! From the LA TIMES:
Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies on Monday responded to reports of a fight at the home of Michael Jackson’s mother, with officials saying the fight involved various family members.
Steve Whitmore, a spokesman for the Sheriff’s Department, said deputies took a report but that no arrests were made.
“Lost Hills deputies responded to a family disturbance at the home of Katherine Jackson in the city of Calabasas. Deputies determined that a physical altercation had occurred, a battery. It involved members on the Jackson family,” Whitmore said.
He did not name those involved.