Katherine Jackson’s Complete Statement to ABC News

Earlier today, ABC News filmed this statement at Miraval Spa in Tuscon (As opposed to where Marlon was told she was, Canyon Ranch why did Randy lie to Marlon?) The video will air tonight at 11:35 on Nightline. No questions were allowed by the Nightline crew. She was reading a written statement. Probably written by Randy, or possibly a twelve year old, based on the text below.

Hello, I’m Katherine Jackson, and there are rumors going around about me that I have been kidnapped and held against my will.

I am here today to let everybody know that I am fine and I am here with my children, and my children would never do a thing to me like that, holding me against my will. It’s very stupid for people to think that.

But anyway, I am devastated that while I’ve been away, that my children, my grandchildren, have been taken away from me, and I’m coming home to see about that, also.

So I spoke to my grandson, TJ, last night, that I left there to be in charge of my children — and I never leave home without leaving them with instructions of who to stay there with them, the nanny and all of them — and someone had let go the cook, the nanny, and also the housekeepers. I don’t know who did that but they don’t have that power and they shouldn’t have done it.

And now, the people are saying they are there with nothing to eat. I am sure they have something to eat but it’s probably not healthy because the cook is not there.

But since I have also been away, my guardianship, which I just said, my children, have been taken away from me, my guardianship has been taken away from me. And, but, I spoke to my grandson TJ and also I spoke to Prince and Paris last night and told him I would be home today and they’re waiting for me to come.

And I told him it wasn’t necessary for him to go down and sign for guardianship. … I don’t know who instructed him to do that — but that’s what, but he wanted me to come home before that happened, but the ruling in court today was about the guardianship and I think it was based on a bunch of lies, but I have a good idea who’s doing that and who’s behind that.

But I am grateful for my children that they saw that I needed rest and they wanted to take me away for a while, just a short vacation and rest up. But one thing I have to say … that I’m here at Miraval. They have taken good care of me and have made sure that I got the rest that I needed.

One reason I haven’t called is I just gave up my phone and I didn’t want to have any phone calls while I was here.

My assistant, Janice Smith, have been calling back home to see how things were going and she had been keeping in contact with my nephew, I mean my grandson, and he says everything is going fine. But I was still thinking about the children and I still worry about them, but they are fine.

Before I left, as I said, I put everything in order with the appropriate people to take care of my children for me and it’s really bad to hear that what’s going on at home, and the children have been taken away — but I know that … I’ll get there in time to get them back. And after I finish this, I will be on my way home.

I have to thank Miraval again for taking very good care of me and making sure I got good rest.
We don’t get much — we saw an electric show because it was lightening and we saw a rainbow.
I had a very good time here — and if anyone wants to rest I think they should come here.

Because there’s a lot of lies that have been put out there and I am going home to straighten them out and this kind of stuff doesn’t make sense. So I want to say goodbye and I am on my way home.

Still no confirmation yet, that Katherine has arrived back in LA.


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11 responses to “Katherine Jackson’s Complete Statement to ABC News

  1. I posted a link on my twitter for you!

  2. thanks for the transcript. apparently it is storming somewhere close to me, cause the feed kept breaking up, and i would have missed this altogether. what i got from it was this, mama j kept going off script; that is going to be a problem. janet seemed to be seething with anger; dont know why. why all the plugging for miraval? jus sayin it seemed out of place in her statement. and mama j seems pro tj, at least at this point. i hope im wrong, but mama j seemed a little confused to me. time will tell.chitown shelley

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  4. If this was such a PLANNED get-away why didn't the kids know about it? No grandmother would just leave and not tell them. Something ain't right in Jacksonville.WD

  5. It seems Katherine was trying to take a break from MJ's children. From my impression of children (well at least the girl) they demand attention from their grandmother at every moment. Although, I feel Katherine's statement was scripted along with some ad-libbing of her accounts, I believe she is trying to downplay the situation to appease the media, in order to keep the family business from the media.

  6. A snapshot of a group chat session is out there. Prince is talking to Rebbie and demanding to speak to his grandmother. Janet is in the group also and responds, "No, don't let them please." Prince stated that Janet didn't know he could see her response. He threatens that if they continue to tell lies, he will continue to tell the truth.

  7. Anon 10:37How dare those three minute children be demanding of the attention of the only parent figure they have! If only Katherine could have had some teenagers who were self-sufficient! No wonder she needs a vacation! Every parent just takes off to a spa leaving the children to fend for themselves if the kids are needy and acting like adolescents. I don't understand why no one but you gets this!

  8. Every parent does need a break anyways. Too be honest I think she is too old to be raising those kids. She needs to be retired and resting.

  9. somebody is going to take care of them all right. i don't know if it will be who they want though… anybody up for re-watching "The Jacksons – An AMERICAN DREAM"? I think they will find some really nice hints in there…

  10. Death is seen as a form of abandonment by children. So MJ kids are likely even more sensitive to abandonment issues, and a parental figure not being in contact for almost 2 weeks with children this young, WOULD be considered abandonment, even by courts.. Those kids have been traumatized, and if Katherine needs that big of a break from them, with not even phone contact? Well… it is time for her to hang up her parenting duties then… I think Paris and Prince are just old enough to speak up for themselves, the one I worry about is Blanket, who is younger and all he really knows is that Grandma, the main stability in his life, was gone… That is mental cruelty.. I was a foster mom, and that is the kind of stuff that could get kids pulled from their families..

  11. so true anon 845.. nail on the head

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