Last night, Katherine Jackson appeared on ABC’s Nightline to speak out about what’s really going on with her family.
Mrs. Jackson was still in Arizona at the luxe resort, appeared on Nightline to read a statement. The resort’s marketing manager was by her side, as well as kids Janet, Jermaine, Rebbie and Rebbie’s daughter Stacey. More details below…………………
The 82-year-old decided that enough was enough, after losing temporary custody of Michael’s three kids Paris, Blanket & Prince, and wanted to give some insight on the confusing turn of events.
Katherine spoke on national tv saying she’s “devastated” by the “misunderstandings” of her whereabouts and accusations that her children have held her against her will. Janet and Jermaine whispered to each other a few times during Katherine’s speech that she read off of paper. Mrs. Jackson said:
“There are rumors going around about me that I have been kidnapped and held against my will. I am here today to let everybody to know that I am fine. 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.”
Interestingly, she avoided the question of why the kids weren’t told that she was leaving for Arizon for “rest”. but she sad she stayed out of contact because she simply gave up her phone. She said she put her grandson TJ in charge befor she left and her assistant checked in with him several times.
Check out more highlights below:
On Loosing Custody:
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.
On Taking Care Of The Kids:
Before I left 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.
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.
And after I finish this, I will be on my way home.
Where she really was:
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.
They have taken good care of me and have made sure that I got the rest that I needed.
Why didn’t she call:
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.
Also, Katherine stated that someone who she doesn’t know, fired the cook and some other house staff. And they didn’t have authority to do so. So she fired nephew Trent & the house security team. Check out the video below: