We needed a break from the Jackson family drama and we figured you did too, but that doesn’t mean there was any let up in the drama or the barrage of tweets. Yesterday Randy Jackson—he and Paris are twitter addicts and may need treatment—tweeted “and THIS IS WHY I AM SO CONCERNED FOR MY MOTHER…” The tweet links to here.
In the the posting to which Randy links, Mr. Martin says he has an e-mail from attorney Howard Weitzman—who represents the executors of Michael Jackson’s estate, John McClain and John Branca—that was sent to Charles Schultz, the attorney of TJ Jackson, Katherine’s grandson, who was recently named as a co-guardian with Katherine of Michael Jackson’s children. The e-mail names those siblings of Michael Jackson who are barred from entering the Calabasas, California home Katherine shares with Prince, Blanket and Paris.
Mr. Martin’s quotes from Mr. Weitzman’s letter, which specifically bars Janet, Rebbie and any of her children, Jermaine, his wife and any of his children and Katherine’s secretary, Janice Smith, or “anyone else who was involved in the recent events that led to Mrs. Jackson’s separation from and inability to communicate with Michael’s children, or any representatives of any of these individuals” from entering the Calabasas home. This is a pretty long list and delineates clearly where the lines are drawn in the Jackson family feud.
Who may enter the residence according to Weitzman? Michael Jackson’s three kids of course, T.J. and his brothers, father Tito, and uncles Marlon, Jackie and their spouses and current security hired by the estate as well as staff whose names are included in the letter, along with Parry Sanders, Katherine’s attorney, and Trent Jackson, who was the first to report to LA authorities that Katherine was missing when she disappeared to the Tucson home of her daughter Rebbie.
Joe Jackson, the patriarch of the Jackson clan, is also precluded from entering the estate. LaToya—who everyone always thought was the nutty one—is not even mentioned. By being quiet she now seems like the sane one and one of the few Jackson siblings not making a money grab.
What’s curious is how Randy cannot seem to gauge the mood of public opinion. He tweeted in order to drum up support for himself and the siblings who are squabbling with the estate and trying to overturn the 2002 will, which they claim is fraudulent, but he may actually have done the opposite. The groundswell of public opinion on Twitter blames him for the whole family mess.