It's been a whirlwind of a week for the Jackson family, to say the least. Last weekend Michael Jackson's mother Katherine Jackson initially seemed to be missing, and once recovered a fight and kidnapping allegations followed. The latest news found Katherine temporarily losing custody of Paris, Prince and Blanket. Now the Jackson matriach has issued a statement clearing up rumors that she went missing, but she did confirm that the children were temporarily taken out of her custody and that the court's ruling was "based on a bunch of lies."
Katherine Jackson spoke to ABC News from the Miraval Arizona Report & Spa in Tucson, AZ, where she was said to be de-stressing, with Jermaine, Janet and Rebbie Jackson at her side.
"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," she was quoted as saying, in the full transcript. 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..."