TJ Jackson, Michael Jackson’s nephew, has asked a judge to dismiss a petition filed by his cousin, Anthony Jackson II, who is challenging TJ’s guardianship of the King of Pop’s three children.
TJ Jackson, 35, was placed in charge of Prince, Paris and Blanket in July 2012, following a family feud, which was sparked by the apparent disappearance of family matriarch Katherine Jackson.
Katherine Jackson had previously been appointed the guardian of her grandkids following the Michael Jackson’s death in 2009.
TJ Jackson was placed in charge of Prince, Paris and Blanket in July 2012
She subsequently agreed to co-parent the youngsters with TJ, but the pair has since been faced with a new fight from Anthony Jackson II, who has filed his own legal papers asking to be named the children’s new guardian.
However, TJ Jackson claims Anthony, who is said to be his cousin, has failed to properly outline the reasons for his petition and he is therefore requesting the challenge be thrown out of court, reports TMZ.
In his documents, TJ, son of Tito Jackson, reveals he and Katherine Jackson are doing well as co-guardians and insists Prince, Paris and Blanket are happy with the arrangements.
Debbie Rowe, the mother of Michael Jackson’s two older children, Prince and Paris, has warned she will demand custody if the civil war in the Jackson family isn’t resolved.
Up until now, Debbie Rowe has been happy to remain on the sidelines and allow Michael Jackson’s mother, Katherine, to raise her children.
But sources close to the family said Debbie Rowe has become increasingly concerned about how the turmoil in the family is affecting Prince, 15 and 14-year-old Paris.
Now Debbie Rowe has filed legal papers at Los Angeles Superior Court backing a new guardianship deal reached between Katherine Jackson, 82, and her grandson TJ, 34, to share parenting responsibilities for Michael’s three children, including Blanket, 10, whose biological mother has never been identified.
But in the documents, the 53-year-old former dermatology nurse warns: “Should the arrangement sought by TJ Jackson and Katherine Jackson become untenable, unstable, unsafe, or in any way contrary to the best interests of the children, Ms. Rowe will seek court intervention.”
Debbie Rowe, the mother of Michael Jackson’s two older children, Prince and Paris, has warned she will demand custody if the civil war in the Jackson family isn’t resolved
The stay-away mother claims her concern is for the health, safety and well-being of her children; and says she will continue to ensure their needs are met.
Debbie Rowe is said to have strong feelings that the children should not be put into the care of the Jackson siblings who became embroiled in a bitter feud over the way Michael’s children and his affairs have been handled in the wake of his 2009 death.
Last month, Janet, Jermaine, Rebbie and Randy Jackson took Katherine away to a spa in Arizona and kept her incommunicado from her grandchildren because they claimed she was becoming ill from the stress of handling the multi-million pound estate.
The bizarre family coup resulted in Paris and Prince, both worried about their guardian’s whereabouts, launching scathing attacks on their Twitter accounts.
Katherine Jackson and the three children were the sole beneficiaries in Michael’s will.
Debbie Rowe, a longtime Michael Jackson fan, offered to bear the star’s children following the collapse of his marriage to Lisa Marie Presley in 1996.
Michael Jackson and Debbie Rowe married that year in Australia and three months later she gave birth to their first son, Prince.
Paris was born the following year, but the unlikely couple divorced in 1999 and Michael Jackson took full responsibility for raising the children.
Debbie Rowe reportedly received a $9.5 million settlement and a house in Beverly Hills, California, in return for effectively handing over her rights as a mother.
In August 2009 – two months after Michael Jackson’s sudden death – Debbie Rowe reached a custody settlement with Katherine Jackson under which she was allowed supervised visits with the children.
Debbie Rowe is said to have been monitoring the unrest in the Jackson family closely and agreed to sign off on the new joint parenting deal at the request of the judge overseeing the case.
Diana Ross, named as a back-up guardian for his children in Michael Jackson’s will, also agreed to the terms of the new arrangement.
Katherine Jackson, mother of late megastar Michael Jackson, has been re-instated as guardian of his three children by a court in Los Angeles.
Katherine Jackson, 82, will share custody with their cousin TJ (Tito Jackson Jr.), who was made temporary guardian last week after she was reported missing.
She had not had contact with her grandchildren for ten days, but was later found at a spa in Arizona.
A hearing on 22 August will decide if the arrangement will be made permanent.
Tito Jackson Jr., the 34-year-old son of Michael Jackson’s brother Tito, stepped in as guardian for Prince Michael, 15, Paris, 14 and 10 year-old Blanket.
However, his lawyer Charles Shultz said he “in no way was trying to displace his grandmother” as “they respect each other”.
Katherine Jackson will share custody of Michael’s children with their cousin TJ, who was made temporary guardian last week after she was reported missing
Under the new agreement, TJ Jackson remains as co-guardian, with control over the staff and day-to-day operations of the family home.
Perry Sanders Jr., Katherine Jackson’s lawyer, has said the arrangement will allow his client to focus on the children’s upbringing and not on financial or logistics issues.
The co-guardianship arrangement would also allow either adult to serve as sole guardian if the other were no longer able to serve
In a sworn statement, Katherine Jackson said: “I am, and have been, very close with my grandson TJ and have relied on him to help me raise Prince, Paris and Blanket since the death of their father.
“While I was away, I assumed that (the children) would be secure and safe in the hands of the person who had essentially been acting as an informal co-guardian on many matters with me since my appointment as guardian.”
The Jackson family has been involved in legal and financial disputes since the singer’s sudden death in June 2009.
His will left nothing to his siblings and last week several of them signed a letter claiming it was a fake, calling on executors of the estate to resign.
However, Jermaine Jackson withdrew his support for the letter on Wednesday and issued a plea on Twitter for peace in the family.
He wrote that the family is still raw from Michael Jackson’s death, and his mother has endured incredible stress and pressures since then.
Katherine Jackson returned to the family compound near Los Angeles last week after publicly denying rumors she had been kidnapped by some of her adult children.
She said she was unaware she had even been reported missing during her stay at the luxury spa in Tucson, Arizona last month, from where she said was unable to communicate with the outside world.
Katherine Jackson claims she was not allowed access to a phone or her iPad after being sent there following doctor’s orders to rest, but was told that the kids were fine.
Court documents revealed that she had only learned she was the subject of a search when she accidentally heard a TV report.
“While there was a telephone in my room, the telephone was not functioning and I could not dial out,” she said in the documents.
“In addition, there was no picture on the television in my room,” she added, and said she had repeatedly asked to have the TV fixed.
“One morning I woke up to the sound of the television,” she said. “While there was no picture, I heard a broadcast that stated I was missing.”
Katherine Jackson made a statement to ABC News before she left Tucson, seated with her children Randy, Janet and Rebbie next to her, denying that she had been prevented from leaving.
“My children would never do a thing to me like that, holding me against my will,” she said.
“It’s very stupid for people to think that.”
Katherine Jackson also said she was devastated she had lost guardianship of her grandchildren “based on a bunch of lies.”
Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff said an investigator who looked into the children’s care found the late singer’s mother was an excellent guardian and the children love her.
Michael Jackson died aged 50 from an overdose of the surgical anaesthetic propofol.
His former doctor Conrad Murray was jailed for four years in November, after being convicted of the singer’s involuntary manslaughter.
Kim Kardashian revealed last month in an interview with Oprah Winfrey that she went on birth control at the tender age of 14 and said it came as a result of her desire to lose her virginity to her boyfriend of two years.
Up until now, the identity of the beau in question has been shrouded in mystery.
In a new tell-all book, Malibu Nanny: The True Adventures of the Former Kardashian Nanny? by the Kardashian’s nanny, Pam Behan, who worked for the family from 1991 – 1996, revealed that the boyfriend in question was Michael Jackson’s nephew TJ Jackson (Tito Joe Jackson).
Pam Behan claims that Kim Kardashian had a teenager relationship with the son of Michael Jackson’s older brother Tito.
TJ is now married and has children, but he was the first of many who stole Kim Kardashian’s heart.
After a two year romance with TJ Jackson in her teens, Kim Kardashian went on to have several high profile relationships with a slew of famous faces.
The reality star tied the knot at the tender age 19 to music producer Damon Thomas.
The couple were married for four years but divorced in 2004.
Kim Kardashian's first boyfriend was Michael Jackson's nephew TJ Jackson
Before their divorce was finalized, Kim Kardashian dated singer Ray J, and during their time together the couple made a sex tape in 2003.
And in February 2007, the home sex video was leaked, changing Kim Kardashian’s life forever.
Vivid Entertainment bought the rights for $1million and released the film as Kim Kardashian: Superstar on February 21.
Kim Kardashian promptly sued Vivid for ownership of the tape, but dropped the suit and settled with the company for $5 million in late April 2007.
It seemed that Kim Kardashian had finally found love again when she began dating NFL star Reggie Bush. The couple dated from 2007 and after spitting and getting back together finally called it quits in 2010.
Following a brief romance with Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Miles Austin, Kim Kardashian then met New Jersey Nets player Kris Humphries, who would be her future husband.
The pair quickly got engaged and married on August 20, 2011.
While it seemed like happily ever after for the pair, Kim Kardashian shocked the world when she called time on the union just 72 days following their extravagant televised wedding.
Following the announcement, the reality star was promptly lambasted, with many speculating that the marriage was purely a publicity stunt.
After the controversy finally died down, pictures of Kim Kardashian and rapper Kanye West out together began popping up.
The pair are currently dating and have barely been seen apart from one another for the last few months.
According to RadarOnline, Kim Kardashian has been telling her family members to “stay out of the relationship”.
A source told the website: “She doesn’t want anyone telling her what to do or how to act or what to say publicly about Kanye.
“Kim totally trusts her mom and sisters, Khloe Kardasahian and Kourtney Kardashian, when it comes to business and relationship advice, but this time she wants to make sure she does exactly what she wants to do and doesn’t feel pressured into anything by anyone. Kim wants to be in charge with Kanye.”
Meanwhile, the mystery surrounding Kim Kardashian’s first boyfriend first came to light after her highly publicized interview with talk show queen Oprah Winfrey.
As well as discussing her failed marriage to Kris Humphries, Kim Kardashian disclosed that her mother Kris Jenner agreed to put her on birth control at the tender age of 14.
Kim Kardashian told Oprah Winfrey in the first of a two-part interview on Oprah’s Next Chapter she was “almost 15” when her mother, now 56, agreed to put her on birth control.