Michael Jackson's brother Randy Jackson has finally spoken out about the family drama unfolding between the late pop idol's siblings and his children over the past week.
Speaking via phone to Reverend Al Sharpton on his MSNBC show PoliticsNation, Jackson first denied rumors that his mother Katherine Jackson was taken from her home in California and is being held against her will in Arizona. "She's doing great, she's relaxing...she's enjoying herself," he explained to Sharpton.
He also dispelled the notion that he and his siblings have denied Michael's children Paris, Prince Michael and Blanket Jackson access to their grandmother. "They know they can visit with or talk to their grandma at any time," echoing Jermaine Jackson's tweets.
Randy went on to clear up the mystery surrounding the late Michael Jackson's will and estate, confirming that the family plans to dispute the document, which they believe to be falsified. He cites as proof that MJ was with Al Sharpton at an event in New York on July 7, 2002, the day he supposedly signed and notarized his will in Los Angeles.
"The will is a fake," he said to Sharpton. "He cannot be in two places at one time. We want answers...our questions have not been answered."
"The family is united to right a wrong," Randy went on to say. "This is not about money...this is not about being left out of the will, or a fight for the children. My brother was not in Los Angeles the day [the will was notarized]; he was in New York."
As for the division in the family over the past several weeks, first made public by Paris Jackson when she vowed to "defend" her grandmother at all costs, "even from other family members," Randy had this to say:
"This is an ugly situation. We went [to Katherine Jackson's home in California on Monday] to ask them, to let them know they can see and talk to their grandmother. But we were denied access."
Still unanswered is why Katherine Jackson didn't tell her grandchildren, over whom she has been sole guardian since the death of Michael Jackson, that she was leaving California in the first place, and why she hasn't called Paris herself to let her know she's alright.
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