Katherine Jackson Returns to Los Angeles

The Jackson family matriarch had been in Arizona for 10 days.

Posted: 07/25/2012 11:24 AM EDT
Katherine Jackson

Katherine Jackson is finally returning to her Los Angeles area home after ten days of "rest," her son Randy Jackson tells Good Morning America.


Randy, who has become the spokesperson for the Jackson siblings over the past few days, yesterday spoke to Al Sharpton about their plan to invalidate Michael Jackson's will. The issue has caused major division between Michael's siblings and his children, with the 82-year-old matriarch allegedly being used as a pawn.

Randy, along with Janet Jackson, Jermaine Jackson and Rebbie Jackson have been laying the groundwork to contest Michael's will, which they claim is a fake, while Jackson's 14-year-old daughter Paris Jackson, along with her siblings and Michael's nephews Trent and T.J. Jackson, are mistrusting of the siblings' motives.

Tito Jackson, who had been a part of the siblings' "united" front and even co-signed a July 17 letter contesting the will, yesterday retracted his support and says he no longer wants to be involved in the plot, which he believes to be motivated by greed.

Tito's son T.J. Jackson, 34, has appealed for temporary guardianship of Michael's three children, a move the children support. According to TMZ, T.J. has been a consistent father-figure in the children's lives, effectively taking care of them along with Katherine since their father's death.

In a strange clash of two worlds, T.J. dated Kim Kardashian for four years, and has her support in seeking custody of the children. She is reportedly telling friends, "He's a very honest and trustworthy person and everyone knows he'll do the right thing."

It is unclear if T.J. will continue to pursue guardianship now that Katherine is returning to the Calabasas, California, home.

And while Randy Jackson made it clear on Good Morning America that he and his siblings (minus Tito) will continue their quest to invalidate Michael's will, the weeks of negative publicity and civil war-like divide in the family may prove it difficult.


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