01:35 AM EDT 10/17/2013
Originally posted 07/25/2012 03:05PM
Michael Jackson's nephew TJ Jackson – the son of Tito – was named temporary guardian of the late singer's three children Wednesday amid allegations family matriarch Katherine is being held against her will.
"This is not a power play by TJ Jackson," L.A. Superior Court Judge Mitchell L. Beckloff said at an emergency hearing. "This is based on the allegation that Katherine Jackson is being prevented from acting as guardian."
The hearing is the latest dramatic development in the recent family crisis enveloping the famous musical clan.
Originally posted 07/29/2009 10:55AM
Tito Jackson says he wants justice for his brother Michael's unexpected death.
"I had no clue what was being done by his personal physician whatsoever," Jackson, 55, tells Entertainment Tonight in an interview that aired Tuesday. "If he is responsible, whoever is responsible, they should be brought to justice. Michael was physically fine as far as I'm concerned, he was strong, he was in good health, he was playing and happy and everything was fine ... he was totally healthy."
According to the elder brother, the family tried to stage an intervention for their most famous sibling years before, but failed when they couldn't penetrate Michael's phalanx of advisors and employees.
"Some people care about their job than more so than the person's health and well-being, and I think that's what we experienced, some of the employers, security or whatever, were more concerned about their paychecks than letting us check on our brother," he says.
Originally posted 07/15/2009 08:40AM
Despite Michael Jackson's reported orders that his family not be permitted inside the gates of Neverland for fear they would observe him abusing prescription drugs, older brother Tito Jackson claims that his siblings once staged a raid in an attempted intervention.
"I never saw [Michael] on drugs. Not once. He deliberately did it away from us. He didn't want his family to know anything about that part of him. He did almost everything in his power to make sure we didn't know," Tito Jackson, 55, tells Britain's Daily Mirror in a lengthy interview Wednesday.
But when the stories just grew too loud to ignore, "We had to act. It was me, my sisters Janet, Rebbie and La Toya and my brothers, Jackie and Randy," says Tito – adding that they all barged in and "surprised" Michael, "to say the least."
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