UPDATE: TITO JOE(TJ) APPOINTED TEMPORARY GUARDIANSHIP
Updated on 7/25/12: A judge has made TJ the temporary guardian for MJ’s three kids. Katherine’s guardianship has been suspended. The judge also ordered TJ to file a petition for permanent guardianship.(Read More).
The Jackson feud is growing by the day and now Tito’s son is looking to attain temporary guardianship of the late Michael Jackson’s kids. According to TMZ, Tito Joe Jackson applied for guardianship of Paris, Blanket, and Prince after the threesome’s current guardian, Katherine Jackson, was presumed kidnapped by close family friends. Michael’s kids have not seen their grandmother in nine days and are all on board for Tito Joe to take responsibility for them.
Sandra Ribera, lawyer for the Jackson family, recently gave the inside scoop on the possible kidnapping of Katherine to E! magazine. As she explains ,
“Yesterday afternoon certain Jackson family members ambushed Katherine Jackson’s home after their vehicle tore security gates on the tails of the SUV containing Michael Jackson’s children.
After exiting their vehicles, Jackson family members ran up to Michael’s children as they yelled and began to aggressively grab at the cell phones in their hands. Out of concern for the well being of Prince, Paris and Blanket Jackson, the children were forced to temporarily leave their home and taken to a safe location. An altercation ensued shortly thereafter and law enforcement arrived at the scene
Prince, Paris and Blanket Jackson have not heard from their grandmother since she left their home nine days ago to attend a series of her sons’ concerts on their Unity Tour. She never made the shows. Despite efforts to interview Katherine Jackson at her current location in Arizona yesterday, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s [Department] confirmed that they were denied access to Mrs. Jackson by security for one of her children
If Katherine doesn’t surface and make contact with the kids, they will do what they got to do,” says the source. “They are considering every option in the playbook.”
Katherine was given legal guardianship over Michael’s kids after the pop star died in 2009. Michael leaves behind three children in all.