Jackson family matriarch Katherine Jackson returned home just hours after a judge suspended her legal guardianship over Michael Jackson’s 3 children.
Katherine left Arizona by car Wednesday and arrived at her Calabasas, CA home around 1 a.m. Thursday accompanied by a police escort.
Michael’s daughter, Paris Jackson, 14, tweeted “grandma’s here ! #thankyougod.” Middle son Marlon Jackson also tweeted his mother was home, adding that his siblings joined her on a television interview without notifying him.
L.A. Superior Court Judge Mitchell L. Beckloff appointed TJ Jackson, son of Jackson 5 original member Tito Jackson, as the children’s temporary guardian during an emergency hearing Wednesday. TJ Jackson was a member of the 1990s music group T3.
“This is not a power play by TJ Jackson,” the judge said. “This is based on the allegation that Katherine Jackson is being prevented from acting as guardian.”
“I am devastated that while I’ve been away, that my children, my grandchildren, have been taken away from me,” said Katherine reading from a prepared statement.
“I am here today to let everybody know that I am fine and I am here with my children, and my children would never do a thing to me like that, holding me against my will,” she said while her children Randy, Janet and Rebbie were seated next to her. “It’s very stupid for people to think that.”
Katherine sounded alert and oriented during the television appearance. According to Jermaine Jackson, Katherine suffered a mild stroke months ago. Paris Jackson took to Twitter to complain that her grandmother was “missing.”