In July, the Jackson clan monopolized news headlines from the time Jackson matriarch, Katherine, reportedly went missing. Even though it came out that Katherine was safe with some of her children at an Arizona spa, a judge eventually stripped Katherine of her role as guardian, because the children, Paris, Prince, and Blanket, were not able to communicate with their grandmother for the entire duration of her stay.
Instead, Judge Mitchell Beckloff gave temporary guardianship to 34-year-old T.J., and while Katherine did have her guardianship reinstated at the beginning of August, an L.A. judge decided it was best for the responsibility of the children to be shared with her grandson.
According to published reports, T.J.’s new role has been blessed by the grandmother; Diana Ross, who Michael originally named as a potential guardian in his will; and his aunts and uncles, due to his consistent involvement with the children since Michael’s passing in 2009.
While all seems to be well in the Jackson family once again, a month ago, they were in the throes of turmoil. A few days before Katherine went missing, siblings Rebbie, Janet, Randy, Tito, and Jermaine alleged that lawyers John McClain and John Branca had forged Michael’s will, with even the Rev. Al Sharpton backing their claim.
By the following week, police were reportedly called to the Jackson compound, because of a family disturbance. Moments after the police left the scene, Janet and Jermaine were photographed reportedly fighting over bringing Michael’s kids to their mother.
As if that wasn’t enough drama to hold the public’s attention for a minute, Janet and Paris were also taped on a surveillance camera fighting, with Janet reportedly snatching Paris’ cell phone from her.
And Janet and Paris weren’t the only ones to get physical.
Later on, T.J. allegedly punched one Uncle, Jermaine, in the face and put another Uncle, Randy, in a headlock.
Mistakes have been made and irrational things have been said on both sides in a highly charged emotional environment,” Jermaine Jackson wrote. “It is time for us all to draw a line in the sand and move towards peace, co-operation, love and healing.”
With T.J.’s new appointment, perhaps the Jackson family can now move on.