Why Don’t Katherine Jackson’s Relatives Want Her To Take Care Of Michael’s Kids?

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jackson kidsBy Brandon Simmons

According to Eurweb.com, TJ Jackson, nephew of deceased pop star Michael Jackson, has asked a judge to dismiss a petition challenging his guardianship over Jackson’s three children. The petition was filed by Anthony Jackson II, who is the grandnephew of Joseph and Katherine, a distant cousin of TJ who filed his own documents to claim guardianship.

It is unclear as to why Anthony has filed for guardianship according to TMZ. The three children – Prince, Paris, and Blanket are all under the guardianship of TJ and Michael’s mother, Katherine. After the King of Pop’s death in 2009 Katherine became the sole guardian of his kids. But in 2012, Mrs. Jackson was reported to have been missing by granddaughter Paris who tweeted she had not talked to her in a week. Mrs. Jackson was actually said to be in a hospital by some of her children but it caused a huge family argument and TJ was granted guardianship of the three children. Soon after, Mrs. Jackson agreed to co-parent with TJ, she is now faced with this petition from Anthony Jackson II.

The Jackson family has been no strangers to controversy surrounding their clan whether it involved Michael or the other siblings that may not get much publicity. For years, many people have speculated that the Jackson 5 were unfairly abused by their father, Joe until they were in their adult years. Even Michael himself has been criticized for actions with his immediate family. In 2002, he was caught on camera dangling his son Prince from the balcony of a hotel. But sadly, Jackson died in 2009 after suffering an overdose from pills prescribed to him by Dr. Conrad Murray. The guardianship challenge is just the latest in a long line of publicized battles that haunt the Jacksons even to this day.


Brandon Simmons is a graduate student at Texas State University seeking a Master’s in New Media. In addition to writing for BOSS he has a personal blog entitled DumbOut Domain in which he writes about sports and entertainment in his own view and records his own rap music. For all questions and comments for Mr. Simmons you can email at bstex85@gmail.com or follow on twitter at www.twitter.com/bsimmstexas.

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