July 25, 2012 19:37:40 GMT
TJ, who is Tito Jackson's son, was advised by a Los Angeles judge to take over the guardianship until Katherine returns home.
While she's reportedly being held against her will, Katherine Jackson is relieved of her duty as Michael Jackson's legal guardian. Judge Mitch Beckloff has appointed Tito Jackson's son TJ as the the temporary guardian of Paris, Prince and Blanket.
TJ and his lawyer told the judge that he received a strange phone call from Katherine on Tuesday, July 24. "I've never heard my grandmother talk like that," TJ said in the Los Angeles court, adding, "She wasn't sharp. The pauses, choice of vocabulary ...she has not used certain phrases like that before." He thought she was speaking in code.
Katherine is believed being held against her will by "third parties" namely Randy, Jermaine, Rebbie and Janet Jackson. She was prevented from performing her guardianship. Paris has been posting tweets saying she has not spoken to her grandmother for over a week.
Katherine Jackson lawyer Sandra Ribera also told the judge, "I have reason to believe she is being held or has been held against her will." Sandra claimed she has visited Katherine's house several times but it was empty. The lawyer plans to reinstate Katherine's status as the children's guardian as soon as she returns to Los Angeles.