Jermaine Jackson regrets the family feud stemming from his effort to overthrow Michael Jackson's Estate with other siblings. He insisted it was never his intention to cause distress for his mother Katherine or his niece Paris and nephews Prince and Blanket.
"Enough has become enough... After much soul-searching, it is clearly time for us to live by Michael's words about love not war," he states. "Accordingly, I rescind my signature from the letter which was sent to the Estate, and which should never have gone public."
He, however, still holds "deep reservations about many issues involving the Estate" and "will continue to bring scrutiny and a resolute voice wherever we have cause for concern." Next time he does it, he will address it more properly through a private discussion instead of going public.
"My primary concern has only ever been rooted in the welfare of our mother in the environment where she lives," he continues. "We are also still raw from the loss of Michael three years ago. ... So when it comes to the well-being of loved ones, and especially our mother, we are perhaps understandably and unapologetically over-protective."
"Mistakes have been made and irrational things have been said on both sides in a highly-charged emotional environment. It is time for us all to draw a line in the sand and move towards peace, co-operation, love and healing. I truly hope that we can find it in our hearts to do so. Because above and beyond anything else, what matters...is family," he concludes.
The Jackson family feud has drawn concern from some fellow celebrities including Michael's longtime friend Diana Ross. The singer who was named in his will as a potential guardian for his three children if his mother couldn't serve said to the Associated Press, "All interests are best served if it remains private."
A friend of hers told the Daily Beast that she's surprised to find her name in Michael's will. Although she's fond of the kid, "Diana has no intention of taking those kids," the source said. "She has her own life on the East Coast and wouldn't want to uproot them to come live there. That wouldn't be fair to anyone, particularly those kids." She thought the children's place was by their immediate family's side.