AceShowbiz - Details of Janet Jackson's separation from husband Wissam Al Mana were revealed by her brother Randy Jackson (II). According to Randy, the Qatari business magnate was verbally abusive and made her feel like a prisoner in her own house.
"It was quite an abusive situation," Randy told PEOPLE. "It came on later in the relationship, verbal abuse and being [made to feel like] a prisoner in her own home. No pregnant woman needs to go through being called a b***h everyday. There were things like that. That's what she went through."
"Enough is enough," he said. "I told her, 'You've got to move in with me or I'm going to go over there and there's going to be hell.' " He added, "There's a lot of pain. Janet's been through a lot with her divorce. I've been through a lot, we all have."
Randy disputed claim that Janet's strained relationship with Wissam was caused by their different religious beliefs. "I have a lot of Muslim friends and they don’t act that way at all," he said. "It's a personal issue that he needs help with and I'm going to pray for him, too. But I'm not going to allow her to live in that abusive situation. She's my baby sister."
"What you saw in Houston, it was her situation coming out, what she's been going through," Randy said, referring to Janet's on-stage meltdown during a recent "What About" performance. "The abuse is still going on," Randy claimed.
The couple still kept in contact because they were co-parenting their son Eissa. "She has custody," Randy explained, "and he of course allowed her to bring the baby on tour, but it's constant harassment. This tour almost didn't happen, but by the grace of God we're here and we're very prayerful."
"It's not about anger or vengeance," Randy explained why he decided to speak out. "We don't like to put our business out there but sometimes transparency helps you. The devil thrives in darkness. I'm just here supporting her through this time."
When asked for comment, a rep for Wissam Al Mana said, "Mr. Al Mana is not going to dignify these particular and deeply hurtful allegations with a response. The breakdown of his marriage to Janet Jackson is a cause of great sadness to Mr. Al Mana, and it is the wellbeing and privacy of their son, Eissa, that remains his sole focus."