LOS ANGELES: Michael Jackson’s mother Katherine returned to her grandchildren Thursday after a family battle led a US judge to transfer the guardianship of the late singer’s three children to his nephew TJ.
Late singer Jackson’s 14-year-old daughter Paris — who had been broadcasting her fears about her grandmother’s whereabouts on Twitter for days — tweeted “grandma’s here! #thankyougod” in the early morning hours.Katherine Jackson was granted custody of Paris, Prince Michael, 15, and Blanket, 10 after their father’s death.
But judge Mitchell Beckloff suspended that arrangement on Wednesday because the Jackson family matriarch had left the family home in Los Angeles.
She later vowed to fight to regain legal guardianship of the children. “I am devastated that while I’ve been away, my grandchildren have been taken away from me, and I’m coming home to see about that,” the grandmother said in an interview.The fractious family has been embroiled in legal and financial disputes since the pop star’s sudden death in June 2009.