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Katherine Jackson Tricked Into Going to Arizona, She Testifies

Thu., Aug. 2, 2012 4:33 PM EDT
by Terry Shropshire

Katherine Jackson says she was basically duped by her own family into traveling to Tucson last month and was blocked from communicating with Michael Jackson’s children. This is according to a sworn declaration made by the matriarch.

Katherine made these statements as part of her application to regain at least a partial guardianship over Prince, Paris, and Blanket.

Katherine told the courts she was scheduled to go on a road trip to New Mexico to watch her sons in concert. But on the day she was to fly out, some strange physician appeared at her home and told her it was better for her to take a plane instead.

Katherine says she obliged, believing the doctor was under the orders of her longtime physician. But when she got off the plane … she found herself in Tucson, Ariz., where she had been set up at a luxury resort, tmz.com reports.

“Her children took her to a spa because she had high blood pressure,” Katherine Jackson’s lawyers said.

Furthermore, Katherine said her iPad and phone were taken away and her room phone was disconnected, disabling her from contacting the outside world.

This sordid saga gets crazier with every utterance and report.

When Katherine asked about the grandchildren, she was told “they were fine” and there was nothing to worry about. She says she did not know she had been reported missing and her grandkids were freaking out.

Katherine says, “At the time, I trusted the people I was with to be honest with me,” the report says.

What’s most troubling and damning is that Katherine’s testimony completely contradicts the written statement that she read from in her interview with ABC News when she was surrounded by her children Janet, Jermaine and Rebbie Jackson and categorized her stay at the Arizona spa as a “short vacation.”

Stay tuned for the next episode. If you can stomach it.

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  • SherriEtienne

    You know what The O’Lays said,

    For the love of moneyPeople will steal from their motherFor the love of moneyPeople will rob their own brotherFor the love of moneyPeople can’t even walk the streetBecause they never know who in the world they’re gonna beatFor that lean, mean, mean greenAlmighty dollar, money

    Sad, but oh so true!