Michael Jackson’s brother Randy Jackson has called into Al Sharpton’s program on MSNBC got talk about the latest developments in the Jackson family soap opera.
Randy insists that his mother is fine and staying with his sister Rebbie in Arizona.
The call comes after his mother Katherine issued a statement saying that Janet, Jermaine and Randy conspired to basically kidnap Michael’s children Paris, Prince and Blanket from her home yesterday.
The Jackson soap opera continues.
Al Sharpton: “Joining me now on the phone is Michael Jackson’s brother, Randy. Randy, thank you for coming on tonight.”
Randy Jackson – Michael Jackson’s brother: “Thank you for having me. Thank you.”
Al Sharpton: “Now, are there are many questions about your mother and her whereabouts. Let me start there. Since the first report over the weekend, how is your mother, where is she, how is she doing now?”
Randy Jackson: “My mom – she’s doing great. She’s relaxing. She’s having fun. She’s with my sister Rebbie, her great daughter Stacy and her great grandchild Brandon. She’s been playing cards every day. She is having a good time. Her health was ailing. And her doctors order that she get immediate rest, isolate herself from the outside world and rest. She wasn’t doing too well. So, as her children, that’s what we did.”
Al Sharpton: “Now, the L.A. Sheriff’s Department has now closed the missing person’s case of your mother after confirming she is safe with your sister Rebbie in Arizona. But Michael’s 14-year-old daughter, Paris, has continued to tweet about her grandmother last night and she wrote, quote, ‘Days and counting something is really off. This isn’t like her. All I want to do is talk directly to my grandmother.’
And then quoting this morning, ‘Days are counting and help me God, I will make whoever did this pay.’ I talked with you and Janet this morning, you are saying that it is your wishes that everybody have access to the grandmother, is that right?”
Randy Jackson (inaudible): “We are a family first. And I want everyone to know that. Yesterday, we did go to the home to let Paris and Prince know that they can visit with or talk to their grandma at any time because we felt that someone was trying to twist the story and make it feel as though we were the problem, denying them access to their grandma. When we got to the home, we were kind of denied access to our home by security and trench and that never happened. This is all an effort to try to deflect attention away from a letter that was written asking for the resignation of John Branca and John McClain.”
Al Sharpton: “Now, you asked a letter for them to resign for what reason?”
Randy Jackson: “Because we feel that there is criminal misconduct on their part and that our brother, Michael, was not what they said he was when the day that the will was signed and in fact he did not sign that will.”
Al Sharpton: “Now, just for complete disclosure, I want to show people the date that is being in question, that weekend that Michael Jackson was to have signed that will in Los Angeles, he was, in fact in Harlem with me that weekend. And I am showing the video now. This is the date that weekend Michael Jackson was with me and others at the House of Justice of National Action Network in New York.
That’s the video. The very weekend, that Saturday he was there, that Sunday we were out together and that Monday, he was with Johnnie Cochran and I. That’s the weekend you are referring to the date on the will, is that right, Randy?”
Randy Jackson: “Absolutely. Absolutely. We know that. And they know that.”
Al Sharpton: “Does that prove anything to you, Randy?”
Randy Jackson: “Sorry. One more time, sir?”
Al Sharpton: “Does that prove anything to you, the fact that there is this video that Michael was with me at the time they say – they had this statement notarized that he was in Los Angeles signing this will?”
Randy Jackson: “What it proves that the will is fake and he cannot be in two places at one time.”
Al Sharpton: “So this is what the whole dispute is about. What’s all of this about? The children of Michael and you and Janet and Jermaine and all. If this was about the dispute about the will, why are we — why all this drama that we are hearing in the media in your opinion?”
Randy Jackson: “Well, because – executives of the estate John Branca and John McClain are doing, they are using the children to try and put pressure on my mom to try and come out and get her to say things in their favor, to kind of clean up their image. They know that they have been caught, they know that they falsified the document. And they know that there are questions that we want answered.
This family is united to right a wrong. The question that we want answered, but what they are trying to do, is trying to put the attention on something else when the attention is on this letter for us. We want answers and our questions have not been answered.”
Al Sharpton: “Now, they released a statement today, the executors John Branca and John McClain, Michael’s estate. They released a statement saying, ‘We are concerned that we do what we can to protect them from undue influences, bully and greed and other unfortunate circumstances. While we do not have standing to directly intervene, we have monitored the situation and we will continue to do so.
So they are – they are saying there is greed here. I mean, what is the motive of you and your sisters and brothers in this matter?”
Randy Jackson: “Well – let me just say this. This is not about money for us. This is not about being left out of a will, or a fight over the children. This is about a family that has questions that has lost a family member and we feel that the evidence is right there and – that my brother was not in Los Angeles from the day that they swore – on that will that he was. He was in New York. So, therefore, the will is fake.
And they cannot answer that question. They have done whatever they can to try to turn family members against family members. They’ve got into some cousins, you know, it’s sad to say that but I still love my cousin. But, you know, this is what they do, this is how they operate. They are very vicious and this is an ugly situation. It’s unfortunate. I’m sad about it. But, you know, due process will take place. And, you know, we are going to deal with this situation. This is not going to go away.”
Al Sharpton: “Now, Janet, I understand is going back to your mother. She is going to do the show with you tonight. Is Mrs. Jackson fine? Is she all right?”
Randy Jackson: “My mom is doing a lot better. She is having fun. She is the one who (inaudible) Janet is with other nephews and nieces, Prince and Paris we thought would going to go as well. But we were denied that by the security.”
Al Sharpton: “So, you really went to get Prince and Paris to take them to see their grandmother?”
Randy Jackson: “We went to ask them, you know. We went to ask and let them know that they can see and talk to their grandmother. We were denied access.”
Al Sharpton: “So – but – Mrs. Jackson is all right and you have Prince and Paris can go see their grandmother and this is all about whether or not the letter you sent around, this will, is going to be cleared up and dealt within – with due process, as you say? We are going to be following this, believe me. Michael Jackson meant a lot to a lot of us.
Randy Jackson, thank you so much for your time tonight.”
Randy Jackson: “Thank you. Thank you.”
Al Sharpton: “And we hope to have the executor of the Jackson estate John Branca on the show soon. We’ve extended that invitation. We will be right back.”