The Jackson family and drama go hand in hand, but we never saw this latest twist coming! Family matriarch Katherine Jackson claims she’s the victim of elder abuse at the hands of her own nephew and we’ve got the shocking details.
Oh no! Late pop superstar Michael Jackson’s 86-year-old mother Katherine claims she’s endured years of torment at the hands of nephew Trent Lamar Jackson, who she says in court documents filed Feb. 8 is an “abusive con-man.” She reveals that he’s been trying for years to take control of her finances so he can drain her bank account dry. Katherine is so afraid of him that in court papers obtained by TMZ, she shockingly claims she had to hide in her own closet in order to speak freely with her kids because Trent’s been desperately trying to keep her estranged from her large family. The site adds that daughter Rebbie, 66, and some of her other children are willing to testify about his scary behavior.
Trent had been living a pretty sweet life up until now, as Katherine had employed him as her driver and gave him a nearly six-figure annual salary! He had almost no living expenses as he was staying rent-free in a guest house on her sprawling Encino property. She’s had enough though, and tried to fire him back on Feb. 3, even having Sheriff’s officers present in case he tried to harm her in retaliation, but he took off as soon he saw authorities.
The site says that Katherine is absolutely terrified of Trent and is worried he’s might physically harm her now that she’s made the accusations against him public. She’s safe for now as she’s in London visiting daughter Janet, 50, and her newest grandchild, Eissa Al Manna, who the singer welcomed on Jan. 3. A judge has issued a restraining order against Trent, declaring that he has to stay at least 100 yards away from Katherine, vacate her guest house and return all of his keys so he can’t have any access to her. How frightening!
HollywoodLifers, are you shocked that one of Katherine’s own family members would try to take advantage of her?