Janet Jackson has stepped up her ongoing feud with the executors of her late brother Michael's estate by blaming them for "damaging fundamental family relationships" and banning her from visiting her mother Katherine.
Blair G. Brown, the lawyer representing Janet, Rebbie and Randy Jackson, has addressed reports about the 82-year-old matriarch's alleged disappearance last month, calling administrators' John Branca and John McClain "negative" media campaign "relentless."
Katherine was reported missing during a trip to Arizona and she was subsequently stripped of sole guardianship of the Thriller hit-maker's three children. She will now share responsibility with her grandson T.J.
A press release from Brown reads, "Since the loss of Michael, Janet, Randy, and Rebbie's principal concern has been and continues to be for the safety and well-being of Michael's children, their mother Katherine Jackson, and the entire family. Unfortunately, those people have been harmed by the actions of the executors of Michael's estate...
"The negative media campaign generated by the executors and their agents has been relentless... (They) also recently issued a notice barring Janet, Randy, and Rebbie from visiting their 82 year old mother and Michael's children. The effect of that notice not only is to damage fundamental family relationships, it is also to isolate Katherine Jackson from anyone questioning the validity of Michael's will."
The siblings also claim they stand nothing to gain financially by proving their brother's will was faked prior to his death in June 2009.
Brown's statement adds, "It is important to stress that Janet, Randy and Rebbie have questioned the validity of the will with no financial motive whatsoever... Janet, Randy and Rebbie will continue to press forward in their search for the truth in order to carry out the wishes of their brother Michael."
Brothers Tito and Jermaine have since withdrawn themselves from the Jackson bid to overthrow Branca and McClain.