Wednesday, July 25, 2012
KATHERINE JACKSON SPEAKS TO 9 ON YOUR SIDE
News: Katherine Jackson talks
Exclusively to 9 On Your Side
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) -
Michael Jackson's mother Katherine Jackson
talks exclusively to Nine On Your Side and ABC News Wednesday,
saying she was taking time to rest in Tucson.
The family drama unfolded about 10 days ago with Mrs. Jackson
reported missing by her own family.
The story took a new turn when Pima County Sheriff's Deputies
confirmed she was in fact in Pima County.
Jackson spoke to KGUN9 with her family around her.
From the Miraval Resort in Catalina, Jackson said she
has still had contact with her grandchildren.
Jackson reportedly spoke with them last night
and said her assistant had constant communication
with them before that.
Jackson also wanted to address the rampant rumors
circulating across the Internet that she had been
kidnapped and was being held against her will.
With her children by her side, Jackson read a
prepared statement saying, she's fine.
"There are rumors going around about me that
I have been kidnapped and held against my will,"
Katherine Jackson said. "I am here today to let
everybody to know that I am fine."
"My children would never do a thing to me like that,
holding me against my will," she added. "It's very
stupid for people to think that."
In response to a court ruling temporarily
removing custody of her grandchildren, Jackson
said the ruling was based on lies.
"There's a lot of lies that have been put out
there and I am going home to straighten them out,
and this kind of stuff doesn't make sense."
The family is on its way back to California,
where earlier in the day Jackson lost custody
temporarily of Michael Jackson's three children.
Hear more on what she has to say about the
drama on KGUN 9 On Your Side at 10.
ABC News will have a full report, including
the complete Jackson interview, on Nightline,
following KGUN9 News at 10.
Katherine Jackson, surrounded by her family,
speaks exclusively with KGUN9 and ABC News.
A look inside Katherine Jackson's villa where
she spoke exclusively with 9 On Your Side and ABC News.
Web Producer: Rikki Mitchell
Reporter: Aaron Brackett
KATHERINE'S STATEMENT TO ABCNEWS HERE