- Last Updated: 3:15 PM, July 26, 2012
- Posted: 8:27 AM, July 26, 2012
@ParisJackson via Twitter
Katherine Jackson is home -- but the circumstances over how she became “missing” for nearly 11 days is still a mystery.
Michael Jackson’s daughter Paris Jackson tweeted early this morning: "grandma's here! #thankyougod." Jackson's son Marlon also posted a note on Twitter saying his mother had returned, adding she looked and sound great.
The family matriarch’s apparent arrival back home in Calabasas, Calif., came after a Los Angeles judge temporarily stripped her of guardianship of The Glove One’s three kids.
MJ’s kids — Paris, Prince and Blanket — are now under the legal care of 34-year-old Tito Joe “TJ” Jackson, son of Tito Jackson. He went to court yesterday and said Katherine sounded odd in a phone conversation, using unusual words and slurring her speech.
Then late last night, Katherine delivered a weird televised message, declaring that she’s been staying at a Tucson, Ariz. spa, and any hints that she’s been held against her will was a “bunch of lies.”
Katherine read from a prepared statement, surrounded by kids Jermaine, Janet and Rebbie, Rebbie’s adult daughter and the spa’s marketing director.
“There are rumors going around about me that I’ve been kidnapped and held against my will,” she read.
“I’m here today to tell everyone now that I’m fine and I’m here with my children and my children would never do a thing like that hold against me against my will. It’s very stupid of people to think that.”
Katherine made the statement to ABC’s “Nightline.” A reporter at the event was not allowed to ask any questions, and kids occasionally had to help Katherine by pointing to where she was in the script.
The matriarch took off earlier this month without telling her grandkids, prompting her nephew Trent to call cops and report her missing. Paris took to Twitter and demanded that her “missing” grandmom be returned home.
Katherine’s strange, impromptu trip coincidentally came at the same time several of her kids sought to overturn Michael Jackson’s will.
MJ’s siblings, led by Jermaine and Randy, insist the document is fake and they want estate executors to step down.
The King of Pop’s three kids and Katherine had been opposed to the scheme, because they’re well cared for under terms of the will, family sources said.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff made a vague, ominous remark in court, that “intentional acts of third parties” were impeding Katherine to act as guardian.
Katherine, speaking off her script, said she should be returned as guardian: “The ruling in court today was about the guardianship and I think it was based on a bunch of lies, but I have a good idea of who’s doing that, who’s behind it.”
"I am devastated that while I've been away, that my children, my grandchildren, have been taken away from me, and I'm coming home to see about that, also," Katherine said.
“I told him [TJ Jackson] it wasn’t necessary for him to go down to court and sign up for guardianship.”
MJ’s son Prince isn’t sold on the company line that his grandmother was simply staying at an Arizona spa on doctor’s orders.
"As long as I can remember my dad repeatedly warned me of certain people and their ways," Prince Michael tweeted. "Although I am happy my grandma was returned, after speaking with her I realize how misguided and how badly she was lied to. I 'm really angry and hurt."
Katherine gets $840,000 a year to care for MJ’s three kids, TMZ reported.
The judge could end up funneling all that money to TJ, and cut Katherine out of the picture -- an unintended consequence of the siblings trying to overturn The King of Pop’s will, TMZ said.