Jermaine Jackson has branded claims that he has orchestrated the "sudden disappearance" of their mother Katherine as part of a cynical bid to take over the Michael Jackson vast estate as 'lies' and 'nonsense'. Jermaine hit out at the allegations made in court papers filed in Los Angeles last week by his nephew Trent Lamar Jackson. In a statement, released exclusively to DailyMail.com, Jermaine says Katherine's faculties 'remain sharp' and that she is fully aware of everything:
"I would like to make clear that my only priority right now is the health and welfare of my mother. The suggestion that I am somehow orchestrating all this, against her true wishes, is nonsense. Together with my siblings, I support my mother wholeheartedly and stand behind her during this difficult time. This is our mother. We’re looking out for her best interests. The notion that she can’t act on her own, or can be led astray by me, tells its own story about how Trent Jackson regards her. She is a strong lady but has genuine health concerns about returning home until this matter is resolved. As for the idea that I have plotted Trent’s removal to somehow take control of Michael’s estate, that both overstates his position and underestimates the control that executors John Branca and John McClain currently have. Anyone with any knowledge of how the estate works knows how laughable that claim is. As Michael always taught us, lies run sprints but the truth runs marathons - and the truth of this situation will ultimately be examined in the courts. I would only add that if Trent truly had my mother’s interests at heart, he would know to do the decent thing and walk away."
- Jermaine Jackson statement 2017
The papers filed by Trent, were in response to a temporary restraining order granted against him last month by family matriarch Katherine. When the 86-year-old requested the order in February, she wrote in a declaration: 'I believe he has put cameras and bugs in my home, so the only place I can try and have a private conversation is in my bathroom. I used to be very social with my friends, like playing Scrabble, walking around in the park, sharing meals, but Trent has given them various reasons why I am not available," she added. She also claimed she believes Trent has copied the key to her bedroom door, and she gets dressed in her closet out of fear he will walk in on her unexpectedly.
But Trent, and his lawyer, Ron Rale, cast serious doubt over the validity of Katherine's declaration - and went as far as to suggest that she did not write it, but Jermaine did. The nephew's court documents include a copy of Katherine's written statement, however it is edited to show all the parts of it that are being disputed. The documents also claims Jermaine and some of Michael's other siblings are the ones who have treated Katherine poorly, alleging that on occasions they took away her iPad and cell phone and told her the TV was broken. Trent Jackson has been assisting Katherine since Michael's death in 2009.
Katherine's suit said she was unable to appear in court, as she was currently living in London 'under doctor's care'. However, Katherine made her return to Los Angeles last week. Trent's claim requests a judge demand the 86-year-old appear in court, as he believes it would prove she did not write her declaration and she would instead support him. Trent and his lawyer believe the family drama is all the result of attempts to gain control of its lucrative estate.
Tour dates added for The Jacksons this Summer in the UK! The Jacksons have been announced for Nocturne Live at Blenheim Palace in June, with support from Kool and the Gang, and will also play Cardiff's Motorpoint Arena, Scarborough Open Air Theatre, Newmarket Racecourse and Haydock Racecourse, as part of Jockey Club Live and a London concert as part of Greenwich Music Time.
On March 1st, Jermaine Jackson showed up at a court hearing in support of his mother in a case in which Mrs Jackson accuses her cousin Trent Lamar Jackson of elderly abuse and being an "abusive con-man." Katherine wasn't in court, and ultimately the hearing was postponed until March 23rd. Trent is ordered to return te keys to the house as well as return the credit cards of Mrs Jackson.
Jermaine Jackson II's longtime girlfriend Asa Soltan Rahmati - who he has been dating for six years - gave birth to a "healthy" baby boy named Soltan Jackson on Friday January 10th, 2017. Asa and Jermaine brought their little bundle of joy home on Sunday night and feel like their lives have been "changed for the better" after welcoming their baby boy into the world. Before she had her little boy, Jermaine said about Asa: "She'll be a great mother because she is very tough, very strict. But I tell her, 'If you need any parenting skills or baby skills, let me know because I'm the best diaper changer there is on this planet, still to this day.'" On her Instagram Asa wrote: we are completely in Love with him. Mami, Baby, and Daddy are all doing well. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all your well wishes and prayers. We are literally in heaven with our precious Soltan. This is not only the first child for Asa and Jermaine Jr, but also the first grandchild for both set of grandparents. Congratulations to the Jacksons, Gordys and Soltan Rahmatu's and to Jermaine on becoming a granddaddy! It's the second new addition for the Jackson family this year as Janet gave birth to her son Eissa Al Mana with husband Wissam Al Mana on January 3, 2017. Take a look at the Jackson Family Tree (offspring of Joseph and Katherine).
Jermaine Jackson is performing around midnight on the main stage of one of Europe's biggest street parties on New Year’s Eve that is celebrated between Brandenburg Gate and the Victory Column in Berlin, Germany (Wilkommen 2017 - Live vom Brandenburgertor in Berlin) where about one million people come together and await the beginning of a new year. Admission to the festival area is free and the event is televised live on ZDF. Happy New Year!
On December 30th, Jermaine paid a visit to the Michael Jackson wax figure at Madame Tussauds in Berlin.
Yashi Brown (daughter of Rebbie Jackson and Nathaniel Brown) is leading an awesome writing campaign benefiting emotional well-being and mental health. They're writing a group, crowd-sourced poem on Hookist.com! Hookist.com It’s a creative community of music/lyric fans who collaborate to create a crowd-sourced song with different songwriters. Line by line and week by week the team is doing going to create a masterpiece and then Austin Brown and his writing partner, Brian London, are going to add the final touch to music! Yashi put a twist on it so it's going to be a poem with music! Visit Hookist.com. The final proceeds will help benefit The Campaign to Change Direction and Get Lit - Words Ignite. Yashi put a twist on it so it's going to be a poem with music! Visit Hookist.com . The final proceeds will help benefit The Campaign to Change Direction and Get Lit - Words Ignite.
Jermaine Jackson will be a grandfather to his first grandchild soon. His oldest son Jermaine Jr and his girlfriend Shahs of Sunset‘s star Asa Soltan Rahmati announced on her Instagram that she was excited to finally share with the world that her Beloved soulmate Jermaine Jr and her are expecting their first baby, adding that it has been been the happiest news of their lives and that they are beyond excited and grateful. Iranian designer Asa has been open about her love for Jermaine, as well as her desires for a future with him. Asa admited in an interview with People that being Persian, there’s always pressure about stuff like marriage and career and that people are obsessed with the couple getting married and having kids. Shahs of Sunset has been renewed for a sixth season.
“Asa is an incredible person; she will be a wonderful mother.”
Jermaine Jackson Jr to People, 2016
Picture courtesy of Asa Soltan Rahmati
Jermaine Jackson visited Angola in September of 2016 and met with people from the government and has expressed to be one of the ambassadors for the promotion of Angola and Angolan culture across borders, and develop philanthropic projects, targeted to the most vulnerable and unprotected sections of Angolan society, including the rights of women and children.
Jermaine Jackson's participation on the German TV show "Klein gegen Gross - Das unglaubliche Duell" pre-taped on July 3rd in Berlin aired Saturday 3 September on Das Erste. Kai Pflaume presents a new edition of his family show in which children aged 6 to 14 years old with a special talent play in unusual disciplines against prominent opponents. Watch Jermaine Jackson being challenged by Michael Jackson expert Maurice Fuchs from Essen in "Klein gegen Groß - Das unglaubliche Duell".