Michael Jackson's mother, Katherine Jackson has made a statement to ABC's Nightline in an attempt to clear up some of the rumours that have been circulating regarding the Jackson family's current turmoil. At the centre of the confusion are Jackson's three children, who have reportedly been placed in the temporary custody of TJ Jackson (Tito's son) whilst Katherine was away resting.

In her statement, she says that she left Michael's children in safe hands when she went away to rest and claims not to understand why people are saying that they were left with no food to eat. She also claims that somebody else sent the staff away, meaning that there is no cook in the house. "I don't know who did that but they don't have that power and they shouldn't have done it," she continued. "And now, the people are saying [the kids] are there with nothing to eat. I am sure they have something to eat but it's probably not healthy because the cook is not there." She insisted that once she had made her statement to Abc, she would be going back home to see the children, though she was aware that they had been temporarily placed in TJ's care. "My guardianship has been taken away from me" she confirmed. "I spoke to my grandson TJ and also I spoke to Prince and Paris last night and told him I would be home today and they're waiting for me to come."

Tito Jackson has retracted his signature from a letter requesting that the executors of Michael's will resign. In the letter, some of Michael's siblings (including Janet Jackson) claimed that the legal firm had forged the signature on Michael's will. As the temporary guardian of Michael's children, TJ will be the recipient of the $86,000 monthly child support payments that Katherine was previously receiving from Michael's estate.