Surveillance video shows what appears to be a cordial meeting between family members at the Jackson family estate escalating into a confrontation during which police were called to the home. E!'s Jason Kennedy reports.
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Michael Jackson's brother Randy spoke out on Tuesday about the latest drama surrounding the famous family, from the issue of the King of Pop's will and mom Katherine Jackson's "disappearance."
In an interview with Al Sharpton on MSNBC's "Politics Nation" Tuesday, Jackson accused the executors of Michael's estate -- John Branca and John McClain -- of "using the children to try and put pressure on my mom to try and come out and get her to say things in their favor, to kind of clean up their image."
Last week, Jackson siblings Janet, Jermaine, Rebbie, Tito and Randy penned a letter accusing the men of fraud, claiming that Michael's will is "fake, flawed and fraudulent."
It was a point that Randy Jackson reiterated in his interview. "(Branca and McClain) know that they've been caught. They know that they've falsified a document," he said. "What they're trying to do is kind of put the attention on something else when the attention is on this letter for us."
Branca and McClain also made their own statement earlier Tuesday: "We are acutely concerned about the welfare of Mrs. Jackson, and most particularly with Michael's minor children. We are concerned that we do what we can to protect them from undue influences, bullying, greed, and other unfortunate circumstances."
Katherine Jackson -- who is the guardian of Prince, Paris and Blanket -- was reported missing last week, but officials have since closed report after looking into the situation. Paris tweeted Monday and Tuesday that she hadn't seen or spoken to her grandmother in days. "This isn't like her at all .. i wanna talk directly to my grandmother!" she wrote.
"My mom is great," Jackson told Sharpton. "She's relaxing. She's having fun. She's with my sister Rebbie." He also said that his mother's health had been poor, and it was on doctor's orders that she "isolate herself from the outside world and rest."
He also denied that he and his siblings are keeping the children from their grandmother. According to Jackson, when he went along to Katherine's home Monday to bring the children to their grandma, security at the home stopped the family. "Yesterday, we did go to the home to let Paris and Prince know that they can visit with or talk to their grandma at any time because we felt that someone was trying to twist the story and make it feel as though we were the problem."
Jackson also pointed out that the dispute with the executors "is not about money." "For us as a family, this is not about being left out of the will or a fight over the children," he told Sharpton. "This is about a family that has questions, that has lost a family member."