Katherine says she was tricked into blocking communication with MJ’s kids
Washington: Michael Jackson’s mother Katherine has revealed that she was kept from communicating with outsiders while resting at a resort in Tucson, and was unaware of her reported missing.
82-year-old Katherine made the claim when she filed a declaration as part of her attempt to obtain co-guardianship over her grandchildren Prince, Paris, and Blanket.
According to documents, she said that she was scheduled to go on a road trip to New Mexico to watch her sons in concert, but on July 14 an unnamed doctor showed up at her home and told her it was better to take a plane instead.
To which Katherine said she obliged however when she got off the plane she found herself in Tucson, where she had been set up at a luxury resort.
“Her children took her to a spa ... because she had high blood pressure,” Contactmusic quoted her lawyer as saying.
When she got to the resort, she said that her phone and iPad were taken away and her in-room telephone was disconnected.
She also said that her TV had sound but no picture, so she didn’t realise she was reported missing.
“At the time, I trusted the people I was with to be honest with me,” she said.
The declaration contradicted statements that she had previously made in an interview with ABC News, when she called her sudden absence last month a “short vacation.”
“One reason I didn’t call is I just gave up my phone and I didn’t want to have any phone calls while I was here,” she added.