Katherine Jackson, mother of superstars Michael and Janet Jackson, has been granted a temporary restraining order against her nephew Trent Lamar Jackson.


Trent has served as Katherine’s longtime personal driver, and had been allegedly been abusing the relationship by accessing her bank accounts without her permission and using her credit cards for personal purchases. Trent was also alleged to have emotionally abused the 86-year-old.

“Trent has manipulated Mrs. Jackson so much, and preyed on her known kindness, that whenever the police arrive or efforts to press elder abuse charges have been undertaken, she ultimately recants or changes her mind,” said a statement. “Mrs. Jackson does not want to hurt anyone, and has always erred on the side of enduring abuse to save everyone else.”

Furthermore, the legal team states that Katherine “will have moments of strength, and tell her kids that Trent is abusing her, and by the time they get Adult Protections Services to the house, he has convinced her by crying or begging not to report him, and the cycle starts all over.”


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Trent has yet to make any public statements, nor has he responded to the restraining order.

In a rare public appearance, Katherine was seen visiting daughter Janet and her newborn son Eissa in London. Her daughter Rebbie Jackson, 66, helped her mother on the trip.

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