Katherine Jackson's attorney says that she's of sound mind and "absolutely capable" of caring for the children of her late son Michael Jackson. The statement comes after several of Michael's siblings reportedly wrote in a letter that the executors of the late singer’s estate should resign, in part because they have lied to and manipulated Katherine.
Nowhere in the letter do Jermaine, Randy, Tito, Rebbie and Janet Jackson call into question whether their mother is capable of caring for Paris, Prince and Blanket. But the siblings do say in their letter that 82-year-old Katherine is "not equipped to handle the stress load" put upon her by executors John Branca and John McClain, and that her health has been affected, as a result. They write that the family matriarch recently suffered a mini-stroke.
Also in the letter, the Jackson siblings allege that Michael's signature on his will is fraudulent, and that Katherine "acknowledges the Will was forged." They add that Katherine "wants to do the right thing... yet she fears the POWERS THAT BE."
Responding to implications that, perhaps, Katherine is less competent because of her age, her lawyer writes that she "is extremely lucid and not having any difficulties of any consequence. It's unfortunate that anyone would paint Mrs. Jackson as anything but completely lucid and doing a great job with the children."
Michael's daughter, Paris Jackson, backed Katherine on Twitter, writing, "i am going to clarify right now that what has been said about my grandmother is a rumor and nothing has happened, she is completely fine."
According to TMZ.com, she also wrote in a tweet to Randy that has since been deleted, "hello dear FAMILY member i don't appreciate you telling everyone things that aren't true thank you very much."
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