Michael Jackson's Son Breaks Silence on Family Drama: 'I'm Really Angry and Hurt'

7:17 PM PST 07/26/2012 by Kimberly Nordyke
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Katherine Jackson and Prince Michael Jackson

Prince Michael, 15, tweets that his grandmother, Katherine, was "misguided" and "lied to" by relatives.

Michael Jackson's son isn't holding back on the drama surrounding his family anymore.

Prince Michael, 15, sent out a lengthy tweet on Thursday blasting several Jackson family members.

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"As long as I can remember, my dad had repeatedly warned me of certain people and their ways," he wrote. "Although I am happy my grandma was returned, after speaking with her I realized how misguided and how badly she was lied to. I’m really angry and hurt."

With the tweet, he included an image of his cell phone screen, featuring a "group chat I had started to several family members. This group text message I had initially sent was replied to but they didn’t know that I could see the responses. For this whole time, we were denied contact to our grandmother."

The image shows a conversation that appears to include Prince Michael, his aunts Rebbie and Janet Jackson, and another relative, Austin Jackson.

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His text reads: "This is enough so I am texting you for the simple fact that WE DEMAND TO SPEAK TO MY GRANDMA NOW!!!"

A reply that was apparently sent by Janet read: "Don't let them pls."

The exchange reportedly took place a few hours after Janet was seen trying to take Paris' cell phone away from her in Katherine's driveway.

Meanwhile, Prince Michael's tweet came a day after a judge suspended Katherine's guardianship over him and his siblings -- Paris, 14, and Blanket, 10 -- and just hours after she returned to her home in Calabasas, Calif.

The judge's decision was based on the fact that she had been in Arizona for several days and not in touch with the children. At the court hearing Wednesday, Katherine's attorney told the judge that she may have been held against her will, CNN reported. In court, the judge said Katherine may be "prevented from acting as a guardian because of the acts of third parties."

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Tito Jackson's son, TJ, was appointed as their temporary guardian, but Katherine's lawyer said he planned to file a motion to reinstate her as guardian upon her return to Los Angeles.

According to reports, Katherine's children Janet, Jermaine, Randy and Rebbie had been behind the decision to take the 82-year-old to the Miraval Resort & Spa near Tuscon, Ariz., on July 15.

On Saturday, Katherine's nephew, Trent, filed a missing person's report, saying he was concerned that she had not been heard from in a week. Paris confirmed her grandmother was missing on Twitter and provided a phone number for someone to call if they saw Katherine.

On Sunday, authorities reported that she had been located in Arizona with Rebbie. Jermaine tweeted that she was there under doctor's orders to de-stress following a mini-stroke. The next day, Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies were summoned to Katherine's home in Calabasas, Calif., on reports of a fight involving several family members.

While Paris has been tweeting about the incident, Prince Michael said he chose to remain silent until the time was right "to reveal my side."

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He ended the message "If you continue with your lies I will continue with the truth"
 and signed it "Michael Jackson Jr."

On Wednesday, Katherine spoke to ABC News about the drama in a segment that aired on Nightline.

"I am devastated that while I've been away, my grandchildren have been taken away from me, and I'm coming home," she read in a statement while Rebbie, Jermaine and Janet stood behind her.

She added that the court ruling is "based on a bunch of lies" and called her spa visit a "short vacation and rest."

"There are rumors going around about me that I have been kidnapped," she  "I am here today to let everybody to know that I am good and fine."

The Jacksons also are in the midst of a dispute of Michael's estate. In an undated letter released last week, five of Katherine's children, including Jermaine and Janet, signed a statement attacking the executors of their brother Michael's estate for taking advantage of their mother. The letter alleges that the late King of Pop's will, which left his enormous fortune to his mother, his three children, and charity, was a fake.

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