The matriarch of the Jackson family, Katherine Jackson claims she is being abused by her nephew in law. Mrs. Jackson obtained a temporary restraining order Wednesday after alleging elder abuse by her nephew-in-law Trent Jackson.
Katherine Jackson has asked a Los Angeles court for the restraining order, claiming that he was an ‘abusive con-man,’ according to reports.
Katherine alleged in court documents that Trent, 52, has been manipulating her for years to gain control of her finances, live rent-free in her guest house and alienate her from her children.
The court papers also claimed that Trent, who is the son of husband Joe Jackson’s brother, accessed her bank accounts without permission after acting as her driver for years.
‘Trent was supposed to be her driver, but over time (he) has infiltrated Mrs. Jackson’s business and personal affairs, even referring to himself as her ”house manager”,’ according to court documents obtained by the New York Daily News.
The court filing claimed that Trent has been regulating Katherine’s interactions with her children by ‘screening phone calls, not relaying messages, not allowing privacy during visits or phone calls.’
The court documents also alleged that Trent ‘managed to get a key to her bedroom’ and opens her door at will ‘with no regard to her privacy’.
Mrs. Jackson has to hide in her closet to speak to her kids so she can speak freely,’ the filing stated.
Katherine took a trip to London to visit daughter Janet Jackson so Trent could be fired and removed from her guesthouse while she was away, the filing said.
‘Mrs. Jackson wants to return home from London, but is afraid to go home with Trent there. She fears he could physically harm her for terminating him,’ court documents said.
The court granted a temporary restraining order prohibiting Trent from entering Katherine’s gated community in Calabasas, California.
The temporary restraining order also banned Trent from using her credit cards, staying in the guest house and coming within 100 yards of her.
A hearing has been set for March 1.