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Jackson guardianship to remain unchanged

2013-06-26 12:27
Michael Paris Prince Jackson
Los Angeles - A judge said on Tuesday that he will make no changes to the guardianship of Michael Jackson's three children after receiving an investigator's report on their well-being and meeting with attorneys for their caretakers.

Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff ordered the inquiry after 15-year-old Paris Jackson was hospitalised on 5 June. Authorities reported she took Motrin pills and cut her arm with a kitchen knife.

The judge ordered an investigator to interview Jackson's children and report back to him.

Beckloff also met with attorneys for the children's guardians, grandmother Katherine Jackson and their adult cousin TJ Jackson.

"I'm taking no further action," Beckloff told attorneys for Jackson' estate.

'Salacious details'

The decision was announced during a hearing at which Howard Weitzman, an attorney for the estate, raised the issue of potential harm to the singer's daughter that might come with unsealing "salacious details" of a choreographer's recent molestation allegations against the pop superstar.

Beckloff told attorneys he will consider which portions of Wade Robson's complaint to unseal and inform attorneys of his decision. Robson claims the acts occurred when he was a child.

Another hearing will be held to determine if Robson can pursue that allegation.

Perry Sanders jnr, an attorney for Katherine Jackson, has said Paris Jackson is physically fine and receiving proper medical attention. He has not provided further updates on her condition.

"In light of all current circumstances and the special investigator's report, we agreed with the judge that appropriate decisions are being made regarding care of all three children, and no further action is required," Sanders wrote in a statement on Tuesday.

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