Jermaine Jackson Issues Statement to End Family Feud

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  • Jermaine Jackson put his foot down Wednesday, saying enough is enough regarding the feud that has kept his family in the headlines for more than a week.  He is also withdrawing support for the leaked family letter that called on executors of his brother Michael Jackson’s estate to resign.

    Jackson took to Twitter to remove his participation in the letter sent to Michael’s estate.  He released the following statement:

    "I rescind my signature from the letter which was sent to the Estate, and which should never have gone public,” Jackson said.

    "I still hold deep reservations about many issues involving the Estate, and I will continue to bring scrutiny and a resolute voice wherever we have cause for concern. But the way to address such matters is through the proper channels and via a private dialogue, not public conflict," Jackson explained.

    He later added that through his tweet he hopes to extend an olive-branch to the other parties involved.

    Tito was the first Jackson to withdraw his name from the July 17 letter in which the family accused Michael’s executors of not doing their jobs properly and causing Katherine Jackson to suffer a "mini-stroke."

    Jermaine Jackson wrote in a statement first released to the Associated Press that he regrets the public turmoil that followed his mother Katherine’s 10-day trip to an Arizona spa. The trip sparked a missing person’s report and a driveway confrontation between relatives at the home of Katherine Jackson before a judge stripped her of guardianship duties.

    “Mistakes have been made and irrational things have been said on both sides in a highly charged emotional environment,” Jermaine Jackson wrote. “It is time for us all to draw a line in the sand and move towards peace, co-operation, love and healing.”

    The Jackson family is still raw from the death of the pop superstar three years ago, Jermaine Jackson wrote, and his mother has endured incredible stress and pressures since then.

    He said he remains concerned about his brother’s estate but is dropping support for a letter leaked two weeks ago that called on executors of the estate to resign.

    Jermaine Jackson said his statement was prompted after his son asked if he could no longer visit Katherine Jackson at her suburban Calabasas home.

    “After much soul-searching, it is clearly time for us to live by Michael’s words about love not war,” he wrote.

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