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.

At the request of an attorney for TJ Jackson, temporary guardian of Michael Jackson’s children, the estate has acknowledged it has blocked certain relatives from visiting the home. The family members were not named.

Attorneys are still trying to untangle some of the issues that the family dispute has created. Katherine Jackson’s attorney Perry Sanders Jr. said attorneys will return to court Thursday to present an agreement to restore his client as a guardian.

The agreement would also call for TJ Jackson to remain a co-guardian, with control over the staff and day-to-day operations of the home where Katherine Jackson and her grandchildren Prince, Paris and Blanket currently live. Sanders said the arrangement will allow Katherine Jackson to focus on the children’s upbringing and not on other financial or logistics issues.

The co-guardianship arrangement would also allow either Katherine Jackson, 82, or TJ Jackson, 34, to serve as sole guardian if the other were no longer able to serve.

Jermaine Jackson’s statement offers a detailed account of why he, brother Randy and sisters Janet and Rebbie felt it was necessary to isolate their mother recently.

“We simply worried that a call home would first entail, or lead to, conversations with individuals we are in dispute with and that would, therefore, increase pressure on Mother — and pressure was what a doctor said she didn’t need,” he wrote.

He said by the time of the driveway confrontation on July 23, “it was clear that mutual suspicions had allowed events to spiral out of control.” He said that he, Randy and Janet Jackson went to the Calabasas home try to talk to the children.

“I regret that events were ever allowed to reach such a stage,” he wrote. “I regret any distress caused to Prince, Paris and Blanket. That was never, ever the intention of myself, Janet, Rebbie or Randy.”

The letter sent to the estate now includes only the signatures of Janet, Rebbie, and Randy.

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7 thoughts on “Jermaine Jackson Issues Statement to End Family Feud

  1. loycetate on said:

    I hope all the family members can do some soul searching and find peace through these tulmultous times. Where is Joe Jackson in all of this? I can’t imagine if something should happen to Catherine, what would come of the children’s finances if they are still minors or even under 25. Having millions of dollars can leave them pray to the biggest law firms and “snakes” waiting to take advantage of them where they could end up broke as the Michael’s brothers were before he died! Hard reality but fact. I contend that if they had gotten off their behind and tried to create some income for themselves rather than depend on Michael, he would not be dead from the stress that others depending upon you for their bills to be paid can do. Since that did not happen. Jermaine good step in mending the wounds that are surely to open as time goes on. OBAMA 2012

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  3. RENO2AC on said:

    Truthsmack, thanks for that piece because I had not read about it. UNBELIEVABLE!!! Unless, Chavis Carter was a magician, I don’t see how he could have shot himself in the head, with his hands cuffed behind his back, and over some WEED?!? Something is rotten in the state of Arkansas.

  4. truthsmack on said:

    Real NEWS
    Two Jonesboro, Arkansas officers are on administrative leave while police investigate how a 21-year-old man was shot in the back seat of their patrol car.

    21-year-old Chavis Carter was in the passenger seat of a pickup truck that was pulled over by police before 10 p.m. Saturday night, WREG reports.

    According to Officer Keith Baggett, Officer Ron Marsh found “some marijuana” and several plastic baggies when he searched Carter. A quick check turned up a warrant on Carter in Mississippi, where he lived.

    The cops then handcuffed him, searched him again, and put him in the back seat of the patrol car. As officers searched the pickup truck, Baggett claims he heard “a loud thump with a metallic sound” on his trunk and saw Marsh motion to him.

    According to police, the thumping noise was Carter shooting himself in the head — despite his hands being cuffed behind his back. Though officers searched Carter twice, they claim they missed the handgun that Carter allegedly used to shoot himself. Carter later died at a local hospital.

    “Any given officer has missed something on a search, be it drugs, knife, razor blades, this instance it happened to be a gun,” Jonesboro Police Sergeant Lyle Waterworth said.

    “I think they killed him, my son wasn’t suicidal,” said Carter’s mother, Teresa. She noted that her son was left-handed but he suffered a gunshot wound to his right temple.

    The investigation into the shooting continues.

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