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Michael Jackson’s mom files restraining order against ‘abusive con man’ nephew

by Jody Jameson, Contributor

Trent Jackson claims the family is keeping him from the family riches.

Trent Jackson, 52, said that the restraining order his aunt, Katherine Jackson, 86, has against him is just a tactic being used to get him out of the way. He believes he did nothing to warrant Katherine’s allegations about him, but he has been ordered to stay at least 100 yards away from her and her home.

Trent says that Michael’s siblings are trying to secure a larger portion of Michael’s estate, and will in turn receive a bigger piece of the fortune, according to a report by TMZ.

Sources say that Trent’s allegations are based on incorrect assumptions as Katherine does not control the estate, and can’t easily get more money from it. Katherine is given a living stipend, and those who are actually charge of the estate are given the responsibility of growing the estate to support his three children and Michael’s designated charities.

Katherine called Trent an “abusive con-man” when she filed the restraining order. Trent allegedly worked to manipulate Katherine. She believes his goal was to control her finances and alienate her from her children.

Trent allegedly accessed her bank account without her permission while he was acting as her driver.

“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’.”

Court documents claim that Katherine had to hide in her closet to talk to her children in privacy. Trent allegedly tried to cut off the communication by “screening phone calls, not relaying messages, not allowing privacy during visits or phone calls.”

Trent also had a key to Katherine’s bedroom and would reportedly walk in without respect to her privacy.

Katherine fled to her daughter’s house in London to have Trent fired and removed from the property while she was away. She believed that he would physically harm her if she was present during the confrontation.

[Feature Photo: AP/Matt Sayles]

Jody Jameson is up-and-coming journalist who's been featured in national news publications for her in-depth crime stories coverage. Her passion lies within helping women and children, in hopes of bringing awareness to abuse, exploitation, and rights violations. In her personal time, Jody has done summer volunteer work at The Boys and Girls Club, and worked as a peer assistant for PALS, a program that assists underprivileged kids. During her time in sorority, Kappa Kappa Gama, Jody volunteered in the Reading is Fundamental (RIF) program, which raises money to supply books to children in need.