Katherine Jackson has dismissed her restraining order against her nephew Trent. According to the NY Daily News, the 86-year-old Jackson family matriarch decided this hours before she was scheduled to testify.
Katherine's lawyer says that his client was “not prepared” for a “full-fledged trial” when she wanted the restraining order in February. He adds, "She wants to see if she can take a step back in this matter." In the filing, she asked the court to dismiss her petition without prejudice, which means that she could file it later.
"We don't want her prejudiced from seeking relief in the future," Handy said.
As reported earlier, Katherine Jackson had claimed elder abuse at the hands of Trent. She alleged that he was spying on her in her own home with secret phone tapping and mishandling her finances for his own gain. Due to the complex Jackson family relationships, Katherine was allegedly even hidden from family members, including her grandchildren, out of fear that she may not testify against Trent.
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