Katherine Jackson, the mother of pop legend Michael Jackson, has filed a restraining order against her nephew Trent Lamar Jackson after she claimed that he had abused her and hoped to gain control of her finances.
According to People, Katherine has described her nephew as an "abusive con-man" who moved money around in her accounts and worked towards estranging her from her kids, ostensibly so he would have more clout with regards to her will. Katherine is saying she was forced to have discussions with her children in a closet to maintain privacy. Katherine fears for her safety now that this information is public, with sources saying: "Now that he knows his conduct will be revealed, she fears what he may do to her upon her return."
Apparently, her daughter Rebbie Jackson is willing to testify against Trent, if Katherine (who is currently in London with Janet Jackson) is to be believed.
Katherine was in the process of serving Trent with the restraining order when he fled. The order would have forced him to vacate his job as her "near 6-figure" driver and move out of the guest house.
A hearing on the situation is scheduled for March 1st.
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