Katherine Jackson Alleges Ongoing Elder Abuse at the Hands of Her Nephew Trent Jackson
Katherine Jackson claims she was the victim of years of mental abuse at the hands of her nephew and driver, Trent Lamar Jackson, to the point where she is afraid to return to her home. According to court documents Mrs Jackson (86) claims her nephew (through marriage) has accessed her bank accounts without her permission, used credit cards of hers for his own personal purchases without authorization, and subjected her to years of mental abuse that has left the Jackson Family matriarch “in a constant state of fear and confusion." Mrs Jackson describes her nephew Trent as “an abusive con-man” who has manipulated her in order to “assume control of her finances.” Katherine says she tried to fire her nephew and order him to move out of her guest house, but he has refused. Katherine is currently in London with daughter Rebbie visiting Janet and her family but is “afraid to go home with Trent there” and “fears he could physically harm her for terminating him.” A judge granted Mrs Jackson’s request for a restraining order and ordered Trent to move out of her home and return all keys, passwords and combinations to the property.
A hearing has been scheduled for March 1st.
Update February 13
Trent Lamar Jackson is speaking out against claims he's been abusing his aunt Katherine Jackson. The younger Jackson appeared on the podcast "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace," which released Monday. He denied allegations he has been trying to control the 86-year-old Jackson family matriarch.
"My aunt left here January 22," Jackson said. "She left me paying the bills and taking care of the household." Katherine Jackson was granted a temporary restraining order against her nephew, who according to court documents is accused of having "manipulated her" and "preyed on her kindness."
"Trent was supposed to be her driver, but over time has infiltrated Mrs. Jackson's business and personal affairs, even referring to himself as her 'House Manager,'" a statement included in the restraining order reads. "Trent has made it his business to regulate Mrs. Jackson's interactions with her children -- screening phone calls, not relaying messages, not allowing privacy during visits or phone calls."
But Jackson said during the podcast that the allegations are not true and insisted his aunt has frequent contact with other family members. "How can I keep her from her family when they come there everyday," he said. "She has the attorneys making sure her money is being applicated in the right way, and we also have an accountant who looks at all the bank statements."
Trent Jackson said his aunt flew to London to see her youngest daughter, Janet Jackson, and her newborn son and he has not been in contact with her since she left. He also said he's never been served with the restraining order and is still at the house.