Katherine Jackson wins custody of Michael Jackson's children
Michael Jackson‘s mum, Katherine Jackson, has won custody of his three children, Prince Michael, Paris and Prince Michael II.
Speaking on America’s The Early Show, the star’s lawyer, L. Londell McMillan, said Jackson’s ex-wife Debbie Rowe – the biological mother of his two oldest children – will get visitation rights to the kids, but no extra money in addition to her previous settlements.
‘It’s an agreement for the best interests of the children. This is not a money deal.
‘There is no situation better for these children than for them to be raised and reared in the loving care of Mrs Katherine Jackson.’
McMillan also denied reports the Jackson children had been left penniless because of their father’s debts.
He explained: ‘That estate is worth, in my estimation, a couple of billion dollars. You hear $500million. Don’t buy it.’
As part of the agreement, Jackson and Rowe have mutually agreed to hire a child psychologist to advise them when and how the star’s ex-wife’s visits should take place.
The agreement fulfils Jackson’s wishes in his last will that, in the event of his death, his mother should look after his children.