Katherine Jackson: Nephew Abused Me for Years
She gets temporary restraining order against her longtime driver
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 9, 2017 11:17 AM CST
In this May 20, 2005 file photo, Michael Jackson, background, and his mother Katherine Jackson pass through a security check point on the way to his child molestation trial at the Santa Barbara County...   (AP Photo/Robyn Beck, file)

(Newser) – Katherine Jackson says her "abusive con-man" of a nephew has been manipulating her for years, and this week a judge granted her a temporary restraining order against him. In her court filing, Jackson says Trent Lamar Jackson, whom TMZ describes as Jackson's "six-figure driver," took over her finances, lived in her guest house without paying rent, and kept her from talking to her children—she says she had to hide in a closet to speak to them. She also says she believes he stole money from her and that, per People, his mental abuse left her "in a constant state of fear and confusion."

The documents were filed while Jackson, 86, is in London visiting daughter Janet and Janet's new baby, and they note that now that these issues are out in the open, Jackson "fears what he may do to her upon her return." She says she tried to fire Trent Jackson, her nephew through marriage, before she left for London, but he left as sheriff's deputies and her lawyer arrived. The judge ordered Jackson's nephew to stay away from her, leave her guest house, and give his keys back. Jackson says her children are willing to testify against him if needed. A hearing is scheduled for March 1.

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