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Jermaine Jackson expresses regret about family turmoil, urges peaceful, private dialogue
LOS ANGELES (AP) ¯¯¯ Jermaine Jackson says he regrets the recent turmoil that has embroiled his family and hopes it can be resolved peacefully and privately.
Jackson says in a statement released Wednesday that he regrets any distress caused to his late brother Michael's three children. He acknowledges that irrational things have been said on both sides in a highly charged emotional environment, and says the family should try to heal in private.
The statement comes a week after a judge suspended family matriarch Katherine Jackson as guardian of her three grandchildren after she was out of contact for 10 days. That decision also came after a driveway confrontation involving other family members that required sheriff's deputies to respond.
Jermaine Jackson says mutual suspicions caused events to spiral out of control and his family remains raw about his brother's 2009 death.