Jermaine Jackson has said he regrets the recent turmoil that has embroiled his family and hopes it can be resolved peacefully and privately.
Jackson said in a statement released today that he regrets any distress caused to his late brother Michael’s three children.
He acknowledged that irrational things have been said on both sides in a highly charged emotional environment, and said 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 followed a driveway confrontation involving other family members that required sheriff’s deputies to respond.
Jermaine Jackson said mutual suspicions caused events to spiral out of control and his family remains raw about his brother’s 2009 death.