Randy Jackson fears that the executors of his late brother Michael’s estate are “trying to manipulate” people.

Jackson family matriarch Katherine lost custody of her late son Michael’s three children – Paris, Prince and Blanket – on Wednesday after being away at a spa in Arizona for nearly two weeks. The court bestowed temporary charge on the siblings’ 34-year-old cousin TJ.

Katherine’s lawyer Perry Sanders announced that she is now seeking joint custody with TJ.

Randy is disturbed by this news.

“When TJ asked my mother if he should ask for temporary guardianship, my Mother told TJ NO – twice (sic),” Randy released to X17 Online in a statement.

“In order to obtain temporary guardianship, TJ lied to the court. Rebbie, Janet, Jermaine and I would never harm our mother and we are doing our best to protect her and the Estate knows that. I want to know why Perry Sanders would consider a negotiation based on lies.”

It has apparently been incredibly difficult for members of the family to communicate with Katherine and the kids since TJ was named the children’s guardian Wednesday.

“The Estate denied Rebbie, Janet and Jermaine access to the house when they returned home to Calabasas with a letter written by Howard Weitzman, attorney for the Estate, who is not a resident of the home (sic),” Randy said.

“The Estate is trying to isolate my Mother from her family JUST LIKE THEY DID TO MICHAEL, in order to propagate their lies, financial agendas and to protect a fraudulent will. The same people that are trying to manipulate my mother are the same people that were involved with my brother when he died. It is my fear and belief, that they are trying to take my mother’s life.”