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Jackson's children placed in temporary care of cousin

The three children of Michael Jackson have been placed into the temporary care of their cousin Tito Jackson Jr by a judge in Los Angeles.

Since the pop-star died three years ago, his mother Katherine had been the legal guardian of Paris, Prince and Blanket but Judge Mitchell Beckloff said that she was prevented from fulfilling that role by the "intentional acts of third parties".

Earlier this week police were called to the children's home after a row broke out.

Paris, 14, took to Twitter to vent her feelings, quoting her father's lyrics in saying: "Everyones taking control of me it seems that the worlds got a role for me. I'm so confused will you show to me you'll be there for me".

The BBC's Alistair Leithead said it seemed there was a family feud which involved Michael Jackson's will.

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