Katherine Jackson 'Devastated' Over Losing Custody of Michael Jackson's Kids

The matriarch of the Jackson family talks exclusively to ABC News.
4:11 | 07/26/12

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exclusive. Katherine jackson speaking out less than a day after losing custody of michael jackson's three children. Nick watt has the latest. Good morning, nick. Reporter: Robin, good morning. In the very early hours of the morning, paris tweeted, grandma's here, thank you, dpod. Let's hear what grandma had to say. Hello. I'm katherine jackson. Reporter: And these are her first public words in ten days. An exclusive statement given to abc news. Katherine, the jackson clan matriarch is surrounded by two of her daughters and her granddaughter and jermaine and a resort employee. I'm fine. I'm here with my children. My children would never do a thing like that, hold me against my will. Reporter: Late saturday, her nephew filed a report saying she's missing. I gave up my phone. I didn't want to have any phone calls. While I was here, my asis tapsistant janice smith has been calling back home, seeing how things were going. Keeping in contact with my nephew, I mean, my grandson. He said everything was going fine. But -- I was still thinking about the children. I still worry about them. But they're fine. Reporter: Here, by the way is the miraval resort in on, arizona. Jermaine said she's here under doctor's order. They saw I needed rest. They've taken very good care of me. They've made sure that got the rest that I needed. Reporter: Michael jackson's will names katherine as the dpard yan of his children. Wednesday in court,emporary custody of paris, prince, and blanket, custody was temporarily given to their cousin, t. Skrchlt jacksoj. Jackson. The ruling in court today was about the guard january sianship it. Was based on lies. I have a good idea of who is doing that. Reporter: She's an 82-year-old woman. She's emotional. She was reading from a prepared script. She needed help from time to time. I spoke to t.J. I spoke to prince and paris last night and told them I would be home. Reporter: In court, t.J. Said the phone call sound ed strange. He said some words sounded slurred. I told him it wasn't necessary. I don't know who instructed him to do that. He wanted me to come home before that happened. Randy tweeted that on the phone, katherine fired trent and the rest of the security team. Someone let go the cook, the nanny, and the housekeepers. I don't know who did that. They don't have that power. They shouldn't have done it. It's really bad to hear what is going on at home and the children have been taken away. I know that I'll get there in time to get them back. And after I finish this, I'll be on my way home. Reporter: Presumably, now that she's back in calabassas, is legal process will start to restore her as theguardian. Let's hope it runs more smooth li. Let's bring in dan rams. She is back home. She did lose temporary custody. What happens now?

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