Janet Jackson, Randy Jackson, Rebbie Jackson

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Michael Jackson's kids are back under their grandma's care—as well as that of their cousin.

So, what else needs discussing?!

Right...There's still Rebbie, Randy and Janet Jackson's insistence that their late brother's will is a fake.

Barred from visiting mother Katherine Jackson's home earlier this week, Janet, Rebbie and Randy are continuing in their crusade to have the executors of Michael's estate, John McClain and John Branca, resign.

First up, though, a little damage control.

"The negative media campaign generated by the executors and their agents has been relentless," Janet Jackson's attorney, Blair G. Brown, said on behalf of the singer, her sister and her brother. "In recent weeks, the media has received preposterous reports—all now proven to be false—of a purported kidnapping of Katherine Jackson and of physical and verbal abuse of a child. The executors and their agents also recently issued a notice barring Janet, Randy and Rebbie from visiting their 82-year-old mother and Michael's children. The effect of that notice not only is to damage fundamental family relationships, it is also to isolate Katherine Jackson from questioning the validity of Michael's will."

TMZ had reported—and has since retracted—that Janet slapped 14-year-old niece Paris Jackson during a visit to the family home while Katherine was away last week in Arizona.

Katherine issued a statement last Wednesday calling the kidnapping rumor "stupid" and saying she had gone away to rest and had given up her phone on arrival. She called news that her grandson T.J., the 34-year-old son of Tito Jackson, had obtained temporary custody of Paris and her siblings in her absence "devastating."

In her petition to be reinstated as guardian, however, Katherine's attorneys stated that no one had informed the family matriarch that her grandchildren were trying to reach her—otherwise, they added, Katherine definitely would have made contact.

Janet's attorney, meanwhile, suggests that no one wants to confront the actual issue at hand—that Michael's will is "invalid."

"The executors have never explained how Michael could have signed his will in California on a date that irrefutable evidence establishes he was in New York," Brown wrote.

Randy Jackson previously said on the Rev. Al Sharpton's MSNBC show that Michael was with him in New York when the will was supposedly signed.

A spokesman for Branca and McClain has denied from the start the claim that the will was fraudulent.

"It is important to stress," Brown continued, "that Janet, Randy and Rebbie have questioned the validity of the will with no financial motive whatsoever—they stand to gain nothing financially by a finding that the will is invalid. That point is worth repeatingthey stand to gain nothing financially by a finding that the will is invalid.

"Michael's children will be the beneficiaries of Michael's estate. What will be gained by a finding of invalidity is that the executors will be replaced and the estate and the guardianship will be managed in a manner that is in the best interests of the children, which is what Michael wanted. The individuals who have the most to lose by a finding that the will is invalid are, of course, the executors and those on the executors' payroll."

"Janet, Randy and Rebbie will continue to press forward in their search for the truth in order to carry out the wishes of their brother Michael," Brown concluded.

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