Janet Jackson's brother reveals shocking details about her marriage.
Although Janet Jackson divorced her husband, London-based Qatari businessman Wissim Al Mana, the ugly details of their marriage continue to surface. Now, her brother and former Jackson 5 member Randy Jackson is speaking out about how she was "verbally abused" by Al Mana and was made to feel like "a prisoner in her own home."
The older Jackson sibling, 55, spoke to People magazine about the extremely turbulent time that not only Janet, but the entire Jackson family has gone through as a result of her separation from her ex-husband. "Enough is enough," he proclaimed. "There’s a lot of pain. Janet’s been through a lot with her divorce. I’ve been through a lot, we all have." Janet Jackson, 51, acknowledged the couple's split in April, after she gave birth to their child in January. She told fans back then that she'd be resuming her previously halted State of the World tour, which is currently ongoing and will be hitting many cities in the United States between now and mid-December. You can take a closer look and those tour dates here.
As per People's info, Janet and Al Mana have been locked in a vicious custody battle since the springtime, with details yet to be finalized as of this writing. According to more details offered up by her brother Randy, the scenario became quite dire towards the end of their relationship. “It was quite an abusive situation,” Randy said. “It came on later in the relationship, verbal abuse and being [made to feel like] a prisoner in her own home. No pregnant woman needs to go through being called a bitch everyday. There were things like that. That’s what she went through.” Even though the abuse wasn't physical, Randy said he felt compelled to aid his sister earlier this year.
“I told her, ‘You’ve got to move in with me or I’m going to go over there and there’s going to be hell.’ She was really pissed off. I told her, ‘I don’t care anymore. I’m tired of it. It’s too much,’ ” he added. For Al Mana's part, his attorney said that his client was "not going to dignify these particular and deeply hurtful allegations with a response."