Katherine Jackson‘s elder abuse case has been dismissed.
The 86-year-old matriarch of the Jackson family filed a declaration for a temporary restraining order against her nephew, Trent Jackson, earlier this year.
She alleged that he kept her away from her kids and was spending her money without consent. He was temporarily ordered to stay 100 yards from her. The case was to seek a permanent order.
“Trent has manipulated Mrs. Jackson so much, and preyed on her known kindness, that whenever the police arrive or efforts to press elder abuse charges have been undertaken, she ultimately recants or changes her mind,” Page Six reports.
On Tuesday a Los Angeles judge turned down Jackson’s restraining order request, at the behest of her attorneys.
As reported by TMZ, Katherine’s lawyers asked for the case to be dismissed without prejudice as they were unprepared to go forward and Jackson didn’t realize it would become a full trial.