Janet Jackson’s brother claims she was verbally abused and felt like a prisoner in her home with estranged husband, Wissam Al Mana
In an interview with People Magaazine, Janet Jackson‘s older brother Steven ‘Randy’ Jackson alleged that his sister suffered verbal abuse and felt like a prisoner in her own home during her marriage to London-based Qatari billionaire businessman, Wissam Al Mana.
Jackson and Al Mana who wed in 2012, are currently in a divorce and custody battle over their son, Eissa, who was welcomed this year. Randy said;
“There’s a lot of pain. Janet’s been through a lot with her divorce. I’ve been through a lot, we all have. It was quite an abusive situation. 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.”
Their parents; Katherine and Joe Jackson were initially shielded from what was going on but now know.
“I didn’t want them to know. My parents are up there in age so I wanted to protect them as much as possible, but now they know. Everybody in the family knows,” Randy said.
In a statement released to People, attorneys for Jackson’s estranged husband reacted, saying;
“Mr. Al Mana is not going to dignify these particular and deeply hurtful allegations with a response. The breakdown of his marriage to Janet Jackson is a cause of great sadness to Mr. Al Mana, and it is the wellbeing and privacy of their son, Eissa, that remains his sole focus.”