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PEOPLE: Janet was verbally abused by Wissam

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Janet Jackson‘s older brother Steven Randall “Randy” Jackson claims that his sister suffered “verbal abuse” and felt like “a prisoner in her own home” during her marriage to London-based Qatari businessman Wissam Al Mana. The businessman’s attorneys issued a statement saying he will not be responding to the “particular and deeply hurtful allegations”.

Speaking to PEOPLE exclusively, the former Jackson 5 star, 55, says, “Enough is enough” as he opens up for the first time about what he says is a troubling situation for the superstar singer.

“There’s a lot of pain. Janet’s been through a lot with her divorce. I’ve been through a lot, we all have,” says Randy, referring to Janet’s ongoing divorce and custody battle with Al Mana, 42.

The pair, who wed in 2012 and welcomed son Eissa on Jan. 3, have been in London courts since April, when the star confirmed their split in a video she shot with Randy at her side.

“Yes, I separated from my husband,” the 51-year-old said during the clip posted to Twitter in April, which also announced she’d be resuming her State of the World tour. She had postponed the tour due to her pregnancy.

She continued, “We are in court now and the rest is in God’s hands.”

As for what led to the divorce, Randy, who has attended court proceedings with Janet, draws a stark picture of his sister’s life with Al Mana towards the end of their relationship.

“It was quite an abusive situation,” Randy claims. “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.”

In a statement released to PEOPLE, attorneys for Al Mana say “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.”

Randy, who lives in London near the home Janet and Al Mana shared, claims that while the abuse was not physical, he was compelled to come to his sister’s aid 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 says

According to Randy, he wasn’t the only member of the large Jackson family to rally around Janet after the divorce, “My mom and [sister] Rebbie came out [to London].”

As for mom Katherine Jackson, 87, and father Joe Jackson, 89, Randy says at first, he shielded them from what he knew. “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.”

Soon after the news of their separation, Al Mana, who is reportedly Muslim, updated his website WissamAlMana.com with a passage from the Quran:

“You shall most certainly be tried in your possessions and in your persons; and indeed you shall hear many hurtful things from those to whom revelation was granted before your time, as well as from those who have come to ascribe divinity to other beings beside Allah. But if you remain patient in adversity and conscious of Him – this, behold, is something to set one’s heart upon. – 3:186 “

Despite early reports that the couple’s split had to do with differing religious beliefs(Randy says Janet is Christian), Randy says that was not the problem. 

“I have a lot of Muslim friends and they don’t act that way at all,” he says. “It’s a personal issue that he needs help with and I’m going to pray for him, too. But I’m not going to allow her to live in that abusive situation. She’s my baby sister.”

Al Mana also took to his website with a picture of his estranged wife and a positive message titled “Love”. It reads: “To the most beautiful person in the world, thank you for your divine love, your eternal support and for being my best friend. I love you so much. Inshallah, we will be together in the Great Forever.”

Randy says things have been anything but amicable. Asked how Janet is doing now, he says it’s a tough time, noting that the famed “Control” singer has been breaking down into tears on stage night after night. While performing her song “What About” during her opening night in Houston on Saturday, she was overcome with emotion.

“What you saw in Houston, it was her situation coming out, what she’s been going through.” Moreover, he claims, “The abuse is still going on.” Randy says the pair are still in contact mostly due to coparenting Eissa. “She has custody and he of course allowed her to bring the baby on tour, but it’s constant harassment. This tour almost didn’t happen, but by the grace of God we’re here and we’re very prayerful.”

“It’s not about anger or vengeance,” says Randy as for why he’s decided to voice his claims. While he says Janet “wants Eissa to have a mother and a father,” the couple’s issues have grown too large. “We don’t like to put our business out there but sometimes transparency helps you. The devil thrives in darkness. I’m just here supporting her through this time.”

Link: http://people.com/music/janet-jackson-verbally-abused-during-by-wissam-al-mana-randy-claims/

 

 

 
 

 

 
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Oh wow. Really wasn't trying to raise my blood pressure. :mellow:

Time for me to visit my aunt Minerva is the bayou -_- and my cousin Deedee in Chiraq. :huh:

Anybody know exactly where Wissam is...?

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Did Randalyn just go rogue or was this pre-approved/planned by Janet..? 👀 

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I knew her adding "What about" and then breaking down on stage had to do with him. What kind of man calls his pregnant wife a bitch daily???? He thought her having a baby would turn her into a submissive housewife.... She wasn't having it.  And kudos to Randy for stepping up and coming to his little sister's rescue. Fuck you Wissam!!!!! Every time I look at a picture of him and Janet now I get angry. 

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Powerful stuff!

Thank you Randall and if Janet doesn’t get the cover of People :umm: 

Did Randalyn just go rogue or was this pre-approved/planned by Janet..? 👀 

:lmao: I hate every word in this sentence 

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I'm surprised Randy revealed so much.

This is heartbreaking and disappointing. No one deserves to be treated like that, especially from their spouse.

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I'm surprised Randy revealed so much.

This is heartbreaking and disappointing. No one deserves to be treated like that, especially from their spouse.

ESPECIALLY while with child, there's a special place in hell for ppl like that 

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The suspicions some of us had of Wissam appear to have been at least somewhat true. 

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All of is gut-wrenching for me as I didn't think it was this bad :(

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Did Randalyn just go rogue or was this pre-approved/planned by Janet..? 👀 

I'm sure Janet approved it.  Pretty shitty news to hear.  Glad Janet is gonna be ok

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Not surprised. Controlling and abusive.

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I also can't help but to think of all the The press from all these recent headlines....baby, divorce, tour, Houston, abuse, new body and many more to come I'm sure .... knowing that all this backstage drama is all probably being filmed and a doc will be released at the end of this and I AM LIVING FOR IT!   Perhaps this era will really help everyone notice and realize how huge and influential her legacy in Music really is. 

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SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.... OKAY.

 

It will be on sight

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Looks like us fans were right with our SPECULATIONS. 

Me when I see Wissam:

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but can we get back to being called a bitch everyday while pregnant though? :mellow: What kinda asshole husband pulls some shit like that? I can see why Janet has custody :filenails:

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but can we get back to being called a bitch everyday while pregnant though? :mellow: What kinda asshole husband pulls some shit like that? I can see why Janet has custody :filenails:

A complete and utter asshole!!!

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A complete and utter asshole!!!

Im kinda pissed off over this news, the claim was it wasn't working, I get that Janet is private, we all do, but to think that went down and she's carrying their child is insane, what did he think was going to happen? You married Janet Jackson, not some model bimbo, sorry homie, you coming out yo pocket because that baby should live in the lifestyle you're accustom to, and you paying for this divorce sorry, Janet better gather him in court :filenails:  that's some bullshit, he knew who he was marrying he aint no kid, that shit is uncalled for, she the mother of your son and you calling her bitches?

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There's some tea being spilled about Wissam and how he was a man whore in L.A. with his rich buddies going around on facebook and twitter. Let me see if I can find it.

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There's some tea being spilled about Wissam and how he was a man whore in L.A. with his rich buddies going around on facebook and twitter. Let me see if I can find it.

See I dont know about that, I heard he was known around the circuit but wasn't a player in it, so for this to come out is strange, but its at least plausible because he is in the fashion business so its not like he aint got chicks coming for them pockets :coffee:

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Im kinda pissed off over this news, the claim was it wasn't working, I get that Janet is private, we all do, but to think that went down and she's carrying their child is insane, what did he think was going to happen? You married Janet Jackson, not some model bimbo, sorry homie, you coming out yo pocket because that baby should live in the lifestyle you're accustom to, and you paying for this divorce sorry, Janet better gather him in court :filenails:  that's some bullshit, he knew who he was marrying he aint no kid, that shit is uncalled for, she the mother of your son and you calling her bitches?

I really do believe he thought her having the baby would make her want to give up her career. He would probably get mad asf when she would talk about going back on tour. I don't know what he expected. Janet has spent her entire life on stage. That shit just doesn't leave you. It's in her blood!!!! I don't want her to go back to London after the tour....especially after hearing that the abuse is still ongoing. I'm legit scared for her.

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I really do believe he thought her having the baby would make her want to give up her career. He would probably get mad asf when she would talk about going back on tour. I don't know what he expected. Janet has spent her entire life on stage. That shit just doesn't leave you. It's in her blood!!!! I don't want her to go back to London after the tour....especially after hearing that the abuse is still ongoing. I'm legit scared for her.

I do believe time gives us perspective on life and what has gone down, she probably hates London, because as a pregnant woman being abused probably brings up painful memories....thats just too much ...the best news is Janet broke free, a lot of women stay in a marriage because they need the support and tolerate the abuse, she got out! :clapping:

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There's some tea being spilled about Wissam and how he was a man whore in L.A. with his rich buddies going around on facebook and twitter. Let me see if I can find it.

See I dont know about that, I heard he was known around the circuit but wasn't a player in it, so for this to come out is strange, but its at least plausible because he is in the fashion business so its not like he aint got chicks coming for them pockets :coffee:

Yeah, I heard about that months ago when the separation was announced. Somebody said that they knew Wissam from passing and that he liked to mess with private call girls when he was with his rich friends. It's not that far fetched considering that's what he did in his youth.

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He waited til he got Janet locked in a marriage and pregnant til he started doing that shit. Pisses me off! He knew if she would've known how he was before this she would've dropped his toucan nosed ass long ago.
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