Source: Mother of Michael Jackson seeks control of his estate

Santa Barbara News-Press, Mike Eliason


FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2003, file photo, a Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department patrol car sits parked across from Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch Railroad Station near Los Olivos, Calif. (AP Photo/Santa Barbara News-Press, Mike Eliason, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A person close to the proceedings says Michael Jackson’s mother has moved to take control of her son’s estate, filing a second court action shortly after petitioning for custody of the singer’s three children.

According to the source, the court action was initiated by Katherine Jackson with the intent to protect Jackson’s legacy. The person was not authorized to speak publicly on the matter and requested anonymity.