Randy Jackson has said his sister Janet was “verbally abused” by her estranged spouse Wissam Al Mana.
The 51-year-old vocalist hitched the businessman – with whom she’s eight-month-old son Eissa Al Mana – in 2012 before parting ways previously this season, and her aged brother Randy has now claimed the break up came consequently of Wissam making Janet “feel like a prisoner in her own home”.
Speaking to People mag, 61-year-old Randy said: “There’s lots of pain. Janet’s been through a lot with her divorce. I am through a great deal, most of us have.
“It had been quite an abusive situation. It came on later in the partnership, verbal misuse and being [made to feel like] a prisoner in her own house. No pregnant woman needs to go through being called a b***h everyday. There were things like that. That’s what she experienced.”
However, 42-year-old Wissam has refused to touch upon the allegations, as his attorneys told the publication he sees Randy’s boasts to be “deeply hurtful”.
They said: “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 reason behind great sadness to Mr. Al Mana, which is the wellbeing and personal privacy of their child, Eissa, that remains his singular focus.”
But Randy alleges the “abuse is still taking place” throughout the previous couple’s divorce proceedings, and cases the ‘Rhythm Nation’ hitmaker faces “constant harassment” from Wissam.
He added: “The misuse is still taking place. She has custody and he of course allowed her to bring the infant on travel, but it’s constant harassment. This travel almost didn’t happen, but by the grace of God we’re here and we’re very prayerful.