Steve Randall Jackson, elder brother of pop superstar Janet Jackson, has said she was verbally abused during her marriage to London-based Qatari businessman Wissam Al Mana.


The duo, who got married in 2012, split three months after welcoming their first child.

According to People, Steven, a former Jackson 5 star, said: “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 b***h every day. There were things like that. That’s what she went through.”

In May, Jackson broke her silence on her marriage and new baby in a video posted online.

At the time, the 50-year-old singer revealed that a divorce case was in court.


“Yes, I have separated from my husband, we are in court and the rest is in God’s hands. I just want to keep it real with you guys for a second,” she had said.

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Before getting hitched to Al Mana, Jackson had been married two times.

Her first marriage was to singer James DeBarge in 1984 while her second husband was Mexican dancer Rene Elizondo.

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