Janet Jackson Wants Full Custody of Son Eissa Amid Verbal Abuse Accusations (UPDATE)
UPDATE (9/13/17 at 8:03 a.m. ET):
Janet Jackson is fighting for full custody of her child.
The 51-year-old has 8-month-old son Eissa with estranged husband Wissam Al Mana and is hoping to work through their custody battle quietly.
"That [news of] verbal abuse allegations months after their separation and impending divorce are shocking, but not surprising,” a source told Entertainment Tonight.
"Janet is great at managing her business and career, but she is not as smart when it comes to affairs of the heart."
Click on to learn about Janet’s brother Randy’s accusations regarding her estranged husband.
Original story (9/12/17 at 5:54 p.m. ET):
Though Janet Jackson is currently making a major comeback on her world tour and happily parenting her baby boy, it seems the road to get here was filled with heartache.
In a new interview, Randy Jackson revealed his sister was verbally abused in her marriage to Wissam Al Mana.
Randy also shared other alarming allegations about Janet's five-year marriage to the Qatari businessman.
In the People Magazine interview, he claims his sister felt like “a prisoner in her own home” every day.
"There’s a lot of pain. Janet’s been through alot with her divorce. I’ve been through a lot, we all have," the former Jackson 5 singer shared.
In April, "The Velvet Rope" singer filed for divorce from her husband, three months after their son Eissa was born.
"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,” Randy claims.
“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.”
Wissam refuted Randy's claims with a statement from his lawyer.
His attorney told People: "The breakdown of his marriage to Janet Jackson is a cause of great sadness to Mr. Al Mana, and it is the well-being and privacy of their son, Eissa, that remains his sole focus.”
Although it may seem strange Randy is making these accusations, the singer reveals he was close to the situation because he lives near the home Janet shared with Wissam.
He claims the abuse got so bad he threatened to solve the issue on his own.
"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,’ ” Randy told PEOPLE.
Jackson matriarch Katherine and sister Rebbie also knew of the abuse Janet allegedly endured during her marriage.
Initially, Randy didn't want his parents to know what was occurring in Janet's marriage because of their age.
"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,” he said.
Janet has not added to her brother's contentions about her ex-husband.
The couple is currently in court for custody of their 8-month-old son.