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Local News in Brief : Singer Jackie Jackson's Wife Seeks Divorce, Alleges Beating

January 09, 1986

The wife of Jackie Jackson, the eldest of the singing Jacksons, filed for divorce Wednesday and won a court order barring her husband from the couple's Encino home because he allegedly beat her on several occasions.

Los Angeles Superior Court Commissioner John Dickey issued a restraining order on behalf of Enid Jackson, 31, after a 10-minute conference in his chambers.

Dickey ordered Jackie Jackson, 34, to stay at least 100 yards from the couple's Louise Avenue house and to not contact his wife until a court hearing Jan. 29 on her request for support, according to her attorney, Donald Woldman.

In a petition seeking dissolution of the couple's 11-year marriage, Enid Jackson alleges that, on Nov. 25, her husband "struck me about my body with his fists, bruising me severely." The beating occurred after Enid Jackson questioned her husband about the couple's investments, the petition says.

Enid Jackson seeks $53,000 in monthly expenses, including $5,000 to care for her two children, $2,000 for food, $3,000 for clothing, $1,500 for gifts and $500 for beauty care and manicures.

She also seeks custody of their children, Sigmund Jackson II, 8, and Brandy, 3. Her husband's legal name is Sigmund E. Jackson but he regularly uses his stage name of Jackie, Woldman said.

The couple's holdings include their two-acre Encino estate and recording studio, estimated to be worth more than $5 million, and financial interests in a shopping center, apartment building and a condominium in Mammoth, according to court documents.

Enid Jackson also seeks a share in her husband's $3-million royalties from the 1984 Jackson Victory Tour, Woldman said.

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