Janet Jackson was in an abusive marriage, her brother Steven Randall "Randy" Jackson told PEOPLE in a recent interview. 

Janet, who just resumed her State Of The World tour, is now going through a bitter divorce with her estranged husband, Wissam Al Mana. According to Randy, Janet was a victim of "verbal abuse" and felt like a "prisoner in her own home," while she was with Wissam. "Enough is enough" Randy said.

These claims make much sense to us. It was only yesterday that we reported that Janet broke down onstage after she sang "What About," one of her songs that's about domestic abuse. “What about the times you yelled at me? / What about the times I cried?,” she sang. “You wouldn’t even hold me / What about those things?/ What about that, what about that? / What about the times you hit my face? / What about the times you kept on when I said, ‘No more please’ / What about those things?”

Randy said: "There’s a lot of pain. Janet’s been through a lot with her divorce. I’ve been through a lot, we all have." Then, he added: "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**ch everyday. There were things like that. That’s what she went through."

Wissam issued a statement to PEOPLE via his attorney about these claims. It reads: "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 cause of great sadness to Mr. Al Mana, and it is the wellbeing and privacy of their son, Eissa, that remains his sole focus."

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