On Monday police were reportedly called to the Los Angeles family home of Katherine Jackson to respond to an altercation, which involved Randy, Jermaine and Janet Jackson trying to remove Paris and her brothers from the home.
In a video that appears to have been taken by a surveillance camera, Janet can be seen trying to take Paris’ cellphone in the driveway outside of the home. Paris’ cellphone is the cause of so much of the family drama being played out on a public stage, as the 14-year-old is going on Twitter and spilling her feelings about family members and revealing family details that probably should remain private.
Clearly, somebody in the family leaked the cell phone videotape to the media in an attempt to garner sympathy for Paris’ position.
“Deputies determined that a physical altercation had occurred of misdemeanor battery,” said L.A. Sheriff spokesman Steve Whitmore. “It involved members of the Jackson family. A report was taken. No arrests were made, and the investigation is ongoing.”
Whitmore confirmed that the altercation involved “two people,” although he did not specify which two. He did add, “If we thought an arrest should have been made, we would have made it.”
A source told Radaronline.com, “Paris got into a scuffle with her aunt Janet upon entering the house because she told Paris she had to stop posting family information on Twitter. Janet physically tried to take Paris’ cell phone from her, but she wouldn’t give it up. It was just a very, very unfortunate situation that didn’t need to occur. If Katherine isn’t physically capable of taking care of the kids anymore, then the courts are going to get involved, and very quickly. The kids can’t be caught in the middle of the ongoing drama of the Jackson family, period.”
Katherine has been in Arizona for more than a week and hasn’t spoken to her grandchildren, of whom she is the legal guardian. “It was just total chaos when Jermaine, Randy and Janet descended on the house,” the source said.
The charges and counter-charges have been swirling for weeks in this family, as Michael’s siblings are claiming his will is a fake and asking the executor of his estate (valued at more than $1 billion) to resign—meaning that most of this turmoil, as it so often does, comes down to money, Michael’s money. Meanwhile, Trent Jackson, the nephew of family matriarch Katherine Jackson, filed a missing persons report on Katherine, though later it was revealed through Jermaine that his mother is staying in Arizona with his sister Rebbie and he was dismayed by the missing person report filed by Trent.
“It dismays me that such an alarmist “missing person” report has caused unnecessary anxiety among Michael’s children who will understandably react to what they misunderstand, hear or are told,” his statement said.
Katherine’s children released a statement yesterday saying the missing person’s report was “created by the very person and persons we are trying to protect our mother from”—an obvious reference to Trent.
Zia Modabber, attorney of the Jackson estate, said the executors of the estate, John McClain and John Branca, “will not stand down, because the siblings who were left out of Michael’s will want them to.”
Next up in the bizarre Jackson family feud: Tito Jackson’s son is requesting guardianship of Paris, Blanket and Paris. The latest update reveals Tito’s 34-year old son Tito Joe Jackson or TJ is working with a lawyer to draw up the legal documents to gain temporary guardianship of the children. According to reports the court will likely approve the request because the children who have been very close to TJ approve of the request. To prove just how close they are TJ tweeted to Paris yesterday, “I know it’s completely unfair for them to do this to you and your brothers. We will keep trying. I love you.”
And the saga continues….