WATCH: Jackson Family Brawl Caught On Tape, Twitter
The turmoil surrounding the Jackson family is mounting after a missing person report was filed earlier this week over the alleged disappearance of Jackson matriarch Katherine Jackson, 82 — allegations which her son, Jermaine Jackson, immediately denied, claiming that the report, supposedly filed by his cousin, Trent Jackson, who works for Katherine, was false. Now it looks like Michael Jackson's young daughter, Paris Jackson, and her aunt, singer Janet Jackson, appear to be facing off over the strange, unexplained family feud.
The controversy partly stems from the fact that Jermaine was issuing statements that Katherine was "safe and with family members" while young Paris, who lives with Katherine, was tweeting confirmations of the rumors, such as, "Yes, my grandmother is missing. I haven't seen her for a week and want her to come home now."
Katherine has custody of Paris and Michael's other two children, Blanket and Prince, and, with it, a percentage of the potentially multi-million dollar estate left to them by their father, reports the L.A. Times. The string of recent events culminated in siblings of Michael — Janet, Jermaine and Randy Jackson — approaching Katherine's home on Tuesday to try to encourage the children to leave the home and go with them, reports CNN.
Paris and Prince reportedly resisted, and security cameras on the property caught Janet trying to take a cell phone away from Paris, chiding her about airing family issues on Twitter. There was then a confrontation between the two, followed by Paris and Prince retreating into the house, while brothers Randy and Jermaine appeared to exchange blows with their cousin Trent, who was at the house when the fight broke out, until sheriff's deputies broke up the scuffle. A battery report was taken but no one was arrested at the scene.
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Though Katherine Jackson has reportedly been located and a spokesperson for the Los Angeles County sheriff's office said that the "missing persons case is closed," Jackson's lawyer, Sandra Ribera, is calling for the FBI to get involved, since Jackson was allegedly taken across state lines.
Jermaine's statment, on the other hand, insists that his mother was with his sister Rebbie and "following doctor's orders to rest up and de-stress, away from phones and computers."
Paris has been on Twitter a lot the past few days, talking about how she wants to talk to Katherine and wishes her grandmother would return home. "9 days and counting… so help me god i will make whoever did this pay," Paris wrote on Twitter a few days ago, after another tweet in which she wrote, "something is really off , this isn't like her at all .. i wanna talk directly to my grandmother!"
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