A Jackson family internal drama has once again ended up in the media spotlight.
The latest incident was apparently precipitated by a Tweet from Michael Jackson’s 14-year-old daughter, Paris, that said she had not seen or talked with her grandmother and guardian Katherine Jackson for more than a week.
According to one media report, it is very unusual for Katherine to travel and go 24 hours without talking with her grandchildren, who live with her.
However, son Jermaine reportedly told “Good Morning America” that his 82-year-old mother was exhausted behind the infighting over Michael’s will and the demands of raising his three teenage children, and her own children sent her on vacation to Arizona with sister Reebie.
On Tuesday, the whole thing may have boiled over into a confrontation because sheriff’s deputies were called to Katherine’s Calabasas home. They responded to reports of a physical altercation “on the level of a battery” involving . . . unidentified family members. Another report said Janet, Randy and Jermaine Jackson were attempting to remove the children from the home against their will. No arrests were made.
But the call to authorities came amid earlier reports that Katherine was missing . . . and ongoing pleas on Twitter from Paris, demanding to speak to her grandmother. Deputies refused to give further details, but said they had determined Katherine was safe with relatives in Arizona.
In fact, it was reported on Wednesday that she was returning to her home where she left Michael’s children in charge of an older grandchild, Trent.
At the same time T.J. Jackson (son of Tito), according to reports from TMZ, will try to get temporary guardianship of Prince, Paris and Blanket Jackson.
City News Service contributed to this story.