First we heard that Katherine Jackson, matriarch of the Jackson family, was missing. Then we heard that she is not missing. Now we are hearing about a whole lotta turmoil going on in the Jackson family behind the scenes … turmoil that is actually spilling out into the public eye. Various members of the Jackson family are at odds over whatever is going on that made it seem like Katherine was missing. In the photo below, you can see Janet Jackson arguing with her brother Jermaine Jackson. There is also a report of a confrontation between Janet and Michael Jackson‘s daughter Paris. Things are getting messy amongst the Jacksons, y’all.
TMZ has obtained a photo of Janet Jackson and Jermaine Jackson in a heated exchange at the Jackson family home– shortly after Sheriff’s deputies responded to an alleged battery there on Monday afternoon. In the pic, Janet and her brother Jermaine are in front of the Calabasas compound … clearly engaged in a heavy conversation. We’re told the photo was taken within the same hour LA County Sheriff’s deputies went to Katherine Jackson’s home … after someone inside accused someone else of a physical assault. We do not know if Jermaine and Janet were involved in that dispute. As we previously reported, Janet and Jermaine have a lot to discuss — the letter they and 3 other siblings signed, demanding the Executors of Michael Jackson’s Estate step down … and Katherine Jackson’s puzzling trip to Arizona.
Yeah, not only is Janet having a problem with Jermaine but she is also having a problem with Paris:
TMZ has obtained unedited full video of what turned into a confrontation at the Jackson family compound Monday in Calabasas, CA. It starts out friendly enough, with MJ’s kids Paris and Prince getting out of their SUV and shaking hands and hugging a few of Michael’s siblings who arrived in the SUV behind them. But moments later, things turned ugly. The footage shows Janet confronting MJ’s daughter Paris … and during the standoff, Janet swipes for Paris’ cell phone twice. Paris charges past Janet … and when Janet attempts to go after Paris, Janet is restrained by her brother Randy. Randy and Janet proceed to hold up their cell phones and record Paris. After the video ends, there was a physical altercation at the home between two family members. Cops arrived to the scene and took a battery report. According to the MJ Estate, Michael’s children have since been moved away from the home and into a secure location.
Honestly, if Janet were not involved in any of this, I’d be more willing to believe all this drama is being faked for attention. But Janet Jackson has NEVER been one to go after this kind of sad attention (unlike her less famous siblings who, IMHO, would use any opportunity to get a little notoriety). If things are so bad that Janet is getting in the mix of whatever is going on in the family, I tend to think the drama is real. As a result of this back and forth amongst the Jacksons, the executors of Michael Jackson‘s estate have made a push for legal custody of MJ‘s children to be handed over to a temporary guardian … because, they claim, Katherine has been “hijacked” by the Jacksons … leaving the children unsupervised:
The executors of Michael Jackson’s estate will go to court to support a move for a temporary guardian for Michael’s 3 kids. TMZ has learned … papers are being drafted by the lawyer for someone who will ask the probate judge in the Estate case for the temporary guardianship. We do not know the identity of that person, however, we are told the Estate is drafting legal docs supporting the temporary guardianship. We’re told the person seeking the temporary guardianship is also filing legal docs claiming Katherine Jackson — who is currently the legal guardian of MJ’s 3 kids — has been effectively kidnapped by Michael’s siblings, and as a result they are without supervision. Sources very familiar with the situation tell TMZ … the executors feel responsible for protecting the kids … since the kids are the primary beneficiaries of their father’s estate. As such, the executors will support a temporary guardian for the kids.
At the heart of all of this fighting, it is being reported, is Michael Jackson‘s will. Apparently, his family was been completely cut out of MJ‘s will … meaning all of his money goes to his children and to his mother, Katherine — guardian of the children. The Jacksons are seeking to invalidate that will so they can reportedly get their hands on some of MJ‘s money (the reports claim that the Jacksons have sneaked Katherine off into seclusion so that they can talk her into siding with them to invalidate the will). It’s a sad mess, it seems. It remains to be seen how it will all play out but I think one thing’s for certain … this Jackson drama will play out somewhat in the public eye … and we haven’t heard the last of this mess.