The Jackson strife: Family bickers over whereabouts of Michael's mom
July 23rd, 2012
04:05 AM ET

The Jackson strife: Family bickers over whereabouts of Michael's mom

Katherine Jackson, reported missing Saturday by her nephew, told a law enforcement officer in Arizona Sunday that she was "fine," a source close to the investigation said.

But Michael Jackson's three children still have not heard from their grandmother a week after she left the Calabasas, California, home where she lives with them, according to Katherine Jackson's lawyer.

The lack of contact with the Jackson family matriarch led her nephew Trent Jackson to file a missing person's report with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department late Saturday, Jackson attorney Sandra Ribera said.

It is the latest chapter in a messy dispute between several of Jackson's children and her advisers over her finances and legal affairs.

Jermaine Jackson, in a statement posted on Twitter Sunday night, said the children were not "being 'blocked' from speaking with Mother," who he said "is safe and well in Arizona with her daughter and our sister, Rebbie, resting up on doctor's advice."

"She is merely an 82-year-old woman following doctor's orders to rest-up and de-stress, away from phones and computers," he tweeted.

His statement did not explain why Paris Jackson, the 14-year-old daughter of Michael Jackson, was rebuffed in several attempts to reach her grandmother on the phone. That led Paris to post messages on Twitter early Sunday pleading for help in finding her.

"yes, my grandmother is missing," Paris tweeted. "i haven't spoken with her in a week i want her home now."

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  1. pitt04

    Mrs Jackson has angelic protection; but she is a human being who lost her son and now is dealing with the aftermath of all the evil forces involved in his murder.
    These same forces are trying to take her health and tear this family apart.
    Pray for all of them.

    July 23, 2012 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |

    Say it....SAY IT!
    Who's your mommy!

    July 23, 2012 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
  3. Sheesh

    How hard can it be to find one old overly obese gluttenous woman?

    July 23, 2012 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  4. Sheesh

    @Comment number one. Angels have wings, not 60 lb. colons, thank you very much.
    Do the math...her wings would have to be how big just to get her off the ground?
    Gluttony is NOT angelic.

    July 23, 2012 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  5. She Lost

    She lost Michael when he changed his lifestyle to suit his fans rather than Jesus Christ his lord and would-be savior.One cannot slave for two masters.
    I hold those who cheered as MJ changed from the delightful young man I saw at Disneyland 40 years ago into the freakshow he became partially responsible for his death.

    July 23, 2012 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
    • Meredith

      I hold creepy people who are over judgmental responsible for his death, for it os those kind of people that were constantly biting off pieces of his psyche that caused him to constantly alter his persona. Yes. That means YOU, She Lost!!!

      July 23, 2012 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Barney

    So the all new, Mary and Philip freak show continues! Same bs from you two every day. Do you all live in a bubble that got stopped in the 80s or what? Get a life!

    July 23, 2012 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |

    The patriarch and matriarch of the. lan have been and alwsys no more than slugs making a living off of their kids talents.
    when the talent came down to just two all the others became lea hs off of the only ones strong emough to break parents hold.
    StRs withtalent always draw leaches without any more talents than brown eyes with nose to match and mivhael had plenty enough leaches around him.
    Speaking of leaches why are the blood sucking ones that tru and turn every damn evevt into an opportunity to present how holy they thselves are?

    July 23, 2012 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  8. banasy©

    To pick on a woman who has always been her family's strongest advocate is extremely petty and vicious, and basing it upon her looks, no less, is the highest level of disengenuity possible.

    I feel profound pity for people who are so unhappy with themselves that they find the need to pick on an ailing 82 year old woman, for whatever reasons exist in their narrow view of others.

    I hope that Mrs. Jackson is resting and de-stressing from those who would demand every ounce of energy she might have left within.

    Have I mentioned that she is 82?
    She deserves to rest, for goodness sake!

    July 23, 2012 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Seriously?

      Thank you Banasy. The Jackson's have always been a close family and Katherine has always been revered as a Queen by her children. I seriously doubt they would behave this way unless they truly believed that Katherine was being taken advantage of and her health is seriously at risk. I believe this is a private family matter and I personally wish the media would refrain from publishing unconfirmed "opinions" based on bias and Sugar-Honey-Iced_Tea. My prayers are with the Jackson's, may they resolve this issue and maintain their bond as a family in the process. As for the Hate Mongers – Go take care of your own parents and children!

      July 24, 2012 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Culture of Death

    The price of fame comes with a price tag the performers and their relatives never imagined..look at the long list of big name stars who died young....Is all the adolation and money really worth it?

    July 23, 2012 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |