After Rumored Missing, Katherine Jackson Reportedly With Familyby: Posted:
A family member claims that Katherine Jackson, Janet Jackson and the late Michael Jackson's mother, isn't "missing" as reported to Los Angeles County authorities, but "resting." Even if she is, Michael's daughter Paris claims, she's not safe.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide/Missing Persons Unit had received a report from Katherine's nephew Trent Jackson that she hadn't been heard from in a week by Michael's three children, of whom she's legal guardian. Department spokespeople now say that she's with family members, The Associated Press reported Sunday.
"I haven't spoken with her in a week and I want her home now," 14-year-old Paris tweeted Sunday. She added a number for parties with information about her whereabouts to call.
The claims that she's safe and sound come despite Sheriff's Department personnel not having actually spoken with her. She'd been at the heart of a dispute over her late son's will, in which Michael's siblings Janet, Tito, Randy, Rebie and Jermaine wrote a recent letter claiming that executors John Branca and John McClain had been manipulating Katherine's allegedly failing health and called for them to resign. The Jackson siblings have issued three previous failed legal challenges claiming their brother's will isn't genuine.
Paris lashed out via Twitter at the letter's claim that her grandmother had recently suffered a mini-stroke. "I will defend my beloved family member with all I have, even if it means from other family members," she tweeted before later apologizing. Jermaine has claimed his mother is actually resting in Arizona on a doctor's advice. "This is our mother and her health is paramount. We are not inventing or plotting anything. We are following doctor's advice. Period," he added.
There's not necessarily cause to believe being under a doctor's care is best in this instance, Paris believes.
"The same doctor that testified on behalf of dr murray saying my father was a drug addict (a lie) is caring for my grandmother ... just saying," she tweeted Sunday. Dr. Conrad Murray was found guilty of manslaughter in Jackson's 2009 death by Propofol overdose at age 50.