Just one day after the LAPD's report that an altercation occurred at Katherine Jackson's home between two unnamed people, the attorney for Michael Jackson's mother has released a statement alleging certain Jackson family members are plotting to remove Michael's three children from Katherine's custody.
"A plan has been in place for the last three years to remove Katherine Jackson from her home and her beloved grandchildren," reads the statement from Katherine Jackson's attorney Sandra L. Ribera. "Prince, Paris, and Blanket Jackson have not heard from their grandmother since she left their home nine days ago to attend a series of her sons' concerts on their Unity Tour. She never made the shows." The statement alleges this three-years-in-the-making plot was revealed by a Jackson family member.
Some background context: On Saturday, Katherine Jackson—the 82-year-old woman who retains custody of her son's children—was reported missing by her nephew. Not long after this missing person's report was filed, LAPD reported she was safely staying with her daughter Rebbie Jackson in Arizona. This drama follows closely on the heels of a lawsuit filed by Janet Jackson and her siblings Jermaine, Tito, Randy and Rebbie, which claims Michael Jackson's will is "without question, fake, flawed and fraudulent" and alleges his lawyers are part of "a conspiracy surrounding our brother's death."
Returning to the current news: Katherine Jackson's attorney claims yesterday's altercation occurred because "certain Jackson family members ambushed Katherine Jackson's home after their vehicle tore through security gates on the tails of the SUV containing Michael Jackson's children." The statement alleges these Jackson family members got out of their vehicles and ran up to Michael's children "as they yelled and began to aggressively grab at the cell phones in their hands."
If Jackson family members were, in fact, grabbing at Michael's kids' cell phones, that could have something to do with 14-year-old Paris Jackson's tweets about being separated from her grandmother. "8 days and counting," she wrote yesterday, referring to how long it had been since she had seen her grandmother and caretaker. "Something is really off, this isn’t like her at all .. i wanna talk directly to my grandmother!!" Today, Paris' tweets turned from pleas to threat: