Jackson Siblings Blame Executors of Michael's Estate for Katherine Missing Person Report; Police Called to Jackson Family Home
Less than 24 hours after authorities reported that Jackson family matriarch Katherine Jackson is safe, her children on Monday released a statement that essentially holds the executors of their brother Michael's estate responsible for the whole episode.
Over the weekend, a family member filed a missing person’s report regarding 82-year-old Katherine. In addition, Michael's daughter, Paris, tweeted that her grandmother was missing. However, a Los Angeles County Sheriff spokesman said Sunday that Katherine was safe and with family members.
On Monday, the Jackson siblings –- several of whom recently called on the executors of Michael's estate to step aside, alleging that they have caused Katherine stress and that Michael's signature on his will was forged -- released a statement obtained by ABC News regarding the matter.
The statement reads, "This fallacious missing persons report was created by the very person and persons we are trying to protect our mother from. We feel that there is a conspiracy to deflect the attention away from a letter we wrote asking for the resignation of executors, John Branca and John McClain, as well as some of her 'advisors' and 'caregivers.'"
The siblings further state, "We feel there is strong evidence that supports the falsification of documents in order to takeover and profit from the estate of our beloved brother, Michael Jackson....This is being handled by the proper authorities and due process will take place."
According to TMZ.com, the Jackson siblings took Katherine to a Tucson, Arizona spa, without Paris' knowledge, in part because they think "the house is utter chaos."
Meanwhile, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputies went to the Jackson family home in Calabasas, California Monday afternoon after receiving a report of physical disturbance. Los Angeles County Sheriff Steve Whitmore tells ABC News deputies took a battery report of a dispute between two people, but no arrests were made.
TMZ.com reports Janet and Jermaine Jackson were photographed in front of the family compound Monday having what the website describes as a “heated exchange.” It’s not known if Janet and Jermaine were the two people involved in the dispute that brought police to the home.
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