Monday, July 23, 2012

'Disturbance' at Jacko ma's home - New York Daily News

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 26: ***EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE*** (L-R) Prince Michael Jackson, Katherine Jackson, Blanket Jackson, Paris Jackson, and Justin Bieber attend the immortalization of Michael Jackson at Grauman's Chinese Theatre Hand & Footprint ceremony held at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on January 26, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)

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Prince Michael Jackson, Katherine Jackson, Blanket Jackson, Paris Jackson, and Justin Bieber attend ceremony at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in January.

Michael Jackson’s mother is no longer considered missing, but cops were called to her Southern California home Monday for a mysterious “family disturbance” and battery claim, an official told the Daily News.

The late King of Pop’s teen daughter took to Twitter hours after the alleged confrontation to express more worry and frustration related to her 82-year-old grandmother, Katherine Jackson.

“8 days and counting. Something is really off, this isn’t like her at all. I wanna talk directly to my grandmother!!” Paris Jackson, 14, tweeted Monday afternoon.

Katherine Jackson was in Arizona, according to one of her sons, and reported, citing unnamed sources, that she was staying at a spa in Tucson.

Back in California, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies paid a visit to the house that Katherine Jackson shares with Paris and her two brothers shortly after 1 p.m. Monday, a department spokesman said.

“It was a family disturbance call. A scuffle did occur, and a report of a battery was taken,” spokesman Steve Whitmore told The News. “There were no arrests made, and it’s an ongoing investigation.”

He declined to identify the parties involved in the dust-up, but said it did not change his department’s decision to close an earlier investigation involving the Jackson family matriarch.

“The Katherine Jackson case has been closed. We determined that she’s safe and with a family member,” he said.

That case began when a concerned family member filed a missing-persons report Saturday night amid a dispute over the estate of Katherine’s superstar son.

Whitmore declined to say if Monday’s alleged battery was related to Katherine’s whereabouts.

According to, three of Michael Jackson’s siblings arrived at the Los Angeles-area home shortly before police were called and appeared to have a TV crew in tow.

Janet, Jermaine and Randy reportedly wanted to leave with Michael Jackson’s children â€" Prince Michael, 15, Paris, and Prince Michael, 10 â€" but Katherine’s security squad objected, Celebuzz reported.

Attempts to reach Katherine’s lawyer, Sandra Ribera, were not immediately successful.

The new front in the family fight comes after siblings Janet, Randy, Jermaine, Tito and Rebbie Jackson penned a letter claiming the late singer’s will is “fake, flawed and fraudulent.”

The letter accused Michael Jackson's estate executors of forging Michael's signature on the will and demanded that they resign immediately as managers of their brother's estate.

The siblings accused the lawyers of stressing out Katherine Jackson to the point that her health was beginning to fail.

The lawyers have called the claims "false and defamatory."

Ribera told CNN that Katherine flew to Albuquerque, N.M. on July 15 with her oldest daughter Rebbie to attend a Jackson brothers concert.

Ribera said that each time Paris tried to reach Katherine by phone while she traveled, she was told that she could not speak to her.

“I’m concerned that [Katherine’s]not safe,” Ribera claimed.

Paris took to Twitter on Sunday morning to ask for help in finding her grandmother.

“Yes, my grandmother is missing. I haven't spoken with her in a week; i want her home now,” the distressed granddaughter wrote.

Jermaine Jackson used Twitter to deny that his mom was missing and to assure fans that she is simply “resting up” in Arizona on the order of a doctor.

“This is our mother and her health is paramount. We are not inventing or plotting anything. We are following doctor’s advice. Period,” he wrote.

Katherine Jackson has been taking care of Michael Jackson's three children since his death in June 2009.

It is unclear who's acting as guardian in Katherine's absence.

With News Wire Services

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