Michael Jackson's mother 'safe and well' after being reported missing
Concern had been growing about Katherine Jackson's whereabouts
Katherine Jackson, who has been caretaker to the later singer's children since his death, had not been seen by her grandchildren for a week, CNN reports. Her nephew, Trent Jackson, went to police in LA on Saturday night to report her missing.
Micheal Jackson's daughter Paris tweeted yesterday, "Yes, my grandmother is missing. I haven't spoken with her in a week I want her home now." In a separate post, Paris wrote, "If anybody sees my grandmother, please call the authorities or this number— (818)-876-0186 it's the security number .. thank you so much."
However, Jermaine Jackson, issued a statement last night saying that his mother is "fine" and is resting with a doctor in Arizona. "Let me put to bed today's nonsense: as I made clear some days ago, Mother is safe and well in Arizona with her daughter and our sister, Rebbie, resting up on doctor's advice, so it is beyond me how she can be reported "missing"??," he wrote.
He added: "This incredulous claim was made for reasons best known to the adult/s who filed it but it seems no accident that it comes after we, the sons and daughters, put in place care-taking for our own mother, taking her to Arizona in line with doctor's advice following a check-up. ??Furthermore, it dismays me that such an alarmist "missing person" report has caused unnecessary anxiety among Michael's children who will understandably react to what they misunderstand, hear or are told."
Several of the Jackson siblings are currently involved in a long-running dispute over Michael Jackson's will. The siblings, Janet, Jermaine, Tito, Randy and Rebbie Jackson, all claim that the will, which was created on July 7, 2002, is a fake as on the day it was allegedly signed by Michael in Los Angeles, he was actually in New York.
The will specifies that the singer's estate should be looked after by his lawyers until his children, who are 15-year-old Prince, 14-year-old Paris and 10-year-old Blanket, are old enough to look after it themselves and put all his assets into a trust benefiting his children, his mother Katherine and his named charities.
In a letter to the estate's lawyers Branca and McClain last week, the five siblings wrote: "We know there is most certainly a conspiracy surrounding our brother's death and now coarse manipulation and fear are being used to cover it up. Your heartless pursuit of wealth, fame and power is at the expense of our family, whose deepest desire is to give to the world a gift of hope, love and unity through our music."
The siblings also claim that the stress of managing the estate is affecting their mother's health, adding: "Your actions are affecting her health, and on top of that, we've just found out she recently had a mini-stroke. Please understand, she's not equipped to handle the stress load you are putting on her. She too knows and acknowledges the will was forged. She wants to do the right thing, and move in the direction of justice for her son and family, yet she fears the powers that be."
Jackson's other siblings, LaToya, Jackie and Marlon have not signed the letter and have yet to issue any comment about the will. Michael Jackson passed away in 2009 from a heart attack.