• Thu, Jul 26 2012

Fact Vs. Rumor: An Idiot’s Guide To The Already Idiotic Jackson Family Drama

There’s been a lot of insanity these past few days surrounding the guardianship of Michael Jackson‘s children. Just like when Michael was alive, nothing having to do with him can ever be normal, but the kids are getting increasingly sucked in now that he’s not around to protect them. With fights, police reports, and potential kidnappings (or not!), this shit is getting more confusing by the day. Here’s my attempt at separating fact from rumor.

Fact: There was an altercation at the Jackson family home this past Monday after an SUV containing other members of the Jackson family followed the children’s SUV into the compount. Police were called, but no arrests were made. However, a report was filed and the children were moved to another location temporarily.

Rumor: The conflict was part of a shady plot on the part of the bad Jacksons, Randy, Jermaine, and Janet (why, Janet, why?) to take the kids to Arizona, where grandma Katherine already was. Another oft-repeated story is that Janet tried to take away Paris’ cell phone, because she was tired of her posting private family information on Twitter. (Private information like “my legal guardian is missing.”) Also, there was some real fighting!

Via TMZ:

Our sources say at one point Janet tried to grab a resistant Paris’ cell phone, a scuffle ensued and Janet slapped the teenager, screaming, “You’re a spoiled little bitch!”  We’re told Paris fired back with her own slap and told Janet, “This is our house. Not the Jackson family house. Get the f**k out!”

At the same time, we’re told Trent Jackson, who was at the house, tried to stop an aggressive Randy and Jermaine.  We’re told Trent put Randy in a headlock and punched Jermaine in the mouth.

There’s no way of knowing what was actually said, but this security footage does show Janet grabbing at Paris’ cell phone twice before Randy stops her. Next, the two hold up their phones to record the kids walking away from them. What the hell?

Fact: Katherine Jackson, the children’s legal guardian, was “missing” for two weeks, during which time she did not contact them with an explanation of where she had gone. Paris was particularly vocal on twitter about how out of character that seemed for her. During this time, a judge awarded temporary guardianship to TJ Jackson, the children’s uncle.  When a missing persons report was filed, the Katherine’s kids assured her she was “with family.” When the police attempted to talk to her, they were told she was relaxing at a spa without phones.

Rumor: Where to begin? Obviously, when the guardian of three children goes missing for two weeks and the children have no idea what’s going on, someone has, at the very least, made a mistake somewhere along the line. It’s possible that Katherine’s children lied to her and said they’d alerted the kids to where she was going. Another rumor is that they are drugging her so as to get her under their thrall and make her do their bidding. Paris’ twitter did mention that her grandma is currently being seen by the same doctor who testified in favor of Dr. Conrad Murray, saying her father was a drug addict.

Fact: Katherine released a videotaped statement to ABC News yesterday. Seriously, watch it. It’s bizarre.

Rumor: This video provided more questions than answers. For instance:

“…someone had let go the cook, the nanny, and also the housekeepers. I don’t know who did that but they don’t have that power and they shouldn’t have done it.”

Who fired Katherine Jackson’s household staff?

I told [TJ Jackson] it wasn’t necessary for him to go down and sign for guardianship. … I don’t know who instructed him to do that — but that’s what, but he wanted me to come home before that happened, but the ruling in court today was about the guardianship and I think it was based on a bunch of lies, but I have a good idea who’s doing that and who’s behind that.

Who is it, grandma Katherine?

 I am grateful for my children that they saw that I needed rest and they wanted to take me away for a while, just a short vacation and rest up. But one thing I have to say … that I’m here at Miraval. They have taken good care of me and have made sure that I got the rest that I needed…I have to thank Miraval again for taking very good care of me and making sure I got good rest…I had a very good time here — and if anyone wants to rest I think they should come here.

Why the repreated pluggings of Miraval Resort in a video meant to clear up why she left her grandkids with no explanation? And why is a rep from Miraval in the video? Why weren’t her grandchildren fully informed of what was going on? And if her children were only trying to help her and everything’s cool, why does the ABC clip remind me of a hostage video made by al-Qaeda?!

Fact: Katherine Jackson fired her security staff yesterday, and replaced them with Janet Jackson’s security staff.

Rumor: Katherine did this between 2am and 4am and sounded “drugged up” when she made the call.

Fact: Prince Jackson posted the following screenshot to his twitter account today:

He also posted the following message:

I would first like to start off this tweet by thanking the fans that have always stood by me and my family, my dad really appreciated your support and I still treasure it to this day. As I am sure everyone is well aware of the events that have been going on. I have been holding off on backing up my sister and her tweets avidly because I was waiting for the time to reveal my side. As long as I can remember my dad had repeatedly warned me of certain people and their ways. Although I am happy my grandma was returned, after speaking with her I realized how misguided and how badly she was lied to. I’m really angry and hurt. The following image is of a group chat I had started to several family members. This group text message I had started was replied to but they didn’t know that I could see the responses. For this whole time, they denied us contact to our grandmother. “If you continue with your lies I will continue with the truth”

-Michael Jackson Jr.

What lies were told to Grandma Katherine? What “certain people” did his dad warn him about? What do the bad Jacksons stand to gain from any of this? When will Blanket break his silence? WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON? Stay tuned for more updates to this mysterious clusterfuck.

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