Matriarch Katherine Jackson's Health Questioned After Brutal Letter Is Sent to Michael Jackson's Estate
Mystery surrounds the health and whereabouts of Jackson family matriarch Katherine in the wake of the scathing letter her daughter, Janet Jackson, and four of the singer's siblings sent to the men who control Michael Jackson's estate.
In a cryptic Tweet published a short time ago, Paris Jackson, the 14-year-old daughter of late pop star Michael Jackson, wrote: “I am going to clarify right now that what has been said about my grandmother is a rumor and nothing has happened, she is completely fine.”
She added: “I will defend my beloved family member with all I have, even if it means from other family members.”
Paris followed up with a direct message to her uncle, Randy, that was later deleted.
"@randyjackson8 hello dear FAMILY member i don't appreciate you telling everyone things that aren't true thank you very much," she said.
"Maybe he should have respect for his mother," she added in another message that was deleted, after a follower said Paris should have respect for Randy.
It was not directly aware what Paris was referring to in her tweet, though it came after Celebuzz exclusively reported how Janet, Jermaine, Tito, Randy and Rebbie Jackson threatened legal action against Michael Jackson Estate executor John Branca, an entertainment lawyer, and John McClain, a music executive, who is co-executor.
The Jackson brothers and sisters accused executors of abusing their 82-year-old mother through lies and manipulations.
"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," her children said.
One source close to the family speculated Paris’ bizarre message on the social network was in response to reports that Katherine recently had a mini-stroke.
“She did not, indeed she passed a medical recently associated with the establishment of her own last will and testament,” the source said.
Katherine’s lawyer, Perry Sanders, also spoke to CNN and disputed that she was in poor health.
"Mrs. Jackson is extremely lucid and does a great job caring for Michael's children," Sanders said Wednesday.
Another insider, who is close to Katherine, told Celebuzz they believed the famous mother of the Jackson clan had been staying with some of her children in recent days, before the letter was sent to the executors.
“She was not at the home in Calabasas when I visited a few days ago,” the source said.
"Janet Jackson and her brothers and sisters were supposedly worried about Katherine’s safety. It’s weird.”
In the letter, Jackson’s siblings claim his July 7, 2002 will was “Fake. Flawed and Fraudulent.”
In response, estate spokesman Jim Bates told Celebuzz:
"We are saddened that false and defamatory accusations grounded in stale Internet conspiracy theories are now being made by certain members of Michael's family whom he chose to leave out of his will. We are especially disheartened that they come at a time when remarkable progress has been made to secure the financial future of his children by turning around the Estate's finances as well as during a time when so many of Michael's fans, old and new, are enjoying his artistry through exciting new projects."