MJ's mum reported 'missing' in family dispute

Jul 23, 2012, 07:55 IST | Agencies

A nephew of Katherine Jackson reported the Jackson family matriarch missing late Saturday night after her grandchildren were unable to get in touch with her for a week.

It is the latest chapter in a messy dispute between several of Jackson’s children and her advisers over her finances and legal affairs. Jackson’s nephew, Trent, filed the report with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office. But one of her sons involved in the dispute said she was fine and resting in Arizona. “I want to reassure everyone (inc all sudden medical experts) that Mother is fine but is resting up in AZ on the orders of a doctor, not us,” Jermaine Jackson tweeted. “This is our mother and her health is paramount. We are not inventing or plotting anything. We are following doctor’s advice. Period,” he added.

Missing granny: Paris (seen with her grandmother, below) Tweeted that she wants her grandmother home. File Pic

The missing persons report follows a letter made public on Wednesday in which two daughters — Rebbie and Janet — and three sons — Jermaine, Randy and Tito — charge that Jackson (82) was being mistreated by the executors of Michael Jackson’s estate and mis-advised by her manager and lawyer.

According to Jackson’s lawyer, Sandra Ribera, Jackson left her California, home on July 15, to fly to New Mexico, to attend a Jackson brothers concert two days later. Traveling with her was her oldest daughter, Rebbie. But when Paris, Michael Jackson’s 14-year-old daughter, called her aunts Rebbie and Janet over the past several days, she was told she could not speak to her, Ribera said.

“yes, my grandmother is missing . i haven’t spoken with her in a week i want her home now,” Paris tweeted on Sunday morning (see above). In another tweet, she asked people to call the authorities if they saw Jackson. “The kids were trying to get a hold of their grandmother and they haven’t been able to reach her for almost a week,” Ribera said. “They are told she’s unavailable... I’m concerned that she’s not safe,” Ribera added.

Jackson has not called Michael Jackson’s three children, who have lived with her since their father died. Jackson “has never gone 24 hours without talking to her kids,” she said.

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