It’s getting nasty between Jackson family members.
Michael Jackson’s daughter, Paris, and singer Janet Jackson allegedly got into an brawl regarding the whereabouts of MJ’s mother and caretaker of his children, Katherine.
Turmoil in Michael Jackson's family continued Tuesday as the family feud that has engulfed the singer's mother and children continued to play out online, on national television and in a videotaped driveway confrontation that authorities continue to investigate.
TMZ reported that Janet Jackson and Paris got into an all-out cat fight when Paris posted on her Twitter account her thoughts on the disappearance of her grandmother.
Entertainment hound dogs say things took a turn for the worse when Janet and older brother Jermaine allegedly tried to force MJ’s children to go and stay in Arizona with Katherine Jackson.
Michael Jackson's only daughter, Paris, has posted updates in recent days on Twitter, including her displeasure with not being allowed to speak with her grandmother for more than a week.
On Tuesday, she wrote, "9 days and counting... so help me god I will make whoever did this pay."
Katherine Jackson was reported missing over the weekend but later found to be with her daughter Rebbie and other relatives in Arizona. She has not spoken to her grandchildren — Prince, Paris and Blanket — since leaving the Los Angeles area July 15.On Wednesday TMZ reported that Katherine is now heading back to her Los Angeles home.
TMZ says that Janet Jackson allegedly slapped her niece and called her a “spoiled b----h” after Paris refused to turn over her cell phone to Janet.
TMZ says Paris snapped back at her famous aunt and told her and her other family members to “get the f---k out” her house.
“This is our house,” Paris allegedly yelled to Janet. “Not the Jackson family house.”
MJ fathered Paris, 14, Prince Michael, 13 with ex-wife Debbie Rowe.Via a surrogate he later had Prince Michael II, a.k.a “Blanket”10, who MJ’s sister Latoya revealed to ABC’s Barbara Walters that he is Latino.
Jackson brothers Jackie, Marlon and Tito appeared on "The Insider" Tuesday and said that like MJ’s children, they also have not spoken with their mother in a week and said that was unusual.
Sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore said deputies continue to investigate the altercation that took place Monday afternoon, but he said there were no indications it involved the singer's children.
He said the incident involved two adult males but declined to identify them further. A battery case may be presented to prosecutors, but Whitmore added that decision has not yet been made.
Randy Jackson said he and brother Jermaine and sister Janet went to the home in Calabasas on Monday to invite his brother's older children, Prince and Paris, to join their grandmother in Arizona. Security footage of the incident was obtained by "Good Morning America" and celebrity website TMZ.
Sandra Ribera, an attorney for Katherine Jackson, said authorities were called after the singer's children were accosted by relatives who followed them into their gated community in Calabasas.
"After exiting their vehicles, Jackson family members ran up to Michael's children as they yelled and began to aggressively grab at the cellphones in their hands," Ribera wrote in a statement.
Ribera claims "a plan has been in place for the last three years to remove Katherine Jackson from her home and her beloved grandchildren."
It should perhaps be no surprise that a family that has spent decades in the spotlight is airing its troubles in public, but the dispute has left many, including estate executors, worried.
"We are concerned that we do what we can to protect them from undue influences, bullying, greed, and other unfortunate circumstances," executors John Branca and John McClain wrote in a letter posted on fan sites hours after deputies responded to a family disturbance at the hilltop home where Jackson and her three grandchildren live.
By day's end, Randy Jackson accused Branca and McClain of criminal misconduct and claimed his brother's 2002 will was a fake.
"They know that they've been caught, they know that they've falsified a document and they know that there are questions that we want answered," Randy Jackson told the Rev. Al Sharpton on Sharpton's MSNBC show. "This family is united to right a wrong."
He accused the estate of trying to keep the family's disagreements at the forefront to deflect attention away from questions about the will.
Jackson's estate has denied all claims of wrongdoing, calling questions about the will and allegations against the executors "false and defamatory accusations."
The executors hinted that further action may be taken to protect the singer's children.
"We believe measures are being put in place that will help protect them from what they are having to deal with," Branca and McClain wrote.
Jackson died in June 2009 at age 50 and left his estate to care for his mother and three children. He left nothing to his father or siblings, who have repeatedly tried to intervene in the estate.
Several have expressed doubts about the validity of his will, but they have never mounted a formal court challenge.
Whitmore said the missing person's investigation into Katherine Jackson's whereabouts has been closed, as was an inquiry about possible elder abuse of the 82-year-old Jackson family matriarch
He said deputies interviewed Katherine Jackson after a family business associate warned authorities that she was possibly being emotionally abused by a family member. Whitmore said the elder Jackson emphatically denied the accusations.
He said an abundance of caution has investigators still looking into claims that Katherine Jackson is the subject of financial abuse.
The estate and Katherine Jackson's guardianship of the children are supervised by a probate judge. The judge recently received a financial summary showing that Michael Jackson's estate has earned $475 million in gross profits since his death, and many of his major debts have either been resolved or are no longer delinquent.
The singer died with more than $500 million in debt.
Janet, Jermaine and Randy Jackson were joined by siblings Tito and Rebbie in a letter leaked last week, calling on Branca and McClain to resign and accusing them of manipulating their mother. The letter also claims that Jackson's will is invalid.
The estate has denied the accusations, and no challenge to the executors has been filed in court.
It appeared Tuesday that the battles would continue for the near future.
"This is not going to go away," Randy Jackson predicted.
Contained material from The Associated Press.