Jackson Family Issues Statement Over Stun Gun Incident
First Published: March 2, 2010 9:08 PM EST Credit: AP
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- A lawyer for Katherine Jackson has issued a statement following reports that the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services visited the home she shares with her grandchildren – Michael Jackson’s kids, Prince Michael, Paris and Blanket – after a stun gun was reportedly confiscated from the premises.
“Two weeks ago, Jermaine Jackson’s 13-year old son, Jaafar, who lives with his mother Alejandra at the home of Mrs. Katherine Jackson, received a package with a stun gun he ordered online,” the statement, released by Katherine’s attorney, Adam Streisand, read. “Jaafar opened the package alone in his bathroom and tested it on a piece of paper. Mrs. Jackson and security heard the sound coming from the second floor of the house.
“Immediately, security went upstairs and confiscated the stun gun,” the statement continued. “Mrs. Jackson took control over it and then had it removed from the house. There was no other incident. Blanket Jackson never saw or heard the taser. Neither did Paris Jackson. Prince saw the taser in the possession of security. There is no second stun gun.”
And the attorney said the children are all fine.
“All of the kids are happy, healthy and wonderful and that is Mrs. Jackson’s only objective and concern.”
TMZ was first to report that a stun gun was reportedly confiscated by the DCFS at the home where the late Michael Jackson’s children live.
According to the report, Jermaine Jackson’s son, Jaafar, 13, bought the stun gun online.
The Web site claimed Randy told them the stun gun was locked up after it was delivered to the home three weeks ago, but TMZ reported the children were playing with it just last week.
Security at the Jackson home reportedly found some of the children playing with a stun gun and, “trying to zap each other, including Blanket.”
One of the security guards reportedly “stopped Jermaine’s kids from stunning Blanket,” the Web site claimed.
A source reportedly told TMZ that one of Jermaine’s children also pointed the stun gun at Prince Michael, Michael Jackson’s oldest son.
TMZ reported that DCFS visited the Jackson home on Monday night and interviewed Katherine Jackson. Some children were also reportedly interviewed.
Later on Tuesday, members of the Jackson family reportedly told the DCFS that Michael’s children were not in danger, or in the room with the stun gun, according to TMZ.
And on Tuesday night, a source close to the Jackson family who spoke to Access, said DCFS officers had visited the Hayvenhurst home on Tuesday. They were investigating an incident involving a taser or other type of shocking device, the source said.
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