Jackson kids were not threatened with stun gun
Jermaine Jackson’s son caused a stir with a stun gun in the home where Michael Jackson’s children live, but the family lawyer said nobody got hurt.
Adam Streisand, who represents Katherine Jackson, issued a statement Tuesday to respond to what he said were “erroneous media stories” about the incident.
The statement did confirm reports that a social worker from the Los Angeles County Department of Child Services was sent to the Jackson’s Encino, California, home to investigate.
“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,” Streisand said. “Jaafar opened the package alone in his bathroom and tested it on a piece of paper.”
Katherine Jackson, the children’s grandmother, along with a security staffer, heard the sound of the stun gun coming from the second floor of the house, he said.
“Immediately, security went upstairs and confiscated the stun gun,” he said. “Mrs. Jackson took control over it and then had it removed from the house.”
A report on an online celebrity gossip Web site quoted unnamed sources saying that Jaafar aimed the stun gun at Michael Jackson’s children.
“Blanket Jackson never saw or heard the stun gun,” Streisand said. “Neither did Paris Jackson. Prince saw the stun gun in the possession of security.”
He also disputed a report that there was a second stun gun still in the Jackson home.
“All of the kids are happy, healthy and wonderful and that is Mrs. Jackson’s only objective and concern,” Streisand said.
Michael Jackson’s three children have been in the custody of their grandmother since the pop star’s death on June 25, 2009.
Debbie Rowe, the biological mother of Paris Jackson and Prince Michael Jackson, reached an agreement with Katherine Jackson not to challenge the arrangement.