“There are rumors going around about me that I have been kidnapped and held against my will. I am here today to let everybody to know that I am fine. My children would never do a thing to me like that, holding me against my will. It’s very stupid for people to think that,” the family matriarch said to ABC News. “I am devastated that while I’ve been away, my grandchildren have been taken away from me, and I’m coming home,” Jackson added.
Katherine claims that her short stay in Arizona was a short vacation, and not the result of violence. Paris, Prince, and Blanket were placed in the protective custody of TJ on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 after Katherine was reported missing for 9 days.
Meanwhile, Michael Jackson’s eldest son Prince Michael I took to Twitter earlier this morning to share his side of the story. He wrote:
I would first like to start off this tweet by thanking the fans that have always stood by me and my family, my dad really appreciated your support and I still treasure it to this day. As I am sure everyone is well aware of the events that have been going on. I have been holding off on backing up my sister and her tweets avidly because I was waiting for the time to reveal my side. As long as I can remember my dad had repeatedly warned me of certain people and their ways. Although I am happy my grandma was returned, after speaking with her I realized how misguided and how badly she was lied to. I’m really angry and hurt. The following image is of a group chat I had started to several family members. This group text message I had started was replied to but they didn’t know that I could see the responses. For this whole time, they denied us contact to our grandmother. “If you continue with your lies I will continue with the truth”
-Michael Jackson Jr.
Along with the tweet, Prince showed his followers a screenshot of a group chat involving family members Austin, Rebbie, and Janet Jackson. During the chat, Prince demands to “speak to his grandma” to which Janet replies, “Don’t let them pls.”