Paris Jackson Calls Her Uncle Randy a Liar in New Family Feud
The late Michael Jackson's famous siblings -- Janet, 46, Jermaine, 57, Tito, 58, Randy, 50, and Rebbie, 62 -- are contesting their brother's will, E! News reports. The five musicians fired off an angry letter to John Branca and John McClain, the two men overseeing the King of Pop's estate, arguing that "it's fake, flawed and fraudulent." (Siblings La Toya, 56, Jackie, 61, and Marlon, 55, were not named in the letter.)
"This has to stop now: No more!" the letter reads. "Your heartless pursuit of wealth, fame and power is at the expense of our family, whose deepest desire is to give the world a gift of hope, love and unity through our music." The letter also claims the stress of the situation caused their mother, Katherine, 82, to have a "mini-stroke."
The only family members named in Michael's will were his mother, Katherine, and his three children, Prince, 15, Paris, 14, and Blanket, 10.
Estate spokesman Jim Bates dismissed the letter's claims, telling E! News: "Any doubts about the validity of Michael's will and his selection of executors were thoroughly and completely debunked two years ago when a challenge was rejected by the Los Angeles County Superior Court, the California Court of Appeals and, finally, the California Supreme Court."
Paris, for her part, is tired of the family drama. "I am going to clarify right now that what has been said about my grandmother is a rumor and nothing has happened. She is completely fine," she announced via Twitter. "I'd like to know who made up the rumor. I will defend my beloved family member with all I have, even if it means from other family members."
She later added: "At this point I don't care what people call me or if they think I'm a bad person. If it means sticking up for my grandmother, I will do it."
Sadly, this isn't the only feud in the Jackson family: A source tells the new issue of Us Weekly (out Friday) that Janet is "furious" that her late brother's daughter accepted a role in the 2014 film Lundon's Bridge and the Three Keys. "She feels it goes against Michael's wishes to keep his kids out of the the limelight until age 18," the source explains. "Janet thinks Paris should enjoy being a kid and possibly go to college."