Lawyer: Jackson Kids Not Threatened With Stun Gun

Grandma, guard confiscated weapon from 13-year-old cousin
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Mar 3, 2010 3:50 AM CST
Michael Jackson's son Blanket peeks out from behind his sister, Paris, and his aunts at a memorial service for the late singer last year.   (AP Photo/Gabriel Bouys, pool)

(Newser) – None of Michael Jackson's kids were threatened with a stun gun by one of their cousins, an attorney is insisting, even though child welfare officials are continuing to investigate. A guard stopped a stun-gun attack on Blanket by cousin Jaafar at the Los Angeles home of Katherine Jackson, Michael's mom, who has custody of the late singer's three kids. The stun gun was reportedly ordered by the 13-year-old son of Jermaine Jackson through the mail, TMZ has reported.

"Jaafar opened the package in his bathroom and tested it on a piece of paper," attorney Adam Streisand said in a statement reported by AP. His grandmother and the guard confiscated the weapon immediately when they heard it fire, he added. Michael Jackson's son Prince saw the stun gun after it was removed by security. "Blanket never saw or heard the Taser," said Streisand. "Neither did Paris."

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