Janet Jackson called police on Saturday night for a welfare check on her son while the 17-month-old was with his father, the local sheriff's office has confirmed. Jackson's brother Randy tells ET that Jackson was concerned after a nanny who was helping Jackson's estranged husband, Wissam Al Mana, with the couple's son, Eissa Al Mana, got in touch with Jackson to say she was so scared by aggressive behavior from Wissam Al Mana that she had locked herself in a bathroom. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ Jackson was afraid Al Mana might have been using drugs. Police responded to the Nobu Hotel in Malibu, Calif., where Al Mana had the child. "They decided the child was OK and they left," a spokesperson for the sheriff's station tells People.
Authorities further tell the Blast that there was no sign of drugs, and that the office was "confused as to why Jackson made the allegation." No report was taken and authorities told Al Mana and Jackson (who was not at the scene) to handle things civilly. Jackson and Al Mana, who wed in 2012, split up in April 2017 just three months after Eissa was born. Since then, there have been rumors and reports of controlling behavior and verbal abuse, as well as one odd love letter. Us notes that Jackson has been fighting Al Mana for sole custody of Eissa. (Read more Janet Jackson stories.)