Jackson family investigated after Michael’s nephew buys stun gun online

The Jackson Kids Practice Thier Karate

Michael Jackson’s family was the subject of an investigation by the California Department of Child and Family Services after his nephew, 13 year-old Jafaar, purchased one or two stun guns over the Internet and reportedly played with his cousins with the weapon, possibly taunting them. Jafaar, Jermaine’s son, has been living with Jackson’s three children, Prince, 13, Paris, 12, and Blanket, 8, in the Jackson family mansion in Encino, California. Jafaar’s younger brother, Jermajesty, 9, also lives with them, as do his two half-siblings, Genevieve, 20, and Randy Jr., 18. One of the most interesting parts of this story is the fact that Jafaar’s half brother and sister are by the same mother, not the same father. A woman named Alejandra Oaziaza had two children each with brothers Randy and Jermaine and she lives at the mansion with all four of her kids.

Prince Michael Jackson II, more commonly known as Blanket, heads home after attending an hour and a half karate class

What’s more is that there are no less than 14 people in the home, including a kid named Dante whose “parentage is unknown” and a 25 year-old Norwegian rapper named Omer Bhatti. (You might remember Bhatti as the guy who made headlines as Jackson’s possible “secret son.”) Grandmother Katherine Jackson, who has legal custody of Michael’s children, also lives there, as does the children’s longterm nanny, Grace Rwamba, and another babysitter. Overall the house sounds jam packed with people, but it’s described as a “sprawling compound” that was bought by Michael 20 years ago before he moved to Neverland. It’s probably more of an estate and while some of the kids may share rooms there’s probably enough space. (Here’s an aerial view of the home.)

Getting back to the stun gun incident, both TMZ and ABC news report that the kids played with the gun for a few days, even chasing Blanket around the house with it, before the weapon was confiscated by security at the mansion. Katherine Jackson’s lawyer has released a statement saying that Jafaar had only just opened the package with the gun and tested it on a piece of paper before it was found, though.

Officials from the Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services were called Monday night to Hayvenhurst, the Jackson family compound in Encino, Calif., to investigate reports that Jaafar Jackson, the 13-year-old son of Jermaine Jackson, purchased the weapon, a law enforcement official and sources close to the family told ABCNews.com.

Jaafar allegedly bought at least one stun gun, and possibly two, off the Internet, and the children, who all live in the house, played with the weapon for three days before they were caught, sources close to the family say they were told.

One of those sources says they were told that when the children were finally caught using the weapon they allegedly were playing with it and chasing Jackson’s youngest son, 8-year-old Prince Michael Jackson, nicknamed Blanket.

DCFS officers returned to the mock Tudor home Tuesday night, owned by Jackson family matriarch Katherine Jackson, 80, to interview more family members.

Sources said officials were surprised to learn that as many as 14 people regularly live in the home, and several others routinely stay there.

The sources’ accounts were refuted in a statement released Tuesday by Katherine Jackson’s attorney, Adam Streisand. According to the statement, Jaafar ordered only one taser online, opened the package alone in the bathroom and tested it on a piece of paper.

According to Streisand’s account, Katherine Jackson and household security heard the taser and immediately confiscated it.

“Blanket Jackson never saw or heard the taser,” concludes the attorney’s statement. “Neither did Paris Jackson. Prince saw the taser in the possession of security. There is no second taser.”

[From ABC News]

TMZ has more details on this case, and they’re sticking with the story that the gun was in the home for a few days and that Jafaar was pointing it at his cousins. DCFS conducted initial interviews with the family yesterday and intends to come back again today to speak separately to all the adults and children in the home. There’s said to be some discord among the staff and family, with some people planning to say that the gun was around for a few days and that there’s another one somewhere.

I could see a 13 year-old kid ordering a stun gun and then teasing his cousins with it. What else did he plan on doing with the gun? I’m not really familiar with stun guns, so I googled this one, reportedly 3,000 volts, and found a question and answer section on Yahoo about their effects. Most people say that they’re incredibly painful and cause victims to lose control of their bladder and bowels. There’s no telling what that could do to a little kid! Jafaar needs some serious consequences for this very dangerous stunt. Thank goodness no one got hurt.

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  1. canadianchick says:

    Ay caramba, glad no one got hurt though being chased with a stungun and living in a flophouse with that many people is psycholgically damaging enough.

  2. Embee says:

    Dear goodness that house sounds like chaos (admittedly, pretty fun chaos from a kid’s perspective). But it must be said, “Jermajesty”? Bwahahahahahah!!

  3. Leticia says:

    That place sounds like chaos. I feel sorry for MJ’s 3 kids. They seem sweet and mild mannered.

  4. Alexa says:

    I must say, Michael has BEAUTIFUL kids. I absolutely love that last pic of them. They look very angelic and innocent.

  5. Tess says:

    Sounds like bedlam reigns at the Jackson madhouse….errrr compound.

  6. Rianna says:

    Those Jackson’s are messed up. It seems to have been passed down through the blood. It is lucky that he wasn’t raised in my house. My mother would have whooped his ass and he wouldn’t have seen a friend in 8 months. No joke. What a little jerk.

  7. Just a Poster says:

    OH MY GAWD! What is going on with that family?

    Why are all of those other kids running amuck in the house? Why are they not living with their own PARENTS??!!

    I am betting this is so not what Micheal wanted for his kids. 🙁

    I also wanted to add.. Looks like Micheal was more normal than we thought.

  8. mockey says:

    that house really sounds like a chaos.

  9. dread pirate cuervo says:

    Who gave a 13 year old a credit card? The parents can’t even afford to raise their kids in their own house so they live at Grandma’s. This type of bullying is unacceptable but even sadder considering these kids just lost their father. DYFS needs to check in on this nutty family every day.

    That said, MK on dlisted said Jafaar was trying to make an “electric Blanket”. Could not help but laugh.

  10. stinabelle says:

    Jermajesty? Jafaar? Like the bad guy from Aladdin? Those poor kids.

  11. hatsumomo says:

    I bought a stun gun for protection after getting mugged while on a jog, and It was pretty cool having it on me all the time until I stunned myself in the butt with it. For real, I was going in for an interview and I got in the habit of always having it clipped on my belt under my shirt in the back facing down and forgot to turn on the saftey switch and when I scooted into a booth, it “popped”. I jumped a mile high and it hurt like hell. Thank god for small things I didn’t piss myself. I cant imagine what it must be like tased for three seconds. Those things are no joke. Since then I leave it at home unless Im out late.

  12. Felicia says:

    Blanket looks just like Omer Bhatti!

  13. Alecto says:

    i’m a police officer. been tazed with 50,000 volts several times for the full 5 seconds. know many many people that have been tazed for the full 5 seconds several times. the only person that i’ve ever seen loose his bowels or bladder was a drunk guy at a bar right after he said “i’m gonna kick your ass” to the ofcr that had his tazer drawn on the the guy’s friend.

  14. j. ferber says:

    Jermaine has 8 kids with four different women. I feel sorry Michael’s kids are living in that madhouse. They seem like gentle souls and the other kids are running wild for lack of adult supervision. Too bad, but Katherine really is too old to raise those kids (with her own kids, she let her husband abuse them, too).

  15. ThunderC*nt says:

    Embee, that name Jermajesty keeps me laughing throughout the days. There’s some blog called ‘things black people hate’ and the names on there are doozies! You can spend all day reading the comments. One name is Nieman Marcus Reynolds. Perfection!

  16. trashaddict says:

    So who called in Child Protective Services? If you were the family and you found the stun gun and took it from the kid, that would be end of story. If somebody called on the stun gun, were they worried about other stuff? Or does somebody from the household staff want to stir things up and sell a story to the media?

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