Tweets Over Jackson Family Drama Deleted
By BRYAN LYNN
July 26, 2012
Messages about the recent Michael Jackson family drama posted Thursday to the verified Twitter account of the pop superstar's son Prince Michael have been deleted after the account was allegedly hijacked by a hacker.
"The thing my brother tweeted last night was the last true thing he tweeted," Paris tweeted on Thursday. "He was hacked saying what we tweeted was false ... 'If you continue with your lives , I will continue with the truth.' Prince wanted me to tell you guys that okay. Please know it's us tweeting ... Prince will repost the image of the text."
Today a follow up tweet was posted to Prince's verified account, addressing the situation: "I have no idea if my twitter was hacked anything."
The tweets posted earlier addressed the recent drama surrounding the whereabouts over the past week of Prince Michael's grandmother Katherine Jackson, who returned to her Calabasas, CA home on Wednesday after a reported trip to visit family members in Arizona. It remained unclear whether the tweets were actually written by Prince Michael and subsequently removed, or posted by another individual.
The Twitter postings included a screen shot from a cell phone on Prince Michael's Twitter page that appeared to show an urgent message he sent to Janet Jackson and other family members while Katherine was away from her home where she lives with Michael's three children -- Prince Michael, Paris and Blanket.
"This is enough so I am texting you for the simple fact that WE DEMAND TO SPEAK TO MY GRANDMA NOW!!!" the text message read, as shown in a tweet. The message was addressed to Prince Michael's aunts Janet and Rebbie, as well as another relative, Austin Jackson. Below that message was another text purportedly from Janet that read: "Don't let them pls."
Another message explained that the screen shot was part of a "group chat" that Prince Michael had started with several family members on July 23. "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."
A longer blog post appearing earlier on Prince Michael's Twitter page addressed the recent Jackson family drama further. "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 long as I can remember my dad had repeatedly warned me of certain people and their ways," one of the tweets reads. "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 ends with: "If you continue with your lies I will continue with the truth."
On Wednesday, a judge temporarily removed Katherine as the guardian of Michael's children and granted temporary guardianship to Tito Jackson's son TJ. The 82-year-old matriarch returned home later on Wednesday and denied rumors that she had been kidnapped. "I am here today to let everybody to know that I am good and fine," she told ABC News.
In addressing why she hadn't spoken with her grandchildren while away, Katherine said, "One reason I didn't call is I just gave up my phone and I didn't want to have any phone calls while I was here."