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Stun Gun Mess Connected to Jackson Divorce

3/4/2010 7:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Jermaine Jackson's messy divorce set up a series of events that led to a knock at Katherine Jackson's door by the L.A. County Department of Children and Family Services ... TMZ has learned.


Jermaine filed for divorce from Alejandra Jackson in 2004. They fought hard over child support. According to legal documents obtained by TMZ, Jermaine pressured Alejandra to live with the couple's two children -- Jaafar and Jermajesty -- in the Jackson family home in Encino. Alejandra claimed in the docs Jermaine wanted her to live in his mom's home so he didn't have to pay her support.

In legal docs filed last year, Alejandra complained most of the support money she received was from Katherine, frequently in the form of gift cards from Ralphs supermarket -- the very same place Jaafar bought a credit card so he could purchase the stun gun online.

Alejandra has been living in Katherine's home, along with Jaafar and Jermajesty, Genevieve and Randall -- the latter two kids were born during Alejandra's marriage to Randy Jackson, Jermaine's brother. Another minor, Donte, is living in the home -- a child the Jackson's essentially adopted. Add to that Michael Jackson's three kids, Prince, Paris and Blanket and 79-year-old Katherine is juggling responsibilities for 8 children.

Turns out 26 bathrooms and 12 bedrooms came in handy. Who knew?

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91.

sue    

maggie-88-i know as hard as it is to wonder how a 13 yr old can purchase something on the internet is disturbing to all of us.---however it can be done if my 12 yr old got ahold of my credit card all he would have to do is enter the correct numbers it is asking for and enter the info, they ask if your over 18 ? but how do they know the cc company cant see the child on the screen. it is a bad situation for all concerned that he was able to get a gift card and was able to use it at that, but it is not impossible, i work retail and there are kids comming in all the time with cc cards and gift cards to purchase toys and food and whatever else they can, i have never seen anything that was to bizarre wanting to be bought although they do have access to these means of paying for things. this is the wonderful world we live in, no boundaries or morals when it comes to teaching the children just to be children and wanting them to grow up and do for themselves because some parents dont have time to deal with them. it really is sad. sue from tampa

1661 days ago
92.

Missy    

by Bob

There is nothing wrong with their names. In fact Prince is a family name,it was Katherine's fathers name! MJs children own that house. MJ was raising/supporting his own children,Jermaine needs to step-up support and raise his children and not leave it up to Katherine. Momma Katherine is only responsible for the J3,not the rest of her grandchildren.

1661 days ago
93.

emily    

poor michels kids..what a terrible place to live. i hope they dont turn out to be like michaels brothers.. :(

1661 days ago
94.

BarbieJean    

I wish all these Jackson brothers would just go home and deal with their kids and stop trying to make money off MJ's name now.

LY MJ

1661 days ago
95.

A.B.    

Problem is Jermaine's kids who are in the house grew up there - they consider it their home. Can you imagine the resentment if they are forced to move now because Michael's three kids have moved in? They shouldn't have lived there in the first place, but in Alejandras kids' minds if they move, they will have been thrown out by Prince, Paris and Blanket.

Jermaine Jackson arranged this awkward situation by not getting a proper job - or using the money from the jobs he had - and taking care of his family.

This house has open doors. I understand better now how Michael opened his home to all sorts of people. It was part of the family culture. I don't know, but maybe it's also part of black culture from poorer days - you don't throw people out. And, as someone wrote on this board, grandma is the focal point, the safe place. She loves everyone. So you never have to actually grow up.

Who, except Michael, takes care of Katherine? I hope several of her children do.

1661 days ago
96.

BarbieJean    

http://lisaburks.typepad.com/gravehunting/

Debbie Rowe visits MJ. wonder how you hoaxters will debunk this one

1661 days ago
97.

sue    

i just dont understand why jermaine wouldnt have his young children with him, its not like he is on tour or anything and he needs his mother to take care of them. jermaine and his brothers that have children there are really being disrespectful to there mother in the fact that they expect her to take care of there kids, not that she doesnt want to she is there granma but come on, give her break.. she has a life and everyone seems to forget she has lost her son and she needs time to heal from that also. sue from tampa

1661 days ago
98.

Christine    

To 94. Yes, I agree whit you. Poor children.

1661 days ago
99.

Anonymous    

Jermaine needs to take his kids out of the house. If the children's parents cannot watch them properly then send the boys to military school where they will learn self-discipline since the family seems to have missed the boat on this attribute.
Buying a stun gun with the potential to kill is not like a childish prank where they put a frog in cousin's dresser drawer. Further limiting internet access in the house won't take care of the problem. These kids have cell phones and visit friends who have internet access at their homes.

1661 days ago
100.

MJ's PYT Superfly Sista    


I had a visit to Forest Lawn Yesterday. I had the pleasure of
meeting Debbie Rowe. Nice lady.She says she has yet to see her kids. Come on Katherine get it together.

1661 days ago
101.

C'mon TMZ    

Who cares how many people live at the house? It ain't none of our business.

1661 days ago
102.

Darlene    

Hes JEALOUS of MJ's kids!!!

1661 days ago
103.

Lori    

Jermaine be a man! give child support. Your exwife needs to move out of ur Mom's house point blank!!! no wounder they up Michael's kids allowance! she has to support to many people. She should only be taking care of Michael's Children. & no one else's. Alejandra U need to move out!! Katherine, Mother Jackson, focus on Michael's kids they need you! God be w/u!

1661 days ago
104.

BarbieJean    

http://autos.blackvoices.com/2009/10/20/jermaine-jackson-is-ridin-in-a-new-rolls-royce-while-ex-struggl?icid=sphere_tmzcom_inline

Jermaine Jackson is Ridin' in a New Rolls Royce While Ex Struggles to Feed Their Kids

By Ruth Manuel-Logan on Oct 20th 2009 12:35PM

A couple of months ago, celeb gossip site MediaTakeOut snapped former Jackson 5 heartthrob Jermaine Jackson at a do-it-yourself car wash putting the finishing touches on his new blinged-out white Rolls-Royce. Meanwhile, according to TMZ, Jackson's ex, Alejandra, is claiming that she is so broke, she's forced to take grocery store gift card handouts from granny Katherine to feed Jermajesty and Jaffar, Jackson's kids.

Jermaine, who has been crying broke for at least the past couple of years, reportedly owes his baby's mama $35,550 in back court-ordered child support payments. Alejandra claims that Jackson did not come clean in court when he stated his income was a mere $35,000 in 2008. The bitter ex insists Jackson is still quite the high roller, driving luxe cars like the Rolls-Royce and living on an estate in Calabasas, Calif. Alejandra stresses that Jackson simply does not currently have the lifestyle of a man living on a shoestring budget.

Jackson matriarch Katherine has pitched in to help take care of the grandkids on occasion, according to Alejandra, by supplying her with gift cards in denominations of $300 or $400 to Ralph's grocery store.


Alejandra and Jermaine divorced last year after nine years of marriage, citing irreconcilable differences. Alejandra also has two children with Jackson's younger brother Randy.

Scandalous.

Jermaine Jermaine Jermaine

1661 days ago
105.

a fan    

Jermaine's kids grew up there and now MJ3 has moved into their turf and Blanket is probably getting on their nerves. So this kid buys a stun gun to take care of the problem with Blanket. I guess no adults are supervising what is going on in that house. They expect that paid staff to do it. My guess is no one is in charge. Jermaine has been jealous and resentful of MJ and then MJ's kids being rich etc and his son probably picked that up from him. Now they are jealous and resentful, too. These two groups need to be separated. MJ3 own the house. Katherine is a pushover. Someone needs to step in. It may be a very good thing this happened to draw attention to this problem.

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