Jermaine Jackson has admitted his teenage son purchased a “little thing” on the internet, saying it was meant as a gift for him. It has been claimed 13-year-old Jaafar purchased a stun gun and had to be stopped from using the device on Blanket. While Jermaine admits Jaafar did buy something online, he stopped short of calling the item a stun gun and played down claims it was ever fired at the family’s home in Encino. “No, that was not true, there was no accident. That was my son, he was getting this little thing for me and somehow someone alerted the press and it all got out of hand,” Jermaine said in an interview with Dutch television’s rt4. “There was no encounter with Blanket or anything, it was just a lot of talk but my son feels very, very bad because he had told me he was going to get me something online and somehow it just got out of hand.”
Michael Jackson’s three children Prince Michael, Paris and Blanket have been cared for by his mother Katherine since his death. They live at the Encino house along with Jaafar and his siblings Jermajesty, Genevieve and Randall, and their mother, and another young person the family looks after. Katherine’s attorney Adam Streisand also denies the claims, insisting that although Michael’s kids were in the room when Jaafar unwrapped the parcel it was immediately confiscated by security guards. Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services officers visited the Jackson family home in Encino on Monday night at approximately 10:30 p.m. to confiscate the gun and have spent hours interviewing staff about the incident. They are reportedly trying to control the access the children have to the internet to avoid similar things happening in the future. It’s believed they could be planning a third trip to gain more information about the incident.