The next morning, Sullivan reports, Katherine Jackson was taken to the airport by her daughter, Rebbie, her granddaughter, Stacee Brown, and her personal assistant. But instead of taking a plane to New Mexico, she was sent to a spa in Arizona where Janet was waiting for her. During this same time, five of Katherine's children, including Janet, wrote a letter to the executors of Michael's will, claiming she had suffered a mini-stroke and threatening them with legal action.
Sullivan reports that Katherine's representatives believed that these five Jackson siblings were now trying to demonstrate her incompetence to be the guardian of Michael's three children, ages 15, 14 and 10, obtain conservatorship over Katherine, and gain access to the late singer's fortune.
Paris Jackson took to Twitter asking the public's help in locating her grandmother because she was missing. Paris said she had not had any communication with her grandmother in days, which was out of character for her to go anywhere and not keep in contact with her grandchildren. Paris accused family members of taking Katherine away from her grandchildren.
A few days later, Katherine Jackson, in an exclusive appearance with ABC News from the Arizona resort, read a prepared statement, saying she was not abducted, especially not by anyone in her own family.
Reading from a paper on July 25 with three of her children, Jermaine, Janet and Rebbie, seated next to her, Jackson debunked rumors that she had been kidnapped. However, in her absence, a judge granted guardianship of the late singer's three children to Katherine's 34-year-old grandson, Tito "TJ" Jackson.
Shortly after returning to her home in California, Katherine Jackson said she was "duped" into going to the spa in Arizona and was kept from communicating with her three grandchildren, according to court documents that were filed as she attempted to become the kids' legal guardian again.
Then, just days after TJ, the son of Jackson's son, Tito, was granted guardianship, Katherine Jackson was reinstated as guardian of the three children and announced in late July an agreement with "TJ" in which she would be seeking joint guardianship with her grandson.
In response, Randy Jackson, another of Katherine's sons, told ABC News that the agreement was based on "lies."
"In order to obtain temporary guardianship, TJ lied to the court. Rebbie, Janet, Jermaine and I would never harm our mother and we are doing our best to protect her and the estate knows that," Randy said in an exclusive statement to ABC News.