Jermaine Jackson Defends Son in Stun Gun Rumor
Jermaine Jackson is keen to flush out the family 'insiders' who are making his life a misery - because they're making up stories about the Jacksons and passing them to the media. The last straw for the singer came when reports suggested a stun gun had to be taken from his teenage son Jaafar after he had been caught trying to shoot his cousin Blanket with the weapon.
Jackson has admitted the gun was purchased by the 13 year old but he never used it during playtime with his relatives. Father and son have spoken out for the first time about the stun gun controversy in a new U.S. TV interview, in which Jermaine insists family matters are being blown out of proportion by the press.
He tells Access Hollywood, "Jaafar is a very good boy. He's never done anything to hurt anybody." Jaafar reveals he bought the 300,000 volt stun gun online as a gift for his father, but it was confiscated when a member of the Jackson family's security team spotted the 13 year old playing with it. The teenager says, "I tested it on a piece of paper. Then I put it back in the box that it came with and put it in the drawer. Then the security came and took it."
"The people around us said that I had it for a few days and I was chasing Blanket and Paris around the house, which is not true." His concerned father adds, "There'Â½s someone in the house... that (sic) are leaking things out (to the media) and shouldn't be."
He claims the same people are trying to cause division within the Jackson family. Jaafar adds, "They use this incident to try and say I'm a bad kid, which I'm not. I'll never try to hurt my cousin at all." His father claims, "These are people who... Michael didn't even want around when he was here... It's time to clean house. It's time to get rid of everything and everybody and just start anew."
Blanket and his siblings, Prince Michael and Paris, have been living at the Jackson family home in Encino, California since their father died last summer. The alleged stun gun incident brought Child Services officials to the Jackson compound. They found nothing wrong.
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