LOS ANGELES, March 3 (UPI) -- Katherine Jackson's lawyer confirms her 13-year-old grandson Jaafar bought a stun gun online, but denies it was used on anyone in their Los Angeles home.
Several entertainment news outlets claimed Jaafar went after his cousin Blanket, the 7-year-old son of late pop icon Michael Jackson, with the stun gun until security guards took it away from him.
Blanket, his brother Prince Michael and sister Paris live with their grandmother Katherine, as well as Jaafar and his mother Alejandra. Jaafar is the son of Michael's brother Jermaine, who is married to another woman and lives elsewhere.
A second stun gun was also rumored to be hidden somewhere in the Jackson compound, reports said.
However, Katherine's lawyer, Adam Streisand, said he was compelled to issue a statement Tuesday in response to "erroneous" media stories concerning an investigation by the Department of Child Services at Katherine's home.
"Two weeks ago, Jermaine Jackson's 13-year-old son Jaafar, who lives with his mother Alejandra at the home of Mrs. Katherine Jackson, received a package with a stun gun he ordered online. Jaafar opened the package alone in his bathroom and tested it on a piece of paper," the statement said. "Mrs. Jackson and security heard the sound coming from the second floor of the house. Immediately, security went upstairs and confiscated the stun gun. Mrs. Jackson took control over it and then had it removed from the house. There was no other incident. Blanket Jackson never saw or heard the stun gun. Neither did Paris Jackson. Prince saw the stun gun in the possession of security. There is no second stun gun. All of the kids are happy, healthy and wonderful and that is Mrs. Jackson's only objective and concern."