A representative from the Arizona resort where Katherine Jackson was holed up for nine days is attempting to poke a huge hole in her claim that she was cut off from technology during her stay.
TMZ reports that Katherine stayed in a luxury villa that had several working telephones and free Wi-Fi internet access, among many other A-list amenities. And while it's totally plausible 82-year-old Katherine isn't internet savvy, the villa had a 24 hour butler on hand who in theory could have helped her put a call through to, say, her grandkids.
This directly contradicts a statement Katherine's lawyer made in court on Wednesday when asked why Katherine hadn't reached out to her grandchildren, of whom she was sole guardian, despite their repeated and public attempts to reach her.
The lawyer insisted "the section of the facility she stayed at didn't allow phones of any kind. Or computers."
A spokesperson for the resort flatly denies the lawyer's claim.
Meanwhile, no one seems to be taking away the smart phones from Katherine's grandkids. Paris Jackson's Twitter accusations have been making news for over one week, but today her younger brother Prince Michael Jackson got in on the action, tweeting what he deems proof that they were denied access to speak to their grandmother.
Prince Michael blasted out a screen grab of text messages exchanged between him and his aunts Janet Jackson and Rebbie Jackson, as well as a relative named Austin Jackson. He first sent a text to the group saying, "This is enough so I am texting you for the simple fact that WE DEMAND TO SPEAK TO MY GRANDMA NOW!!!"
To which Janet replied, "Don't let them pls..."
A view of the screen grab indicates that there was more to Janet's message which was cut off, but Prince Michael added his own commentary and reiterated that something seems out of place:
"Although I am happy my grandma was returned, after speaking with her I realized how misguided and how badly she was lied to. I’m really angry and hurt," he tweeted. "For this whole time, they denied us contact to our grandmother. If you continue with your lies I will continue with the truth.”
He continued, "as long as I can remember my dad had repeatedly warned me of certain people and their ways."
This 21st century family feud gets more complex by the day with no resolution in sight. However, according to TMZ.com, La Toya Jackson — who has been missing from the drama — will not take part in public war. But she is reportedly not aligned with Janet, Randy, Jermaine and Rebbie.
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