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Jackson Family Getting Riled Up Over Who Will Be Paris' Guardian
In the wake of Paris Jackson's suicide attempt, her family is struggling to decide who will take over guardianship of the troubled teen. And in news that surprises no one, it's already become contentious.
According to TMZ, Debbie Rowe—Paris' biological mother—has said that she will take custody of Paris if that's what Paris wants. But the Jackson family isn't having it, and the gossip site reports that:
We're told the family will fight Debbie "tooth and nail" if she attempts to secure guardianship.
But the family is hardly free from scrutiny, regardless of who Paris ends up with. According to People, a judge has ordered an investigation into the suicide attempt, to find out what's been going on behind closed doors.
CNN notes that Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff would like "...an investigation report addressing the status" of Paris, and "recent media reports concerning her welfare."
The Jackson children were all under the guardianship of their grandmother, Katherine, until Katherine went missing for about a week back in July of last year. At that point, their uncle T.J. was granted temporary guardianship status with Katherine. Presumably, an investigation would look into who is actually looking after these kids, and how.