The Jackson Family Drama Explained in 5 Clicks

From disputes over Michael Jackson's will to Katherine Jackson's short-lived disappearance, we've summed up the off-the-wall feud


On July 21, Katherine's nephew and employee Trent files a report that she's missing, and Paris confirms the news the next day via Twitter. Jermaine must have seen it coming: The day before Trent reports Katherine missing, he Tweets, "I want to reassure everyone … that Mother is fine but is resting up in AZ on the orders of a doctor, not us." Jermaine claims she is on a planned vacation to visit her daughter Rebbie, and a photo emerges of the women playing Uno. Meanwhile, rumors persist that Katherine is being held there against her will until she agrees to help her children overthrow Branca and McClain.