Katherine Jackson shares guardianship of her son’s three children — Paris and her brothers Prince, 16, and Blanket, 11 — with the singer’s nephew, TJ Jackson.
Messages left for TJ Jackson’s attorney were not immediately returned. Phone and email messages left for an attorney for Paris Jackson’s mother, Debbie Rowe, were also not returned.
Michael Jackson kept his children out of the spotlight during his lifetime. After his death from an overdose of the anesthetic propofol in June 2009, the children took on a more public life, appearing at memorials and commemorations of their father.
The children are listed as plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed by their grandmother against concert giant AEG Live LLC, who she claims is responsible for her son’s death. Katherine Jackson’s lawsuit claims AEG failed to properly investigate the doctor convicted of causing the singer’s death, and pushed the superstar to rehearse and perform a planned series of 50 comeback shows titled “This Is It.”
Paris and Prince are listed as potential witnesses in the case, which is in its sixth week of trial.
Katherine Jackson’s trial attorney, Brian Panish, declined comment Wednesday morning on Paris Jackson’s condition. Her hospitalization came hours after AEG Live’s CEO Randy Phillips told a jury that he believed the lawsuit was a shakedown and extortion attempt and that the company should not be held responsible for Michael Jackson’s death.