Jackson Family Livid Over Leaked Blanket, Paris Vids
By Marc Schneider Posted May 13th 2010 01:00PM
web cam videos on YouTube starring two of Michael Jackson's children, Paris and Blanket, and they want them taken down and the culprits who leaked them found. Reached by phone, Joe Jackson tells PopEater, "We don't know who [the hacker] was, but we're trying to find out." He says the family "doesn't want the videos on YouTube" and completely rules out any chance that Paris and Blanket put them up.
The bulk of the videos star 8-year-old Blanket -- acting out movie scenes, telling imaginative tales -- but two feature his sister Paris, 12. One video is of her simply saying, "Monkey, please help," while the other shows Paris lip-synching over an Omer Bhatti rap song.
In the room with Blanket is his cousin Donte, the adopted son of Randy Jackson. On his Twitter around the time the vids emerged, he said his "privacy is precious" and slams "others who live to violate."
Family matriarch Katherine Jackson recently arranged for Donte and his mother, Alejandra, along with several other cousins, to move out of the family compound. A family friend close to the situation tells us that the videos may have been recorded while they were all still living in the house. Alejandra has children with both Randy and Jermaine.
The source says the family is taking steps to have the videos removed.
According to the account owner of the KingOfPopKids YouTube channel, which posted many of the clips of Paris and Blanket, Jackson "fans" were responsible for hacking into their accounts online and posting the personal videos.
"Some 'fans' got into one family member account (Facebook and Photobucket) and posted them on the Web," the user told PopEater in an e-mail interview. "I have been told the account was public and then made private."
The user, who did not give a name, said he/she already removed one video after being contacted by Jackson family friend Omer Bahtti, and vowed to yank more if that's what the family wants.
"If they ask for the videos to be removed, we will surely respect their demand."
Over the course of their childhood, Michael kept his children's lives extremely private. Paris, Blanket and their older brother Prince were rarely seen in public, and on the rare occasion they were and could potentially be filmed or photographed, the singer covered their faces with masks or sheets. With the emergence of these videos -- coupled with the public appearances the children have made since their father's death -- those days are clearly gone.
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