Jermaine Jackson, brother of the late Michael Jackson, has had some interesting things happen in his life. Most recently, his teenage son tried to taser Blanket.
A messy divorce between Jermaine and his ex-wife likely set events in motion that resulted in the stun gun drama that made headlines in this slow news week.
The L.A. County Department of Children and Family Services came knockin' at the Jackson family home in L.A. after reports of the kids playing with a taser.
Here's the lowdown. Jermaine filed for divorce from Alejandra Jackson in 2004. The couple fought hard over child support. Pretty standard stuff at the time.
Despite their split, Jermaine pressured Alejandra to live with their two kids - Jaafar and Jermajesty (yes, Jer-effing-majesty) in the Jackson family home.
That way, he wouldn't have to pay her support.
DON'T TASE ME BRO: Jermaine could use a good zap.
However, Alejandra complained most of the support money she received actually came from Katherine Jackson, mother of Jermaine, Michael, Janet et al.
That support was often doled out in gift cards to Ralph's ... where Jaafar bought a credit card so he could buy a stun gun online to allegedly zap Blanket.
Resourceful little devil, no?
Alejandra Jackson has indeed been living at Katherine's with Jaafar and Jermajesty, plus Genevieve and Randall, her two children with ... Randy Jackson.
Yup, she was also married to another Jackson brother at one point.
Michael Jackson's three children, Prince, Paris and Blanket, have been living with Katherine, as per Michael Jackson's will, since he passed away last June.
She's got a lot on her plate, in other words, for a 79-year-old. As a result, the occasional taser may or may not slip through the cracks. Give her a break.