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Judge wants to know more about Paris Jackson incident

By Alan Duke, CNN
updated 12:39 PM EDT, Sun June 9, 2013
Katherine Jackson is the matriarch of the Jackson family. Here she attends the hand and footprint ceremony for son Michael at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in January 2012 in Los Angeles. Katherine Jackson is the matriarch of the Jackson family. Here she attends the hand and footprint ceremony for son Michael at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in January 2012 in Los Angeles.
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Judge cites "recent media reports concerning her welfare" as reason for investigation
  • Paris is in a Los Angeles hospital at least until Saturday for evaluation
  • "We're completely supportive of the judge's action," Katherine Jackson's lawyer says

Los Angeles (CNN) -- The judge overseeing Michael Jackson's estate and the custody of his children ordered an investigation into Paris Jackson's apparent suicide attempt.

Paris, 15, is in a Los Angeles hospital at least until Saturday for evaluation after an incident early Wednesday in which she cut her wrist and called a suicide counseling hot line.

"We're completely supportive of the judge's action," Perry Sanders, the lawyer for Katherine Jackson, said Friday.

Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff signed the order Thursday instructing Probate Court Investigator Cary Ornelas "to prepare an investigation report addressing the status" of Paris Jackson and "recent media reports concerning her welfare."

Beckloff appointed Michael Jackson's mother, Katherine Jackson, to be sole guardian of Prince, Paris and Blanket soon after the singer's sudden death on June 25, 2009. Her guardianship was briefly suspended after she disappeared and was out of communication for more than a week last summer.

Michael Jackson's daughter hospitalized

The children's cousin T.J. Jackson, who was appointed guardian while the family matriarch was missing, was then made a co-guardian.

In addition to the hospitalization of Paris, the probate investigator may also be checking on T.J. Jackson's participation. A media report said he no longer lives at the Jacksons' Calabasas, California, home.

"It's absolute fiction that T.J. is an absentee guardian," Sanders said. "He's always around."

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