IN the aftermath of her failed suicide attempt, PARIS JACKSON is caught in an ugly tug-of-war over her future.
Family sources tell The ENQUIRER that three factions are battling to look after the troubled 15-year-old daughter of the late King of Pop.
In one corner is Paris’ grandmother and legal guardian Katherine Jackson – Michael’s 83-year-old mother.
In another corner is Paris’ biological mother, Debbie Rowe, and in the third corner now is Motown legend Diana Ross, whom Michael named “godmother” to Paris and her brothers Prince and Blanket.
“It’s turned into an ugly tug-of-war over Paris’ future care,” a close family source told The ENQUIRER.
“Katherine’s been at odds with Paris, but she played a trump card by bringing the children’s former nanny Grace Rwaramba back into the picture.
“Paris adores Grace, and Katherine hopes Grace can serve as a buffer to keep the peace between them.” But Grace and Paris’ mom Debbie despise each other, said the source.
After her divorce from Michael in 1999, Debbie relinquished custody rights of Paris and Prince. She was paid $8 million and given a house in Beverly Hills. “Grace felt that Debbie turned her back on the kids, got a big payday and didn’t want anything to do with them,” said the source.
“While Michael was alive, Grace raised the kids like a mother.”
Paris had been rebuilding her relationship with Debbie, but on June 5 she took 20 over-the-counter pain pills and cut herself with a kitchen knife. She was hospitalized on a 72-hour psychiatric hold and later moved to UCLA Medical Center, where her father died in June 2009 at age 50.
Meanwhile, Diana Ross plans to discuss the situation with Katherine, Debbie Rowe and Paris, said the second source, adding: “If Diana isn’t happy with what she hears, she’s going to court to try to get the kids herself!”