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While TMZ is issuing retractions over reports that Janet Jackson smacked up Paris Jackson, Radar Online is putting Randy Jackson on full blast with a new rumor. According to the National Enquirercousin, Randy owes half a million in back child support.

Radar Online claims:

     According to a close inside source, Randy, 50, owes more than half a million dollars to Alejandra in past due child support for Genevieve, 22, and Steven, 20.

     “There’s no reason why Randy should be so far behind on his child support payments. He shouldn’t be a deadbeat dad,” the insider told RadarOnline.com.

     “But knowing how much Randy owes along with all this crazy drama surrounding Michael’s estate, there’s definitely reason to question his motives regarding the estate and Michael’s will.”

     Randy, Jermaine and Janet Jackson claim Michael’s will is fake and are taking on the estate’s executors, John Branca and John McClain.

     Calls to Randy’s attorney for comment went unreturned.

I bet.

Meanwhile, Jermaine Jackson is offering an official my bad to the Michael Jackson estate via Twitter:

     Yesterday, I had a phone call with my son Jaafar that broke my heart. He asked: “Is it true that we cannot visit grandmother’s house as a family anymore?” Enough has become enough… After much soul-searching, it is clearly time for us to live by Michael’s words about love not war. In this spirit, I offer this statement by way of extending an olive-branch. Accordingly, I rescind my signature from the letter which was sent to the Estate, and which should never have gone public.   I still hold deep reservations about many issues involving the Estate, and I will continue to bring scrutiny and a resolute voice wherever we have cause for concern. But the way to address such matters is through the proper channels and via a private dialogue, not public conflict. Whatever the tabloid and on-line misrepresentations have led people to believe, my primary concern has only ever been rooted in the welfare of our mother in the environment where she lives. No-one on the outside has a clue about the stresses and pressures she has been under long before recent events and I, like everyone in the family, adore the ground she walks on. We are also still raw from the loss of Michael three years ago. The ever-present grief has haunted me with questions about whether we stepped off him too much or whether we did enough to help when a corporate world surrounded him. So when it comes to the well-being of loved ones, and especially our mother, we are perhaps understandably and unapologetically over-protective.

Read the statement in full here.

—Michael Arceneaux

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