Janet Jackson (L) and Paris Jackson in a spat

*TMZ is reporting that Janet Jackson did not slap or verbally abuse Paris Jackson after all during their spat last week outside the Jackson family home in Calabasas.


The website said it published the story based on sources who told them Janet slapped her niece after the singer tried to grab Paris’ cell phone.

“We also reported Janet called Paris a ‘spoiled little bitch,’” stated TMZ in a post this morning.  “Although we believed the story to be true when we published it, we have now determined it was not correct … Janet did not slap or otherwise touch Paris, nor did she verbally abuse her.”

Grace Rwaramba arrives at the Royal Courts of Justice in London (Nov. 2008)

Meanwhile, Paris’ former nanny Grace Rwaramba has come out to defend the teen, describing her as a “spirited” and “dramatic young girl,” despite the altercation with her Aunt Janet and slamming her uncle Randy Jackson on Twitter.

Rwaramba told RadarOnline.com: “Give her a chance to make and learn from her mistakes without demonizing her. She is a spirited, very expressive and dramatic young girl. The traits that made her the apple of her father’s eye are the same traits that she must learn to control as she matures into adulthood.

“Let’s be careful not to dim her spirit. It breaks my heart to think that Paris and her brothers could become the subject of endless criticism for simply being kids.”

‘Michael loved his children very much. He gave them tools that they will need to become good and decent individuals.’

Paris recently accused Randy of spreading rumors after he authenticated a leaked letter from him and siblings Janet, Rebbie, Tito and Jermaine that claimed Michael’s will was fake and alleged their mother Katherine Jackson was in bad health.

But Grace thinks it’s unhealthy for a 14-year-old girl to have more than 775,000 followers on twitter, and believes the teenager and her brothers, Prince Michael, 15, and ‘Blanket’, 10 – who have all been concerned about Katherine’s welfare – will eventually learn that their family loves them.

She added: ‘I am confident that in time, Paris and her brothers will learn that their family loves and wants what’s best for them. Until then, please take her tweets with a grain of salt. No child should have 700,000 followers on twitter or any other social media platform.”