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“I will defend my beloved family member with all I have, even if it means from other family members,” the tweet said.

She later apologized, saying she just wanted to let people know that her grandmother did not have a stroke.

Katherine Jackson’s attorney Perry Sanders Jr. said Friday that his client did not have a stroke, according to his interactions with her and with her relatives. Sanders could not immediately be reached Sunday for comment.

On Friday, Jermaine Jackson tweeted that his mother was resting on the orders of a doctor in Arizona.

“This is our mother and her health is paramount. We are not inventing or plotting anything,” he posted. “We are following doctor’s advice. Period.”“

Conrad Murray was convicted of involuntary manslaughter for the June 2009 propofol overdose death of Jackson at age 50.

Katherine Jackson has been caring for Paris, Prince Michael and Blanket Jackson since their father’s death. It was unclear who is taking care of the children in her absence.

Attorneys handling Jackson’s estate and financial matters are routinely in court, but a hearing on the guardianship hasn’t been held since December. That hearing was a routine session to approve attorneys’ fees and there are no future hearings currently scheduled.

Caity Cudworth, a representative for the Jackson brothers Jermaine, Jackie, Tito and Marlon, who are on a nationwide tour, did not immediately respond to an early Sunday morning request for comment, nor did Danielle Marie Owens, a representative for Janet Jackson.

Jackson’s estate recently filed court records indicating it had generated gross earnings of $475 million and successfully handled hundreds of millions of dollars in debts the singer had accrued.

Sanders filed a request to audit the estate’s financial records and said Friday he made the routine request three weeks ago and it was not prompted by the Jackson siblings’ letter.

Sanders said he did not think the estate had done anything wrong, but Katherine Jackson’s team should be provided with detailed records of the estate’s finances.

“I think it’s part of appropriate due diligence,” he said of the audit.