Jackson Says She Was Kept from Communicating

By LINDA DEUTSCH | August 2, 2012 | 3:37 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The mother of Michael Jackson says in court papers she was kept from communicating with outsiders while at a resort in Tucson and was unaware she had been reported missing.

Katherine Jackson declared in court papers obtained Thursday that she had no idea she was the subject of a search until she accidentally heard a TV report.

She said she was told her doctor had ordered her to rest and she was flown to Arizona. At a spa, her cell phone was confiscated along with her IPad and she said she was kept in a room with no working phone or TV service. She said she asked about Michael's children and was told they were fine.