Paris Jackson Gives Her First Ever In-Depth Interview About Her Famous Dad
She was only 11 when her father Michael Jackson died in 2009, but daughter Paris preserves his memory and in her first big interview with Rolling Stone, Paris opened up about her relationship with her dad and her theories about how he died.
Among other theories, Paris blames his dad's death on the record label AEG live, which organised his "comeback" 'This Is It' tour and, in her eyes, worked him to death. She also blames Dr. Conrad Murray, his personal doctor.
She said he was exhausted all the time."I'd tell him, 'Let's take a nap,'" she told The Rolling Stone.
"Because he looked tired. We'd be in school, meaning downstairs in the living room, and we'd see dust falling from the ceiling and hear stomping sounds because he was rehearsing upstairs."
The King of Pop died in 2009. Credit: PA
Her family lost a wrongful-death suit against them, with the jury deciding that Michael Jackson was responsible for his own death.
But Paris maintains that: "AEG Live does not treat their performers right. They drain them dry and work them to death."
She even says she is scared for Justin Bieber after seeing him perform live.
"He was tired, going through the motions. I looked at my ticket, saw AEG Live, and I thought back to how my dad was exhausted all the time but couldn't sleep."
Dr Conrad Murray was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in her father's death due to getting him hooked on the anaesthetic drug propofol.
But Paris goes further and thinks Michael Jackson was murdered. "He would drop hints about people being out to get him. And at some point he was like, 'They're gonna kill me one day'. All arrows point to that. It sounds like a total conspiracy theory and it sounds like bullshit, but all real fans and everybody in the family knows it. It was a setup. It was bullshit."
She's not sure who exactly killed him, but considering that Michael Jackson was worth billions, she thinks he had a lot of enemies. And she wants revenge.
She says: "...but it's a chess game. And I am trying to play the chess game the right way. And that's all I can say about that right now."
Furthermore, even though she's only just turned 18, Paris has had an extremely troubled life. In June 2013, Paris tried to kill herself - and it wasn't the first attempt. Her early teenage years were full of anxiety, depression and self-harm.
"It was just self-hatred," she revealed, "low self-esteem, thinking that I couldn't do anything right, not thinking I was worthy of living anymore."
She went to a residential therapy programme in Utah for the last 18 months of her education and it was a positive experience that gave her the right support she needed. "I'm a completely different person," she said. On top of all that, she also says that when she was 14, she was sexually assaulted by a stranger. "I don't wanna give too many details. But it was not a good experience at all, and it was really hard for me, and, at the time, I didn't tell anybody."
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