Paris Jackson Opens About Michael Jackson’s Death, Suicide Attempts And Being Sexually Assaulted

Paris Jackson Opens About Michael Jackson’s Death, Suicide Attempts And Being Sexually Assaulted


Michael Jackson daughter ,Paris Jackson, opens up about losing her father, her multiple suicide attempts and being sexually assaulted in a new interview with Rolling Stone.

“They always say, ‘Time heals.’ But it really doesn’t. You just get used to it,” Jackson tells Rolling Stone about coping with the death of her dad Michael Jackson. “I live life with the mentality of ‘OK, I lost the only thing that has ever been important to me.’ So going forward, anything bad that happens can’t be nearly as bad as what happened before. So I can handle it.”

Jackson goes on to express her belief that her dad was murdered, revealing that when he was alive, “He would drop hints about people being out to get him.” She also blames Dr. Conrad Murray, who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter for providing Michael with the drugs that killed him, but thinks more suspicious factors were involved as well. "Absolutely," she told the magazine. “Because it's obvious. All arrows point to that. It sounds like a total conspiracy theory and it sounds like bulls--t, but all real fans and everybody in the family knows it. It was a setup. It was bulls--t."

The 18-year-old also reveals in her cover story that she was sexually assaulted by a “complete stranger” when she was 14. “I don’t wanna give too many details,” says Jackson, “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.” She then tried to kill herself at age 15 by slashing her wrist and swallowing 20 Motrin pills. “It was just self-hatred,” she says. “Low self-esteem, thinking that I couldn’t do anything right, not thinking I was worthy of living anymore.”

Paris says part of her depression came from hanging out with "a lot of older people doing a lot of crazy things" when she entered a private school in the seventh grade, because she didn't fit in with kids her own age.

"I was doing a lot of things that 13-, 14-, 15-year-olds shouldn't do," she recalls. "I tried to grow up too fast, and I wasn't really that nice of a person."
"I don't wanna give too many details," she says. "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."

Paris finished high school at a therapeutic school in Utah, which she says turned her into a "completely different person."

Paris recently began working as a fashion model and says has helped with her longtime self-esteem issues.


"Plenty of people think I'm ugly, and plenty of people don't," she muses. "But there's a moment when I'm modeling where I forget about my self-esteem issues and focus on what the photographer's telling me -- and I feel pretty. And in that sense, it's selfish."

Jackson says she’s now happy, healthy and sober, and is in a committed relationship with her drummer boyfriend, Michael Snoddy.

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