Paris Jackson, the 20-year-old daughter of the late Michael Jackson, has finally broken her silence on HBO’s explosive documentary Leaving Neverland.
The film centers on first-hand accounts from two of Jackson’s victims, Wade Robson and James Safechuck, who ingreat detail describe the decades-long sexual and emotional abuses they suffered at the hands of the pop star.
Jackson’s estate has denied the allegations made in the film, describing it as “a public lynching.” While Jackson’s three children, Paris, Prince Michael, and Michael Joseph, didn’t immediately comment, there are reports Paris is worried about the film “ruining” her acting career.
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She also took to Twitter to address an article that claimed she believes her father to be innocent, writing in a since-deleted tweet: “I actually haven’t made any statements yet, especially regarding how it affects my work life. You guys are reaching a bit. At least this wasn’t a disgusting and attacking article though.”
She continued to cryptically address the documentary in a series of tweets.
“y’all take my life more seriously than I do,” she wrote.
“I know injustices are frustrating and it’s easy to get worked up,” she wrote, before encouraging her followers to mellow out, “smoke some weed n think about the bigger picture.”
When a follower told Paris that her father’s legacy had been permanently ruined by the documentary, she replied, “So….. not love and peace and trying to carry that message out? tabloids and lies are the bigger picture?i’ll pray for you.”
And when that same follower pointed out how Jackson’s music has already been banned by radio stations around the world, Paris replied with incredulity, writing how “they” do that to everyone “with a good heart” and that her father’s name is impossible to smear.
She went on to agree with a fan who wrote that the doc was just trying to get a reaction, calling the allegations “lies” and “garbage stories.”
Before thanking a fan for sticking up for Michael.
Michael Jackson, who died in 2009 at age 50, was accused of sexually molesting a boy in 1993—which he settled out of court—and charged with seven counts of child molestationin 2003—which he was acquitted on.