Paris Jackson Reveals Why She’s Not Outright Defended Her Father

by : Julia Banim on : 15 Mar 2019 14:39
Paris Jackson speaks out about Finding Neverland.Paris Jackson speaks out about Finding Neverland.PA Images

Paris Jackson, the daughter of Michael Jackson, has spoken out about why she has not publicly defended her late father against the allegations made in Finding Neverland.


Taking to Twitter, the 20-year-old actor and model stated it is ‘not my role’ to publicly defend her dad against the allegations of child abuse made in the documentary.

However, she has said that she is supportive of her family’s effort to clear Jackson’s name, praising her second cousin Taj Jackson, who is currently leading a media campaign against the documentary.

Paris expressed her thoughts after allegedly being followed by paparazzi in New Orleans on Thursday 14 March, criticizing the paps for hounding her:


I smoke weed on my story ONE time and all of a sudden I’m a junkie meth alcoholic party raver that’s also secretly married and pregnant and may or may not have a penis.

I have a job. And dogs. And a bedtime. Go f*ck yourself.

One fan suggested that she was being pestered as she hadn’t really commented on the shocking documentary, with reporters thus attempting to ‘provoke’ her.

In response to this, Paris tweeted:

There’s nothing I can say that hasn’t already been said in regards to defense. Taj is doing a perfect job on his own. And I support him. but that’s not my role.

I’m just tryna get everyone to chill out and go with the flow, be mellow and think about the bigger picture. That’s me.

Paris continued to discuss the difference in temperament between herself and her father:

I have the same moral compass as my father, but not the level of patience. I’ll fight for love n peace in the same way, but I am more aggressively driven.

I don’t sit by idly when I see injustices happen, especially when they’re directed towards me or my family. F*ck that noise.


Leaving Neverland features interviews with Wade Robson and James Safechuck, both of whom have accused Michael Jackson of molesting them when they were children.

Jackson’s nephew Taj Jackson is reportedly crowdfunding to create a rival documentary film, as reported by the BBC.

UK viewers can watch Leaving Neverland via the Channel 4’s All 4 service, while American viewers can view it through HBO or Hulu.

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Julia Banim

Jules studied English Literature with Creative Writing at Lancaster University before earning her masters in International Relations at Leiden University in The Netherlands (Hoi!). She then trained as a journalist through News Associates in Manchester. Jules has previously worked as a mental health blogger, copywriter and freelancer for various publications.

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    Paris Jackson: 'Not my role' to defend dad Michael over abuse allegations