Paris Jackson Insists Her Father, Michael Jackson, Was Murdered
Was Michael Jackson's 2009 death — for which Dr. Conrad Murray was convicted of involuntary manslaughter — actually outright murder? Jackson's daughter, Paris, insists as much in a new interview with Rolling Stone.
The 18-year-old opened up about everything from several suicide attempts to unreported sexual assault as part of her first in-depth interview with the magazine. And though debate has lingered over the events leading up to Michael's death, Paris said she doesn't see any ambiguity.
"It's obvious," she said. "All arrows point to that. It sounds like a total conspiracy theory and it sounds like bulls---, but all real fans and everybody in the family knows it. It was a setup. It was bulls---."
Paris added that "a lot of people" could have wanted her father dead, and said she's not given up on seeking justice.
"It's a chess game," she said. "And I am trying to play the chess game the right way. And that's all I can say about that right now."
Another point that Paris begrudgingly addresses: the lingering rumor that she is not, in fact, Michael's biological daughter (skeptics say she appears too white to be the child of a black man). She says she has never had a doubt about her bloodline, and is reluctant to entertain any conflicting opinion.
"He is my father," she said. "He will always be my father. He never wasn't, and he never will not be. People that knew him really well say they see him in me, that it's almost scary."
"I consider myself black," she added, noting Michael "would look me in the eyes and he'd point his finger at me and he'd be like, 'You're black. Be proud of your roots.' And I'd be like, 'OK, he's my dad, why would he lie to me?' So I just believe what he told me. 'Cause, to my knowledge, he's never lied to me."
Still, she concedes "Most people that don't know me call me white."
Check out the full explosive interview and share your thoughts in the comments.
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