Paris Jackson Re-Denounces Child Abuse Accusations Against her Father Michael

Paris Jackson Re-Denounces Child Abuse Accusations Against her Father Michael

Paris Jackson has defended her late father Michael against child abuse accusations in a new unearthed video from 2012.

In the clip, which never aired to TV, the aspiring singer then aged 14, called the claims against the musician, who died in 2009 aged 50, ‘lies’.

In 2005, Michael endured a three month trial for seven counts of child sexual abuse on 13-year-old cancer survivor Gavin Arvizo. The jury found the superstar innocent of all charges.

Last year, the singer was hit by more claims in disturbing documentary Leaving Neverland, where Jimmy Safechuck and Wade Robson accused the ‘King of Pop’ of abusing them over several years.

In a clip shared to Jacksonology TV YouTube channel, Paris, then 14 and now aged 22, defends her father against claims of child abuse accusations to interviewer Sonia Lowe.

She says: ‘I mean a lot of people are jealous of him. They will do anything to put him down, whether it is make up rumours, take him to court with lies. Everyone wants something. I will always defend him.’

Paris adds: ‘He told us that there were a lot of bad people out there, and he taught us a little about conspiracies and things like that. The older we got the more we figured things out and stuff. Not a lot of people really did not understand him.’

The star went on to insist that he was ‘really normal’, she continues: ‘He was just kind hearted, always generous… He is like a dove. I would say a dove is one of my favourite animals. And he is innocent and he is just a sweetheart.’

A Jacksonology spokesperson told The Sun: ‘These clips are taken from an exclusive and unprecedented series of interviews conducted by Sonia Lowe, who collaborated with Mrs Jackson on an unreleased documentary that tells the story of Michael Jackson, the artist, and the humanitarian, by the people who knew him best.

‘Paris speaks directly about the allegations with Sonia in her first ever recorded conversation on the subject and speaks from the heart, without it being a forced or abrasive questioning.

‘You can really see her sincerity and how ferociously she will defend her father.’

Michael died in 2009 aged 50 following acute propofol and benzodiazepine intoxication.

Paris was 11 and her brother Prince was 12 when their famous father died. Their mother, Debbie Rowe, has always resisted the limelight.

They have one other half-sibling, Michael Jackson’s youngest child Prince Michael Jackson II, known as Blanket, who is 18-years-old. His mother’s identity remains a mystery.

In 2005, Michael endured a three month trial for seven counts of child sexual abuse on 13-year-old cancer survivor Gavin Arvizo. The jury found the superstar innocent of all charges.

The claims made by Gavin were similar to the ones made a decade earlier when another 13-year-old boy, Jordan Chandler, came forward to say he had been molested by Jackson.

No charges were ever filed against the singer however after police discovered that Chandler’s father may have been attempting to extort Jackson and the young boy’s mother claimed Jackson never touched her son.

Last year, the singer was hit by more claims in shocking documentary Leaving Neverland, where Jimmy Safechuck and Wade Robson accused the ‘King of Pop’ of abusing them over several years.

The four-hour documentary was aired on Channel 4 in 2019 and contains disturbing allegations about the boys’ relationship with the Thriller singer as children in the late 1980s. Both men claim they were abused from roughly the age of seven until they were 14.

James was ten-years-old when he met Jackson in 1986 on the set of a Pepsi advert.

He alleges that the singer, who throughout his life denied any allegations of sexually abusing children, showered him with gifts while grooming both him and his family.

Wade, an Australian, was five when he first met Jackson after winning a dance competition in Brisbane. He alleges similar abuse.

Jackson’s family condemned the documentary a ‘public lynching’ at the time – insisting that the late performer was ‘100 per cent innocent’ and ‘not here to defend himself’.

They pointed out that Michael was subjected to a thorough investigation which included a surprise raid of his home, the Neverland Ranch, but was still acquitted at his criminal trial in 2005, in a case involving another young man.

Robson testified at that trial, saying he had slept in Michael Jackson’s room many times, but that Michael had never molested him. Safechuck made similar statements to investigators as a boy.

Both men filed lawsuits in 2013 saying stress and trauma had forced them to face the truth and admit they were sexually abused. The suits have been thrown out on technical grounds, but are under appeal.

At the time of the documentary, Paris spoke out about her decision to not comment on the new allegations of sexual, emotional and mental abuse being made about her father.

In a series of Twitter posts, the model and heiress responded to an individual who wrote that she believed recent unfavourable press coverage was all a ploy to get Jackson to comment on these latest allegations.

‘[T]here’s nothing I can say that hasn’t already been said in regards to defence. Michael Jackson’s [nephew] Taj is doing a perfect job on his own. And I support him,’ she said.

‘[B]ut 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.’

The late King of Pop’s siblings, Tito, Marlon and Jackie Jackson, and his nephew Taj also spoke out on CBS This Morning in 2019.

Tito’s son Taj, 45, claimed that the family do not wish to ‘put more energy’ into the claims against their late relative because they don’t want to draw any more attention to the documentary.

Taj said: ‘There’s a fear to put more energy to it and more eyeballs to it. That’s why Janet (his aunt) hasn’t said anything, because she doesn’t want to make it any bigger.’

The siblings stated that they know the Thriller hitmaker was not a sexual predator and accused the documentary of spinning lies.

Earlier this month, Paris admitted to cutting herself and attempting suicide ‘many times’ as she discussed her struggles with self image and depression.

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