PARIS Jackson has hit out at the “lies” in the new Leaving Neverland documentary and said her late father Michael Jackson’s legacy will not be destroyed.
The 20-year-old defended her dad after he was accused of molesting little boys and even attempting to rape a 14-year-old in the film.
Getty Images – Getty Paris Jackson has hit out at the ‘lies’ in the new Leaving Neverland documentary
AFP or licensors The 20-year-old defended her dad and said he had a ‘good heart’
Taking to Twitter on Thursday, she referred to his “good heart” and said she was thinking about “the bigger picture”.
She initially appealed for calm, saying: “Y’all take my life more seriously than I do.”
The singer and model later followed this up with: “I know injustices are frustrating and it’s easy to get worked up.
“But reacting with a calm mind usually is more logical than acting out of rage and also…. it feels better to mellow out.
“Smoke some weed n think about the bigger picture. chillax my dudes.”
The 20-year-old defended her dad after he was accused of molesting little boys
Social media user Omerta replied: “The bigger picture is your father’s legacy ruined and his name smeared forever but whatever though.”
Paris hit back, saying: “So…not love and peace and trying to carry that message out? Tabloids and lies are the bigger picture? I’ll pray for you.”
The same Twitter user then wrote: “No, they want to tear his name down and stop playing his music. But it’s cool, like who cares that he died for this.”
Paris replied, saying: “Yeah they do that to everyone with a good heart and tries to make a difference but do you really think that it’s possible to tear his name down?
“Like do you truly believe they stand a chance? Relax and have peace.”
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Paris claims that others care more about her life than she does
Corbis – Getty Paris was very close to her late dad
The tweets came just hours after the first half of the divisive documentary aired on Channel 4 last night, with viewers taking to social media to react to the harrowing scenes.
In the two-hour film, fans were left “feeling sick” as Michael’s accusers, James Safechuck and Wade Robson, detailed sexual abuse they allegedly suffered at the hands of the music icon.
It was previously reported that Paris believed her father was innocent and was refusing to watch the documentary.
Sources told TMZ that Paris had been left “devastated” by the allegations and was anxious that Leaving Neverland could hamper her acting career.
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Although Paris has not publicly commented on whether or not she believes Safechuck and Robson’s claims, multiple members of Michael’s family, including his nephew Taj and several of his brothers, have slammed Leaving Neverland and branded it “one-sided”.
The Jackson estate also filed a $75million lawsuit against HBO ahead of its premiere, calling the documentary “unvetted propaganda to shamelessly exploit an innocent man no longer here to defend himself”.
Michael Jackson strongly denied all sexual abuse allegations made against him up until his death in 2009.
As well as Paris, the star is survived by 22-year-old Prince, born Michael Joseph Prince Jackson Jr., and 17-year-old Blanket, born Prince Michael Jackson II.
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