Paris Jackson fears documentary about dad Michael Jackson could ruin her acting career
Paris is extremely worried that the renewed claims against her father could deter movie bosses from casting her
Paris Jackson is bound to feel helpless at this point. The actress reportedly has confided in her friends saying that she's worried that the new documentary on her father Michael Jackson might just become the reason her acting career goes up in flames.
The controversial HBO documentary, titled 'Leaving Neverland', has two men, Wade Robson and James Safechuck, allege that the King of Pop sexually abused them when they were young boys. Paris has revealed that she's extremely worried that the renewed claims against her father could deter movie bosses from casting her.
According to a source speaking to The Sun, the 20-year-old aspiring actress, who has been working quite hard at forging an acting career for herself, is concerned that the documentary has ruined her chances of it ever taking off. The insider said, "She was in a movie last year but believes the documentary is already scaring directors away because the abuse her father is accused of may put moviegoers off her."
The same source further revealed, "It all comes down to marketing. The worry is that any movies she stars in will be derailed if Michael's abuse scandal is all people think about when they see her on screen. She wants to act but knows this could affect those plans."
Friends of the 'Gringo' star have said they are concerned after claims she "suffered a complete meltdown" following the release of the explosive documentary. A friend of hers reportedly said: "She’ll resurface sooner or later but certainly isn’t ready to face the cameras on a subject that keeps breaking her heart."
Paris has previously spoken about how she struggles with mental health after she spent some time in a psychiatric ward for attempting suicide three times in the past. Earlier in January, it was reported Paris had checked into a treatment facility amid concerns for her "emotional and physical health".
'Leaving Neverland' has been causing a lot of controversies ever since its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, and recently, it was revealed that Michael used to stay in touch with one of his alleged rape victims by sending him daily faxes. Wade Robson's family said that the singer would send so many messages at times that the room would fill up with paper.
Apart from that, it also came to light that the King of Pop composed a lullaby for Robson using his nickname for the boy, 'Little One'. Robson sang part of the lullaby in the documentary, which began: "Has anyone seen / My little one / My little one is here". "We used to spend hours and hours and hours on the phone. He called every day, for two years," said Robson.