Paris Jackson says 'it's not my role' to defend late father Michael Jackson from sexual abuse allegations
The late singer's daughter took to social media to respond to a fan and explained why she has not yet commented on HBO's 'Leaving Neverland' documentary.
Paris Jackson has made it very clear that she will not be defending her late father, pop icon Michael Jackson, from the child sexual assault and abuse allegations made against him.
In a response to a fan on Twitter on Thursday, Paris explained why she has not yet commented on HBO's controversial documentary 'Leaving Neverland' which has reignited the allegations of child sexual abuse against MJ. Paris wrote, "There’s nothing i can say that hasn’t already been said in regards to defense."
I think it's because you're not really speaking about the doco.. Tabloids are mad they need to provoke you— Michelle (@muzrush) March 14, 2019
"[Jackson's nephew] 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," she added.
Paris had earlier commented on a response to the controversial documentary and called out a Gay Star News tweet which stated, "Paris Jackson believes her father, Michael, is innocent of sex abuse claims."
In response, Paris tweeted saying, "I actually haven’t made any statements yet, especially regarding how it affects my work life. You guys are reaching a bit. At least this wasn’t a disgusting and attacking article though." She then followed up the tweet with another post saying, "Y’all take my life more seriously than I do. Calm yo tittaaaaysss."
The documentary 'Leaving Neverland' which aired on March 3 and 4 shows interviews with Jackson's accusers James Safechuck and Wade Robson, both of whom claim that they were sexually abused by the 'Thriller' singer. Both the men, now married with children of their own, claim that Jackson began having sexual relations with them when they were both underage.
Safechuck claims his abuse began at the age of 10 while Robson claims his began when he was just 7 years old. In the documentary, both Safechuck and Robson share how they became closer to the pop icon in the time leading up to their abuse. The documentary faced a lot of backlash from Jackon's family who have slammed it and called the documentary a "lurid production."
"Leaving Neverland" has premiered in the UK.— SamJackJourno (@SamJackJourno) March 14, 2019
The 4-hour film includes detailed accounts of Michael Jackson's alleged sexual assaults on two boys, Wade Robson and James Safechuck. https://t.co/9zP4sRjHnh pic.twitter.com/kmpEHKjYN7
They released a statement which read, "This so-called ‘documentary’ is just another rehash of dated and discredited allegations. It’s baffling why any credible filmmaker would involve himself with this project."
The estate has also filed a $100 million lawsuit against HBO in February and have claimed that they violated a non-disagreement clause in a 1992 contract and that the documentary is nothing but "unvetted propaganda to shamelessly exploit an innocent man no longer here to defend himself."