The pressure of testifying in the high-stakes legal showdown over Michael Jackson’s death drove 15-year-old Paris Jackson to attempt suicide by slitting her wrist, sources close to the family told the Daily News.
The King of Pop’s only daughter is due to take the stand by the end of the month in the wrongful-death lawsuit pitting the Jackson family against the promoter of his doomed run of concerts, AEG. But the worldwide attention and the millions of dollars on the line were too much for Paris, a source said.
She’s just a wreck. She was getting more and more emotional about having to take the stand as the day gets closer. This is a plea for help. She is broken.
Just yesterday, Michael Jackson’s only daughter posted some rather cryptic tweets:
Meanwhile, E! News reports that Paris Jackson was rushed to a hospital early Wednesday morning after a possible overdose. According to the LAPD, the teenager was taken out of her Calabasas family home on a stretcher at approximately 1:30 am and taken to a nearby hospital via ambulance.
They also claimed that a Jackson family source told them that Paris “attempted suicide this morning. She’s been dealing with depression”.
Perry Sanders Jr., an attorney for Paris’ grandmother Katherine Jackson wrote in a statement to The Associated Press that the 15-year-old daughter of Michael Jackson is getting appropriate medical attention and the family is seeking privacy:
Being a sensitive 15 year old is difficult no matter who you are. It is especially difficult when you lose the person closest to you. Paris is physically fine and is getting appropriate medical attention. Please respect her privacy and the family’s privacy.
Whichever it may be (overdose or cutting/slitting wrist) and for whatever reason, let’s wish Paris a speedy recovery. Stay strong, Paris!