Paris Jackson brushed off police reports of an attempted suicide yesterday by grabbing a KFC with her boyfriend – just hours after medics attended her Hollywood home amid suggestions she had slashed her wrist.
After emerging from hospital, the daughter of pop star Michael Jackson – accused of being a prolific pedophile before his death in 2009 – raised eyebrows by wearing a ‘Puppies, Wine & I’m Fine’ branded jacket – only with the word ‘wine’ deliberately covered over with what appeared to be Duct tape.
Paris, who is 20 and legally not allowed to drink alcohol, previously admitted her struggles with booze and reportedly secretly checked into rehab in mid-December.
The alteration appears to be a strong statement that alcohol won’t be a feature in her life, despite arguing with her boyfriend in the late hours of Thursday night during an apparent ‘two-day bender’ together in New Orleans.
It came following a tumultuous day for the millionaire heiress after reports she tried to take her own life in the wake of the monstrous accusations against her father.
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KFC and chill: Paris Jackson has brushed off reports of an attempted suicide this morning by grabbing a KFC meal with her boyfriend – just hours after LA police confirmed medics attended her Hollywood home amid suggestions she had slashed her wrists
After emerging from hospital she raised eyebrows by wearing a ‘Puppies Wine & I’m Fine’ branded jacket – with the word ‘wine’ deliberately covered over with Duct tape
Medics attended Paris Jackson’s Hollywood home this morning on an attempted suicide call, LA police have confirmed – despite the star denying she had tried to take her own life. Pictures of Paris following her hospitalization carrying cigarettes later emerged
Horrific allegations: The confirmation by LA police of an attempted suicide call now appear to prove she was taken to hospital amid fears of her trying to take her own life, after the harrowing reports of her father’s alleged pedophilia emerged in the HBO documentary
‘At about 7:28 a.m. officers responded to the 7200 block of Hillside for an ambulance attempted suicide. The victim was transported to a local hospital,’ a spokesperson for the department told DailyMail.com.
The reports were strenuously denied this morning by Paris, but disputed by TMZ who claim family sources said the attempt was linked to the allegations that Jackson used his star to sexually abuse minors.
But Paris tweeted a series of eyeroll emojis following the reports. She later added: ‘lies lies lies omg and more lies’ and a series of question marks.
TMZ, who said she was placed on 5150 hold, later updated their story to say: ‘Sources close to Paris tell us she was just released from the hospital and she’s under the care of her team.’
The confirmation by LA police of an attempted suicide call now appear to prove she was taken to hospital amid fears of her trying to take her own life, after the harrowing reports of her father’s alleged pedophilia emerged in the HBO documentary.
Pictures later emerged of Paris following her hospitalization carrying cigarettes and what appeared to be an e-cigarette device.
The star cut a weary figure, dressed in a long sleeve jacket which covered her wrists, which had the slogan ‘Puppies Wine [which was redacted and I’m Fine’ embossed on the rear.
Later in the evening, she grabbed a KFC and walked hand-in-hand with her beau Gabriel Glenn before heading to the movies in LA.
Troubled: Reports that the model had slashed her wrists in the wake of the Leaving Neverland documentary were strenuously denied this morning by Paris’ publicists and on social media by herself
Later in the evening, she grabbed a KFC and walked hand-in-hand with her beau Gabriel Glenn before heading to the movies in LA
Paris recently said she had not seen Leaving Neverland, which has caused a global backlash against Jackson with radio stations refusing to air his music and others calling for him to be stripped of his Emmy awards and star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Six years ago, in her first ever interview, Paris called her father her ‘idol’ and added: ‘He was the best father in the world to me and my brothers. I miss him every day.’
In 2013, she attempted suicide for the first time with an overdose of painkillers.
In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine in 2017, she said she had attempted suicide ‘multiple times’.
Paris has said: ‘People say time heals. It doesn’t. You just get used to it. I live with the mentality of ‘OK, I lost the only thing that has ever been important to me’.
‘It was just self-hatred, low self-esteem, thinking that I couldn’t do anything right, not thinking I was worthy of living any more’.
Downtime: Paris insists she is doing fine and shows no signs of being hurt. Hours after it was reported she was hospitalized for an attempted suicide
Paris shared videos of herself on Instagram live i during the night, hours before the claims emerged (left) and later that day after she denied she had tried to take her own life (right)
Paris shared this photograph with Jackson on her Instagram page in 2018
Paris admitted that part of her depression was from hanging out with ‘a lot of older people doing a lot of crazy things’ because she didn’t fit in with the other pupils at her private school.
In January this year, it was reported that she had checked herself into a clinic to deal with her ‘physical and emotional’ health.
Paris, who is covered in more than 30 tattoos including one of her father’s face, said her father ‘still visits me in my dreams. I feel him with me all the time.’
A friend last night said Paris had been left ‘deeply troubled’ by the worldwide condemnation of her father. ‘Paris is a sensitive soul and this has affected her deeply.
‘She’s been very upset about all the hateful things she’s been reading about her father on social media.’
In the Leaving Neverland documentary, alleged victims Wade Robson and James Safechuck, go into graphic detail about what allegedly happened in Jackson’s bedroom when they were just children
In the Leaving Neverland documentary, alleged victims Wade Robson and James Safechuck, go into graphic detail about what allegedly happened in Jackson’s bedroom when they were just children.
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.
In one alleged incident, Jackson gave one of his young male victims jewelry in exchange for sexual acts, and even staged a mock wedding complete with vows and diamond ring,
Alleged victims: The men took time to address their critics and naysayers after the screening, while making it clear they were not paid in any way for their participation in the film (from left: James Safechuck and Wade Robson)
The film focuses on the accounts of Wade Robson and James Safechuck, pictured as a child with Jackson, who have long claimed that they were raped and molested by the singer
In a series of Twitter posts on Thursday the model responded to claims that recent unfavorable 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 defense. Michael Jackson’s [nephew] Taj is doing a perfect job on his own. And I support him,’ said Jackson.
‘[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.’
‘There’s nothing i can say that hasn’t already been said in regards to defense. Taj is doing a perfect job on his own. And I support him,’ said Jackson
Jackson and her two brothers Prince and Blanket inherited half of Jackson’s $ 1.5 billion estate upon his death.
The other half went to his mother Katherine Jackson, who was also named the guardian for the children despite the fact that Paris’ mother Debbie Rowe is still alive.
In the event that Katherine could not fulfill that role as guardian, Michael said in his will that Diana Ross would care of his children.
Jackson said on Thursday however that her inheritance is of little importance to her, writing: ‘They say money is what makes the world go ’round.. but money is just energy.. and the reason it’s #1 is because that’s the focus of the collective conciousness. Imagine if we all focused on love instead?? If that was our mutual frequency?? yooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.’
That was posted in the wake of Jackson’s mid-week trip down to New Orleans.
Paris commented Thursday on her decision to not speak out about allegations that her father Michael sexually abused minors (Jackson out on LA last month at the Vanity Fair Oscar party)
Leaving Neverland director Dan Reed said he hoped the allegations will shift opinions on Jackson and has asked fans to ‘re-evaluate the way we see the singer’.
Reed has been both praised and criticised for the film, with masses of intrigued fans met by protesters at cinemas across the globe.
Defenders of the singer have also fiercely lashed out at the documentary online, calling it a ‘mockumentary’.
Jackson adamantly maintained he never harmed children. His family has called the documentary and news coverage of the accusations a ‘public lynching’, asserting he was ‘100 percent innocent’.
His estate has called the documentary a ‘rehash of dated and discredited allegations’.
If you or anyone you know needs to talk, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24/7 at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).