Michael Jackson’s daughter Paris is opening up like never before. In an intimate interview with Rolling Stone magazine, her first ever, the 18-year-old revealed that she suffered from depression and drug addiction after being sexually assaulted by a “complete stranger” at the age of 14.
The only daughter of the late pop icon has also spoken out about her problems with depression and drug addiction. Paris revealed that she attempted suicide “several times” in the years after her father’s death.
Paris revealed to the magazine “only once was it in public”, and also said that she was “cutting herself” at the time and hiding it from her family.
“It was just self-loathing, low self-esteem, the thought that I couldn’t do anything right, and I didn’t think I was worth living anymore.”
Speaking of MJ’s death in 2009, she blamed Dr. Conrad Murray, who was convicted of manslaughter, for introducing her father to a drug. “All arrows point,” she said, pointing to Jackson killing in some way.
The interview quoted Paris as insisting on being the biological daughter of her father and saying that she considers herself black. “He is my father. He will always be my father. He was never like this, and never will be. She said people who knew him well say they saw him in me, it’s almost scary.”