Paris Jackson, the 20 year-old daughter of pop icon Michael Jackson, reportedly was saved by first responders after an apparent suicide attempt.
The Blast reports first responders were able to arrive and save Paris Jackson on Saturday morning after she reportedly slit her wrists in Los Angeles. The Blast notes the actress “lost a lot of blood.”
It’s unclear why she reportedly slit her wrists, but The Blast speculates it could involve the recent HBO documentary, “Leaving Neverland,” which accuses her father, Michael Jackson, of sexual misconduct. They note, “the HBO documentary, “Leaving Neverland,” has been hard on all the Jackson kids, but its unclear if that was the main motivation for the incident with Paris.”
After reportedly being saved by first responders, Paris allegedly requested a 5150 psychiatric hold. This would keep her hospitalized for up to 72-hours. While she was recovering in the hospital, she reportedly had a number of the Jackson family with her.
Jackson was photographed out and about on Saturday evening following her visit to the hospital earlier that morning. She apparently was heading to the movies with her boyfriend Gabriel Glenn.
She also posted to Instagram on Saturday staying, “another dec throwback..missing the vortex that is j tree and my brother @taliarosequartz
The Leaving Neverland documentary has already had some major implications. The Simpsons creators decided to remove the popular “Stark Raving Dad” episode from rotation. The episode featured Michael Jackson playing a man in a mental institution who believes he is Michael Jackson.
Simpsons creator Al Jean told The Daily Beast they removed the episode because he believes Jackson used it “groom boys.”
“I think it was part of what he used to groom boys. I really don’t know, and I should be very careful because this is not something I know personally, but as far as what I think, that’s what I think. And that makes me very, very sad.”
A children’s museum in Indianapolis also removed Michael Jackson items from two of their exhibits following the HBO documentary.
Museum representatives issued a statement to People:
“As the world’s largest children’s museum, we are more sensitive than most to our audience. In an excess of caution, and in response to the controversy over the HBO film called Leaving Neverland, which directly involved allegations of abuse against children, we removed those objects while we carefully consider the situation more fully.”
Some of the items removed included one of Jackson’s iconic black fedoras, one of his white sparkle gloves, and a signed Michael Jackson poster. However, the museum didn’t remove all of their Michael Jackson paraphernalia. They explained a number of photos of Michael Jackson remain in their Power of Children exhibit:
“The museum’s nationally-recognized The Power of Children exhibit directly addresses issues of discrimination and intolerance of all kinds. Michael Jackson pictures on display in The Power of Children exhibit remain because they are part of a direct re-creation of Ryan White’s room. Ryan’s family found Michael Jackson’s kindness to them to be an important part of Ryan’s story and the pictures of Michael displayed in that exhibit will always be an integral part of the Ryan White story. The poster was removed because it was not part of the original re-creation of Ryan’s room.”
The Leaving Neverland documentary follows two individuals, Wade Robson and James Safechuck who accuse Jackson of sexual misconduct. Robson had previously testified in court that Michael Jackson had never molested him or touched him inappropriately. Both Robson and Safechuck attempted to file civil suits against Jackson. Robson’s case against Jackson’s estate was dismissed in 2015 and his case against two of Jackson’s corporate entities were dismissed in 2017. Safechuck’s lawsuit was also dismissed in 2017.
Jackson’s estate condemned the documentary back in January:
“This is yet another lurid production in an outrageous and pathetic attempt to exploit and cash in on Michael Jackson. Wade Robson and James Safechuck have both testified under oath that Michael never did anything inappropriate toward them. Safechuck and Robson, the latter a self-proclaimed ‘master of deception’, filed lawsuits against Michael’s Estate, asking for millions of dollars. Both lawsuits were dismissed.”
“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 also filed a $100 million lawsuit against HBO over the documentary claiming the airing the documentary violates a non-disparagement clause.
HBO responded to the lawsuit:
“Despite the desperate lengths taken to undermine the film, our plans remain unchanged. HBO will move forward with the airing of Leaving Neverland, the two-part documentary, on March 3 and 4. This will allow everyone the opportunity to assess the film and the claims in it for themselves.”