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Paris Jackson

Cops Say She DIDN'T Want to Die

6/6/2013 9:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Cops officially classified the Paris Jackson incident as a "suicide attempt," but they do NOT believe her intent was to kill herself.

Law enforcement sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ ... based on the information the L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. has gathered ... "She wanted attention."  One source involved in the case tells us ... her call to a suicide hotline is compelling evidence "she wanted to be saved."  The source added, "It makes no sense if you really want to die to call a hotline, where the person on the other end will get an ambulance over to your house."

TMZ broke the story ... Paris used a meat cleaver to cut her arm and took a bunch of Motrin, and our sources say as a result they must classify it as a "suicide attempt."  But, as one source put it, "Who takes Motrin to kill themselves?  She called the suicide hotline because she wanted the attention and wanted to make sure EMTs got there in time."

We're also told Paris was conscious when EMTs arrived and did not argue or put up a struggle when she was placed on a stretcher.

One source connected with the case tells us, "She's into the drama."

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31.

Bridget    

Hmmm, I can't tell who the insensitive **** is. The person who wrote the article, or the source. Probably both.

421 days ago
32.

jax    

Wow. "Into the drama"? Ya, because self-harm is just a joke right? This poor girl is not crying out for attention, she's crying out for HELP!

421 days ago
33.

Miley Cyprus    

If she wanted attention, it's because she needs it. All she had to do was tweet something outrageous if she just likes drama. No, this was a cry for help.

421 days ago
34.

jdranetz    

If she did, indeed, do this for attention, she must feel painfully lonely. The only people that are around her want something. Her relatives are squabbling with each other, all wanting a piece of the Michael Jackson pie. She barely knows her birth mother, a woman that essentially had her children in a business arrangement. Whether it be suicide or attention, this young girl is in a lot of pain.

421 days ago
35.

BB not bb    

People who call a suicide attempt drama sound emotionally abusive. This attitude leads kids to want to kill themselves. They can't deal with these types of feelings alone.


Michael Jackson was a total freak but the kids seemed okay with him from what we know. It is the abusive people who really hurt kids. Being cold and mean and dismissive is what drives them crazy. I am guessing Michael spent a lot of time with them and paid a lot of attention to them.


The guy caring for them now is a step uncle once removed. He is not very close to them other than someone who dropped by the house when they were with Katherine. Maybe he was playing good cop in the family drama with the rest playing the villain. I think they all work together behind the scenes.


Katherine should have just gotten a restraining order against the family members who kidnapped her and just kept the kids there under her supervision. She doesn't seem like a strong enough person to be able to control her children. The court instead sided with them and put the grandchildren in jeopardy.

421 days ago
36.

IMO    

What do people expect when a self-hating, cut-off-all-your-black-features psycho homosexual pedophile sleep-with-boys drug addict (who paid a boy 20+ MILLION to stop talking about the mole on his testicles) lies and says he is her father. Debbie Rowe the ovary donor is now telling her the truth about MJ; her school peers slaughter MJ; greedy Katherine (who is trying to get AEG loot to pay for the brothers' slacker lives and future cosmetic surgeries) taught her to worship Psycho Jackson like a fan? She's already been gravely seeking attention via Twittet from Day 1 but the Wacksons have been so busy trying to get estate money that they haven't even noticed. By the way Prince (who Michael named after his competition that he was jealous of) is dermatogologist Arnold Klein son/twin (deal with it; the evidence is ON HIS FACE)! Why do Michael Wackson fanatics think that because they like someone's music that he can't be sick in the head? Even in death MJ emotionally manipilates his fans. If your next door neighbor removed all his blk features like a psycho, slept with boys NONSTOP, and had as many drugs in his possession as MJ did, you'd run him out of the city. MJ fanatics are enormous hypocrites who desperately need a hardcore reality check and a scoop of GOD. Paris is in trouble bcuz she is marinating in a pyscho environment. She is now at phase 3 of being one herself.

421 days ago
37.

Cran    

She's into the drama?!!!! She was born into it! She's 15 years old and has endured more bad publicity and just horrid situations since her father died. She didn't request this and no child wants to testify about their Dad if it could put him in a bad light. Stop you haters. Leave this child alone!

421 days ago
38.

ffsreally    

TMZ and "source", you are s***.

421 days ago
39.

Mina    

Nobody else's attempt to harm themself would be swept under the rug as a drama queen moment.

What an unbelievably stupid, insensitive and reckless article. It is not uncommon for people to panic and change their minds during the act. What person tries to kill themselves just because they like a bit of drama?

421 days ago
40.

JanieA    

To quote this "source" is very irresponsible. Most people that are successful suicides have previous attempts. Using a meat cleaver is more than "drama".

421 days ago
41.

Amulet    

What about the people out there who have called suicide hotlines previously and then kill themselves? Are they also attention seekers?

421 days ago
42.

Northerngirl41    

Firstly, TMZ disgusts me. Yet here I am. Paris is a typical, moody teenage girl. Trust me, I use to be one. With that being said, she is feeling lost and needs to just stay busy and grow out of this. She will!

421 days ago
43.

DD    

TMZ your report of what happened is totally different than RADAR. RADAR says she didn't take any pills, or was she upset that she couldn't go to a concert. She was upset because she didn't want to testify at the upcoming trial. So which story is incorrect?

421 days ago
44.

cyre    

.....Seriously TMZ??? she is into drama???? this is your conclusion about it???? how dump and heartless can you be????
it is not about Paris Jackson...you are being stupid....this is about a teenager whom, will all agree has had a privileged but complicated life.

1) you report about these scars on her arms.
2), her dad's death anniversary is soon.
3) like many teenagers...she wanted something (marilyn manson concert) she did not get it = it's the end of the world.
4) she called the hotline so obviously it was more a call for help more than actual suicide attempt: we will all agree on that.
5) about that medecine Motrin...i guess she took whatever she had on hand.( I did the same when i was 15 years old....with pills against flu!!....yeah yeah i know:) ). the good news is that is shows she is not surrounded with harder toxi pills.

You know she is 15 years old and need help, full stop.

Take away this "she is into drama" line because next time if she does it...real, please will come back to whoever the guy said that sentence.

421 days ago
45.

oz    

Sources? I guess they are the same sources telling AEG that MJ wasn't addicted to drugs!

This is a very lost and lonely 15 year old girl. So I guess if she'd used any other drug then it would look better? Paris obviously needs help, not these ridiculous claims from so called sources that portray this poor girl as some attention seeking brat.

421 days ago
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