TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

Paris Jackson

Cops Say She DIDN'T Want to Die

6/6/2013 9:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0605_paris_jackson_article_2
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."

0605_paris_jackson_get_Well_soon_footer

821 COMMENTS

No Avatar
106.

Dobby    

I don't think a child should be subpoenaed. Ever. It's scary enough for an adult.

I just watched her video that she put on YouTube last week. She is absolutely adorable, engaging, interesting -- I think she has a lot of talent, and has a bright future ahead of her. Hang in there, kid. High school will be over in 3 years and then it's on to college, where you won't have to live with relatives, you hang out with people who have the same interests as you, and you can blend in and be anonymous if you want. This will pass. And AEG, shame on you.

449 days ago
107.

scoobie    

Time to get in the news. Who is going to win.....Brittany, Amanda, Lindsay, Kim and now this one. Wonder who is next?. Gotta stay in those headlines

449 days ago
108.

mj fan forever    

She has total lack of attention as people around her and all of Michael's children just thinks about how much money they can grab from them. She is raised without any rules and is allowed to do anything, as well as all of. Michael's children. This is just horrible, and just whatMichael did not want but of course no one cares.

449 days ago
109.

john    

Paris was probably molested by MJ after downing several glasses of Jesus Juice and a hit of propofol.

449 days ago
110.

Amanda    

As a professional, I am really concerned about the language used in this story. To label a 15 year old girl who is currently undergoing treatment as "wanting attention".

I am going to go ahead and assume that the source you have quoted is not qualified to make such a judgement/statement. Their words send a VERY dangerous and MISLEADING message that could stop other young people from calling a suicide hotline for help.

Seeking help for your mental health is stigmatized enough already without negative (and frankly, ridiculous) comments like this being publicized.

I work VERY hard to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health and it bothers me that your source has made such careless comments, and that you have published them.

Consider for a moment if one of your family members had hurt themselves due to significant emotional pain that they felt unable to manage. Would you say that they weren't serious because they called a suicide hotline? Would you publish it for the world to see? Would "the source" have taken her actions more seriously if she had actually passed away? Think about that for a moment.......

Help-seeking in situations such as these is a behavior to be CELEBRATED, not mocked. Thank goodness she sought help and hopefully all other people in need will seek help too.

I want to make it very clear to everyone reading this: Self-harm is NOT attention seeking behavior. Suicidal behavior is NOT attention seeking behavior.

To everyone out there around the world who may be reading this...seeking help is a GREAT thing, a POSITIVE thing to do. Wherever you are in the world, phone books usually have assorted helplines listed at the front. PLEASE use them if you need to, trust me when I say that the people on the other end of the line are just like me, WANT to help you, got into this profession to reduce the stigma of mental health, and DO NOT think you are seeking attention.

Please TMZ, I am begging you to remove those comments. I am sure you wouldn't want to discourage people from seeking help when they need it.

Amanda

PS: Here is a link to do***ents I use with the young people I work with that talks about the myths of self-harming behaviour and suicidal behavior:

http://www.headspace.org.au/media/27559/self-harm_mythbuster.pdf

http://www.responseability.org/__data/assets/pdf_file/0012/4800/Some-Myths-and-Misconceptions-about-Suicide.pdf

449 days ago
111.

kade    

Cue the Jackson PR machine. MJ's orphans are just spoiled brats looking for attention. Slashing her wrists and downing a bunch of Motrin isn't a 'real' suicide attempt. It's just their meal ticket being a drama queen.

This poor kid lost her only parent, her money grubbing grandmother is bringing up the worst possible memories and all the Jackson camp can do is make this out to be a misbehaving teenager and not a serious cry for help. Kids who lose a parent- let alone their sole caretaker are at serious risk for life long mental health problems. One attempted suicide attempt is very often followed by a successful suicide. I hope this kid's guardian at litem goes to court immediately to get this kid away from this crazy family before she ends up like her father. There's a reason this kids had nothing to do with their relatives until after their father died.

449 days ago
112.

Pegasus    

Michael Jackson's daughter hospitalized

By Alan Duke, CNN

updated 6:42 AM EDT, Thu June 6, 2013


Michael Jackson's daughter hospitalized


STORY HIGHLIGHTS
NEW: AEG Live asked Paris Jackson "intimate details about her father in a deposition," lawyer says
NEW: "A grilling of a child regarding the loss of her father is going to create a lot of pressure," lawyer says
Paris called a suicide hotline, prompting a counselor to call 911, a source says
"Being a sensitive 15-year-old is difficult no matter who you are," a Jackson lawyer says

Los Angeles (CNN) -- Paris Jackson, the 15-year-old daughter of Michael Jackson, was rushed to a hospital after cutting one of her wrists early Wednesday morning, sources close to the Jackson family told CNN.

Paris called a suicide counseling hotline early Wednesday, which lead to a counselor calling 911 to the Jackson home in Calabasas, California, those sources said.

"Being a sensitive 15-year-old is difficult no matter who you are," attorney Perry Sanders said Wednesday morning. "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."

Other Jackson sources stopped short of calling the incident a suicide attempt, although one suggested it might be "a cry for help" from the teenager.

Paris posted messages to her million-plus Twitter followers late Tuesday evening:

'Paris Jackson's 'cry for help'

"i wonder why tears are salty?"

"yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away

"now it looks as though they're here to stay"

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said its deputies "responded to a medical situation" at an address that matches the Jacksons' Calabasas home at 1:27 a.m. Wednesday. A patient was taken to a hospital, it said.

Paris, along with her grandmother, Katherine Jackson, and her brothers, Prince and Blanket, are suing AEG Live for liability in Michael Jackson's 2009 drug overdose death.

Paris and Prince are listed as witness in the Los Angeles trial and have been expected to testify in the wrongful death trial later this month.

Jackson trial lawyer Kevin Boyle spoke to reporters outside of court Wednesday afternoon, saying Paris can decide if she will testify during their part of the case, but AEG Live has subpoenaed her, calling her a key witness.

"The Jackson family and the Jackson lawyers are putting no pressure on Paris regarding this case at all," Boyle said. "It is AEG who is putting this case at Paris' back door."

Paris and Prince were questioned separately over two days by AEG lawyers just before the trial began in April.

"A grilling of a child regarding the loss of her father is going to create a lot of pressure," Boyle said. "Paris Jackson was asked intimate details about her father and her father's death; it was a very intense situation."

AEG Live lawyer Marvin Putnam denied his team was tough on Paris Jackson in her deposition. "I don't think anybody in the world could call it a grilling."

He declined to say he would not call her as a witness if she does not testify during the Jacksons' case.

"We have to know what they're putting on as a case before we decide what our defense will be," Putnam said. "I have no idea who we're going to call."

Paris made millions cry four years ago when she spoke up at the end of the public memorial service for her father.

"Ever since I was born, daddy has been the best father you could ever imagine," she said, fighting back tears as relatives consoled her. "And I just want to say that I love him so much," she said as she burst into tears and sought refuge in the embrace of family members.

Paris questioned about dad's death in lawsuit

Paris was recently reunited with her mother, who bowed out of her life when she was an infant. She has been spending time with Debbie Rowe on her horse farm.

Rowe issued a statement through her lawyer Wednesday morning: "We appreciate everyone's thoughts for Paris at this time and their respect for the family's privacy."


********************************************************************************************************************


Well I hope that Katherine and AEG, and all those who took part in driving Paris to do this is happy now! This child, and her brothers need privacy! KJ knew (the moment that she applied the kids names to that lawsuit) that the lawyers, and everyone would drill the kids. Her lawyers told KJ what to expect, and what all would happen - and true to form - KJ went ahead and pulled the kids into it anyways! Just as she did in other ventures! The kids should NOT be exploited by the family at every turn! Paris, Prince and Prince II have more than enough to contend with now as it is, without being put through the ringer of lawyers and the courts. Lord, they are only kids for God's sake! Its bad enough that they cannot do anything, say anything, go anywhere, or anything else without the world and the media dissecting it all and putting it out there. Teenagers today have enough problems to deal with now as it is, such as bullying, identity, self esteem, etc. But it is by far harder for a teenager or young child of a celeb. Its sad that teen suicide is on the rise! I Thank You God, for saving Paris! And Paris, I am proud of you! Because now other teens will see how you had called for help, hopefully, they too will do the same! Be strong, God is with you!

I really wish now, that the courts would see that Diana Ross should have step in - in the first place and take those kids away from the family! Perhaps in lieu of what happened, the courts will step in now and give guardianship to Diana (aka Michael's will), knowing that it is Diana who will provide the proper setting, love, and everything that a child needs to these children. So that something like this never occurs again! What a shame that she didn't do it sooner! The kids would have faired far better being raised by Diana than Michael's mother and family! JMO

449 days ago
113.

Bec215    

TMZ it's irresponsible to publish an article that implies because someone who is depressed calls a suicide help line that they "didn't really want to die". Regardless of Paris Jackson's motivations, many people who are severely depressed still have enough clarity even in the throes of their illness to reach out for help, and I pray that thoughtless stupid articles like this do not dissuade someone from doing exactly what Paris did. One would HOPE that lives would be saved, not dare people to 'man up' and go through with it. Grow up.

449 days ago
114.

Marvin    

Probably got tired of listening to all them Jacksons tryin' to get another dollar out of that ole dead Michael Jackson.

449 days ago
115.

Marvin    

They whole family is one messed up bunch of useless money grubbin' thugs.

449 days ago
116.

Jessica    

Leave her alone!! She's a kid!!! You're not allowed publicly talking about criminal cases that involve minors.. (Using names) this type of thing should be treated the same. youre Adding fuel to the fire. I'm sure the last thing she wants to see when she logs online is "Paris suicide attempt wanted attention" get a life.. Go back to harassing the kardashians or something.. Leave the kids alone.

449 days ago
117.

Amanda    

As a professional, I am really concerned about the language used in this story. To label a 15 year old girl who is currently undergoing treatment as "wanting attention". I am going to go ahead and assume that the source you have quoted is not qualified to make such a judgement/statement. Their words send a VERY dangerous and MISLEADING message that could stop other young people from calling a suicide hotline for help.
Seeking help for your mental health is stigmatized enough already without negative (and frankly, ridiculous) comments like this being publicized.
I work VERY hard to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health and it bothers me that your source has made such careless comments, and that you have published them.
Consider for a moment if one of your family members had hurt themselves due to significant emotional pain that they felt unable to manage. Would you say that they weren't serious because they called a suicide hotline? Would you publish it for the world to see? Would "the source" have taken her actions more seriously if she had actually passed away? Think about that for a moment. Help-seeking in situations such as these is a behavior to be CELEBRATED, not mocked. Thank goodness she sought help and hopefully all other people in need will seek help too. I want to make it very clear to everyone reading this: Self-harm is NOT attention seeking behavior. Suicidal behavior is NOT attention seeking behavior. To everyone out there around the world who may be reading this...seeking help is a GREAT thing, a POSITIVE thing to do. Wherever you are in the world, phone books usually have assorted helplines listed at the front. PLEASE use them if you need to, trust me when I say that the people on the other end of the line are just like me, WANT to help you, got into this profession to reduce the stigma of mental health, and DO NOT think you are seeking attention.

Please TMZ, I am begging you to remove those comments. I am sure you wouldn't want to discourage people from seeking help when they need it.

Amanda

PS: Here is a link to do***ents I use with the young people I work with that talks about the myths of self-harming behaviour and suicidal behavior:

http://www.headspace.org.au/media/27559/self-harm_mythbuster.pdf

http://www.responseability.org/__data/assets/pdf_file/0012/4800/Some-Myths-and-Misconceptions-about-Suicide.pdf


Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2013/06/06/paris-jackson-cops-think-she-didnt-want-to-die/9/#c6597526#ixzz2VRBP3xK5

449 days ago
118.

Marvin    

Too many Woooo Whooooo's I guess.

449 days ago
119.

Pegasus    

Paris Jackson now in all-too-familiar spotlight
Associated PressBy SANDY COHEN | Associated Press – 1 hour 43 minutes ago..

.
.FILE - This Jan. 26, 2012 file photo shows Paris Jackson, daughter of the late pop icon Michael Jackson, speaking during a hand and footprint ceremony honoring her father at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. Paris Jackson is physically fine after being taken to a hospital early Wednesday, June 5, 2013, an attorney for Jackson's mother said. Perry Sanders Jr. writes in a statement that Paris Jackson is getting appropriate medical attention and the family is seeking privacy. Fire and sheriff's officials confirmed they transported someone from a home in Paris' suburban Calabasas neighborhood for a possible overdose but did not release any identifying information or additional details. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, file)View Photo.
FILE - This Jan. 26, 2012 file photo shows Paris Jackson, daughter of the late pop …

.FILE - This Jan. 27, 2012 file photo shows, from left, Blanket Jackson, Paris Jackson, and Prince Michael Jackson at the opening night of the Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour in Los Angeles. Paris Jackson is physically fine after being taken to a hospital early Wednesday, June 5, 2013, an attorney for Jackson's mother said. Perry Sanders Jr. writes in a statement that Paris Jackson is getting appropriate medical attention and the family is seeking privacy. Fire and sheriff's officials confirmed they transported someone from a home in Paris' suburban Calabasas neighborhood for a possible overdose but did not release any identifying information or additional details. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, file)View Photo.
FILE - This Jan. 27, 2012 file photo shows, from left, Blanket Jackson, Paris Jackson, …

.FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2011 file photo, from left, Prince Jackson, Prince Michael II "Blanket" Jackson and Paris Jackson arrive on stage at the Michael Forever the Tribute Concert, at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales. Paris Jackson is physically fine after being taken to a hospital early Wednesday, June 5, 2013, an attorney for Jackson's mother said. Perry Sanders Jr. writes in a statement that Paris Jackson is getting appropriate medical attention and the family is seeking privacy. Fire and sheriff's officials confirmed they transported someone from a home in Paris' suburban Calabasas neighborhood for a possible overdose but did not release any identifying information or additional details. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, File)View Photo.
FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2011 file photo, from left, Prince Jackson, Prince Michael …

.FILE - This Jan. 26, 2012 file photo shows Paris Jackson, daughter of the late pop icon Michael Jackson, during the hand and footprint ceremony honoring her father at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. Jackson is physically fine after being taken to a hospital early Wednesday, June 5, 2013, an attorney for Jackson's mother said. Perry Sanders Jr. writes in a statement that Paris Jackson is getting appropriate medical attention and the family is seeking privacy. Fire and sheriff's officials confirmed they transported someone from a home in Paris' suburban Calabasas neighborhood for a possible overdose but did not release any identifying information or additional details. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, file)View Photo.
FILE - This Jan. 26, 2012 file photo shows Paris Jackson, daughter of the late pop …

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Until he died in 2009, Michael Jackson was fiercely protective of his children (save for that one balcony-dangling incident). He covered their faces when they went out with him so they might enjoy the kind of normal childhood he missed out on as a member of the Jackson 5.

But Prince, Paris and Blanket Jackson stepped onto a world stage without masks when they appeared at the King of Pop's public memorial. Paris, then just 11, delivered the most poignant words of the star-studded service when she tentatively took the microphone and said, "Daddy has been the best father you could ever imagine."

Since Jackson's death, Paris has become the most visible of his children, granting interviews to Oprah Winfrey and Ellen DeGeneres, appearing in magazine articles and amassing more than a million followers on Twitter. She has also expressed interest in starting a singing career and has plans to star in a movie. But on Wednesday, Paris became a trending tabloid topic all too familiar for the Jackson family after she was rushed to a hospital for unspecified reasons.

All fire and sheriff's officials would say is that they transported someone from a home on Paris' suburban Calabasas street in the middle of the night for a possible overdose. They did not release any identifying information or additional details.

The Jackson family would say even less about what happened.

"Being a sensitive 15 year old is difficult no matter who you are," Jackson's mother's attorney, Perry Sanders Jr., said in a statement Wednesday. "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."

Sanders declined further comment on the teenager's condition or the cir***stances that led to her hospitalization.

Yet on Tuesday, Paris hinted at her state of mind on Twitter, posting, "I wonder why tears are salty?" followed by lyrics from the Beatles' song "Yesterday": "yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away now it looks as though they're here to stay."

A 20-minute video of the teen applying makeup was posted to YouTube last week. It shows Jackson in what she describes as her bedroom playfully demonstrating how she does her eye makeup. She receives and replies to several texts on her phone while offering cosmetics instruction. She also reveals that she watches the film "Tangled" three times a week and, as a child, fantasized about marrying a cowboy.

She also makes goofy faces and says, "I need serious help. I'm crazy!"

Paris wrote on Twitter that she doesn't know how the video, in which she repeatedly asserts, "I am so weird," ended up on YouTube.

"I hope you guys liked it tho and didn't think i'm too crazy," she wrote. "i get weird when i'm not around people lol."

Katherine Jackson shares guardianship of her son's three children with the singer's nephew, TJ Jackson.

Messages left for TJ Jackson's attorney were not returned.

"We appreciate everyone's thoughts for Paris at this time and their respect for the family's privacy," said a statement from Eric George, an attorney for Debbie Rowe, Paris' biological mother.

In recent months, she has reconnected with Rowe, with whom she has had little contact for most of her life.

Paris' uncles Tito, Marlon and Jackie echoed that sentiment in their statement Wednesday: "Thank you for the outpouring of concern and support for Paris — she is safe and doing fine. We truly appreciate you respecting our family's privacy at this time."

The children are listed as plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed by their grandmother against concert giant AEG Live LLC, who she claims is responsible for her son's death. Katherine Jackson's lawsuit claims AEG failed to properly investigate the doctor convicted of causing the singer's death, and pushed the superstar to rehearse and perform a planned series of 50 comeback shows titled "This Is It."

Paris and Prince are listed as potential witnesses in the case, which is in its sixth week of trial.

Marvin S. Putnam, a defense attorney for AEG Live, said Paris and Prince Jackson were deposed in the case because they are named plaintiffs and may be called to testify. He said Paris Jackson's testimony was not a "grilling" but urged privacy for her and her family.

"There's a real person involved here," Putnam said. "There's a 15-year-old girl and something incredibly tragic has happened that none of us know why and I think it would really be in everyone's best interest and particularly in her best interest if rather than blowing this up into something else, that they were given a little bit of privacy to deal with something that has to be a tragic, tragic moment for all of them."

"She's 15," he said. "Someone should give her a break."

449 days ago
120.

wtf    

she probably started getting flashbacks from her sicko "daddy" porking her butt when she was a toddler. that would make me kill myself too.

449 days ago
Previous 15 Comments | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | Most Recent | Next 15 Comments

Around The Web