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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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IwuvTMZ    

Maybe she wants to be with her dad.

318 days ago
2.

ts    

How could MIchael Jackson produce offspring with blue eyes?

318 days ago
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Rave    

TMZ is sickening.

318 days ago
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JimmyB    

Gosh...The multi-millionaire daughter of Michael Jackson needs to get attention.

318 days ago
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MG    

Really sad if she did all this just for attention.

318 days ago
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Stephanie    

Why is this her trying to create drama? Her dads anniversary of his death is coming up. Her family is weird and every move she makes its the media that decides if it is a rightmove or wrong move. Maybe she got scared after cutting herself and teens dont know motrin wont do anything to you. She was very sheltered dont forget. I feel bad for her because she is hurting and all you can say is she just likes the drama? No drama is janet jackson sending 40 min cleaning her area in an airplane for her to sit. That is drama!! Cutting yourself is a scary thing to start with and if she never did it before maybe she didnt know if it was to much blood. Oh and just because she didnt fight with paramedics makes her fake?? I was a paramedic and dealt with many suicide attempts and if you think it was stupid it was not to them.

318 days ago
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Julies    

Saying she was not serious about wanting to escape from despair sends a bad message. Of course she wants help and understanding. "in to the drama"? C'mon .Some heartless dude said that. Being 15 is tough. Don't marginalize Paris and her feelings on top of everything else she deals with. Paris, quit looking at stuff online. None of the BS or even facts about family has anything to do with you now or the woman you want to be. Peoples opinions and negative comments mean nothing. Stay strong.

318 days ago
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NYCJB    

It's obvious she didn't want to die, because she saved herself. I do believe she has been under emotional stress since her father passed away, but she certainly has not seemed to try to avoid the attention. I hope she get the psychological help she needs. Life is for living, Paris. You are only 15, you have your entire life ahead of you. Maybe heed your aunt's Janet's advice and stay out of the spotlight while you are a child and ill equipped to deal with the consequences on being in the entertainment industry.

318 days ago
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Cookie    

As mean as it sounds, I can believe that.

318 days ago
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Karls    

I'm sure she gets attention everywhere she goes, why would you write something like this about a 15 yr old clearly in pain? She needs the right attention in the form of phycholigal help. She is just a baby :(

318 days ago
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DiM    

This is what teen suicide hotlines are for. This whole post just reeks of mental health ignorance. ALWAYS take suicide seriously. Do not tell your children/family etc. that they are just trying to rile up drama.

318 days ago
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BB not bb    

That is sounding crass saying that this is all about the drama. No it isn't. Drama is when you act, but she really took action. She really needs help and no one is taking her seriously.


People's real feelings are not drama. Their fears are not drama. She is a desperate young girl who is alone and reaching out for support. It would be better if she could express her feelings in words instead of these rash actions.


Acting out just makes your problems get more complicated. The best thing to do is stay cool and try to make the best of things until you can find a way out. This seems like what Prince I is trying to do.


He doesn't exactly look happy but he doesn't say much. I think he knows that he will be free soon and is just waiting for the day. Paris has three years until she is 18 and can get away from the moochers. She needs to hang in there and look for positive people to reach out to for support.

318 days ago
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Bushwald Sexyface    

One way or another, the girl has issues. That can't be disputed.

318 days ago
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barf    

She's into drama? She is 15 years old! The real drama-makers are those stupid leeches called FAMILY that drag everything private to news outlets and media sources! Leave that CHILD alone and let her deal with her struggles and live on her own!

318 days ago
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biggie    

like that aint enough she tried, tmz wants to see her dead,its a shame tmz didnt send words of support for the poor girl,dont matter if she was looking to be saved,she aint been saved yet,next time she might not call anyone,cause TMZ made her seem needy,shes just a kid.........

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