This is horrifying.
Paris Jackson, the 18-year-old daughter of the late Michael Jackson, made a serious claim about her late father's death in a new interview with Rolling Stone.
The King of Pop sadly passed away on June 25, 2009 from cardiac arrest after being found unconscious in his bed from a prescription drug overdose. Now, nearly eight years later, Paris is "absolutely" convinced Dr. Conrad Murray — who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in her father’s death — actually murdered her famous dad after providing him with a drug he became dependent on.
Paris and Michael (insetted). (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
“[My dad] would drop hints about people being out to get him. And at some point he was like, ‘They’re gonna kill me one day,’” she told the publication. “It sounds like a total conspiracy theory and it sounds like bulls---t, but all real fans and everybody in the family knows it. It was a setup. It was bulls---t.”
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However, she's hoping justice is one day served. “It’s a chess game,” Paris added. “And I am trying to play the chess game the right way. And that’s all I can say about that right now.”
Michael died at the height of his major comeback tour, This Is It. Paris — who was just an 11-year-old little girl at the time — recalls her father being extremely tired and overworked before his passing.
Paris with Janet Jackson at Michael's funeral. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
“I’d tell him, ‘Let’s take a nap.’ Because he looked tired. We’d be in school, meaning downstairs in the living room, and we’d see dust falling from the ceiling and hear stomping sounds because he was rehearsing upstairs," she shared.
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As the eighth anniversary of Michael's death approaches, Paris reveals she's still not handling the tragic loss very well.
“They always say, ‘Time heals,’” she confessed. “But it really doesn’t. You just get used to it. I live life with the mentality of, ‘Ok, I lost the only thing that has ever been important to me.’ So going forward, anything bad that happens can’t be nearly as bad as what happened before. So I can handle it.”
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