Did Paris want to rebel against grandma's strict rules?


Paris Jackson allegedly attempted suicide because of her grandmother's strict rules.

The 15-year-old star's cousin Tanay Jackson claims Paris overdosed on over-the-counter pills and slit her wrists earlier this month as a protest against the "torment" of having to adhere to her 83-year-old grandma Katherine Jackson's oppressive rules and strong Jehovah's Witness beliefs.

According to The Sun newspaper, Tanay ? who is the daughter of Michael Jackson's brother Tito, said, "Paris wasn't happy living with my grandma and was under a lot of stress. There are rules in the house and not everyone wants to abide by them. I understand her torment. I understand what it's like with my father's family."

Paris ? who’s still recovering from the incident in hospital ? has lived with her brothers, Prince Michael (16) and Blanket (11), under Katherine's legal guardianship in Calabasas, California, since the King of Pop died in June 2009 from a fatal dose of propofol.

Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff ruled during a hearing on the late Bad singer's estate yesterday that he’ll make no changes to the children's guardianship following Paris' suicide attempt.

The troubled teen has been growing closer to her mother, Debbie Rowe ? who waived her custody rights when she divorced Michael in 1999 ? amidst claims from her godfather, British actor Mark Lester, that he’s her biological father.

Meanwhile, on the fourth anniversary of the global superstar's death yesterday, Michael's brothers Jackie, Marlon, Tito and Jermaine ignored the controversy surrounding the paternity allegations, telling gossip site TMZ, "Four years ago today we lost one of the greatest musicians, entertainers, and icons the world has ever known. But to us Michael was first and foremost our brother. We carry his spirit with us always, and we love and miss him every day."

-Bang Showbiz

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For 14 free days, you can have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today. Thereafter you will be billed R75 per month. You can cancel anytime and if you cancel within 14 days you won't be billed. 
Subscribe to News24
Show Comments ()