PARIS Jackson claims it’s “not her role” to defend her under-fire dad in the wake of the Leaving Neverland child abuse expose. The 20-year-old spo
PARIS Jackson claims it’s “not her role” to defend her under-fire dad in the wake of the Leaving Neverland child abuse expose.
The 20-year-old spoke out a week after the broadcast of the “shock doc” in which two men accused the King of Pop of molesting them as children.
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“There’s nothing I can say that hasn’t already been said in regards to defence,” the model wrote on Twitter.
She went on to add that she supports the Jackson family’s long-standing efforts to clear his name.
Paris spoke out after being followed by paparazzi while she was in New Orleans on Thursday.
One fan suggested she was being “hounded” because people wanted to hear her views on the outrageous claims.
In response, she praised her second cousin Taj Jackson who is the “face” of the media campaign defending his uncle.
“Taj is doing a perfect job,” said Paris. “I support him but that’s not my role.
“I’m just tryna get everyone to chill out and go with the flow, be mellow and think about the bigger picture. That’s me.”
Paris has already hit out at the “lies” in the new Leaving Neverland documentary and said her late father Michael Jackson’s legacy will not be destroyed.
The 20-year-old defended her dad after he was accused of molesting little boys and even attempting to rape a 14-year-old in the film.
Taking to Twitter earlier this month, she referred to his “good heart” and said she was thinking about “the bigger picture”.
She initially appealed for calm, saying: “Y’all take my life more seriously than I do.”
The singer and model later followed this up with: “Smoke some weed n think about the bigger picture. chillax my dudes.”
Those tweets came just hours after the first half of the divisive documentary.
In the two-hour film, fans were left “feeling sick” as Michael’s accusers, James Safechuck and Wade Robson, detailed sexual abuse they allegedly suffered.
It was previously reported that Paris believed her father was innocent and was refusing to watch the documentary.
Sources told TMZ that Paris had been left “devastated” by the allegations and was anxious that Leaving Neverland could hamper her acting career.
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The Jackson estate also filed a $75million lawsuit against HBO ahead of its premiere, calling the documentary “unvetted propaganda to shamelessly exploit an innocent man no longer here to defend himself”.
Michael Jackson strongly denied all sexual abuse allegations made against him up until his death in 2009.
As well as Paris, the star is survived by 22-year-old Prince, born Michael Joseph Prince Jackson Jr., and 17-year-old Blanket, born Prince Michael Jackson II.