Paris Jackson Believes Her Father Michael Was ‘Set Up’ To Be Murdered
More than seven years after Michael Jackson died, his daughter Paris still believes he was murdered.
In an interview with Rolling Stone published on Tuesday, Paris Jackson said she “absolutely” believes her father wasn’t responsible for his own death.
“Because it’s obvious. All arrows point to that,” she said. “It sounds like a total conspiracy theory and it sounds like bullshit, but all real fans and everybody in the family knows it. It was a setup. It was bullshit.”
The beloved pop sensation’s family has always believed that someone else was at fault for Michael’s death. When he passed away in 2009, Jackson had been preparing for his big comeback tour to be called, “This Is It.”
The Jackson family filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against AEG Live who promoted the tour, but ultimately lost the suit when the jury agreed that Michael was responsible for his own death.
Paris still blames that company though.
“AEG Live does not treat their performers right,” she told Rolling Stone. “They drain them dry and work them to death,” Paris said recalling her father’s constant exhaustion and describing Justin Bieber on a recent tour who she noticed appeared to be in a similar state.
“He was tired, going through the motions,” Paris said of Bieber. “I looked at my ticket, saw AEG Live, and I thought back to how my dad was exhausted all the time but couldn’t sleep.”
Paris also blames Dr. Conrad Murray for her father’s death. The doctor was convicted of involuntary manslaughter for prescribing the anesthetic drug propofol which Jackson developed a dependency to and eventually died of.
Aside from AEG Live and Dr. Murray, Paris still believes someone else was behind her father’s death.
“He would drop hints about people being out to get him,” she revealed to Rolling Stone. “And at some point he was like, ‘They’re gonna kill me one day,'” and remembering those admissions from her father still wear on her.
Paris doesn’t have a specific idea of who was behind it, but says “a lot of people,” wanted her father dead. She also told Rolling Stone she wants revenge and justice for her father.
“Of course,” she said. “I definitely do, but it’s a chess game. And I am trying to play the chess game the right way. And that’s all I can say about that right now.”