Paris Jackson Talks Defense: 'There's Nothing I Can Say'

She really just wants everyone to 'chill out'
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 15, 2019 10:55 AM CDT
Paris Jackson: Defending Dad Is 'Not My Role'
Paris Jackson arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Gringo" at Regal LA Live on March 6, 2018.   (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Don't expect Paris Jackson to come to her late father's defense amid renewed abuse allegations. That's "not my role," and "there's nothing I can say that hasn't already been said in regards to defense," the 20-year-old model tweeted Thursday after she was followed by paparazzi in New Orleans, per the BBC. Still, Jackson said she supported her family's efforts to exonerate Michael Jackson and praised a second cousin, Taj Jackson, who's crowdfunding a documentary to rival HBO's Leaving Neverland.

"Taj is doing a perfect job … I'm just tryna get everyone to chill out and go with the flow, be mellow and think about the bigger picture," wrote Jackson, who last week told critics to "chillax" and "smoke some weed." "Do you really think that it's possible to tear his name down? Do you truly believe they stand a chance?" she added. In the days since, Starbucks has stopped playing her father's music, while fashion label Louis Vuitton announced it would remove Michael Jackson-themed clothes from a collection, per E! (See more fallout here.)

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