On Saturday, TMZ reported that Jackson was in stable condition in a hospital after cutting her wrists at her Los Angeles home and was being placed on psychiatric hold, according to law enforcement and family sources. It was later reported she had been released from the hospital.
TMZ said the alleged suicide attempt was triggered in part by the fallout of “Leaving Neverland,” the documentary detailing accusations against Michael Jackson from two men who say the singer sexually abused them when they were children.
Paris Jackson hit back against TMZ in a tweet that read “fuck you you fucking liars” shortly after its story was published. In a follow-up post, she tweeted a series of question marks accompanied by a frowning emoji.
Jackson, who was also reported to have attempted suicide in 2013, is resting at home now, the sources said.
Last Thursday, she tweeted that she has nothing to say “in regards to defense” ― apparently of her father ― and that her cousin, Taj Jackson, who has pushed back against the abuse allegations, “is doing a perfect job on his own.”
Since the January release of “Leaving Neverland,” the film has prompted audiences, the entertainment industry and the media to re-evaluate what had been a largely passive stance on the singer’s history.
Earlier this month, “The Simpsons” pulled from re-broadcast a years-old episode featuring him.
If you or someone you know needs help, call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. You can also text HOME to 741-741 for free, 24-hour support from the Crisis Text Line. Outside of the U.S., please visit the International Association for Suicide Prevention for a database of resources.