Michael Jackson's daughter Paris claims he was murdered

  • 25/01/2017
Michael Jackson in his prime (File)
Michael Jackson in his prime (File)

Paris Jackson, the daughter of the late 'King of Pop' Michael Jackson, believes her father was "absolutely" murdered.

In an explosive interview with Rolling Stone magazine, the now 18-year-old says she's convinced there was foul play involved in the 2009 death.

"Because it's obvious. All arrows point to that. 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."

She recalls her dad hinting "about people being out to get him".

"And at one point he was like 'they're going to kill me one day'".

In 2011, Jackson's personal doctor Conrad Murray was convicted of the pop star's involuntary manslaughter. He was freed in 2013 having served half of his sentence.

But Paris, who at 11-years-old gave an emotional tribute at her father's funeral, blamed Murray for Jackson's dependency on propofol - the drug that led to his death.

She doesn't name anyone who might have wanted Jackson dead, but told Rolling Stone there were "a lot of people".

Paris, who features on the cover of the iconic magazine, also talks about her life after her dad's death, including being sexually assaulted by a "complete stranger" at 14 and an attempt at suicide.

Paris graces the cover of the magazine's latest edition (Rolling Stone)
Paris graces the cover of the magazine's latest edition (Rolling Stone)

Following that attempt, she'd spent around 18 months at a therapeutic school in Utah which she says was "great" and made her a "completely different person".

She says like her dad, she struggled with depression, and was even prescribed the same antidepressants he once took.