Paris Jackson defends her late father after rape allegations

Paris Jackson has defended her late father Michael Jackson, after he was accused of child abuse in the new Leaving Neverland documentary.

Taking to Twitter on Thursday, she referred to his ‘good heart’ and said she was thinking about ‘the bigger picture’.

Having previously tweeted advising her fans to be ‘calm’, she returned to the social media site to share her thoughts more fully.

The 20-year-old wrote: ‘I didn’t mean to offend by expressing that t***ies should be calm, i know injustices are frustrating and it’s easy to get worked up. but reacting with a calm mind usually is more logical than acting out of rage and also…. it feels better to mellow out.

‘Smoke some weed n think about the bigger picture. chillax my dudes.’

An angered Michael Jackson fan replied: ‘The bigger picture is your father’s legacy ruined and his name smeared forever but whatever though.

‘They want to tear his name down and stop playing his music but it’s cool like who cares that he died for this.’

Paris then penned: ‘Yeah they do that to everyone with a good heart and tries to make a difference but do you really think that it’s possible to tear his name down? like do you truly believe they stand a chance ? relax and have peace.’

The day before, Paris responded to reports that she’s worried about the film and allegations affecting her fledgling career.

‘I actually haven’t made any statements yet, especially regarding how it affects my work life. you guys are reaching a bit.

‘At least this wasn’t a disgusting and attacking article though,’ Paris said in a now-deleted tweet.

 She then added a tweet that read, ‘ya’ll take my life more seriously than I do.’

Sources have said that Paris firmly believes her father never abused children but has not watched the new documentary in which two of his accusers speak out.

She was just 11 when her father passed away in 2009 aged 50, following acute propofol and benzodiazepine intoxication.

Leaving Neverland features emotional testimony from Wade Robson and James Safechuck who allege Michael raped them for years as children. It has caused bitter reaction from both critics and fans of Michael.

Paris’s extended family have claimed Michael Jackson was ‘naive’ about children but wasn’t an abuser.

The late King of Pop’s siblings, Tito, Marlon and Jackie Jackson, and his nephew Taj spoke out on CBS This Morning.

Tito’s son Taj, 45, claimed that the family do not wish to ‘put more energy’ into the claims against their late relative – who died in 2009 – because they don’t want to draw any more attention to the documentary.

Taj said: ‘There’s a fear to put more energy to it and more eyeballs to it. ‘That’s why Janet (his aunt) hasn’t said anything, because she doesn’t want to make it any bigger.’

The siblings stated that they know the Thriller hitmaker was not a sexual predator and accused the documentary of spinning lies.

-Daily Mail

Why you may never hear Micheal Jackson’s music again

A top radio station in New Zealand will remove Michael Jackson’s music from its track list as paedophilia allegations continue to be levelled against the pop icon.

Radio stations owned by MediaWorks and New Zealand Media Entertainment (NZME) will no longer play music from the artist in a move that is said to reflect the interest of the listeners.

‘We [MediaWorks] aren’t deciding whether Michael Jackson is guilty of paedophilia, we’re just making sure our radio stations are going to play the music people want to hear,’ MediaWorks Group content director Leon Wratt said and Micheal Jackson’s Music is not included.

According to Mr Watt, playlists will be adjusted for The Breeze, More FM and the MediaWorks’ wider brands, broadcast across both the north and south islands.

‘You’ve got 500 songs on a playlist and you have to make the decisions which 500 are the ones people will want to listen to,’ he told radio station Magic Talk.

 Stations under the NZME branding include ZM, The Hits, Flava, Coast, and Newstalk ZB to name a few.

The move follows a trio of Canadian radio stations – CKOI, Rythme and The Beat – who have turned their backs on Jackson and his music.

It also follows a new documentary hitting TV screens around the world, which makes explosive sexual assault claims against Jackson.

Titled ‘Leaving Neverland’, the documentary tracks Wade Robson and James Safechuck and allegations the pop singer repeatedly molested them as children at Jackson’s Neverland Ranch. 

Filmmaker Dan Reed said he hoped the allegations will shift opinions on Jackson and has asked fans to ‘re-evaluate the way we see’ the singer.

Reed has been both praised and criticised for the film, with masses of intrigued fans met by protesters at cinemas across the globe.

Defenders of the singer have also fiercely lashed out at the documentary online, calling it a ‘mockumentary’.

 ackson adamantly maintained he never harmed children.

In a 1998 interview, Jackson insisted he ‘wouldn’t care to live’ if it weren’t for children and blamed the media for being ‘so hard on me’ in the way it covered his relationship with youngsters.

‘Everything I do, every song I write, every song I write, they try to use it against me and it’s so upset, I’m so upset about it,’ he said.