In the weeks since Leaving Neverland debuted on HBO, it seems not a day has gone by witbout a new report about Paris Jackson’s alleged “meltdown.”
The film, as you likely know, contains shocking new information about the child molestation allegations against Paris’ father, michael Jackson.
Insiders say Paris does not believe the accusers, and though she has refused to watch the documentary, she remains convinced of her father’s innocence and deeply distraught about the latest threat to his legacy.
Obviously, no one wants to hear such appalling allegations about someone they hold dear, but Paris’ decision to treat the situation as a joke has not sat well with many, including some former fans.
Sources say Paris is concerned that Neverland might derail her career.
But ironically, it’s her reaction to the documentary — and not the film itself — that’s generating the most negative coverage.
But regardless of one’s opinion of her handling of the situation, we can all agrree that if there’s any accuracy to latest rumors about Paris’ mental state then the 20-year-old is in desperate need of some compassion and assistance.
First, Paris smoked pot in an Instagram video, despite the fact that she’s fresh from rehab and is a member of AA (an organization that strongly discourages the use of any mind-altering substances).
Shortly thereafter, Paris was spotted drinking heavily and arguing with her boyfriend during a night out in New Orleans.
Now, a new report from Radar Online indicates that Paris’ family is deeply concerned that she’s fallen back into her old ways.
“Everyone fears that she has relapsed, and it is a dangerous situation,” one insider tells the site.
The situation has reportedly become so dire that the rest of the family is refusing to update Paris’ grandmother, Katherine Jackson, for fear the situation will exacerbate the matriarch’s existing health issues.
“The whole family fears that Paris is not okay,” says the source.
“They are doing their best to shield Katherine from her because they do not want this to send her to her grave.”
The insider adds:
“Paris’ grandmother is super-stressed over behavior.”
The source claims that Paris has been “out of control” in recent weeks, but the model and aspiring singer insists that there’s no cause for concern.
“Paris says she is fine,” the informant says.
“She’s making excuses,” he adds.
Here’s hoping Paris is able to find whatever kind of help she needs during this difficult time.