Michael Jackson's Daughter Allegedly Devastated by New Documentary as It Could Ruin Acting Career
Paris Jackson feels anxious about her career following the release of a shocking documentary about her father’s alleged abuse.
Since the initial release of “Leaving Neverland: Michael Jackson And Me” on January 25, Paris told friends about her concern regarding the effect the documentary could have on her acting career.
A source close to Paris told The Sun that “Paris had hoped to launch a successful career” but now she “fears ‘Leaving Neverland’ has ruined her chances of it taking off.”
In the documentary, Wade Robson and James Safechuck accused Michael Jackson of sexual abuse when they were kids.
The first part of the series details things Michael Jackson did to earn the trust of James and Wade’s parents. They received lavish gifts, first-class plane tickets to visit Michael on tour wherever he was, and even a house.
But Paris believes that the reminder and negative connotation of her father’s past is harmful to her acting career going forward, as the source said:
“She was in a movie last year but believes the documentary is already scaring directors away because the abuse her father is accused of may put moviegoers off her.”
The 20-year-old made her acting debut in March 2017 when she guest starred as a social media expert named Rachel Wallace on FOX’s series “Star.” Last year saw Paris make her big screen debut when she played the role of Nelly in the crime comedy “Gringo,” alongside names like Amanda Seyfried, Charlize Theron, and Thandie Newson.
"Gringo: Se busca vivo o muerto" (Gringo)— Æ 🇪🇸🇮🇱🇹🇫 (@DDRepublik) February 24, 2019
Dir: Nash Edgerton
Int: David Oyelowo, Joel Edgerton, Charlize Theron, Amanda Seyfried, Thandie Newton, Sharlto Copley, Harry Treadaway, Michael Angarano, Alan Ruck, Paris Jackson, Kenneth Choi, Yul Vazquez y Melonie Diaz, pic.twitter.com/vJHgnDYV7H
In July 2018 Paris also snagged a co-starring role in “The Space Between,” a comedic drama with Kelsey Grammer. With another role reportedly looming, Paris is set to play a sultry singer named Cory desperate for her big break while she has an eye on Charlie Porter, a wannabe record executive.
“Leaving Neverland: Michael Jackson And Me” will be aired on Channel 4. Part one will show on March 5 at 9 pm, and Part two will follow on Thursday evening, March 7.
Both Wade and James filed lawsuits back in 2013. They alleged that trauma and stress pushed them to the point where they had to face the sexual abuse they experienced and deal with it. On technical grounds, the lawsuit got thrown out, but they appealed.
Michael’s family referred to the documentary as the “public lynching” of a man that “is not here to defend himself.”
During Michael’s criminal trial involving another young man in 2005, police performed a surprise raid at Neverland. They searched every inch and conducted a thorough investigation.
Wade testified during the trail and said under oath that he slept in Michael’s bed on many occasions and Michael never touched him. James followed suit and told investigators a similar story as a boy.
But now the finger of blame is also being pointed at the parents. They knew their little boy was sleeping in another grown man’s bed, and they let it continue. Many netizens agree:
who would leave a seven - yes 7 - year old boy with a grown man - makes no sense to me as a mom -— ROSIE (@Rosie) March 4, 2019
James seems to share that point of view. Forgiving his mother for letting the abuse continue is hard for James as he said at the Sundance Festival earlier this year, “Forgiveness is not a line you cross, it’s a road you take.”
Paris had been relatively quiet on social media recently and had to set the record straight when rumors spread that she had a breakdown and had to check into rehab.