In the days before Paris Jackson attempted suicide, the 15-year-old became despondent over allegations her late dad had sexually abused family friend Wade Robson, multiple sources tell RadarOnline.com.
“Paris felt betrayed,” one Jackson family insider said.
Robson, a dancer-choreographer who was befriended by Michael Jackson when he was a child, filed a claim against the Thriller singer’s estate for alleged child sex abuse and called late pop icon ‘a pedophile and a child sexual abuser’ in a television interview last month.
Robson spent time around Paris and her siblings before Jackson’s death on June 25, 2009, after suffering a cardiac arrest.
“Paris just couldn’t understand why Wade would make such outrageous allegations against her dad. She remembered him fondly and thought of Wade as an older brother when she was growing up,” the source said.
“Michael had always warned Paris about opportunists that would try and make a quick payday of the Jackson name, but she was stunned that Wade was now looking for money from the estates — It really shook her up.”
Paris and her brother, Prince Michael Jackson, had also been “bombarded on social media and cyber bullied by trolls who had made awful comments about their father. It also brought another round of bullying for Paris at her school, where she already felt like an outsider.”
What’s more, as we revealed, Paris was also emotionally distraught over having to testify in her late father’s $40b wrongful death lawsuit.
As RadarOnline.com previously reported, the troubled teen was rushed to a Los Angeles area hospital — that we are not disclosing — in the early hours of Wednesday after slashing her wrists.
She was reportedly placed under a 5150 psychiatric hold for 72 hours — the same evaluation that Britney Spears went under in 2008 that allows for a qualified peace officer or clinician to involuntarily confine someone because it’s deemed they have a mental disorder that makes them a danger to themselves and/or others.
Paris is expected to remain hospitalized until Saturday, when the 5150 will expire. It’s unclear at this point “where or how she will receive treatment, but Paris absolutely will get the proper medical care,” the source added.
Calls to Robson’s attorney weren’t immediately returned.
If you, or anyone you know, is struggling with thoughts of suicide, please immediately seek help — you can speak with a skilled, trained counselor at a national Suicide Prevention Lifeline crisis center in your area, anytime 24/7 — call 1-800-273-TALK (8255).