Paris Jackson, Michael Jackson’s Daughter, Says Paparazzi Caused PTSD & Severe Paranoia
Paris Jackson recently opened up about how being the daughter of one of the most well-known–and polarizing–celebrities has continued to affect her.
On an episode of Red Table Talk, Michael Jackson‘s daughter revealed that the continual media coverage of her family led her to experience PTSD–specifically as a result of the paparazzi. Paris Jackson revealed:
“I experience auditory hallucinations sometimes with camera clicks and severe paranoia and have been going to therapy for a lot of things, but that included. I’ll hear a trash bag rustling and flinch in panic. I think it’s standard PTSD.”
Paris Jackson was born in 1998, which happened to be right in between two large scandals that rocked Michael Jackson. The performer was accused of child sexual abuse in 1993, but the case was closed a year later. However, in 2003, Michael Jackson was again charged with child sexual abuse charges, though he was acquitted in 2005. However, the public’s interest in the controversial King of Pop continued all the way up until his untimely 2009 death.
Speaking of the pressures of growing up within the public eye, Paris Jackson and Red Table Talk‘s Willow Smith revealed that the two initially bonded over the experience.
The pair initially met on the set of Hawthorne, in which Willow Smith‘s mother–Jada Pinkett Smith–was starring. Aside from bonding over their shared experiences as the children of celebrities, they also bonded over their shared love of music–as well as issues regarding sexual orientation and mental health.
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