Paris Jackson put on a brave face for the world following the sudden death of her father, Michael Jackson, but it seems the teenager never had the chance to deal with her grief.
Sources close to the 15-year-old, who was hospitalized last week following a suicide attempt, tell TMZ that cyber-bullying and the pain of losing her father are big contributing factors to her recent troubles. The sources say that Paris regularly reads comments made about her and her family on the Internet and that the negativity "really gets to her." She reportedly even punched a classmate at her prestigious Los Angeles private school for saying defamatory things about MJ.
Therapists treating the teen at UCLA Medical Center also believe that Paris never properly dealt with the death of her father, who she has said she was extremely close to. Paris' birth mother, Debbie Rowe, who has re-entered her life recently, is said to be very concerned about the negative influences on her daughter and hopes to take Paris out of Los Angeles for a few weeks upon her release from the hospital.
The Jackson family was reportedly adamant that Rowe will never get legal guardianship over Paris Jackson. However, according to TMZ, Debbie Rowe is not seeking guardianship over Paris and her brothers — for now. The biological mother of Paris and Prince Michael "likes and respects" Katherine Jackson and does not want to "yank" her away from her brothers. But Paris and Debbie are allegedly close and Rowe has no hesitation "laying down the law" on the 15-year-old.
Paris, who doesn't have access to her cellphone or social media at the treatment facility, is said to be doing better following her hospitalization last Sunday, after she popped 20 painkillers and attempted to cut her wrists with a kitchen knife.
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