Paris Jackson 911 Tape Released

Paris Jackson 911 Tape Released

Plus: Jackson reportedly won't testify in MJ wrongful death trial.

Published June 12, 2013

Audio of the 911 call following Paris Jackson's suicide attempt has hit the web, and the tape offers details into the troubled teen's state of mind on that fateful night. According to the caller, Jackson had swallowed more than 20 Motrin tablets and attempted to cut her wrist with a kitchen knife.

Sources close to the family are implying that the stress of the ongoing wrongful death trial brought on by Katherine Jackson and the rest of Michael Jackson's family against concert promoter AEG Live has been a major contributing factor to Paris' mental state.

She gave a pre-trial deposition in March, and was on the list of trial witnesses for Katherine Jackson's lawyers, along with Katherine herself and Paris' brother Prince Michael. It had been suggested that Paris would also have to take the stand as a witness for the prosecution in the trial.

"The trial has brought up the loss all over again," says an insider to "She's paying attention to every word of it. She's feeling that pain all over again." 

While Jackson's lawyers had no comment on whether they would still be calling Paris to the witness stand, Marvin Putnam, the lawyer for AEG Live, said the defense was never planning on asking her to testify. "Our intention has never been to call Paris," said Putnam. "It was the plaintiff who announced that she was on their witness list, and even confirmed they might call her after the tragic incidents." 

But he added that if the plaintiff does ask her to testify, he "can't say whether we'll call her in response."

"Nobody would force her to do anything," says Jackson lawyer Perry Sanders. "I was with her both days of her deposition. She was a poised person. The deposition went fine, and Paris is a good, strong person." 

Now nearly two months in, the trial centers on whether AEG Live was negligent in vetting Dr. Conrad Murray, the physician who treated Jackson in the weeks leading up to his death and who has been jailed for involuntary manslaughter, and for pushing the troubled pop icon too hard. 

Paris, 15, is currently recovering at UCLA Medical Center, the same place her father was pronounced dead in 2009.

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Written by Evelyn Diaz


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