Paris Jackson sat down for her first interview ever since turning 18, and what she told Rolling Stone is likely not surprising to fans who followed the Conrad Murray trial. Murray, the doctor who administered a fatal dose of propofol to the King of Pop, was found guilty of manslaughter in 2011. Murray always claimed innocence, but Paris agreed with the jury, and blamed Murray, among others, for her father’s death.
Yet, Jackson’s only daughter theorized that it wasn’t just Murray who killed her father. She thinks there were a number of people out to get him, including AEG Live, the promoters of Michael Jackson’s This is It tour.
“They drain them dry and work them to death.”
— billboard (@billboard) January 24, 2017
When questioned if she thought her father was murdered, Paris affirmed, although she did admit it sounded like a conspiracy theory.
“Absolutely…Because it’s obvious. All arrows point to that. It sounds like a total conspiracy theory and it sounds like bull****, but all real fans and everybody in the family knows it. It was a setup. It was bull****.”
Michael Jackson was exhausted while working on his This is It Tour, sometimes going days without sleep. According to Harvard Medical School sleep expert, Dr. Charles Czeisler, the “Thriller” singer exhibited signs of someone suffering from chronic sleep deprivation.
“The symptoms that Mr. Jackson was exhibiting were consistent with what someone might expect to see of someone suffering from total sleep deprivation over a chronic period.”
On June 25, 2009, Jackson passed away. Dr. Murray served only two years behind bars for the singer’s death.
[Feature Photo: AP/Joel Ryan, File]