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Post  Panda on Sun 14 Apr - 12:44

Paris Jackson: My Father Was Incredible


In a rare interview, Michael Jackson's daughter says the
singer fought to give her and her siblings a "normal childhood".



11:06am UK,
Sunday 14 April 2013

Paris Jackson says the singer just wanted to protect her
and her sibling



Michael Jackson's daughter has spoken of her "incredible father"
and defended her upbringing, insisting that the singer only ever wanted to
protect her and her siblings.

In her first ever newspaper interview, 15-year-old Paris said the King of Pop
battled to give his children a "normal childhood".

Paris and her brothers Prince and Blanket, now 16 and 11, were rarely seen in
public during Jackson's lifetime.

When they were, the singer made them wear masks to cover their faces -
creating bizarres scenes.

But Paris, speaking to The Mail on Sunday's Event magazine, said this was
only to try and protect them from the public gaze.

"He didn't want anyone to see what we looked like. That way we could have
what he didn't, which was a normal childhood," she said.
Paris with brothers Prince (L) and
Blanket
She added: "I have lots of memories of my father. He was an incredible
father. We all loved him to death.

"He'd try to educate us as much as he could and was always looking out for
us. He was very protective."

Paris and her siblings live in Calabasas, California, with their grandmother
Katherine following Jackson's sudden death in 2009.

After years of home schooling, she is now at an ordinary high school.

"I'm on a tight leash and I feel that if that leash was loosened a little bit
I would definitely have a chance of a normal childhood ..., " she said.

"I have friends who are completely normal ... they don't even think of me as
MJ's kid."
Paris's parents Debbie Rowe and Michael
Jackson
She talked of her love for music and how her father had taught her to dance -
but reveals she has ambitions to be a heart surgeon.

"I want to be an actress, but just throughout high school. Then I want to go
to medical school and be a doctor specialising in heart surgery. I want to help
people, that's it," she said.

The 15-year-old also told of her hopes that the family home, Neverland, would
be restored for deprived children to enjoy.

Paris is shortly due to give evidence in the wrongful death lawsuit filed by
her grandmother against the concert promoter AEG.

She has also recently rekindled her relationship with her mother, Debbie
Rowe, and spent her last birthday shopping with her in Hollywood.

"When I'm with her we don't really have security with us which is really
nice," she said.


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Post  Not Born Yesterday on Sun 14 Apr - 12:47

The word "normal" in any connection with Michael Jackson is very difficult to comprehend!

It used to make my blood boil to see the children being paraded around in masks or veils. Even if only half of the stories we heard about Michael were true, he was not a fit person to be bringing up children.


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Post  Panda on Sun 14 Apr - 13:41

Not Born Yesterday wrote:The word "normal" in any connection with Michael Jackson is very difficult to comprehend!

It used to make my blood boil to see the children being paraded around in masks or veils. Even if only half of the stories we heard about Michael were true, he was not a fit person to be bringing up children.

Admittedly he led a strange life and his attempts to shield his children's identity from the Press rather bizarre, but so far the children have grown up to be quite normal and I would imagine his Never Never Land brought a lot of pleasure to them.

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Paris Jackson in "suicide attempt".

Post  Not Born Yesterday on Wed 5 Jun - 22:01

http://news.sky.com/story/1099887/michael-jacksons-daughter-taken-to-hospital

Let's hope that Paris gets the help that she needs; sadly her father never did.

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Post  wjk on Wed 5 Jun - 22:18

Poor girl.
I was reading the other day, she wasn't getting on with her grandma and was spending more time with her mum.
Like you, NBY, I hope she gets the help she needs.

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Post  chrissie on Thu 6 Jun - 10:17

I read this on the front of the Metro today. How very sad.

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Post  Not Born Yesterday on Thu 6 Jun - 10:20

It's not easy for anyone to bring up teenagers but it must be a lot worse for grandmother Kathleen as she is over 80!

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Post  Panda on Thu 6 Jun - 10:24

I also think the children suffered from the family wrangling over guardianship .

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Post  Panda on Thu 6 Jun - 17:39

Suicidal’ Paris Jackson in Marilyn Manson bust-up

- Family row
- Taunts at school
- Slashed wrists





Under pressure ... Paris Jackson has faced bullying and stress
Fame Flynet


By PETE SAMSON, US Editor
Published: 17 hrs ago


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MICHAEL Jackson’s daughter Paris attempted suicide after a blazing family row over going to a Marilyn Manson concert, it was claimed last night.


The 15-year-old is said to have “flipped out” and screamed at a relative who stopped her seeing the shock rocker.

She locked herself in her room, then reportedly cut her arm with a cleaver and took an overdose of painkillers. It is claimed she left a note and rang a suicide hotline.





'It never gets easier' ... Paris, seen here with Jacko as a child, is struggling with her dad's death
SPLASH NEWS
An alarmed counsellor dialled 911 and paramedics rushed to the Jackson family home and took Paris away on a stretcher at 2am local time yesterday. She was recovering in hospital last night.

The suicide bid was confirmed by her mum Debbie Rowe, 54, who said Paris had “a lot going on”. It came just weeks before the fourth anniversary of Jacko’s death.





‘Cry for help’ ... marks on Paris's arms recently
Fame Flynet / Splash News
Paris is believed to have self-harmed in the past and has been pictured with scratch marks on her inner arm. She is also said to have made previous cries for help.

A source said she had rowed with family members, including her custodian gran Katherine, 83, in recent weeks, culminating in Tuesday’s huge bust-up.

The source said: “It was the usual teenage stuff about where Paris was allowed to go and what she could wear. But it must have pushed her to breaking point.





Family ... Prince, Blanket and Paris with Michael's sister Janet Jackson
“She has suffered terrible bullying recently. All the allegations about Michael abusing children have been back in the news, plus details of his drug use and even questions about whether he is the kids’ biological father.

“Paris was also due to give evidence at her dad’s wrongful death trial. It has all taken its toll.”

Earlier on Tuesday Paris posted a series of tweets, giving a clue into how the row erupted. At first she simply wrote “omg” — oh my god.





Shock rocker ... Paris has become a fan of Marilyn Manson
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An hour later she added: “That conversation escalated quickly.” Two hours later she mused: “I wonder why tears are salty?”

Then she posted a line from the mournful Beatles song Yesterday: “Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away, now it looks as though they’re here to stay.”

A 20-minute video of the teen repeatedly asserting “I am so weird”, was posted on YouTube last week.





Mourning ... with brother Prince at the memorial service to Jacko in 2009
And in February she suggested she’d been left heartbroken by a relationship. She tweeted: “Here’s to teenage romances and never knowing why they hurt like hell.” Paris lives in Calabasas, California, with her gran, brothers Prince, 16, and Blanket, 11, and Katherine’s nephew Trent.

The kids’ cousin TJ shares custody with Katherine, and Jacko’s siblings Randy, 51, La Toya, 57, and Janet, 47, often visit.

A source added: “All the family have opinions on what is best for the kids. It drives Prince and Paris crazy.” Paris has also recently spent more time with her mum Debbie, Jacko’s ex-wife — against the Jackson clan’s wishes.





Younger days ... Paris sat on dad Jacko's knee during a meal as a toddler
Splash
A lawyer for Katherine said last night: “Paris is physically fine. Being a sensitive 15-year-old is difficult no matter who you are.

“It is especially difficult when you lose the person closest to you.”

Jackson brothers Jackie, Marlon and Tito said: “Paris is safe and doing fine.”

Pals said the teenager had recently become a Marilyn Manson fan and was desperate to go to the gig in Los Angeles tonight.





Rocker look ... Paris starring in YouTube video
She had also started listening to troubled musicians such as Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, who killed himself in 1994.
Bullies turned on Paris as her dad’s life came under the spotlight during the $40billion court fight in LA. Jacko died of an overdose on June 25, 2009, and she had been due to give evidence against gig promoters AEG. The family blame AEG for hiring doctor Conrad Murray, who gave him the lethal dose.
Dancer Wade Robson recently filed a lawsuit claiming he was abused by Jacko. An insider said: “It has been awful for Paris.”
Additional reporting: JAMES DESBOROUGH



Scarred by odd life

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By DEIDRE SANDERS, Sun Agony Aunt
POOR Paris has grown up surrounded by so much emotional turmoil that there is a grim inevitability about her suicide attempt.
There are huge pressures on the kids of stars. Paris and her brothers have never known anything like a normal family life.
Their father Michael was a very needy adult. His kids were conceived because he loved the idea of being a dad.
But it was as much, if not more, about filling an emotional hole in his life. It’s inevitable that would eat into his kids’ self-esteem.
There has been family conflict and endless public comment about their dad. It’s hard to see how Paris could find peace and space to grieve. At 15, she’s a child and it’s heartbreaking to think of her so desperate. I hope her family get her the right support and now keep her out of the spotlight.
The public eye is no place for the vulnerable. Stephen Fry’s suicide bid admission shows fame is no protection against despair.
It’s Catch 22 — feeling low can make you crave public applause, yet the stress of fame makes you vulnerable. Let’s hope they both find a quiet space to recover.



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Post  joyce1938 on Fri 7 Jun - 11:34

You know those kids lives have been emotional rollercoaster for ever. you see pics taken of them at fathers funeral ,all 3 look coloured,yet pics of them as little kisds blond and fair haired ,what are the adults thinking off ,how can these poor kids grow up with the background and past being veiled to go out ,not showing faces ,how on earth will they cope with it all .let them know who they are ,individuals really ,dont have to belong to any race or creed to be O K .or is it about money ?just a thought joyce1938

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Post  Not Born Yesterday on Fri 7 Jun - 12:56

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2336370/Paris-Jackson-rushed-hospital-suicide-attempt.html

It used to make my blood boil to see Michael Jackson parading his children round with masks or veils - there's a picture of Paris in the above link draped as if she was the Elephant Man - Michael would have been better advised to cover his own face to avoid frightening the horses!

It cannot be easy to go from such a repressed and unhealthy lifestyle to that of a "normal" teenager. Not that it's ever easy being a teenager!

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Post  Panda on Sat 8 Jun - 7:31

Paris Jackson Inquiry After 'Suicide Attempt'


The teenager's health, education and welfare will be
scrutinised by an investigator on the orders of a Supreme Court judge.



12:46am UK,
Saturday 08 June 2013

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A judge has ordered an inquiry into Paris Jackson's well-being as
she recovers in hospital following an apparent suicide attempt.

Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff who is overseeing the guardianship of
Michael Jackson's three children ordered an investigator on Thursday to look
into the 15-year-old's health, education and welfare and recommend whether any
changes are necessary, according to court records.

The order came a day after Paris was taken by ambulance on a stretcher from
the Jackson family home in Calabasas, California, to hospital.

Authorities have said they were sent to her home after receiving a call of a
possible overdose, but have not released any further details.

"There have been communications between the court and counsel and we're
completely supportive of the court's actions," Perry Sanders Jr, the attorney
for Paris's grandmother Katherine Jackson, said.

He went on to say that Paris is physically well and receiving appropriate
medical treatment.

Paris and her two brothers, Prince and Blanket, went to live with their
grandmother Katherine following their father's sudden death in 2009.

Judge Beckloff issued a similar inquiry into the well-being of all three
children last year after an incident in which Katherine was out of communication
with them for several days.

The Jackson family matriarch had been taken by some of her children to a
resort in Arizona, prompting an agreement that led to another guardian being
temporarily instated.

Tito Jackson's son, TJ, was appointed co-guardian over the children.

"This is standard protocol in a high profile case," his attorney Charles
Shultz wrote in an email. "The court is doing what we fully expected the court
to do."

The report of the first inquiry has not been made public, although Judge
Beckloff has stated that he believes Katherine has been doing a good job of
raising her son's children.

The new inquiry requires an investigator to prepare a report that similarly
only Judge Beckloff will be allowed to review.

The Samaritans is available for anyone struggling to cope, round the clock,
every single day of the year call 08457 90 90 90, email jo@samaritans.org or
find local branch details at www.samaritans.org.

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Post  Not Born Yesterday on Sun 16 Jun - 11:02

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2342500/Paris-Jacksons-suicide-attempt-came-days-learning-does-share-biological-father-brother-Paris.html

The story comes from The Sun originally - so make of it what you will - but it certainly is no surprise to me to hear that Michael Jackson was probably not the biological father of his first two children.

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Post  Panda on Sun 16 Jun - 11:26

Not Born Yesterday wrote:http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2342500/Paris-Jacksons-suicide-attempt-came-days-learning-does-share-biological-father-brother-Paris.html

The story comes from The Sun originally - so make of it what you will - but it certainly is no surprise to me to hear that Michael Jackson was probably not the biological father of his first two children.


Morning NBY,

I understood that Debbie was the surrogate Mother for all Michael's children , surely blood tests would establish this?

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Post  Not Born Yesterday on Sun 16 Jun - 13:28

The article isn't about who their mother is but how the first two don't have the same father.

However, Debbie is the mother of only the first two; it has never been revealed who was the mother of Blanket (poor little soul!).

There have been reports (possibly not true) that Debbie was the surrogate mother (not biological) of the first two which would make both natural parents unknown!

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Post  Panda on Sun 16 Jun - 13:45

Not Born Yesterday wrote:The article isn't about who their mother is but how the first two don't have the same father.

However, Debbie is the mother of only the first two; it has never been revealed who was the mother of Blanket (poor little soul!).

There have been reports (possibly not true) that Debbie was the surrogate mother (not biological) of the first two which would make both natural parents unknown!


The samples they take today of new borns  should show the Mother and Father chromasomes , but they couldn't find a match for Madeleine in the samples taken from the car. Your'e right, Debbie was a surrogate Mother but a test would have proved both Parents, like Elton John used a surrogate Mother .

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Post  Not Born Yesterday on Sun 16 Jun - 15:03

It's not definite that Debbie was their surrogate (rather than biological) mother, Panda.

Some people do think that there's a resemblance between her and Paris but I can't see it myself.

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Post  Panda on Sun 16 Jun - 15:19

Not Born Yesterday wrote:It's not definite that Debbie was their surrogate (rather than biological) mother, Panda.

Some people do think that there's a resemblance between her and Paris but I can't see it myself.

If you look at the photo of her and her brother you can see the resemblance. The Jackson family is very disfunctional and it's no wonder those children are going through traumas , I do feel sorry for them.

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Post  Panda on Thu 20 Jun - 16:00

'She needs a breath of fresh air... and good friends': Paris Jackson's godfather Mark Lester wants her to live with him in the UK following her suicide attempt

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Paris Jackson's godfather Mark Lester says he wants the 15-year-old to live with him in the UK following her recent suicide attempt.
The British actor - who has claimed he could be Paris and her elder brother Prince's biological father, as he donated sperm to the late Thriller star - told Jeremy Kyle on his ITV show on Thursday morning that he thinks a break from Los Angeles is just what the teenager needs.

When asked by TV host Jeremy Kyle what he thought the late Michael would want from him, he replied: 'I think he'd be expecting me to give the olive branch, a place for her sanctuary, a place to come and stay.
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'I want her to live with me': Paris Jackson's godfather Mark Lester has revealed that he wants the teenager to move to the UK live with him following her recent suicide attempt
'I have suggested very strongly that Paris comes and stays with us... I make that suggestion as a godfather, as a friend.'

Hospitalised: Paris attempted to take her own life at the beginning of this month
And asked how he thought his family environment would be better for Paris, Mark - who has four children of his own - said: 'Certainly it would be a breath of fresh air, hang out with people who are not going to idolise her for being Paris Jackson but for being the kid that she is, she just needs friends.'
Mark was also asked if he would be prepared to take a DNA test, to see if he is the biological father of Paris, 15, or Prince, 16.
Recalling the moment when his long-time friend Michael and then-partner Debbie Rowe asked him for a sperm donation Mark said: 'Years ago Michael phoned me up and asked me; we were talking about my kids, he didn't have any of his own, my wife at the time had just given birth to my third daughter and we were joking and I said, "Well I just have to look at her and she gets pregnant."
'He said, "Well Mark I really want to have kids of my own." And I said, "It's a natural thing, you've just got to go out there and do it." And Michael was always quite wary about women for whatever reasons, so that conversation ended.

'Then he phoned me again sometime later and he was talking about fertility and it transpired he wanted me to give a sperm donation. He said, "Would you be able to help me out?" I went a couple of times to a clinic in London.'




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Back in the day: Mark and his wife Lisa with Michael in 2007
When Mark was asked why he never tried to find out from Michael if he was the biological father of his children, he replied: 'When I gave what I gave, and I'm sure several other people did at the same time, that was it. I washed my hands of it. There were rumours of the story coming out, so I came forward.'
Michael also has a younger child, Blanket, 11, whose mother is unknown.
Mark added in the interview with Kyle that he hasn't seen any of the Jackson children since the late King of Pop was laid to rest in June 2009.


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Michael Jackson said he wished his children could have the normal, stable childhood that he never had.

But on the fourth anniversary of his death, there were questions over the children’s guardianship and rumours surrounding their true parentage, while his 16-year-old son Prince is expected to testify today in a wrongful death suit against concert promoter AEG Live.

The Jackson family is seeking $40 billion in damages, claiming that AEG Live knew about Michael Jackson’s health and addiction problems and negligently hired Dr Conrad Murray, who is currently serving a four-year jail term for involuntary manslaughter.

Michael confided in Prince about whom he trusted and whom he was wary of, and jurors could be told of the singers tearful predictions about his own death, according to CNN.

Meanwhile, it was announced yesterday that there will be no changes to the guardianship of Prince, Paris and Blanket.

Los Angeles Superior Court judge Mitchell Beckloff ordered an investigation into their well-being following Paris’s suicide attempt earlier this month, and after receiving a report he said he would be “taking no further action”.

The children will remain under the guardianship of their grandmother Katherine Jackson and their cousin TJ Jackson.

Paris is being cared for in a ward at the UCLA Medical Center, but today the Mirror reported that the 15-year-old wants to meet British actor Mark Lester, who reportedly claims he is her biological father.

A family friend allegedly told the paper: “Paris is deeply interested in learning about her father’s friendship with Mark and what happened.

“In no way would she ever see him as a replacement for Michael but she’s curious. Mark has met the kids before but Paris never knew the significance of it until now.”


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Post  Not Born Yesterday on Wed 26 Jun - 20:32

The Mark Lester story isn't new, I remember hearing it soon after Michael died. He said he thought he could be Paris's biological father as she resembled his other daughter. His ex-wife said in no uncertain terms that he was crazy!

DNA tests will resolve the matter. Let's hope that the Jackson children find peace whatever the outcome is.

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Post  Panda on Wed 26 Jun - 22:39

Michael Jackson 'Feared Concert Promoter'Prince Jackson says his superstar father wanted more time to rehearse for his comeback shows and would sometimes be in tears.9:39pm UK, Wednesday 26 June 2013 Prince Jackson described growing up at Neverland Ranch
EmailMichael Jackson sometimes cried after talking to AEG Live executives as he prepared for his comeback shows, his eldest son has told a court.

Prince Jackson told jurors that his father wanted more time to rehearse and had several tense phone conversations with promoters of his This Is It shows.

Those conversations sometimes ended with his father in tears.

"After he got off the phone, he would cry," Prince testified.

"He would say, 'They're going to kill me, they're going to kill me.'"

The teenager and his two siblings, sister Paris and brother Blanket, are plaintiffs in a case that seeks to hold AEG financially responsible for their father's death.


Prince (L), Blanket (C) and Paris Jackson (R)

The lawsuit claims AEG negligently hired Dr Conrad Murray, who was later convicted of involuntary manslaughter for giving Jackson an overdose of the anaesthetic propofol.

AEG denies wrongdoing.

Prince, who is 16, is the first member of the family to take the stand.

He wore a black suit with a dark grey tie with his long brown hair tucked behind his ears.

The teenager showed jurors 15 minutes of private family photos and home videos as he described growing up on Neverland Ranch and elsewhere.

He told the jury he had no idea his father was a global superstar.


Michael Jackson died in 2009

"We always listened to his music, but we never knew how famous he was," Prince said.

He said he and his sister Paris watched a video of one of their father's performances and got a sense of his fame when overwhelmed fans were carried from his shows on stretchers.

One image shown to jurors showed Michael Jackson playing piano with Prince while he was still an infant.

The teenager said that, rather than following in his father's footsteps, he wants to study film or business when he goes to college.

"I can never play an instrument and I definitely cannot sing," Prince said to laughter from the jury.

Michael Jackson sheltered his children from the public eye while he was alive, often obscuring their faces while out in public. The children have been more public in recent years.


Doctor Conrad Murray was convicted of involuntary manslaughter

Paris, 15, had also been expected to testify during the case but last month was taken to hospital after an apparent suicide attempt, and her status as a witness remained unclear.

Blanket, 11, is not expected to testify at the trial, which will last several more weeks.

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Post  kitti on Thu 27 Jun - 7:24

I just wish they would leave those children alone.


Michael Jackson WAS their father, whoever is or was their biological father doesn't matter....he's the one that brought them up, loved them and cared for them......so he WAS their father.

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Post  Panda on Thu 27 Jun - 7:53

kitti wrote:I just wish they would leave those children alone.


Michael Jackson WAS their father, whoever is or was their biological father doesn't matter....he's the one that brought them up, loved them and cared for them......so he WAS their father.

I think it is quite disgraceful that Michael entrusted the upbringing of his children to his Mother and she is using them in this way.

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Michael Jackson 'Feared Promoter', Son SaysPrince Jackson says his superstar father wanted more time to rehearse for his comeback shows and would sometimes be in tears.10:23am UK, Thursday 27 June 2013 Video: Jackson Home Videos Shown In Court
EmailMichael Jackson sometimes cried after talking to AEG Live executives as he prepared for his comeback shows, his eldest son has told a court.

Prince Michael Jackson told jurors his father wanted more time to rehearse, and had had several tense phone conversations with the promoters of his This Is It shows.

Those conversations sometimes ended with his father in tears, he said.

"After he got off the phone, he would cry," Prince testified.

"He would say 'They're going to kill me, they're going to kill me'."


Jackson was preparing for series of comeback shows when he died

The teenager, his sister Paris and brother Blanket are plaintiffs in a case that seeks to hold AEG financially responsible for their father's death.

The lawsuit claims AEG negligently hired Dr Conrad Murray, who was later convicted of involuntary manslaughter for giving Jackson an overdose of the anaesthetic propofol.

AEG denies any wrongdoing.

Prince, who is 16, is the first member of the family to have testified.


One home video seen by the jury features Prince and Paris as young children

He wore a black suit with a dark grey tie, with his long brown hair tucked behind his ears.

The teenager showed jurors 15 minutes of private family photos and home videos as he described growing up on his father's Neverland Ranch and elsewhere.

He told the jury he had no idea his father was a global superstar.

"We always listened to his music, but we never knew how famous he was," Prince said.


Blanket, then aged four, tells his father he wants to be a film director

He said he and his sister watched a video of one of their father's performances and got a sense of his fame when overwhelmed fans were carried from his shows on stretchers.

One image shown to jurors showed Michael Jackson playing a piano with Prince while he was still an infant.

The teenager said rather than following in his father's footsteps, he wants to study film or business when he goes to college.

"I can never play an instrument and I definitely cannot sing," Prince said to laughter from the jury.


Doctor Conrad Murray was convicted of involuntary manslaughter

Michael Jackson sheltered his children from the public eye, often obscuring their faces while out in public. The children have been more public since his death in 2009.

Paris, 15, had also been expected to testify during the case, but last month she was taken to hospital after an apparent suicide attempt and her status as a witness remained unclear.

Blanket, 11, is not expected to testify at the trial, which will last several more weeks.

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