Details Emerge About Paris Jackson's Suicide Attempt
We're learning more about Paris Jackson’s shocking suicide attempt that's being called "A cry for help."
You can hear a dispatcher radio in, "Female.15. OD'd on 20 Motrin and cut her arm with a kitchen knife."
Police rushed to the spectacular mansion at 1:15 am after Paris called a suicide hotline.
15-year-old Paris lives there with her grandmother Katherine Jackson and brothers Prince and Blanket.
INSIDE EDITION'S Jim Moret reports, “Paris is believed to be recovering at LA’s Children's Hospital. She's being held on what's known as a 5150, where a person believed to be a danger to herself can be confined involuntarily for 72 hours. Britney Spears was held on a 5150 when she was hospitalized back in 2008. Sadly, Paris is believed to have written a suicide note before cutting her wrists and taking an overdose of the painkiller Motrin."
A source close to the Jackson family tells People.com, "Paris has been very, very depressed for a while. She’s been throwing fits and tantrums, kicking and screaming and cutting herself."
Journalist, Ian Halperin, author of Unmasked: The Final Years of Michael Jackson, said,
"This teenage girl's been depressed, a depressive disorder for a year since her father passed away."
Now everyone is wondering what might have led Paris to attempt suicide. Some are pointing to the Jackson family's 40 billion dollar lawsuit against the promoter of Michael Jackson’s This Is It tour. Paris has been subpoenaed to testify.
Diane Diamond, author of, Be Careful Who Your Love: Inside the Michael Jackson Case, said, "I wish that lawsuit had never come to pass because it dredged up a whole bunch of ugliness for these children to have to deal with."
Lawyers for both sides deny any pressure has been put on Paris.
Jackson's attorney, Brian Panish, said, "If Paris wants to testify, that's fine. Right now it's about her health."
AEG lawyer, Marvin Putnam, said, "I think it's in everybody's best interest to leave that poor little girl alone."
Paris has been seeking comfort by establishing a relationship for the first time with her mother, Debbie Rowe, who was photographed rushing to the hospital after Paris' suicide attempt.
Paris wrote on her website, "I am bonding good with her ...and nobody's gonna stop me from that."
Diamond said, "Katherine Jackson does not want her to go and live with Debbie Rowe. Debbie Rowe has not been a welcomed addition in the Jackson family, ever."
In the days before her suicide attempt, Paris seemed to be crying out for help.
Here’s the time line:
May 31: Paris posts the now-famous video, giving makeup tips from her huge bedroom.
Sunday, 2:55 pm: A tweet sent to her 1.2 million Twitter followers reads, "The day is halfway over I need to get out of bed ugh."
Monday, 2:27 pm: Paris tweets, "Don’t listen to a word I say the screams all sound the same."
Tuesday, 10:39 pm: The tweets continue with, "I wonder why tears are salty?"
Finally, at 11:26 pm, she posts the classic Beatles lyrics, “Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away now it looks as though they're here to stay."
It was to be her last tweet before everything came crashing down on Paris Jackson.