Paris Jackson hardest hit by King of Pop's death
LOS ANGELES, United States - Michael Jackson's daughter Paris, who tried to take her life in June, was the hardest hit by her father's death in 2009, a co-guardian of the King of Pop's 3 children said.
Paris' cousin, TJ Jackson, struggled to compose himself as he testified in court in Los Angeles, a day after the late singer's 16-year-old son Prince took the stand.
"I think the loss of my uncle has hit her at a different level," TJ said of his cousin Paris, who remains in hospital after she slashed her wrist and took 20 Motrin (Ibuprofen) pills at the family home in Calabasas, northwest of Los Angeles, on June 5.
Paris had been previously treated for depression. "It's tough. She was daddy's girl. My uncle was her world," TJ said in his testimony.
The 34-year-old TJ, also a singer-songwriter, was the second Jackson family member to take the witness stand, the day after Prince Jackson's appearance on June 26.
Michael Jackson's mother Katherine has sued AEG Live, claiming that the tour promoter had negligently hired Conrad Murray, the physician convicted of involuntary manslaughter in 2011 for administering the anesthetic propofol that Jackson overdosed.
TJ Jackson, the son of Michael's brother Tito, was made co-guardian last year for his cousins Prince, Paris and "Blanket," now 11.
Testifying at the AEG trial on its 9th week, he described Katherine Jackson, 83, as "the queen" and "the CEO," adding: "I help her do the daily stuff."
He said he became close to his uncle after his own mother died when he was 16.
"My world crumbled and my uncle Michael saved it," TJ said, at one point taking several seconds to compose himself after he was asked how much the late singer meant to him.
"He was just everything," he said. - Rappler.com
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