Paris Jackson, the 20-year-old daughter of the late Michael Jackson, has come to her father's defense following the premiere of the HBO documentary Leaving Neverland. Similar to the Lifetime docuseries Surviving R. Kelly, Leaving Neverland details the first-hand accounts of two alleged victims, Wade Robson and James Safechuck, who say they were abused as children at the hands of Jackson.
Up until now, Paris has remained relatively silent in regards to the two-part documentary. Although she didn't mention it by name, Jackson appeared to cryptically share her criticims of the media's coverage of the film when she took to Twitter to respond to news stories and to fans.
In response to a news story that alleged Paris believes her father was innocent, which prompted her to deny having spoken out about the allegations that had been presented in the documentary. "I actually haven’t made any statements yet, especially regarding how it affects my work life," Jackson wrote in a now-deleted tweet. "You guys are reaching a bit. At least this wasn’t a disgusting and attacking article though."
Another follower told Paris, that her father's legacy had been permanently tainted by the documentary, to which Jackson replied, "So..... not love and peace and trying to carry that message out? tabloids and lies are the bigger picture? i’ll pray for you."
One user tweeted, "they want to tear his name down and stop playing his music but it’s cool like who cares that he died for this." Paris then responded by accusing the filmmakers of targeting Jackson because of his good heart, claiming that it's impossible to smear his legacy. Since premiering at Sundace Film Festival earlier this year, Leaving Neverland has prompted many viewers to reexamine Jackson's alleged history of sexually abusing children.