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Jacko's girl Paris left a note before suicide attempt


Paris Jackson. Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images

Paris Jackson. Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images

Paris Jackson. Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images

PARIS Jackson left a suicide note before cutting her arm in an alleged cry for help, it has been claimed.

Citing sources close to the incident, celebrity website TMZ.com said the 15-year-old left a note at the scene and cut her arm.

The website said the teenager rang a suicide hotline, and the person on the other end of the line was alarmed enough to call the emergency services.

It's understood Paris "had taken a large number of Motrin pills" and cut her forearm. Motrin is a pain relief medication, similar in strength to over-the-counter medication such as Neurofen.

Emergency services responded to the call at 1.30am on Wednesday morning and arrived at the home in Calabasa, Los Angeles.



They transported Paris to a nearby hospital where she was placed under a "psychiatric hold" for 72 hours. It's understood she received numerous stitches for the wound on her forearm.

Meanwhile, sources close to the police investigation said they do not believe the teenager intended to kill herself.

An LAPD source said that Paris's call to the suicide hotline is "compelling evidence" that she did not wish to end her own life.

It's also understood the teenager did not put up a struggle with paramedics when they arrived to take her to hospital.

Meanwhile, the man who defended Michael Jackson in his 2005 child abuse trial has said "repeated media attention" could have complicated the life of the singer's only daughter.

Lawyer Tom Mesereau said Jackson's children faced a "tremendously public profile" when their father died.

"Michael was a very, very devoted father and very protective of his children," he said. "All of a sudden he was gone and what replaced him was a tremendously public profile of these children, a lot of involvement with the media, with the entertainment world. Everywhere they went they were followed, they were examined, they were dissected, they were criticised.

"And obviously this has caught up to her, and it's really a tragedy. She's a beautiful, brilliant, popular, kind-hearted, lovely young girl who clearly has some troubles that have to be addressed."

Paris frequently posts messages about her life on Twitter, where she has more than a million followers. One of her most recent posts was from the Beatles song Yesterday, saying: "Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away now it looks as though they're here to stay." Another post included the question: "I wonder why tears are salty?"

Her grandmother Katherine Jackson shares guardianship of Paris and her brothers Prince (16) and Blanket (11).