Paris Jackson breaks silence on paedo claims and denies saying she thinks dad is ‘innocent’

PARIS Jackson has broken her silence over the shocking paedo claims levelled at dad Michael Jackson in the Leaving Neverland documentary.

The 20-year-old daughter of the late star appeared to make light of the scandal as she joked that publications take her life “more seriously” than she does.

Responding to a Gay Star News tweet that stated: “Paris Jackson believes her father, Michael, is innocent of sex abuse claims”, she denied she had made any official statements on her stance.

She wrote: “I actually haven’t made any statements yet, especially regarding how it affects my work life.

“You guys are reaching a bit. At least this wasn’t a disgusting and attacking article though.”

She then added: “Y’all take my life more seriously than I do.”

The tweets came just hours after the first half of the divisive documentary aired on Channel 4 last night, with viewers taking to social media to react to the harrowing scenes.

In the two-hour film, fans were left “feeling sick” as Michael’s accusers, James Safechuck and Wade Robson, detailed sexual abuse they allegedly suffered at the hands of the music icon.

It was previously reported that Paris believed her father was innocent and was refusing to watch the documentary.

Sources told TMZ that Paris had been left “devastated” by the allegations and was anxious that Leaving Neverland could hamper her acting career.

Although Paris has not publicly commented on whether or not she believes Safechuck and Robson’s claims, multiple members of Michael’s family, including his nephew Taj and several of his brothers, have slammed Leaving Neverland and branded it “one-sided”.

The Jackson estate also filed a $75million lawsuit against HBO ahead of its premiere, calling the documentary “unvetted propaganda to shamelessly exploit an innocent man no longer here to defend himself”.

Michael Jackson strongly denied all sexual abuse allegations made against him up until his death in 2009.

As well as Paris, the star is survived by 22-year-old Prince, born Michael Joseph Prince Jackson Jr., and 17-year-old Blanket, born Prince Michael Jackson II.