Posted: 9:22 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013
By Gina Carbone
Michael Jackson's daughter Paris, 15, attempted suicide on June 5. She was in a psychiatric hospital for a month, but in early July she reportedly moved to a residential treatment center for private therapy.
According to People, Paris's mother, Debbie Rowe, and grandmother, Katherine, chose the facility on the advice of Paris's UCLA doctors. Debbie has reportedly been advising Paris on her treatment every step of the way.
But at least one Jackson family member is not happy that Paris is still locked away: Her uncle Randy, younger brother to Michael, voiced his disapproval in a series of tweets on August 19.
"I dont like it I dont like it I dont [like] it ... I dont like that Paris is still in this facility," Randy tweeted. "It's not right ... She's been there much too long ... She is not psychotic . There is no reason for her to be in a psychiatric hospital this long away from her family ... I just hate the fact that you will probably still be there on my brother's birthday. This is not good [the late Michael's birthday was August 29] There's something more to this there's something going on I don't like it I'm afraid for her ... Psychiatric hospitals oftentimes make you feel as though you're psychotic when you're not . Sometimes they make matters worse ... I'm going to look into this . Stay tuned."
In response, Debbie tweeted to Randy, "as usual you are grossly misinformed."
It's hard to know, from the outside, what Paris is doing or what she should do next. We just have to hope her doctors know what's in her best interest to keep her safe and healthy. Good luck to her.