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Michael Jackson was murdered, claims daughter Paris

Teenager tells Rolling Stone magazine her father feared for his life, saying 'They're gonna kill me one day'

Michael Jackson's daughter, Paris, has claimed that the singer was murdered and that everyone in her family knows it.

In an interview with Rolling Stone, Paris Jackson said she was "absolutely" convinced the Thriller star's death in 2009 was no accident.

She said: "It's obvious. All arrows point to that.

"It sounds like a total conspiracy theory and it sounds like b******t, but all real fans and everybody in the family knows it. It was a setup. It was b******t."

The 18-year-old added that her father was worried his life was at risk. "He would drop hints about people being out to get him," she said, adding that "a lot of people" would have wanted him dead.

"And at some point he was like, 'They're gonna kill me one day,'" she said.

She also blamed her father's dependency on the anaesthetic drug propofol on his doctor, Conrad Murray, who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in 2011.

An inquest ruled Jackson died of "acute propofol intoxication" in combination with two sedatives.

In 2013, the Jackson family lost its £181m wrongful-death lawsuit against tour promoter AEG Live, which was masterminding Jackson's This Is It tour and had hired Murray, after a court in Los Angeles ruled it was not liable for Jackson's death.

According to Rolling Stone, Paris Jackson wants "revenge, or at least justice".

She said: "I definitely do, but it's a chess game. And I am trying to play the chess game the right way. And that's all I can say about that right now."

She also told the magazine she was sexually assaulted by a much older "complete stranger" when she was 14. A year later, news emerged that she had tried to kill herself. It was not her first attempt, she said: "It was just once that it became public."

The teenager is an heir to her father's fortune - the Michael Jackson Family Trust is likely worth more than $1bn (£790m), according to Rolling Stone, and is finding her feet in the professional world.

"She is, for now, a model, an actress, a work in progress," says the magazine.

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