When Paris Jackson allegedly tried to take her own life earlier this month, some speculated that Michael Jackson's 15-year-old daughter was upset about the prospect of having to testify in her family's wrongful death lawsuit against concert promoter AEG Live. Now, it's been revealed that Paris actually testified months ago in a deposition that was videotaped on March 21 and shown in court on Tuesday.
In the deposition, Paris is asked about former nanny Grace Rwaramba. "My dad didn't like her, so he tried to keep her away from us," said Paris, who wore a dark, short hairstyle and a blue buttoned-down shirt. "So he'd send her to run errands a lot."
Although Rwaramba was reportedly fired, she kept returning to work for the Jackson family, because Michael "felt bad 'cause she didn't really have a lot of money," Paris said.
She added that Michael said Rwaramba "was sneaky. She wasn't an honest person, and she lied a lot."
Paris added that there were some incidents when Rwaramba was "really creepy." When she and her brother Prince were younger and Michael would stay at hotels, the nanny "would call the hotel and say that she was his wife. She was obsessed with him," Paris said. "And they'd let her in, and he'd wake up and she'd be, like, in his bed."
AEG's lawyers used Paris' deposition to counter earlier testimony by the family's personal chef, Kai Chase, who said the Rwaramba "was the mother they knew" and helped raise the children, CNN reports.
During his testimony, Chase said that the Jackson children have been deeply affected by their father's death. Paris hasn't had a birthday party since her father threw her a circus-themed bash when she turned 11.
"Being daddy's little girl, Paris is devastated," Chase said. "She's devastated and lost. She's trying to find herself and find who she is. It's taking a lot of love and understanding to keep her together. She breaks down, she cries, she talks about him."