Paris Jackson Says Paparazzi Attention at Young Age Caused Hallucinations and Paranoia

Paris Jackson has told how constant paparazzi attention from a young age resulted in her experiencing hallucinations and paranoia.

The daughter of controversial late Michael Jackson opened up on the impact of being under the microscope in an episode of chat show Red Table Talk.

Speaking to Willow Smith in a one-to-one chat, Jackson said: "I experience auditory hallucinations sometimes with camera clicks and severe paranoia and have been going to therapy for a lot of things but that included."

"I'll hear a trash bag rustling and flinch in panic," she added. "I think it's standard PTSD."

The 23-year-old model added that one method she uses to maintain privacy is asking people in her home to sign non-disclosure agreements.

Jackson's revelations came as part of an upcoming episode of the Facebook series, which is set to premiere on June 16.

On the show, Smith explains that the pair met on the set of her mother Jada Pinkett Smith's TV show Hawthorne.

Smith, who is the daughter of Hollywood superstar Will Smith, said the pair bonded over their shared experience of parents in the spotlight, among other things.

As part of their sit-down conversation, Jackson also told how she has leaned on her brothers Prince and Prince Michael II during her journey of self-discovery, particularly regarding her sexuality.

She explained that her siblings have "always been super supportive." Jackson added that Prince even went to the extent of joining a student club in high school that unites LGBTQ+ and allied youth in a bid to connect with her.

"Not a lot of people can say they have siblings that support them like that," she said.

The singer previously told how her father supported her from a young age when it came to her sexuality.

In an episode of her Facebook series Unfiltered: Paris Jackson & Gabriel Glenn she explained that the "Thriller" hitmaker "caught on pretty quick."

"I think he just felt the energy and he would like kind of tease me the same way that he would tease my brothers, like 'Oh, you got yourself a girlfriend,'" she revealed.

Jackson added that despite being around the age of 8 at the time she was "very lucky to have that, especially so young."

In March, Paris' older brother Prince gave a rare insight into the moment he realized his father was a global sensation.

Speaking to Fox Soul, he revealed that he only gauged the magnitude of the King of Pop's fame when he saw people fainting in the audience.

"There were people fainting in the audience, and I asked my dad, 'Why are people fainting? I see you every day and I don't faint,'" he said. "That had that resonation that people really loved my father."

Paris Jackson got candid on paparazzi attention
Paris Jackson attends the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 24, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. Jackson got candid on the impact of paparazzi attention from a young age. Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images