It’s a strange time in the life of Paris Jackson.
Paris checked into rehab last month, possibly in anticipation of the pressure she would feel in response to a scathing new documentary about her father that had yet to be released at that time.
Leaving Neverland made its debut at the Sundance Film Festival in January.
The Jackson family has described the film as a “public lynching,” arguing that it serves no purpose other than denigrating a man who’s no longer alive to defend himself.
Proponents of the film say it gives Jackson’s many victims a long overdue opportunity to tell their story.
Most of the public has yet to see the piece for themselves (It makes its TV debut on HBO in March.), so it’s hard to make a determination as to whether it’s an opportunistic hit piece or essential of journalism that sheds new light on an old scandal.
Whatever the case, it’s not hard to see how the release of the documentary could take a profound emotional toll on Paris, who has maintained throughout her life that her father is an innocent victim of a malicious slander campaign.
Those closest to the aspiring model say that Paris is breaking down over the new allegations against her father and has thus far refused to watch Leaving Neverland.
Fortunately, there’s a silver lining to Paris’ current struggles.
It seems that she wrongly believed she could safely delve back into drinking and recreational drug use after a previous bout with addiction, and her latest rehab stint convinced her otherwise.
“Paris has actually gotten clean for the time being,” a source close to the situation tells Radar Online.
The insider adds that Paris’ new boyfriend, Gabriel Glenn, has been instrumental in her recovery.
“Paris is coming up on 30 days off other substances,” the source added.
“She’s is getting a ton of support from Gabriel.”
Hopefully, Paris can maintain her commitment to the hard work of sobriety even in the face of new information about her father’s controversial private life.
It won’t be easy — but then again, it never is.
We wish her all the best in her continued recovery.