T.J. Jackson Breaks Down on Stand, Says Paris Jackson in a "Tough Spot"

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T.J. Jackson broke down in tears while talking about his troubled cousin, Paris Jackson, on the stand in Michael Jackson's wrongful death trial yesterday.

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T.J. is co-guardian to the troubled 15-year-old with grandmother Katherine Jackson, and was visibly still affected by her suicide attempt on June 5.

When an attorney asked T.J. how Paris was handling her father's death, T.J. lamented, "It's tough. She was daddy's girl. My uncle was her world."

The jurors in the Jackson family's case against AEG Live also saw Michael Jackson home videos and photos Thursday that reinforced this point.

Adding that Paris Jackson was the "princess of [Michael's] life," the 34-year-old T.J. said he and the rest of the family are doing all they can to help.

"Paris has a heart of gold," he said.

"I just think the loss of my uncle has hit her at a different level. She's in a tough spot, but we're all loving her and doing all we can to get her where she should be."

As video footage played of Michael singing with himself and his brothers, T.J. reportedly broke down in tears, needing a minute to compose himself.

"He was just everything," T.J. said.

A day earlier, on June 26, Paris' 16-year-old brother, Prince Jackson, also took the stand, explaining that Michael's death hit his little sister the hardest.

"I think out of all of our siblings, she was probably hit the hardest because she was my dad's princess," Prince testified, echoing a familiar sentiment.

"It hurt a lot, and she definitely is dealing with it in her own way."

As for Blanket, T.J. says he's also struggling post-Michael.

"Blanket was always wrapped around [Michael's] leg, right behind his leg," he said. "Wherever my uncle was, Blanket was there. My uncle was everything to Blanket."

The lawsuit, in which Prince, Paris, and Blanket are all plaintiffs alongside Katherine, alleges that AEG Live is liable in the singer's death in 2009.

The family's argument stems from the concert promoter's hiring and supervision of Dr. Conrad Murray, the doctor who is now behind bars for involuntary manslaughter.

While the company claims it cannot be held responsible for Michael's longtime struggle with drugs, Paris' suicide attempt does not help their case.

The Jacksons say the loss of Michael - personally and professionally - could have been prevented by AEG Live, to the tune of $40 billion in damages.

Now in its ninth week, the trial is expected to last until August.

Paris is currently in treatment at a psychiatric facility at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, having cut herself and OD'd on Motrin three weeks ago.

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Paris Jackson Biography

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Paris Jackson is the daughter of Michael Jackson. She has an older brother, Prince, and a younger brother, Blanket (also Prince,... More »
Birthplace
Los Angeles, California
Full Name
Paris Michael Katherine Jackson