Paris Jackson's Alleged Suicide Attempt: Teen Felt "Bullied" at School, Says Source

Exclusive: Michael Jackson's 15-year-old daughter reportedly felt "like an outsider" as she struggled to fit in with her peers

By Alexis L. Loinaz, Melanie Bromley Jun 06, 2013 12:13 PMTags
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More details are slowly coming to light about Paris Jackson's cry for help after she was hospitalized Wednesday morning following an alleged suicide attempt.

A source exclusively tells E! News that Michael Jackson's 15-year-old daughter reportedly revealed recently that's she's been the target of bullies at school, and that the teenager has been feeling "like an outsider" as she struggled to fit in.

"She has been complaining recently about feeling bullied at school," the insider says. "She does not have very many true friends there, and she doesn't feel like she really fits in there."

Our source adds that Paris also seemed to have trouble connecting with other teens who shared her passions.

"She's very creatively minded and felt like an outsider," we're told. "She hasn't been feeling very happy there at all."

Paris was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital at around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday for a possible overdose and with purported cuts on her wrists, hours after posting a series of cryptic tweets hinting at her emotional turmoil.

In a statement, an attorney for Paris' grandmother, Katherine Jackson, said that the teen was "physically fine" and is getting "appropriate medical attention."

Paris' family members have also come together to provide her with the support network she needs.

"We are grateful and appreciate the overwhelming concern for Paris from both the public and the media," LaToya Jackson said in a statement to E! News, "but request privacy at this time while our family handles these issues together."