In this July 1, 2009 file photo, the train station at Neverland Ranch is shown in Los Olivos, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, file)
Published Sunday, April 14, 2013 1:18PM EDT
Paris Jackson wants to rebuild her father’s ‘Neverland.’
The 15-year-old daughter of the late Michael Jackson – who died in June 2009 after being administered a lethal dose of Propofol by his doctor, Conrad Murray – revisited the ranch where she was brought up and wants to bring it back to “how it used to be”.
Speaking to the Mail on Sunday newspaper’s Event magazine, she said: “I cried and cried [when I went back in 2009]. It’s beautiful there. It still has good energy.
“I think it should be restored to how it used to be, so that the children who couldn’t have a childhood could have fun there.
“That was his goal – like kids in a hospital. They should restore all the rides and everything. As soon as I’m an adult – I’m on it. Count on it.”
Jackson also spoke fondly of her father and his “protective” nature, defending his decision to make his children wear masks in public.
She explained: “He wanted the best for us. He always made sure we were healthy. He made sure we stuck to school. He’d try to educate us as much as he could and was always looking out for us.
“He was very protective. The masks were his idea. He didn’t want anyone to see what we looked like. That way we could have what he didn’t, which was a normal childhood.”