Paris Jackson talks drug abuse and multiple suicide attempts, says she was sexually assaulted at age 14

Paris Jackson is opening up like never before.

The 18-year-old daughter of Michael Jackson sat down with Rolling Stone for an intimate interview, where she talks about her issues with depression and drug addiction. Paris attempted to commit suicide at age 15, and says the highly publicized incident was just one of multiple attempts.

"It was just once that it became public," Paris reveals to the magazine, also sharing that she had been cutting herself at the time and hiding it from her family. "It was just self-hatred, low self-esteem, thinking that I couldn't do anything right, not thinking I was worthy of living anymore."

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Part of Paris' depression she says came from hanging out with "a lot of older people doing a lot of crazy things" when she entered a private school in the seventh grade, because she didn't fit in with kids her own age.

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INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 27: Paris Jackson attends the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 01: Paris Jackson attends the 'Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between' Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
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LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 07: Paris Jackson arrives at the 2017 MTV Movie And TV Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on May 7, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 21: Paris Jackson attends the Dior Homme Menswear Fall/Winter 2017-2018 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on January 21, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Victor Boyko/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 21: Boy Georges and Paris Jackson attend the Dior Homme Menswear Fall/Winter 2017-2018 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on January 21, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 20: Paris Jackson attends the Givenchy Menswear Fall/Winter 2017-2018 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on January 20, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 18: Paris Jackson is spotted during a photoshoot at the Eiffel Tower on January 18, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 08: Actress Paris Jackson arrives at the 18th Annual Post-Golden Globes Party hosted by Warner Bros. Pictures and InStyle at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
MALIBU, CA - JULY 04: Michael Snoddy and Paris Jackson attend the 'Red, White and Bootsy' 4th Of July Event at Nobu Malibu on July 4, 2016 in Malibu, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 04: Paris Jackson and Michael Snoddy are seen on July 04, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by TSM/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 28: Paris Jackson attends the opening night of Deaf West Theatre's 'Spring Awakening' at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on May 28, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Araya Diaz/WireImage)
GARY, IN - AUGUST 30: Paris Jackson throws out the first pitch at U.S. Steel Yard on August 30, 2012 in Gary, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/WireImage)
GARY, IN - AUGUST 30: Prince Jackson, La Toya Jackson, Prince Michael Jackson II and Paris Jackson attend the St. Paul Saints Vs. The Gary SouthShore RailCats baseball game at U.S. Steel Yard on August 30, 2012 in Gary, Indiana. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 11: Paris Jackson and Prince Michael Jackson attend the Mr. Pink Ginseng Drink launch party at Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel on October 11, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
GARY, IN - AUGUST 30: Prince Jackson, La Toya Jackson, Prince Michael Jackson II and Paris Jackson attend the St. Paul Saints Vs. The Gary SouthShore RailCats baseball game at U.S. Steel Yard on August 30, 2012 in Gary, Indiana. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
GARY, IN - AUGUST 30: Prince Michael Jackson II, Paris Jackson and Prince Jackson attend the St. Paul Saints Vs. The Gary SouthShore RailCats baseball game at U.S. Steel Yard on August 30, 2012 in Gary, Indiana. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 27: (L-R) Blanket Jackson, Paris Jackson and Prince Michael Jackson attend the Los Angeles opening of 'Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour' at Staples Center on January 27, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 27: Paris Jackson attends the Los Angeles opening of 'Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour' at Staples Center on January 27, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
GARY, IN - AUGUST 29: Prince Michael Jackson I and Paris Jackson attend the press conference for Goin' Back To Indiana: Can You Feel It at the Majestic Star Hotel Lakeshore Ballroom on August 29, 2012 in Gary, Indiana. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 26: Paris Jackson appears at the Michael Jackson Hand and Footprint ceremony at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on January 26, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 26: (L-R) Prince Jackson, Paris Jackson and Blanket Jackson appear at the Michael Jackson Hand and Footprint ceremony at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on January 26, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 26: (L-R) Prince Michael, Blanket and Paris Jackson with Justin Bieber attend the Michael Jackson 'Immortalized' hand and footprint ceremony held at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on January 26, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 26: Paris Jackson (L) and singer Justin Bieber pose at the Michael Jackson Hand and Footprint ceremony at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on January 26, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 03: Michael Jackson's daughter Paris Jackson arrives at the Las Vegas premiere of Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour by Cirque du Soleil at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino December 3, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Cirque du Soleil)
Michael Jackson's children, Prince Jackson (L), Blanket Jackson (C) and Paris Jackson (R) speak on stage during the 'Michael Forever' concert in memory of the late Michael Jackson at The Millenium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales on October 8, 2011. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)
(L-R) Paris Jackson, 13, LaToya Jackson, Prince Jackson, 14, and Blanket Jackson, 9, attend a ceremony to honor their father and brother, the late King of Pop Michael Jackson, at Children's Hospital in Los Angeles, California August 8, 2011. Michael Jackson's three children presented the hospital with a gift of 13 pieces of original art created and signed by the late King of Pop. AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
From left, Janet Jackson, Paris Michael Katherine, LaToya Jackson, Jermaine Jackson and Prince Michael Jackson I attend a memorial service for music legend Michael Jackson at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, Tuesday, July 7, 2009. (Photo by Gabriel Bouys/MCT/MCT via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - JULY 07: Paris Jackson, left, Prince Michael Jackson II, center, and Prince Michael Jackson I, children of Michael Jackson, stand on stage during the memorial service for their father at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, U.S. on Tuesday, July 7, 2009. Jackson's family, friends and music-industry colleagues joined with thousands of fans today to bid farewell to the pop singer at the site where he rehearsed for a series of comeback concerts. (Photo by Mark J Terrill/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
Michael Jackson's daughter Paris Michael Katherine is conforted by her aunts Janet Jackson (R) and LaToya Jackson at a memorial service for music legend Michael Jackson at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on July 7, 2009. AFP PHOTO/GABRIEL BOUYS/POOL (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
Michael Jackson's daughter Paris Michael Katherine Jackson (C) is comforted by the brothers and sisters of Michael Jackson including Marlon (L) and Randy (2nd L) Jackson at the memorial service for the King of Pop at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on July 7, 2009. AFP PHOTO/GABRIEL BOUYS/POOL (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
Michael Jackson's children Prince (L) and Paris accept their father's Lifetime Achievement Award at the 52nd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on January 31, 2010. AFP PHOTO/ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 31: Paris Katherine Jackson onstage at the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on January 31, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Caulfield/WireImage)
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"I was doing a lot of things that 13-, 14-, 15-year-olds shouldn't do," she recalls. "I tried to grow up too fast, and I wasn't really that nice of a person."

Later, Paris says she was sexually assaulted by a "complete stranger" when she was 14 years old.

"I don't wanna give too many details," she says. "But it was not a good experience at all, and it was really hard for me, and, at the time, I didn't tell anybody."

Eventually, Paris finished high school at a therapeutic school in Utah, which she says turned her into a "completely different person." Paris says her father also struggled with depression, and that the two were prescribed the same antidepressants. Paris is no longer on any psych medication, and is also now sober.

"I was crazy. I was actually crazy," she admits. "I was going through a lot of, like, teen angst. And I was also dealing with my depression and my anxiety without any help."

These days, Paris has an interest in modeling, which she says has helped with her longtime self-esteem issues.

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TODAY -- Pictured: Inside Neverland Ranch -- NBC News' Matt Lauer gets an exclusive behind-the-scenes of Neverland Ranch, where Michael Jackson lived for 15 years, getting a rare look inside the private world of the King of Pop (Photo by Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: Neverland Ranch-- NBC News' Matt Lauer gets an exclusive behind-the-scenes of Neverland Ranch, where Michael Jackson lived for 15 years, getting a rare look inside the private world of the King of Pop (Photo by Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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"Plenty of people think I'm ugly, and plenty of people don't," she muses. "But there's a moment when I'm modeling where I forget about my self-esteem issues and focus on what the photographer's telling me -- and I feel pretty. And in that sense, it's selfish."

As for those questioning who Paris inherited her looks from -- her mother, Debbie Rowe, or Jackson -- despite the online trolls, she fiercely defends her parentage.

"He is my father," Paris stresses, addressing speculation that the late King of Pop was not her biological father. "He will always be my father. He never wasn't, and he never will not be. People that knew him really well say they see him in me, that it's almost scary."

"I consider myself black," she adds. "[My father] would look me in the eyes and he'd point his finger at me and he'd be like, 'You're black. Be proud of your roots.' And I'd be like, 'OK, he's my dad, why would he lie to me?' So I just believe what he told me. 'Cause, to my knowledge, he's never lied to me."

And Paris says the music legend definitely wouldn't have minded her pursuing a career in the spotlight.

"'If you wanna be bigger than me, you can,'" Paris says the "Bad" singer told her. "'If you don't want to be at all, you can. But I just want you to be happy.'"

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These days, Paris' modeling career is definitely heating up. Last week, she made her Paris Fashion Week debut at the Givenchy Menswear Fall/Winter 2017-2018 show, hobnobbing with former Vogue Paris editor-in-chief Carine Roitfeld.

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"Paris is in a very happy place," a source close to the teenager told ET. "She is pursuing her creative interests as an 18-year-old woman and feels like this is finally her time. She wants to try modeling, acting and has been songwriting. She is grateful for the opportunities ahead."

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