August 01, 2012 18:46 IST
Michael Jackson's former nanny Grace Rwaramba has appealed to the public to be kind to Paris Jackson - the late singer's only daughter - saying she is "spirited" and a "dramatic young girl", despite the aspiring actress recently hitting her aunt, Janet Jackson, as well as slamming her uncle Randy Jackson on Twitter.
Grace Rwaramba told RadarOnline.com: "Give her a chance to make and learn from her mistakes without demonising her. She is a spirited, very expressive and dramatic young girl. The traits that made her the apple of her father's eye are the same traits that she must learn to control as she matures into adulthood. Let's be careful not to dim her spirit. It breaks my heart to think that Paris and her brothers could become the subject of endless criticism for simply being kids. Michael loved his children very much. He gave them tools that they will need to become good and decent individuals."
Paris recently accused Randy Jackson of spreading rumours after he authenticated a leaked letter from him and siblings Janet, Rebie, Tito and Jermaine that claimed Michael's will was fake and alleged their mother Katherine Jackson was in bad health.
But Grace Rwaramba thinks it's unhealthy for a 14-year-old girl to have more than 775,000 followers on Twitter, and believes the teenager and her brothers, Prince Michael, 15, and Blanket, 10 - who have all been concerned about Katherine Jackson's welfare - will eventually learn that their family "loves" them.
She added: "I am confident that in time, Paris and her brothers will learn that their family loves and wants what's best for them. Until then, please take her tweets with a grain of salt. No child should have 700,000 followers on twitter or any other social media platform."
Paris and Janet Jackson's altercation - which also saw the singer slap Paris - came when Janet, Randy and Jermaine Jackson arrived to take the teenager and her siblings to see their grandmother Katherine in Arizona, where she was for 11 days, and it had been suggested she was being kept against her will by her children.
Katherine Jackson has since denied this was the case and she has returned to her home in Calabasas to see Prince Michael, Paris and Blanket.
She will now share custody of the children with her grandson Tito Joe 'TJ' Jackson.