Michael Jackson’s brothers slam ‘Leaving Neverland’ documentary ‘It’s all about money’
Michael Jackson’s family is outraged over the new explosive documentary that paints the iconic singer as a child predator.
On Wednesday, his brother Marlon Jackson appeared on CBS This Morning to address the molestation claims in an explosive new documentary Leaving Neverland by two men, Wade Robson and James Safechuck who say the iconic singer sexually abused them as children.
“This documentary is not telling the truth,” claimed Marlon.
“There has not been not one piece of evidence that corroborates their story,” Marlon added. “And they’re not interested in doing that,” he said.
Jackson’s other brothers Tito and Jackie and his nephew Taj were all interviewed by CBS to combat the claims against the late star.
“I know my brother. He’s my little brother,” said Jackie, 67. “I know my brother. He’s not like that.”
CBS co-host Gayle King asked if they were being naïve about the allegations.
Jackie replied, “I don’t care to see it…because I know my brother. I don’t have to see that documentary. I know Michael. I’m the oldest brother. I know my brother. I know what he stood for. What he was all about. Bringing the world together. Making kids happy. That’s the kind of person he was.”
King asked the brothers if it was strange that he had slept on the same bed as other people’s kids or if they had seen him be abusive to kids. They replied:
“No. Never,” the group responded in unison.
“I grew up in it, so for me it wasn’t odd,” explained Taj, 45. “You know, I think, to the outside world, yes, I think it can be odd. I mean, I’m not oblivious to what it sounds like. But when you’re actually there in that atmosphere and you’re around it, and you’re watching movies, whether, with his kids, whether it’s ‘Little Rascals’ or ‘Three Stooges,’ and you’re watching these things, it’s like, it’s very innocent. But I think, the fault on my uncle was he just, he didn’t have that bone in his body to look at it the other way. And I think that was the thing, is that his naiveté was his downfall in a way.”
The family believes that Robson and Safechuck are looking for money.
“It’s all about money,” said Marlon, 61.
Jackson was acquitted of sexually abusing children in a 2005 trial and had always maintained his innocence against the claims.
The documentary will air on HBO March 3.