Child molestation accusations were first brought against Michael Jackson twenty-six years ago, and even though the singer passed away 10 years ago, the controversy surrounding his life has continued to brew.
In fact, it’s about to find a new life with a brand new set of eyes as HBO prepares to air Leaving Neverland,
A two-part documentary-the HBO series- that focuses on two of Jackson’s accusers, Wade Robson and Jimmy Safechuck, who claim they were sexually abused by him as children seems set to stoke the embers of the child molestation accusations brought against the late star, even though he was acquitted of those charges in court in his lifetime.
The documentary sheds new light, and presents new evidence against Jackson, who denied ever abusing children when he was alive. And after all this time, two separate trials, multiple accusations, and the new HBO documentary, Michael Jackson’s family still largely maintains his innocence.
Going all the way back to 1993, Jackson’s large family — his eight siblings are Reggie, Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, La Toya, Marlon, Randy, Janet — has stood by him, always believing that he was innocent. And some Jackson family members have reacted to Leaving Neverland directly. Many family members believe these cases against him were simply a means of extortion by the accusers who were looking to profit. In a variety of interviews and statements over the years, just about every family member has had something different to say about Jackson and his life — and at the time, one of them did believe he was guilty.
With Leaving Neverland about to air, the family is once again speaking up about the charges and allegations brought against, over the last two and a half decades, and continue to maintain his innocence. According to them, Jackson was a great and caring man who was taken advantage of.
Three of Michael’s brothers, and one of his nephews, sat down with CBS This Morning, and denied all the allegations the documentary brings forward again, claiming that Safechuck and Goobson fabricated their claims to get money from Jackson’s estate. The group claims they don’t need to see the documentary to know it’s false and Jackie vehemently denied everything, stating: “I know Michael. I’m the oldest brother. I know my brothers.