Jackson Family Responds To ‘Leaving Neverland’ With Their Own Documentary
The Jackson family has grown weary of seeing Michael Jackson’s legacy be tarnished with new allegations of child abuse 10 years after his death. They have continued to deny all of the allegations made by Wade Robson and James Safechuck in HBO’s two-part documentary, Leaving Neverland, and now the family has released a documentary of their own.
PEOPLE reports that the Jackson family has released Neverland Firsthand: Investigating the Michael Jackson Documentary on YouTube to address the accusations against the late of King of Pop. In the 30-minute doc, which was produced by Liam McEwan, his nephew Taj Jackson, his niece Brandi Jackson and his technical director Brad Sundberg came to Jackson’s defense.
Brandi Jackson said she dated Robson for years and that her uncle was the one who actually encouraged the relationship. She described Robson as an opportunist that hopes to have financial gain from going public with these claims.
“He knows how to position himself into different situations that will benefit him in a financial way,” she said. “He’s saying that he was in a relationship with my uncle, that they were in love, and that they were having a relationship, if you will. He’s saying that my uncle kept him from women, which is not true. We were just talking about how my uncle put us together. It would discredit the things that he’s trying to claim, and I find it fascinating that he thinks he’s able to just erase 10 years of his life.”
Sundberg stayed at Neverland regularly and said it was a “peaceful, safe and fun place.”
“Not in a million years did I ever see a child around Michael Jackson that looked like they had been distressed, hurt, abused,” Sundberg said.
Besides coming forward this documentary, other members of the Jackson clan have threatened legal action. Jackson’s children, Paris, Michael Jackson II and Prince have even considered suing Robson and Safechuck for emotional distress, fraud and slander.
Watch the documentary below.