Michael Jackson - Michael Jackson defended by nephew
Michael Jackson's nephew Taj says the late singer consoled him when his mother's brother sexually assaulted him.
Michael Jackson's nephew claimed the singer helped him cope after he was sexually abused.
Taj Jackson - whose father is Michael's brother Tito - alleged he was assaulted by a member of his mother's family when he was younger and says he wouldn't have gotten through it if his uncle hadn't consoled him.
After choreographer Wade Robson claimed Michael - who died in 2009 - sexually abused him for seven years, Taj tweeted: ''What people will $ay and do for money and to $tay relevant is $ickening. De$perate times call for De$perate mea$ures. #Money
''I will not sit back and let someone flat out lie about my uncle. PERIOD.
''I am writing these words knowing that the minute I press send, my life will never be the same afterwards...
''I was sexually abuse. By an uncle on my mom's side of the family when I was a kid.
''My uncle was a support system for me and my mom. He wrote a letter to her that many have seen already, u just didn't know what it was about
''That is how I KNOW Wade is lying. Because I AM a survivor.
''My hands are still trembling (sic).''
Wade was one of the witnesses at Michael's child molestation trial in 2005, and his testimony, along with those of his sister and mother, were said to be instrumental in the 'Billie Jean' star's acquittal and Taj says he spent knows Wade is now lying because he spent a great deal of time with Wade during this period.
He said: ''Don't forget I was living at Neverland when Wade testified during my uncle's case. I sat there and ate dinner with him and his family.
''I will not let them smear my Uncle's legacy. #Followthetrail
''I don't want to go on TV. I don't want publicity, I just want the truth.
''I always told my uncle Michael that I would take a bullet for him. I mean it today just as much as I meant it back then.
''I hate that Wade made me do this, this way. But since my uncle Michael is no longer here to defend himself. I will.
''Make no mistake. Since my uncle Michael is no longer here to defend himself. I WILL. Even if that means friendships.
''Those who seek only fame & $ will do or say anything they can to get it. Those who seek or fight for the truth should be equally determined.
''Thank you everyone for the support (sic).''
Taj also tweeted a picture of a note he says Michael wrote to his mother, which reads: ''Dee Dee please read this article about child molestation and please read it to Taj (and his siblings) ... it brings out how even your own relatives can be molesters of children, even uncles or aunts molesting nephews or nieces. Please Read. Love MJ (sic).''