Michael Jackson’s Nephew Raises $115,000 to Film a New Documentary About His Uncle

Wade Robson, one of Michael Jackson's accusers in Leaving Neverland.

Wade Robson, one of Michael Jackson’s accusers in Leaving Neverland.

The pro-Michael Jackson documentary petition has a fundraising goal of $770,000.

In Leaving Neverland, Wade Robson and James Safechuck share their experiences with Jackson as children.

In the explosive documentary, both men, now in their 30s, say the late king of pop sexually assaulted them after a complex grooming process.

The fallout was swift.  Following the full airing of the controversial two-part documentary, three major Montreal stations have stopped playing Jackson’s music.  Two major radio stations in New Zealand have since followed suit – MediaWorks and NZME.  And that was just the beginning.

Discussing the impact his documentary has had around the world, Leaving Neverland Director Dan Reed proudly boasted,

[The] lie that Jackson perpetrated while he was alive that he was a great defender and supporter of children – and the ferocity with which his business associates and his family have defended him – means that his fall will be that much harder.

As expected, the controversial documentary has received sharp criticism from the Jackson estate.  Denouncing Leaving Neverland through multiple written statements, the singer’s family has filed a $100 million defamatory lawsuit against HBO.

Now, one Jackson member has fought back against the claims.  And, he’s asking the public for help.

#SaveMichaelJackson?

In a new interview, Taj Jackson, the 45-year-old son of Tito Jackson, revealed his plans to save his uncle Michael from the fallout of Leaving Neverland.

I’m a fighter, especially when I know I’m right.

So, to counter the negative press and clear Michael Jackson’s name, Taj will create his own documentary series.

I knew I had to be someone out in front fighting for my uncle.

To get started, he set up a GoFundMe page.  The Untitled Michael Jackson Series petition remains well short of its $770,000 goal, currently having raised $114,763.

The GoFundMe page first launched on January 25th, 2019.

Speaking directly to his uncle’s fans, Taj urges,

MJ fam – here we are in 2019, the 10-year anniversary of my Uncle’s passing.  We all knew this would be a difficult year for so many of us worldwide.

Instead of being able to mourn and properly celebrate and honor Michael Jackson, we are, again, being forced to educate the media and the general public with the evidence-based truth about him.

Taking a swipe at Leaving Neverland, he continues,

Once again, we have to defend Michael Jackson’s name and legacy from vicious and calculated lies.  We can no longer sit back and wait for the ‘right thing’ to be reported or for someone else to step in and champion our cause.

This is on us – fans, friends and family.  I know that the unanimous acquittals and the FBI’s 10-year investigation (resulting in my Uncle’s complete exoneration) should have been enough.

“The worst thing we can do is let this continued slander go unchallenged.”

Taj explains that Dan Reed had never approached him nor the Jackson estate during the production of his documentary.

Taj adds that he participated in over 200 sleepovers and never saw nor suspected any kind of sexual misconduct.  Dismissing Robson and Safechuck’s allegations, he explains that they only remain interested in making money.

There should not have been 45 minutes of them gloating about Michael in Leaving Neverland.  That’s not how you feel when you’re abused.  There’s no admiration.

Taj, himself a victim of sexual abuse, said the unproven documentary’s ‘tone’ completely infuriated him.

[Robson and Safechuck] just have a platform now and they have a movement that they’re utilizing – a movement where we believe the victims no matter what.

“I can’t go with that.  I agree with listening to everyone, but I don’t blindly believe anyone because that’s a dangerous place to be.

You can view the GoFundMe page here.

 


Featured image by Edward Leung (CC by 2.0).

14 Responses

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    Cheryl

    There’s style in the things you do. You’re one of a kind.

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    Byron

    So just because Jackson never abused him or any other kid in his presence then he can’t have abused anyone. Of course Jackson wouldn’t do it in front of a family member or a large group of people. If you listen to all of the accounts over the years, Jackson took painstaking efforts to conceal the actual sexual encounters although he could never conceal his unhealthy public fixation on little boys. It was right out there for everyone to see.

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      Lies money

      I am very confused u sound as if u were under mj bed or maybe u r one of those rasic uneducated fools who condemne people just from listing to false news .

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        Taj is a scam artist

        Says the moron who can’t spell, read nor write. Take a hike UK pedophile.

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      [email protected]

      Will give up on those lies Michael was proven innocent. Is it his colour you have a. Problem with. If he was white would all those false allegations be doing their rounds

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      [email protected]

      So. You like to think Michael Jackson molested kids in a private place whare no one see him well all I can say to that sort fantasy. Is you must get off on dirty taughts shame on you Michael was proven innocent you must be a dirty pervert

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    sj

    leaving neverland is a lot of bullshit all rigged just to get at the jackson money just lazy people who dont want to work a day in their life and rather tell lies to get money a pair of fagets and the rest are being paid to to tell lies and the celebs that are speaking well they been sitting on the back bench for years in michaels shadow truth is no one listens to their music anymore anyway haha.so why not bring down one of the most hard working families in history how shamefull get a job you lazy bums.and as for the media making a buck out of it all .open your eyes properly there is no abuse there never was its just money hungry fagets.

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      Taj is a lying scam artist

      Yet, you just switched names to prove yet against what a moron you really are UK waste case. Eat dirt. MJ was a full on pedophile. I’m willing to bet you are too.

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      Sezeh

      If the goal of the two men was to get at money then they would be millionaires at this point and Jackson would have been behind bars years ago. All they had to do was take him down in court by telling the truth in 1993 or even 2003. Instead they waited until it is close to impossible to get money, humiliate themselves and their families on tv, risk their lives because of mentally challenged fans who worship the character he portrayed for them, but was someone entirely different behind both closed doors and by people who really knew him…. Yeah….really good plan guys. Are his fan really so dimwitted?

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    Sezeh

    Can someone please ask Taj why he has to crowdfund? His relatives have millions. The amount he is asking is change to them, why aren’t they funding it? It would be much quicker and fans, who are normal people who do not have millions, wouldn’t have to pay.

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    Taj is a mo mo

    Taj is a big fat loser. liar & a scammer. He attracts the most vile weeklings on twitter. He should be investigated for this scam upon dumb ass MJ fanatics.

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    Tina Speaks

    Taj is 100% correct. Leaving Neverland is a lying piece of propaganda. Even Wade Robson mother said he could win an Oscar award for his acting. He is called “Master of Deception” for a reason. A pathological liar for sure.
    This low level creep wanted to get married at the Neverland. He was a full grown man a place you was so-called abused you wanted your wedding. Damn the Emmys, HBO, Oprah and that snake Dan Reed along with Jimmy Safechuck.