In the wake of the controversy surrounding Dan Reed’s “Leaving Neverland” documentary, which details the allegations of Wade Robson and James Safechuck against the late great, Michael Jackson, the son of Jackson’s brother, Tito, is determined to clear his uncle’s name.
“I’m a fighter, especially when I know I’m right,” Taj Jackson said, as he explained his mission to fight for Jackson in light of the allegations. “I knew I had to be someone out in front fighting for my uncle.”
In fact, in an attempt to catapult his new mission, Taj has created a GoFundMe account to finance his own documentary series about his late loved one, as he believes it’s now up to him to defend and protect Jackson’s legacy – especially after Reed’s one-sided documentary.
“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,” Taj explained to Billboard. “There’s no admiration.”
“Michael was probably the best person that I will ever meet,” Taj explained of his uncle. “He had a healing factor to him and the biggest heart and soul. When you were around him, nothing else mattered in the world…I know some people will never believe that and that’s their right. But I can tell you the people that were around him believe it – everyone from Elizabeth Taylor to Diana Ross. They knew his heart. I find it very interesting that the ones that have never met him have the most negative things to say.”
As he continued, Taj opened up about the film, the accusers and revealed how the Jackson family has been handling the entire ordeal. He also shared a bit of insight about how Jackson reacted to the first allegations, what it was like living at Neverland amid the allegations.
Elsewhere, he opened up about his own sexual abuse, how Jackson helped him and his mother work through it, and shared a few details about his forthcoming documentary.
“I’m not combating ‘Leaving Neverland.’ I’m doing a documentary about the media’s relationship with my uncle and how they’ve reported certain things as factual that were lies,” Taj said. “I’m going to go back all the way to 1993 with the first allegation and uncover that along with the 2005 allegation. I’m obviously going to make it entertaining because I don’t want people to fall asleep, but it’s going to be about facts, court documents, depositions, and interviews. It’s going to be about debunking what you heard and sharing what really happened. I want to get the truth out there.”
“I don’t want someone watching Leaving Neverland a hundred years from now and thinking it’s true. I want there to be a counter-argument that debunks everything. When I say everything, I mean everything. I’m doing this for my uncle because he deserves it. He needs someone to stick up for him like he stuck up for us,” he said. “If I found one piece of evidence that was a hundred percent indisputable, then yes,” Tae continued when asked if he found out that any of the allegations were true. “I’m all about justice. Integrity is everything for me. But here’s the thing: What I can tell you is that—in 10 years of [multiple] investigations, hundreds of documents, a trial and a tip line that prosecutor Tom Sneddon kept open for [people claiming to be] victims of Michael Jackson for years— there’s still nothing.”