Michael Jackson's niece Brandi, who dated one of his accusers, speaks
Michael Jackson’s niece Brandi Jackson has spoken out, saying she’s “sickened” by the allegations made by Wade Robson in the Leaving Neverland documentary.
The 37-year-old – who says she dated Wade for over seven years – has blasted claims Jackson sexually abused him from the age of seven until 14.
“When I was watching (Leaving Neverland), I was completely sickened by it, to be honest with you,” the daughter of Michael’s brother Jackie told Kiss FM’s Kyle and Jackie-O, saying she felt the picture painted in the documentary didn’t match her uncle.
— Brandi Jackson (@BJackson82) February 11, 2019
“(Wade) was not describing my uncle. He was describing a totally different person, but not my uncle,” she said.
Brandi also commented on Wade and fellow accuser James Safechuck’s decisions to remain silent when the singer went on trial in 2005, a case in which he was acquitted of all charges.
“If someone had been… abusing you when you were 14 years old, and you had a chance to go on the stand and put that man away for the rest of his life so that he couldn’t hurt anyone else, you’d do it,” she argued.
“I can understand when he was a child if he was too afraid to do such a thing, that makes sense. But as a grown man, it doesn’t.”
However, at the time of the 2005 trial she is referring to, statistics show that only 38 percent of child abuse survivors ever disclosed their abuse.
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Brandi also expressed concern for the ‘Thriller’ singer’s three children, Prince Michael, Paris, and Blanket.
She said the documentary marked their first real confrontation of the allegations claiming they ‘don’t remember’ the 2005 trial.
“So I think that this is their first wave of having to deal with this,” she said.
“And I feel very bad for them. Especially since [Michael is] not here to talk them through it and to explain to them what this is about.”