"It Will Continue": Janet Jackson Speaks On Michael Jackson's Legacy
Jackson’s comment comes months after the release of HBO’s Leaving Neverland documentary, which is centered around child sex abuse allegations against her brother.
Janet Jackson has spoken on her brother Michael Jackson‘s legacy following the resurfacing of child sex abuse claims against him through this year’s Leaving Neverland documentary.
Speaking with Britain’s The Times, Janet said that her brother’s legacy will live on.
“It will continue,” she said. “I love it when I see kids emulating him, when adults still listen to his music. It just lets you know the impact that my family has had on the world. I hope I’m not sounding arrogant in any way – I’m just stating what is. It’s really all God’s doing, and I’m just thankful for that.”
Janet doesn’t directly address the allegations against her brother made by Wade Robson and James Safechuck – the two men who claim Jackson abused them as children in Leaving Neverland – but her comment implies that she’s on the late pop singer’s side.
Other members of the Jackson family have been more vocal about their displeasure with the documentary, which premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival before being picked up by HBO.
“This is yet another lurid production in an outrageous and pathetic attempt to exploit and cash in on Michael Jackson,” the Michael Jackson estate previously said. “Wade Robson and James Safechuck have both testified under oath that Michael never did anything inappropriate toward them. Safechuck and Robson, the latter a self-proclaimed ‘master of deception’, filed lawsuits against Michael’s Estate, asking for millions of dollars. Both lawsuits were dismissed.”
“This so called ‘documentary’ is just another rehash of dated and discredited allegations,” the estate continued. “It’s baffling why any credible filmmaker would involve himself with this project.”
Source: The Times