LaToya Jackson claimed her brother Michael was a paedophile in resurfaced 1990s interview
LaToya Jackson is seen publicly accusing her older brother Michael of being a predatory paedophile in footage that has come to light in the wake of Channel 4 documentary Leaving Neverland.
The clip from 1993 shows her telling a press conference that she, “cannot, and will not, be a silent collaborator of his crimes against small, innocent children.”
“If I remain silent then it means I fuel the guilt and humiliation these children are feeling and I think it’s very wrong,” she told the cameras before saying she had seen cheques for “very, very large sums” made payable to the parents of “these children.”
Alleging that she had been sexually abused by an unnamed assailant herself, LaToya continued, “I am a victim myself and I know what it feels like, and these kids are going to be scarred for the rest of their lives and I don’t want to see any more innocent, small children being affected this way.
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“I love Michael dearly but I feel even more sorry for these children because they don’t have a life anymore, they don’t.”
She then asked viewers to ask what a then 35-year-old man was doing spending so much time with young boys.
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“Now you stop and think for one second and you tell me, what 35-year-old man is going to take a little boy and stay with him for 30 days?” she said.
“And take another boy, and stay with him for five days in a room, and never leave the room?”
LaToya was responding to allegations made by the father of 13-year-old Jordy Chandler. Evan Chandler accused Michael Jackson of sexually assaulting his son. No charges were ever brought and the case was settled out of court.
Leaving Neverland continues on Channel 4 at 9pm tonight.