Amidst the new allegations of child molestation against Michael Jackson, the superstar singer’s children are set to clear his name again against rumors they say are untrue. The newest accusations come from two former child stars who are suing the Jackson estate in a pending class action lawsuit.
According to Daily News & Analysis, both Prince Jackson and Paris Jackson, the “Thriller” singer’s oldest children, are not taking the allegations against their father lying down. Both children want to defend their father from the recent allegations brought forth by former child stars Wade Robson and James Safechuck.
Blanket Jackson, 13, the pop superstar’s youngest child, reportedly also wants to take the stand alongside his siblings. Given his age and sensitive nature, however, there is speculation that his family may not allow it.
A friend of the Jackson family, whose name is undisclosed, recently spoke about the Jackson children, and maintains that they want to help stop their father’s name from being tarnished.
“Prince and Paris absolutely refuse to believe he is guilty of anything more than trying to be a father figure to lonely kids who are now trying to get their hands on a slice of his fortune.”
The Jackson children’s decision to defend their father is nothing new. The two oldest children took the stand to help their father in 2013, during the wrongful death lawsuit against AEG Live, the promoter for Michael Jackson’s This Is It concert series.
The lawsuit, which is currently awaiting appeal from the California Supreme Court, alleges that AEG is at fault for the Jackson’s death after hiring Dr. Conrad Murray to care for him. In 2011, Murray was convicted of administering a fatal dose of propofol to Michael Jackson.
Robson and Safechuck are currently awaiting a decision from the Los Angeles Superior Court, which will determine if their lawsuits are upheld. Since both plaintiffs filed their claims past California’s statute of limitations for a creditor’s claim lawsuit, there is a chance that their cases will be thrown out.
Meanwhile, all three Jackson children have always contended that their father was a doting, loving dad. In the Remembering Michael documentary, Paris, who seemed to have an extremely close bond with Michael Jackson, remembers that he promised to teach her his dance moves.
“He promised me he would teach me how to moonwalk. Never got around to it. I will definitely never forget him, ever. He was amazing.”
Blanket, who was only 7-years-old when his father died, vividly remembers the pop singer’s devotion to saving the planet and helping animals. Following in his famous father’s footsteps, the youngest Jackson vows to keep up a cause that was so dear to Michael Jackson’s heart.
“I’m going to try to help, like Africa, because that’s a very poor continent. There’s a lot of animals that are being killed from, like, poachers and stuff. So, I want to help, like, endangered species of animals.”
The children currently live with Katherine Jackson in Calabasas, California. They continue to help keep the memory of Michael Jackson alive by visiting his childhood home of Gary, Indiana, and attending related events in honor of their megastar father.
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