Three of Michael Jackson’s brothers appeared on “CBS This Morning” today, where they’ll defend the singer in the wake of this weekend’s HBO documentary “Leaving Neverland.”
Tito, Marlon and Jackie, as well as nephew Taj Jackson, have not seen the film, although Marlon insists he doesn’t need to because, “I trust my attorney.” Asked if they ever thought Jackson’s relationship with children was odd, Jackie replied, “No. I know my brother. He’s my little brother. I know my brother. He’s not like that.”
Taj says he was present for many of Michael’s sleepovers and admits he understands why the outside world would think it was “odd,” but insists it was “very innocent.” He adds, “I think the fault on my uncle was he just, he didn’t have that bone in his body to look at it the other way. And I think that was the thing, is that his naiveté was his downfall in a way.”
CBS is also set to interview Wade Robson and James Safechuck, the two men at the center of the HBO documentary.