Michael Jackson’s brother Jermaine’s secret fears over abuse claims resurface – Mirror.co.uk

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Michael Jackson’s brother Jermaine’s secret fears over abuse claims resurface – Mirror.co.uk

Jermaine Jackson once admitted that he feared the allegations about his brother Michael may be true.

The former Jackson Five star recently spoke out about claims being made by two men in a new documentary, called Leaving Neverland, that they were sexually abused by the King of Pop.

Speaking this week on Good Morning Britain, he said: “Michael was tried by a jury and he was acquitted on all of this because there was no real evidence.

“Let this man rest. He did a lot for the world, let him rest. I will say this, there is no truth to this documentary.”

Jermaine insisted that Michael sharing beds with young boys was nothing but innocent “slumber parties” and “cookies, popcorn and fun”.



Allegations have been made against Michael



The Jackson Five

However, in 1993 he admitted he had doubts.

In an unearthed interview with the Daily Express, he said: “I love him, but you have to wonder if there might not be some truth in it.”

Their sister La Toya said in an interview in 1993 that their mother Katherine had been furious in 1984 after finding cheques he’d written to the families of young boys.

She said on NBC: “There were two cheques that I know of that she has shown me and it’s for a substantial amount of money — she was outraged over it.



Jermaine now says there’s no truth in the new documentary



La Toya

“My mother is very much aware of the children that were there. The boys that stayed there.

“They would stay in there for days. And then they would come out and another boy [would go in] and then he would bring someone else.

“What 35-year-old man sleeps with little boys and stays with them for a week or two weeks or whatever? And sleep in the same bed.”

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