One of Michael Jackson's nephews, Taj Jackson, has started a GoFundMe to produce a docuseries to clear his uncle's name.
This comes as a new documentary, Leaving Neverland, will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. It will center on the sexual abuse claims surrounding Jackson and the stories of his accusers. The documentary will air on HBO after its Sundance debut.
Taj Jackson wants to create a docuseries that he says "will conclusively destroy decades of salacious myths which have been told and sold about Michael Jackson ad nauseam. In doing so, we will shine a light on the corruption within the media and entertainment industries which conceived and perpetuated them."
The GoFundMe reads, "Years after he was killed by his doctor, two men who had resolutely defended Michael's innocence in life, tried and failed, to win financial settlements from his posthumous estate. After having their bogus abuse allegations (undermined by a wealth of evidence demonstrating the contrary) dismissed by the court, they have now turned to HBO, the UK's Channel 4 and the Sundance Film Festival. These three reputable organizations have sadly compromised their Brand’s integrity by announcing they will provide a platform for a 'documentary', through which these two accusers - who have accrued large legal debts to the estate they tried and failed to extort - are still seeking to profit from their already discredited stories. Michael Jackson died an innocent, vindicated man. The world needs to understand this most important and basic fact. The world also needs to understand the damage that is done to legitimate victims of abuse when self-confessed liars are not only allowed to profit from false allegations, but are given a platform to pontificate their fraudulent claims."
As of Tuesday morning, the GoFundMe had raised $15,793 of its $777,000 goal.