Janet Jackson said her brother Michael, who was accused of sexually abusing children, ‘would never do such a thing’

Janet Jackson and Michael Jackson at The 35th Annual GRAMMY Awards

Janet Jackson with her older brother, the late Michael Jackson.Steve Granitz / Getty Images

  • Janet Jackson defended her brother Michael Jackson against allegations of child sexual abuse in her new documentary.

  • The pop star said she “never” believed the accusations against him.

  • “I know my brother. He did not have that in him,” she added in the documentary Lifetime and A&E.

Janet Jackson defended her late brother, Michael Jackson, against allegations of child sexual abuse that followed through the singer’s life and career in her new documentary.

“Janet Jackson.,” A four-part Lifetime and A&E documentary series, invites fans into the singer’s life with unprecedented footage of the creation of her most iconic songs, such as “Rhythm Nation” and “Scream” along with the organization of her trips. It also describes very personal moments in Janet’s life.

Janet opened up about how the allegations of child sexual abuse that surfaced against her brother in 1993 affected her life and career in the documentary. In fact, Janet revealed in the documentaries that she lost on an approval deal with the Coca-Cola company after the allegations made headlines.

“My brother would never do such a thing, but I’m still guilty of attachment,” she said after an interviewer asked how the charges affected her life.

In 1993, the Los Angeles Times reported that Michael was being investigated for allegedly raping four boys, which he denied while alive (Michael died in 2009). However, the family of a 13-year-old boy who accused Michael of sexual abuse filed a lawsuit against the singer, which he later ruled. “As part of the settlement, the singer denied any” unfair act, “NPR reported.

Allegations of sexual abuse continued throughout Michael’s career, and in 2003 he was charged with several counts of child abuse, CNN reported at the time. After pleading not guilty, he was acquitted on all charges in 2005.

In her documentary, which aired over two nights over the weekend, Janet said she “never” believed the allegations against her brother.

“I know my brother. He did not have that in him,” she said, adding that the family “stayed on his ranch” to let Michael know they supported him.

Janet told the doctor that the creation of their hit collaboration “Scream” from 1995 was because she wanted to support her brother at the time.

“I just knew I wanted to be there for him, to support him as much as I possibly could,” she added in the documentary. “I think he needed the support that I was trying to give him with this song.”

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