Micheal Jackson's nephew TJ Jackson has hit out at choreographer Wade Robson after he alleged he'd been sexually abuse by the late singer over a seven-year period in an explosive interview on US TV yesterday.
The 39 year-old took to Twitter to defend his uncle, revealing he "knew" Wade was "lying" because he himself was a victim of abuse.
Robson made the allegations during an interview with Matt Lauer on the Today Show, claiming he was the singer was "a pedophile and a child sexual abuser". When asked to clarify what he meant the 30 year-old said: "[He] performed sexual acts on me and forced me to perform sexual acts on him."
Hitting out at the claims on a Twitter rant the former 3T member claimed he had to speak out in defence of his uncle who, he claimed, had been his "support system," when he himself was a vicitm of abuse.
Revealing his own history in a string of shocking messages Jackson implied he believed Wade was "flat out lying," and implied he was only saying it monetary purposes, writing "what people with $ay and do for money and to $tay relevant is $ickening".
Taryll, T.J. and Taj Jackson when they were in the band 3T (WENN)
He then posted a letter sent to his mother, Dee Dee, by the late singer, who died in 2009 at the age of 50, which discussed the abuse Taj had suffered.
The hand written message said: "Dee Dee, Please read this article about child molestation and read it to Taj, T.J. and Taryll. It brings out how even your own relatives can be molesters of children, or even uncles or aunts molesting nephew or nieces. Please read. Love MJ."
Going on to state he'd only revealed his own past abuse because he wanted to defend his later uncle he wrote: "I will not let them smear my uncle's legacy".
He also referred to the fact that under oath at the 2005 molestation trial which found Michael Jackson not guilty of other child abuse charges, Robson testifed that he'd never been abused by the singer.
The allegations first came to light, almost two decades after the alleged abuse took place, when Robson filed a civil suit against the late singer's estate claiming he'd been sexually abused earlier this month.