Michael Jackson's property issued a statement on the day Leaving Neverland premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, criticizing the documentary as a "character murder". Since then, one of the singer's brothers sang with Good Morning Brittain to supplement the family's defense against sexual abuse allegations explored in the film.

Jermaine Jackson focused on the credibility of Wade Robson, one of the men who claims to have been infected by Michael. "Wade changed his story as he maintained before and after Michael's death," noted Jackson in Robson's refusal to have sexual contact with the entertainer.

Robson had given this original testimony under oath in the 1

993 trial by Evan Chandler, father of an alleged victim. The case was settled financially in 1994, after which Chandler committed suicide. Jermaine connects the man's death in 2009 to his alleged false allegations. The deceased had received over $ 15 million to place in a trust fund for his son over $ 1.5 million for himself.

According to Jackson, Wade seems to have chosen to participate in the documentary film as his career path proved unsatisfactory. "He tried to buy a book deal (to publish accusations against Jackson in 2012.) He sued himself for $ 1.5 billion, but it was thrown out of court," he noted. "He was dismissed as choreographic leader of Cirque du Soleil." Jermaine mentions these events as the reason for Robson's recent recanting. "The only thing left to him was to participate in this documentary and spit out this nonsense." The singer also revealed that the prosecutor had a close relationship with the family before this happened and even dated two of his nieces.

Ultimately, he wants these claims to stop. "The family is very tired. Let him rest," Jackson asked. "Let this man rest."