Debbie Rowe, Taj Jackson Speak Out in Support of Michael Jackson

The late pop icon is accused of sex abuse by Wade Robson.

Posted: 05/17/2013 09:30 AM EDT

Nothing like a scandal to bring a dysfunctional family together. 

Michael Jackson's baby mama and his nephew have spoken out in support of the late, great pop star after choreographer Wade Robson launched new allegations of sex abuse against him last week. Debbie Rowe, mother of Paris, Prince Michael and Blanket Jackson, tells TMZ, "I was angered that Wade Robson reversed his sworn testimony from court in 2005, and now claims to be a victim of sexual abuse." 

She continues, "his publicity-seeking attempt is opportunistic and just oozes falseness. It will be quickly forgotten, and will do nothing, nothing to tarnish Michael's extraordinary legacy."

Meanwhile, MJ's nephew Taj Jackson, son of Tito Jackson, dropped a series of tweets blasting Robson, and even admitted that he was molested as a child to prove his point. Taj claims that Michael helped him cope with the trauma, and even tweeted a picture of a note written to his mother by the King of Pop in which MJ encourages the troubled teen get help for his ordeal. 

"That is how I KNOW Wade is lying. Because I AM a survivor," Taj tweeted, adding, "I was sexually abuse (sic). By [a family member] on my mom's side of the family when I was a kid." 

Taj's news comes as a surprise to his uncle Jermaine Jackson, who said "I've never heard that. I've never ever heard that" when questioned about his nephew's ordeal. Still, Jermaine also spoke out in support of his deceased bro earlier this week.

Accuser Wade Robson appeared on the Today show on Thursday morning, breaking his silence about the lawsuits and allegations. 

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