- Publish Date
- Wednesday, 13 March 2019, 9:58AM
Leaving Neverland is still the conversation on everyone's lips.
The two-part documentary detailing Wade Robson and James Safechuck's explicit allegations of child sexual abuse against the late Michael Jackson left audiences stunned.
Following the controversial airing of the film, the King of Pop's niece Brandi has hit out at her ex-boyfriend, Robson, claiming the Brisbane-born choreographer is lying about her uncle.
The 37-year-old - who is the daughter of Jackie Jackson the oldest brother of the Jackson family - says she was "sickened" by the "ridiculous" allegations made in the documentary, insisting his accusations describe a man who is not her uncle.
She said: "When I was watching, I was completely sickened by it, to be honest with you. The things that he was saying were so over the top and so ridiculous."
"[Wade] was not describing my uncle. He was describing a totally different person, but not my uncle. And that's why this is a narrative that has changed... over the last 15 years. Everything that he's ever said about my uncle is the complete opposite of who he was painting in this documentary."
Brandi - who previously dated Robson for over seven years - also insisted that she "didn't understand" the decision of the two accusers to not speak out about the sexual abuse when the singer went on trial for the alleged molestation of Gavin Arvizo in 2005, a case in which he was acquitted of all charges.
She added: "Part of what I have to say to that is, with Wade saying that he was afraid [he and Michael] would go to jail [if he revealed the abuse], Wade was a grown man when he testified the second time. And if someone had been ... abusing you when you were 14 years old, and you had a chance to go on the stand and put that man away for the rest of his life so that he couldn't hurt anyone else, you'd do it. You would. I can understand when he was a child if he was too afraid to do such a thing, that makes sense. But as a grown man, it doesn't."
Brandi also spoke about how hard Dan Reed's documentary has been on the 'Thriller' singer's three children, Prince Michael, 22, Paris, 20, and 17-year-old Prince, also known as Blanket.
Speaking on The Kyle And Jackie O Show, she said: "They don't remember these things from 2005, they didn't have to go through it in that way.
"So I think that this is their first wave of having to deal with this. And I feel very bad for them. Especially since [Michael is] not here to talk them through it and to explain to them what this is about."
She also stated that Robson cheated on her with Britney Spears.
Several other members of the Jackson family have also spoken out against Safechuck and Robson in recent days.
Taj Jackson said his uncle would have been "crying" over the allegations, while Jermaine Jackson criticised Leaving Neverland for "shaping a narrative uninterested in facts, proof, credibility," and lambasted people for "blindly taking" the programme "at face value".
Before the HBO premiere, Marlon Jackson told CBS News that the documentary is not telling the truth and that "there has not been, not one piece of evidence that corroborates their story."
HBO's Leaving Neverland is available to watch on TVNZ OnDemand.