In a statement given to the L.A. Times, the estate said, “Everything in these reports, including what the County of Santa Barbara calls ‘content that appears to be obtained off the Internet or through unknown sources’ is false, no doubt timed to the anniversary of Michael’s passing.” Jackson died June 25, 2009.
The statement continued, “Those who continue to shamelessly exploit Michael via sleazy internet ‘click bait’ ignore that he was acquitted by a jury in 2005 on every one of the 14 salacious charges brought against him in a failed witch hunt.
Jackson’s daughter, Paris Jackson, also came to her father’s defense on Twitter on Tuesday. She wrote, “Unfortunately negativity will always sell. I urge you all to ignore the trash & the parasites who make a career trying to slander my father,”
Paris added, “The most pure people are always torn down.. It will continue to be proven that my beloved dad has always been and forever will be innocent.”