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MJ's Nephew

I Was Molested As a Child

And Michael Helped Me Cope

5/16/2013 12:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0516-taj-jackson-wade-robsonMichael Jackson's nephew Taj Jackson -- Tito's son -- just revealed he was molested by a family member on his mom's side when he was a kid ... and says Michael personally consoled him after the incident.

Taj dropped the bombshell on Twitter this morning during a tirade aimed at MJ accuser Wade Robson.

During the tweet session, Taj claimed he's in a unique position to judge Robson's sexual abuse allegations because he knows what it's like to have gone through such a traumatic experience.

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

As for Michael, Taj says MJ "was a support system for me and my mom" during his abuse ordeal ... he even tweeted a picture of a note he says MJ wrote to his mother. The scrawl reads:

"Dee Dee please read this article about child molestation and please read it to Taj (and his siblings) ... it brings out how even your own relatives can be molesters of children, even uncles or aunts molesting nephews or nieces. Please Read. Love MJ."

And Taj makes it clear -- he thinks Robson is LYING for CASH.

"What people will $ay and do for money and to $tay relevant is $ickening. De$perate times call for De$perate mea$ures. #Money."

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1.

IwuvTMZ    

MJ molested me too. I'm going to sue!

463 days ago
2.

Sam Davidson    

TAJ also said:

"I always told my uncle Michael that I would take a bullet for him. I mean it today just as much as I meant it back then.

I hate that Wade made me do this, this way. But since my uncle Michael is no longer here to defend himself ... I WILL."

463 days ago
3.

King of TMZ    

I have been molested as a child too and I can tell Wade is lying.

463 days ago
4.

mike p    

Taj I am going to say what very few MJ fans and even yourself have not done. I think it is horrible what has happened to you and I hope you find peace in your own life. But I also wish that for Wade, I wish you had the strength to do that as well.
please show support for Wade. Part of the healing yourself is helping others of abuse.

facebook.com/waderobsonsupporters

463 days ago
5.

myopinion    

I totally agree with Taj!

463 days ago
6.

Elsa    

Wade molested Britney Spears, and she liked it.

463 days ago
7.

spader    

Michael Jackson was a pedo and it runs in the family, thanks Taj.

463 days ago
8.

Ojay21    

Nobody knows that he is lying.. I have been molested and never speak of it to anyone!! So I can we it happening, I guess all the other allegations against mj is false too.. Hmph!!

463 days ago
9.

ABB    

Molesting runs in the Jackson family.

463 days ago
10.

Ojay21    

The guy have past issues, it's like young girls scared to tell mommy that her boyfriend touched her because the mom lashes out and says she's lying.. Mj fans should back off a bit and please stfu taj

463 days ago
11.

Dose Of Reality    

So, what are the details about the how Taj stood up in a court of law and faced his abuser and how his peers mocked him in public school for having sex with a grown man who was super rich and powerful? How did he fair when he stood up under cross examination by a multimillion dollar law team.


Or did fans only expect that of Wade and the others.


Sorry, that's only what they expected of Wade.

463 days ago
12.

Bea    

This is the note Taj is referring to:

http://twitpic.com/cr0d2u

It was part of a memorabilia sale of MJ's items.

463 days ago
13.

lovegarrison    

All those gay guys lying on Michael, he aint the reason they swung the same way.

463 days ago
14.

Anni    

Taj i wish u all the best that u can go over it.

463 days ago
15.

UNLEVINED HARVEY    

Kaaaai$$$$$h money baby

463 days ago
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