Michael Jackson accusers 'motivated by money', claims goddaughter

Michael Jackson

Thursday, April 11, 2019

The goddaughter of Michael Jackson has insisted the singer is innocent of the sexual abuse allegations against him.

Appearing on the drive show with Eamonn Holmes, 27-year-old Lucy Lester from Gloucestershire said the motivation behind those accusing Jackson of abuse was "definitely monetary".

"All I can say is what I've seen, what I feel is right. That's all I can say," she said.

"My opinion is based on knowing him. Not knowing him is how people in the media see him, but knowing him on a friend basis and being around him...".

Single mum Ms Lester, who is the daughter of child star Mark Lester, first met Jackson when she was 12-years-old.

“I never had the slightest inkling, saw or heard anything that made me feel uncomfortable," she added.

Allegations of abuse against Jackson were explored in the Channel 4 documentary Leaving Neverland, in which two men shared their experiences of growing up around the singer.

Since the allegations emerged, a number of radio stations stopped playing Jackson's music, but a large number of fans have maintained the singer is innocent.

Ms Lester's father, Mark Lester, told talkRADIO in March that he too believed that Jackson was innocent.

"These are horrendous allegations against a man who can’t defend himself because he’s not around any more," he said.

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