Michael Jackson’s sister LaToya Jackson alleged he was a paedophile in shocking footage unearthed from an MTV interview in 1993.
LaToya, 62, claimed she had seen hush money cheques paid to youngsters for ‘very, very large sums.’
She made the accusations after the father of 13-year-old Jordy Chandler accused the King of Pop of molesting his son – there was a subsequent settlement.
Speaking to MTV in the unearthed video from 1993, LaToya says: ‘Michael is my brother, I love him a great deal but I cannot, and will not, be a silent collaborator of his crimes against small, innocent children.
‘If I remain silent then it means I fuel the guilt and humiliation these children are feeling and I think it’s very wrong.’
The comments have come to light after HBO’s bombshell documentary aired on television for the first time this week.
There had been persistent rumours throughout Jackson’s life, but no allegations were ever substantiated.
LaToya asked pertinent questions in the footage which will leave some dumbfounded as to why it had not been widely circulated before.
She said: ‘Now you stop and think for one second and you tell me, what 35-year-old man is going to take a little boy and stay with him for 30 days?
‘And take another boy and stay with him for five days in a room and never leave the room? How many of you out there are 35 years old?
‘How many would take little kids and do that? That are nine, 10, 11 years old? I love my brother but it’s wrong. I don’t want to see these kids hurt.’
LaToya continued: ‘I am a victim myself and I know what it feels like. These kids are going to be scarred for the rest of their lives and I don’t want to see any more innocent, small children being affected this way.
‘I love Michael very dearly but I feel even more sorry for these children because they don’t have a life anymore, they don’t.’
In the video she also claimed she was abused by her father.
At the time of the interview she was estranged from her family and had been accused of slandering her brother to make money.
She later retracted the claims she had made, saying her then husband had convinced her to denounce her brother.
The four-hour two-part documentary – which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this year – has made sure those allegations continue a decade after he died of an overdose.
The abuse alleged in the film was so appalling there were counsellors on hand for traumatised viewers.
Jackson’s estate has denied wrongdoing and filed a $100 million (£76m) lawsuit against HBO.
The 53-page complaint, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, claims HBO was violating a ‘non-disparagement’ agreement by airing the documentary.
‘Ten years after his passing, there are still those out to profit from his enormous worldwide success and take advantage of his eccentricities,’ the suit claimed.