The Dee Dee Jackson Foundation will be receiving one of Mothers In Crisis’ HOPEE (Helping Others Practice Enduring Empowerment) awards during April National Month of Hope this year. Rosalind Tompkins will interview TJ Jackson live on her Think Hope Podcast on February 9, 2021 at 8:00PM EST. In addition to discussing the Dee Dee Jackson Foundation’s mission and vision going forward, they will talk about how he’s coping now and about his new solo music career.
On January 8th, three songs were released by Jacksons!
In less than a year TJ Jackson has released his first two debut EPs Obsession and Damaged and a total of five official music videos that has garnered over 1 million views on YouTube. In recent months TJ has done national interviews on radio (SIRIUS XM), TV (WGN), press (BET.com) as well as international outlets (BBC Radio Diario Nuevo). Although in person international promotional plans have been delayed due to Covid-19, TJ continues to accumulate a strong and loyal fan base for his solo career that is passionate and excited for his next move. With his next two years of releases already tentatively planned, TJ Jackson is on a mission to make his own mark within the accomplished Jackson family legacy by making music that “will last well beyond today.”
On 30 October 2020 Paris Jackson released her solo debut single and music video “Let Down”, a song that started in her bedroom with just a guitar and is about coping with the heartache after her breakup from Gabriel Glenn. Paris turned her pain into art and describes her ethereal acoustic sound as alternative folk. Now, Paris Jackson's solo debut album wilted with 11 songs is released (13 November 2020) and available on all digital music platforms worldwide.
Release: 13 November 2020
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01. Colide 2:54
02. Undone 4:41
03. Repair 4:16
04. Cosmic 4:10
05. Dead Sea 4:21
06. Let Down 4:16
07. Eyelids 3:25
08. Scorpio Rising 4:07
09. Freight Train 3:11
10. Wilted 4:26
11. Another Spring 4:50
Taryll Jackson dropped his debut music video with an acoustic version of his latest single "Make It Right", as well as a special video version featuring his sons Bryce and Adren!
Paris Jackson is following in her famous father's footsteps. She released her first solo single and music video, "Let Down," from her upcoming debut album Wilted that will be out November 13th. Paris describes her acoustic sound as alternative folk. "Let Down," a song that she wrote in her bedroom with only her guitar, tells the story of a breakup that was inspired by her own personal life. Paris formed The Soundflowers with musician boyfriend Gabriel Glenn in 2018. They split in August this year.
A California judge dismissed, without room to amend, James Safechuck’s claim against Michael Jackson’s corporations. Safechuck, along with Wade Robson, alleged that Michael Jackson’s companies MJJ Ventures and MJJ Productions were responsible for the “most sophisticated child sex abuse operation in history”. Robson and Safechuck are essentially arguing that these companies were formed solely to procure children for Michael Jackson to abuse, and are now seeking financial compensation (of undisclosed numbers) for negligence and inflicted emotional distress. Their attempts to collect financial compensation (despite apparently not wanting money for Leaving Neverland) from the Michael Jackson Estate is what film director Dan Reed says they consider “justice”. However, after 7+ years of claims, not a single corroborating witness has been found to substantiate the claims of Robson or Safechuck.
Their initial cases targeted the Michael Jackson Estate, with Robson arguing that he waited so long to file his lawsuit because he did not know he could sue the Michael Jackson estate. In that case, the judge ruled that “no rational fact-finder could possibly believe” Robson’s sworn statement. The next cases, then targeting MJJ Productions and MJJ Ventures, were again dismissed in 2017.
In his recently amended complaint, Judge Young determined that the claims against MJJ Productions and MJJ Ventures have not been adequately argued and that Jackson’s corporations could not be held responsible for the alleged actions of Michael Jackson himself. It is Safechuck’s third time being dismissed by a California court. It is also the second judge to review their cases and rule a dismissal. Wade Robson, whose claims and arguments are almost identical to Safechuck, is likely to be dismissed as well. Both men have continuously added to their claims over the years, even though corroborating witnesses and evidence have consistently failed to materialize.
However, even after seven long years of failed litigation, Vince Finaldi (Safechuck and Robson’s lawyer) is likely to file yet another appeal on Safechuck’s behalf. Though Leaving Neverland brought more public attention to James Safechuck and Wade Robson, it has failed to give their claims anymore leeway through the court system as they’d hoped. It is likely, however, that both men will continue to exhaust their options in their quest for financial compensation.
Credit to @MJJRespository on Twitter for court updates and coverage.
Read the final ruling here: https://mjjr.net/docs/2020-10-20-Final-Ruling-Safechuck-Demurrer.pdf
TJ Jackson dropped his latest hot new Lo Fi and Chill Hop vibed new single "Damaged"! Now available on your favorite streaming platform!