Janet Jackson Says She Was “Guilty By Association” While Speaking On The Effect Of MJ’s Child Molestation Scandal On Her Career!

YourBlackWorld.net, By Victor Omondi, Posted January 19th 2022

Janet Jackson has spoken out about how the child molestation allegations against her late brother Michael Jackson impacted her own career.

Janet has opened up about her relationship with Michael, one of two brothers she felt she was closest to in their enormous family, in a new teaser for “Janet,” a two-night, four-hour documentary premiering later this month. Did the allegations brought forward against Michael affect Janet’s career?

Janet is blunt: “Yeah … guilty by association.”


“They build you up, and then once you get there, they’re so quick to tear you down,” she says in the trailer for the documentary, referring to the way she was treated after her 2004 Super Bowl performance with Justin Timberlake during which her breast was briefly exposed due to a “wardrobe malfunction.”

Timberlake appears to have requested Jackson to perform with him again for the 2018 Super Bowl halftime show, according to one scene in the new teaser. It looks like the documentary will explain why she didn’t accompany him.

Joe Jackson’s “vision” to get his kids out of their Gary, Indiana, hometown by forming The Jackson 5 is explored in the trailer. “There were times when I didn’t understand where I actually fit in,” Janet Jackson recalls. “My father was very strict. He was in charge of my life, my career. My father said, ‘you’re going to sing.’ “

“There’s a great deal of scrutiny that comes with having that last name,” she adds.

“Malfunction: The Dressing Down of Janet Jackson,” the most recent segment of the documentary series “The New York Times Presents” was released in November and focused on the disproportionate response directed towards Janet following the 2004 Super Bowl incident.

Aside from Janet’s participation, the teaser promises major all-star appearances from Missy Elliot, Whoopi Goldberg, Mariah Carey, Ciara, Regina King, Tyler Perry, Samuel L. Jackson, Teyana Taylor, Janelle Monáe and Paula Abdul. Also present: Rebbie Jackson, the eldest of the Jackson children at 71, and their 91-year-old mother, Katherine Jackson.