Michael Jackson 'feared for his life' over his sex abuse allegations, it has been revealed.
His cousin Keith Kackson, 55, has told how the superstar feared somebody would kill him.
The allegations come as the Jackson family file an £80m lawsuit to stop 'Leaving Neverland' documentary from being released.
His cousin says Michael's mother and children are deeply distressed by the controversial HBO film that aired at the Sundance Film Festival.
Keith defends the late performer claiming he 'loved kids' and that he donated millions to help children all over the world.
And slammed the claims against the 'King of Pop', saying that he was now concerned for Michael's mother Katherine, 87, and his children, Prince, 22, Paris, 20, and Prince 'Blanket' Michael III, 17.
He told the UK Mirror newspaper: "Michael loved kids, he loved his own kids and he loved kids in general like he did his own. It's a shame that he's gone and the family has to defend him now.
"'Michael gave away millions of dollars to try to help people, save kids' lives and help cancer patients.'"
The Jackson estate accuses HBO of breaching a contract that was signed by the singer back in 1992 when his 'Dangerous World Tour' aired on the premium cable channel.
The film does this by suggesting that Jackson molested children while he was on the Dangerous World Tour.
"It is hard to imagine a more direct violation of the non-disparagement clause," declares the suit.
Keith - who is the son of the brother of Michael's father Joe Jackson - told the newspaper that Wade Robson and James Safechuck would never have come forward had Jackson not died of a prescription drug overdose aged 50 back in 2009.
He revealed how Michael's mother, Katherine Jackson, sobbed at his mother Bobby's house as raids were carried out by police at the Neverland Ranch in 2003.
She was distraught after Michael told her that he was scared someone was going to take the law into their own hands and kill him.
'Leaving Neverland' is set to air on HBO March 3 and 4.
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