Michael Jackson's Nephew Hits Back at Claim He Married Lisa Marie Presley to Get Elvis' Music
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"My uncle LOVED Lisa Marie Presley," Taj insists, after a woman who once worked for the King of Pop claimed otherwise.

Michael Jackson's nephew is defending his late uncle against claims the singer only married Lisa Marie Presley to get his hands on the rights to Elvis Presley's music catalog.

"My uncle LOVED Lisa Marie Presley," Taj Jackson tweeted along with a link to an article posted by The Sun. "He told me and my brothers this many times over the years. It was genuine. He felt she was his equal, didn't want his money and could truly understand his life."

"This is [a] shameful article, and your source is a proven liar," he added. "Anyone else see a pattern?"

The source quoted in the article is 56-year-old Adrian McManus, a maid who worked for the King of Pop when he was married to Lisa Marie.

"What I felt with Lisa Marie, she was very kind," McManus told the publication. "I think that Lisa really truly had a thing for Michael. I think she really liked him, and the sad part is, I had read notes that Michael had in his bedroom."

McManus said she once saw a "to-do board" in Jackson's room. On it, she claims, there was a note that read, "Got to acquire the song list for Elvis."

"It was pinned up on a piece of paper in ink, next to notes saying things like, 'I want to heal the universe' and 'I want to walk hand-in-hand with Prince Andrew's children," McManus said, adding she thought MJ's note about Elvis' music was a "business plan, like when he bought the Beatles catalog."

"So I don't think he was being genuine to her," McManus added. "He wanted Elvis' legacy, and I think Lisa was kind of played for a fool, sad to say. But I think she learned."

Michael and Lisa Marie first got together in 1993 and married a year later, right around the time the singer began facing scrutiny over a string of close friendships with young boys. The accusations at the time were similar to claims made in the in HBO's two-part docuseries, "Leaving Neverland."

James Safechuck, one of the men who claimed in the documentary that he was raped by Jackson, said the late singer told him his relationships with women were all for show.

"I remember Michael saying he was going to have to have these public relationships with women so people wouldn't think anything," he alleged. "He would always say he was going to get married. He said, 'One day, I am going to have to go get married, but it wasn't going to mean anything.'"

Presley filed for divorce in 1996.

"There was a very profound point in the marriage when he had to make a decision," she told Oprah in 2010. "Was it the drugs and the sort of vampires, or me? And he pushed me away." By vampires, she meant bad people in Jackson's life.

"I loved taking care of him," she added. "It was one of the highest points in my life when things were going really well, and he and I were united. It was a very profound time of my life."

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