Detroit native and Motown legend Diana Ross is the latest celebrity to jump to Michael Jackson's defense amid decades-long allegations of child molestation, underage grooming, and pedophilia.
The 74-year-old diva took to Twitter Saturday afternoon to elicit the power of her 1965 hit with the Supremes, "Stop! In The Name of Love."
The sentiment was not a statement about Jackson's past alleged abuse of Wade Robson and James Safechuck, both of whom shared their accounts of molestation as children during the airing of the HBO documentary Leaving Neverland earlier this month. Her message was aimed at those who continue to find Jackson guilty.
"I believe and trust that Michael Jackson was and is a magnificent incredible force to me and to many others. STOP IN THE NAME OF LOVE"
This is what’s on my heart this morning. I believe and trust that Michael Jackson was and is A magnificent incredible force to me and to many others.— Ms. Ross (@DianaRoss) March 23, 2019
STOP IN THE NAME OF LOVE
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