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T.J. Jackson took the stand today.
The son of Michael Jackson's brother Tito testified in the late singer's wrongful death trial against AEG Live, where he spoke about the recent troubles faced by his cousin Paris Jackson and recalled the close relationship she had with her father.
"Paris has a heart of gold, but the loss of my uncle has hit her at a different level," T.J. said.
"She is in a tough spot, but we are loving her and helping her getting her where she should be," and added that he thinks the paparazzi is making it hard for the kids to grieve.
T.J. admitted that things are especially hard for Paris, because "she was daddy's girl. My uncle was her world. My uncle gave her more love. And for it to be taken away, it has been very challenging for the girl. For all of them."
During his cross examination by AEG attorney Jessica Stebbins Bina, the 34-year-old shared the last time he saw his uncle, which was a month and 11 days before he died at the 40th anniversary dinner for his grandparents.
"He was happy," T.J. told the jury. "He was talking about kids and making jokes. He was happy and jolly and I was happy to see him and the kids."
And then Jackson revealed some information that some may not have known about the late King of Pop—he wanted to expand his brood.
"I wanted more kids, and he wanted more kids, so we talked about that," T.J. said. "He asked me if I was going to London and I said "100 percent" and he gave me a hug."
The wrongful death case was brought on by Michael's mother, Katherine Jackson, on behalf of her son's estate, against promoter AEG Live. The Jackson matriarch claims AEG negligently handled her son's medical care by hiring Dr. Murray and therefore played a role in his death from a propofol overdose.