MICHAEL Jackson’s youngest son Blanket has stopped talking since the shocking Leaving Neverland aired, his guardian said.
The 17-year-old, whose real name is Prince Michael Jackson II and is also nicknamed “Biji”, is said to be refusing to say a word.
It is reportedly in response to the bombshell documentary that claims The King of Pop sexually abused a number of young boys.
His accusers, Wade Robson and James Safechuck, have alleged he groomed and raped them over a number of years.
And the documentary, which was shown on Channel 4 this week, is said to have hit the Jackson family hard.
Taj Jackson, who is Michael Jackson’s nephew and Blanket’s guardian, says the teen is refusing to speak.
He told the Victoria Derbyshire show: “Biji is the most talkative kid at school and he isn’t talking anymore. We’re all worried about him.”
Concerns have previously been voiced about Blanket being isolated living on the huge Jackson estate.
His godfather, Mark Lester, Jackson’s former best friend, revealed he thought it was unhealthy for the youngster to be so hidden away.
He told the Sun: “They try and shield him from the outside world, which may be not such a good thing. Shield them from certain things, certainly, but to keep him isolated is not right.
“He kept himself to himself. He would just immerse himself in his own little world.
“The Jackson estate don’t want him to make money for anyone else. He’s an heir to a billion-dollar trust.
“They have trust issues, especially with people who may think they want to take advantage of either Blanket, Paris or Prince (Blanket’s 22-year-old brother) for their own financial gain.
“When you get super-wealthy you become very guarded and very mistrustful of a lot of people. It’s just sad that this money issue would get in the way of them actually being able to have good friends.”