Photo of Azja Pryor- Courtesy of karaphotography.com
Azja Pryor, Friend of Michael Jackson, who testified on his behalf during the 2005 trial, is pleading to Gavin Arvizo to tell the truth.
Gavin is now, a young man and hopefully able to make his own decisions.
We are appealing to the heart of this young man, to find the courage to come forward and clear Michael Jackson's name.
This May 25, MJ's fans will go to Twitter and tweet message of encouragement directly to Gavin. All of the tweets will include;
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Tweets on May 25th -are to Demand Justice and defend Mjs' legacy!
We ask you to" be MIKELIKE" in your tweets to Gavin- so, the young man - can find it in his heart, to tell the truth, finally!
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Here is Azja's letter...
Dear Gavin, Star, Davellin, and Janet:
After Michael's tragic death last week, I have to say that all the negative feelings I've had towards your family following the outrageous claims made by you Gavin and your mother Janet--against Michael--came back to me tenfold. The pain, disappointment, anger, and betrayal I feel towards you simply cannot be put into
You have shown me that your greed, lies, and personal gain override any "morals" your family claims to have; and you have proven yourselves to be the kind of people capable of turning your back on the very person who came to your rescue when you were most desperate.
The fact that you falsely accused Michael of the most heinous of acts, and made
his life a living hell in what would become his last years is unthinkable; and I am sure some would say, unforgivable. In your attempts to destroy him once again, you, Gavin, accused the man you called your "best friend" of the one thing that you (and everyone else) knew would completely turn his life inside out.
You took the one thing we all know that Michael cared about most in life--children,
especially children who are suffering, and you tried to turn it into a bad thing. You Janet, as a parent, allowed this, encouraged this, and went forward with the awful lies in an attempt to destroy Michael Jackson and swindle money from him.
Shame on you!
This man did nothing but help your family in their darkest hour. I know Michael was just like my family. We were all pulled into your woeful stories and shared your family's plight as Gavin fought for his life during his battle with cancer. Gavin, you told me that Michael's love helped cure you of cancer.
Your entire family praised Michael privately to everyone who would listen, yet turned against him so viciously in public. I have remained silent for many years, but I can no longer do so. Right now I struggle to find the words to adequately write this letter, as I am so filled with anger towards you and pain for the Jackson family.
You call yourself Christians. If this is true I call on you, Gavin, and your mother Janet to finally do the right thing for Michael in death that you never did during his days here on earth. You need to completely exonerate Michael's name and legacy from the awful, disgusting claims you made against him.
Claims and allegations that you and I both know are completely false and utterly ridiculous. Whatever your motives at the time to create such accusations are now minute and unimportant.
It is much bigger than you.
We are speaking on this man's legacy; a man who positively touched lives around the world. A man who is arguably the greatest entertainer the world will ever know. Michael is someone who shared in your family's pain; opened his home to you and included you in his very own family. He was a human being who never deserved any of this.
Gavin and Janet, you can change your identity and try to hide from the public scrutiny, but ultimately, you cannot hide from the wrath of God's judgment. This is
the right thing to do. It is the very least you can do for Michael, his children, and
Gavin you are now 19 years old, no longer an impressionable young boy under you mother's guidance, nor are you a pawn in this grand scheme to assassinate Michael's character. I know your heart, and I know that you are capable of doing what is right. Clear Michael's name of your ugly accusations once and for all. You owe it to him. You owe it to his family. And you owe it to God. Let's finally give Michael the ability to completely rest in peace.
"Lies run Sprints - Truth Runs Marathons- Michael Jackson"
For those who suggest we do nothing about this injustice - I share with you the following and ask you to " Look at the Man in the Mirror"
THEY CAME FIRST for the Communists,
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist.
THEN THEY CAME for the Jews,
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew.
THEN THEY CAME for the trade unionists,
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist.
THEN THEY CAME for me
and by that time no one was left to speak up."
There are plenty of role models in this world. I certainly have mine. There are the Nelson Mandelas, Maya Angelous, Bill Clintons of this world.
We watch in awe and listen to their courageous words and actions.
Then, there are the “Silent heroes”. Those men and women, who are living their lives, going to work and raising their children. Many of those people, do what they have to do to make their way in the world.
Most of them, we will never know their names, and yet their contributions are as significant .
Azja Pryor is one of those “Silent Heroes:, a dedicated mother , who made a decision to put it all on the line to speak the truth, for a friend.
That friend, was Michael Jackson.
Last year, Azja wrote an open letter to Arvizo family, the family that accused Michael Jackson of child molestation during the 2005 trial.
Azja appealed to the better nature of the Arvizo family. She urged them to finally tell the truth and clear his name.
Azja did not have to do this , she could, have continued to live her life. But , what Azja did was all about integrity.
It is a true measure of character, to put yourself out there for someone, who needs your help. Azja spoke Truth to Power.
The power of a horrendous lie, that threatens the legacy of Michael Jackson.
And this, was not the first time for Azja. During the 2005 trial, Azja took the stand and testified on Michael’s behalf. She spoke her truth about the Arvizo family and the true nature of their connection to Michael. She testified with conviction and honesty. Many believe, myself included , that Azja’s testimony helped in Michael’s acquittal.
What Azja did on the stand that day and her dedication to Michael and the truth, was an act of true courage. And this was at a time, when courage was on short supply, from many of Michael’s celebrity friends , who had all but abandoned him, when he needed their support the most.
Azja Pryor was there for MJ! In the year since, Michael’s passing, it sometimes, is hard to tell the good guys from the villains.
When Michael’s “so-called” friends . seem more intent on using his passing for their own career advancement.
Azja Pryor is a shining example of integrity, finding the grace to do what, may not be popular, but doing what is right.
For many of Michael Jackson Fan’s... Azja Pryor is a hero! and we thank God for her!