Michael Jackson concert films aired to distract from documentary

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March 7, 2019

Robson said he had testified in 2005 on behalf of Jackson, who was ultimately acquitted of those sexual abuse charges, because 'if I was to question Michael and my story with my Michael, it would mean I would have to question everything in my life'.

Safechuck recalled during part one of the documentary when Jackson first invited him and his family to have dinner with him at the famous Hayvenhurst house, before the alleged abuse began.

HBO's "Leaving Neverland" documentary draws back the curtain on one of the most disturbing, and polarizing, cases in pop culture history. It was there that Jackson is alleged to have abused Safechuck and Robson, on separate occasions. In fact, child star Corey Feldman, who was a close friend of Jackson, took issue with the portrayal of the singer in the documentary.

If karma is real after @Oprah is laid to rest, which I hope is many years from now, ppl will come out of the woodwork to lie on, betray and besmirch her name the way it is being done to Michael Jackson. "He would run drills with me where we'd be in the hotel room and he would pretend like somebody was coming in and you had to get dressed as fast as possible without making noise". Michael was a god to me.

He adds: "Yeah, I don't like looking at the jewellery".

According to Safechuck, Jackson's abuse wasn't simply sexual but deeply psychological as well, and the grooming process they allegedly underwent at his hands instilled in them a deep fear of exposing the truth.

'They are going to come forward when the time is right for them'. "I was, and I think my mother and my whole family, was already surrendered before I ever met him".

Piers concluded: "Anyway we don't know - he's not here - but the documentary is pretty harrowing to watch, isn't it?"

While as children they both denied that these things happened and even defended Jackson in court it's now as 30-year-old men do they fully understand what they endured was abuse and not love.

Fans of the singer were less than convinced by Leaving Neverland and were quick to criticise HBO for its decision to air the movie, calling it a "cheap shot" and a "one sided and totally biased portrait" of the allegations.

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