The documentary examines disturbing claims by James Safechuck and Wade Robson that Jackson sexually abused them over a interval of a quantity of years after they’ve been children.
Jackson’s family has denied the allegations and condemned the documentary, calling it a “public lynching” and Jackson’s accusers “admitted liars,” in reference to sworn statements made by every Safechuck and Robson whereas Jackson was alive that he did not molest them.
The family moreover talked about of their assertion that “Michael was subjected to a thorough investigation which included a surprise raid of Neverland and other properties as well as a jury trial where Michael was found to be COMPLETELY INNOCENT.”
In 2003, Jackson was charged with seven counts of teenager molestation for allegations from a cancer-stricken boy invited to the star’s home. The boy talked about he was 13 when Jackson served him alcohol and fondled him.
Jackson was acquitted of the prices.
He maintained his innocence until his dying in 2009.
None of Jackson’s relations or supporters have been interviewed for the documentary.
Here’s some of what was provided in part two:
Prepared for testimony
In 1993, a 13-year-old accused Jackson of sexually molesting him repeatedly over a five-month interval.
The boy talked about that Jackson bathed with him, shared a mattress with him, gave him presents and fondled him.
Safechuck alleged that Jackson’s lawyer’s prepped him to defend Jackson to authorities.
“They did, like, a mock interview, kind of role playing the policeman or lawyer,” Safechuck talked about.
Robson talked about listening to from police delivered to ideas what he says Jackson knowledgeable him as a toddler.
“If anyone ever found out that we were doing any of these sorts of things, these sexual things, that he and I would go to jail for the rest of our lives,” Robson alleged. “It was terrifying.”
Both Safechuck and Robson spoke in assist of Jackson to investigators making an attempt into the 1993 allegations.
Robson and Safechuck’s mothers are featured inside the documentary, along with totally different relations.
The women talked about they believed Jackson when he talked about he was innocent of the 13-year-old’s allegations.
Stephanie Safechuck talked about Jackson knowledgeable her the boy’s father was out for money.
“I asked if he was angry with the boy, he said no, I’m not angry with him, and I thought what a good man,” she talked about. “What a good man Michael is, he’s not even mad at the child.”
Robson’s mother, Joy, talked about it was every Jackson’s claims of innocence and her son’s insistence to her that the star had on no account molested him that happy her of Jackson’s innocence.
News that Jackson had settle out of courtroom docket extra cemented that notion, she talked about.
“That to me proves that all it was about all along was money,” Joy Robson talked about. “How much money would make it OK for your child to be abused? Ten million? Twenty million? No amount of money would make that OK. If I thought that he had touched my son, I would not stop until he was behind bars.”
Stephanie Safechuck moreover talked about that after her son spoke out on behalf of Jackson, the singer forgave a low-interest mortgage he had made to her family for his or her home.
The well-known particular person wed Lisa Marie Presley, daughter of Elvis Presley, in 1994.
Safechuck talked about Jackson knowledgeable him such a marriage could happen.
“I remember Michael saying to me that he’s gonna have to have these public relationships with women so that people don’t think anything,” Safechuck talked about. “He would always say that he would have to get married at some point, but it wouldn’t mean anything.”
That marriage ended and in 1996, Jackson married Debbie Rowe with whom he had two children.
Why Safechuck and Robson are speaking out now
Both males talked about Jackson’s presence of their lives lessened as they grew older, together with that they heard from Jackson when he wished them to testify on his behalf regarding the 2003 charges.
Safechuck refused to, whereas Robson did.
The pair moreover spoke of emotional factors and breakdowns as they grew older, similtaneously their households talked in regards to the toll it took on them (Robson’s father was recognized with psychological illness and died by suicide.)
In declining to testify all through Jackson’s 2005 trial, Safechuck’s mother talked about he knowledgeable her Jackson wasn’t an outstanding specific particular person, nevertheless begged her to not inform anyone.
Robson went into treatment, he talked about, nevertheless wasn’t reliable alongside along with his therapist.
“I found a therapist trying to figure out what the hell was wrong with me,” he talked about. “I glided by method of the story of my life, and I glided by method of the story of my life with Michael, nevertheless merely the nice components, merely the inventive inspiration, the work, the buddies, all that stuff.
Both males had moreover married and have develop into fathers to sons.
Safechuck talked about, “I believe the abuse signs intensify when you might have children, prefer it ramps up much more. And you then see how harmless children are.”
“I believe having children form of shoves that in your face,” he added. “He’s getting nearer to the age I used to be once I was abused, so that’s troublesome to take care of it and see, watch him form of change into you at that age.”
Robson moreover talked about his son’s presence helped push him to come back again forward with the allegations as he began to picture his teenager being abused by Jackson within the equivalent method he talked about Jackson abused him.
He moreover talked about he felt the need to make up for not being reliable sooner than.
“I need to have the ability to converse the reality as loud as I needed to converse the lie for thus lengthy,” Robson talked about.