Michael Jackson’s pals release Amazon doc slamming Leaving Neverland accusers and claiming these 5 points PROVE he was innocent
MICHAEL Jackson’s friends and supporters have branded his accusers “liars” and “money-grabbers” as they point to “five big holes” in the case against him.
Their claims come in a new film released as a direct rebuttal to the sensational HBO expose Finding Neverland which detailed abuse allegations from Wade Robson and James Safechuck.
‘Michael Jackson: Chase the Truth’ – available on Amazon – features interviews with the star’s defenders including biographer Mike Smallcombe, former child star Mark Lester and ex-bodyguard Matt Fiddes.
Oliver actor Lester, who was best friends with the Thriller singer, is seen branding Leaving Neverland “unbalanced” adding: “It made me feel sick.”
And Fiddes and Smallcombe then hit back at many of the claims made in the infamous documentary, directed by Dan Reed.
Here are the rebuttals made in Michael Jackson:Chase the Truth…
Train station ‘abuse’
Safechuck’s claims that he was molested in a train station between 1988 and 1992 have been called into question[/caption]
In Finding Neverland, James Safechuck claimed Jacko molested him between 1988 and 1992 including inside a small room in the railway station at the star’s sprawling ranch in California.
However, Smallcombe claims the station wasn’t even built until 1994.
He said: “I managed to get hold of the construction permits which showed that the train station wasn’t approved for construction until September 1993.
“There is a picture on Getty Images, taken on August 25, 1993 by photographer Steven Starr, which shows that work on the station hadn’t even started on that date.”
Jacko’s secret ‘sex room’
Safechuck also claimed Jackson sexually abused him in a private box in Neverland’s movie theatre which had a one-way glass so no one could see inside.
The implication was that the star had built the room just so he could abuse children.
However, bodyguard Fiddes claims the room was ALREADY built when the star bought Neverland.
He said: “It does have a secret room, but that was built before he bought Neverland.
“It is quite standard for houses of that magnitude to have a panic room.. and that is was we are talking about here.
“We are not talking about a sex abuse room here.”
Hidden alarms in the floor
Michael Jackson’s former bodyguard Matt Fiddes seen with the star[/caption]
Leaving Neverland claimed the King of Pop used alarms, bells and one-way glass to alert him to anyone approaching the alleged sex chambers.
It was alleged the bells lined a series of doors which led to Jackson’s master bedroom which would alert the entertainer to anyone approaching the suite.
Fiddes said: “A lot of people make this big deal about an alarm that when you walk up to Michael Jackson’s bedroom an alarm goes off – that is completely true.
“I have worked for a lot of big superstars and they have alarms too…so they can get to their escape room.”
The Grand Canyon claim
Wade Robson claimed he was sexually abused on his first trip to Neverland in 1990[/caption]
It was claimed Jackson abused Wade Robson at Neverland after his family were sent on a trip to the Grand Canyon by the star.
Wade said he was left alone with Jacko for five days at Neverland.
However, Smallcombe claims both the youngster and his mother defended Jackson while speaking to investigators in 1993.
He said: “His mother, Joy Robson, testified under oath in a deposition in 1993/1994 in relation to the Jordie Chandler case that Wade had actually gone with them on that trip to the Grand Canyon, before the entire family returned to Neverland for the second time the following weekend.
“Joy Robson had no reason to lie about this; she openly admitted that Wade stayed with Jackson alone on other occasions.”
What else was claimed in Leaving Neverland?
In the documentary, Robson and Safechuck claimed Jackson had abused them after befriending them as young children.
Safechuck, now 41, claimed he was molested until he was 14, including in a room at a train station on the Neverland Ranch.
Child dancer Robson, now 36, claims he was molested at Neverland Ranch by the King of Pop when he was aged just seven.
The documentary was branded a “horror film” in the US after its debut revealed gruesome accounts from the alleged victims .
It left audience members shocked with graphic abuse claims including how Jacko gave one of the boys jewellery for sex.
However, the Jackson family have hit back at the allegations and compared the hounding of Michael to a “public lynching”.
It was all about the money
The new Amazon documentary also details how Robson and Safechuck took out an unsuccessful civil action against the Jackson estate before making Finding Neverland.
Courts in LA ruled that the singer’s estate could not be held accountable for any alleged crimes he may ave committed.
British writer Smallcombe, who penned a biography about Jackson, said that with all Jackson accusers “it’s always been about money”.
Former bodyguard Fiddes added: “There’s no evidence. It’s always money, it’s always financial.”
The film also addresses the fact that both Robson and Safechuck defended Jackson under oath at various times when they were younger.
Smallcombe said: “While it can’t completely be ruled out that Michael Jackson abused Safechuck and Robson.. you never know.
“I can’t sit here and say Michael Jackson is innocent and this definitely didn’t happen but what I can say is that at least half a dozen things are inconsistent.”
He added: “When money is involved you need to be wary. Jimmy and Wade are perjurers.”
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Michael Jackson strongly denied all allegations of sexual misconduct made against him.
Jackson and Safechuck were companions in the late 1980s and 1990s[/caption]
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