Macaulay Culkin Defends Michael Jackson:”He Never Did Anything To Me”
Actor Macaulay Caulkin opened up about his relationship with the late King of Pop Michael Jackson. He defended the singer when questioned about the sexual abuse claims.
According to Variety, Macaulay Culkin sat down with Esquire to discuss his personal life and relationship with Michael Jackson in an exclusive interview. Culkin was one of the biggest child stars of the 90s with his box office hits “Home Alone” and “Home Alone 2” and also starred in Jackson’s “Black and White” music video. The pair became friends but their friendship was questioned after claims about Jackson sexually abusing boys started to reach the public. Caulkin wanted to set the record straight:
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“I’m gonna begin with the line — it’s not a line, it’s the truth — he never did anything to me. I never saw him do anything. And especially at this flash point in time, I’d have no reason to hold anything back. The guy has passed on. If anything–I’m not gonna say it would be stylish or anything like that–but right now is a good time to speak up. And if I had something to speak up about, I would totally do it. But no, I never saw anything; he never did anything.”
Variety also noted that Culkin testified in court in defense of Jackson back in 2005 but that was the last time he saw him before his death in 2009.
The sexual abuse claims emerged fourteen years after Jackson’s HBO’s 2019 documentary “Leaving Neverland.” It revolved around the story of Jackson’s alleged victims Wade Robson and James Safechuck.
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