Wade Robson and James Safechuck, who are responsible for the HBO documentary, Leaving Neverland, have detailed their alleged sexual abuse allegations made against Michael Jackson. During an interview with CBS This Morning's, Gayle King, Robson said, “One of the ways I remember it starting is Michael just sort of starting to touch my legs and touch my crotch over my pants. It progressed to him performing oral sex on me, him showing me how to perform oral sex on him. A couple days prior to the abuse starting, he started touching me just in the sense of, like, hand on my leg, lots of hugs, kissing my forehead, rubbing my hand. So it'd been this kind of development of physical closeness that was happening already that felt like a father. It just felt amazing.”
He continued, “As Michael started doing these sexual acts, he started talking to me about, 'God brought us together. We love each other… And this is how we show each other our love.'”
Safechuck then spoke on his experience with Jackson, saying, “He introduced me to masturbation. He said I taught him how to French kiss. And then it moves onto oral sex. . . It's in the context of a loving, close relationship. There's no alarm bells going off in your head or any thoughts like that. Really, it's just, 'I love this person and we're trying to make each other happy.' He said I was his first, but even as a kid, you don't even know what that means. So you're lovers and you're best friends…”
He added, “You just feel really connected to someone, and you just love them intensely.”
The men later shared why they decided to make the film. Robson explained, “This is the truth of what happened, but the reason for me to tell it now, the reason to do this film, is so much bigger than Michael. It’s so much bigger than me and James… If I never had a son, I might still be in silence. I think there’s a really good chance. I had become so disconnected from myself as a little boy over the years… I had no kind of concept or care for, in my mind, little Wade.”
Robson continued, “I started having visions or images of what happened to me, happening to my son. And I saw images of Michael doing it to my son. And that was the first time that those kinds of thoughts in relation to Michael ever had an extremely negative, scary, emotional reaction in me. It was once… I could really understand this is what a little boy looks like and feels like and thinks like and behaves like and this is what innocence feels like. And that was me.”
Safechuck added, “For me, the lawsuit was about fighting back for little James. Nobody fought for me as a kid, but I’m old enough now to fight for myself. There’s still a bit of love and there’s still, it’s almost like a guilt, for saying the truth. Like I betrayed him. It’s like I still have that old wiring, that’s still there. So my relationship or my understanding of my relationship with him… it needs a lot of work.”
MICHAEL JACKSON HAD A 10-YEAR FBI INVESTIGATION ON HIM
In other news, during a recent radio interview, Michael Jackson's nephew, Taj Jackson, has denied all allegations against his uncle and has accused Wade Robson and James Safechuck of perjury because they apparently testified under oath that they had not been sexually assaulted by the singer.
Taj also revealed that the FBI investigated his uncle for 10 years. He said, “He had a secret 10 year investigation going on him that no one knew about, 300 pages of documents not one shred of evidence. They would have locked him up.”
He added that the investigation was a result of the sexual abuse allegations against Jackson.
AUDIO: TAJ JACKSON SAYS MICHAEL JACKSON WAS INVESTIGATED BY THE FBI
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