It didn’t take long following the premiere of HBO’s Leaving Neverland for the media to turn to actor and activist Corey Feldman. It’s no secret that Michael Jackson befriended a number of Hollywood child stars including Emmanuel Lewis, Macaulay Culkin, and Corey Feldman. Feldman was always Michael Jackson’s greatest advocates. When last year’s headlines circulated on Corey Feldman’s own claims of sexual abuse in Hollywood, a 1993 police interview was revisited. It was during that tape that Corey Feldman stated, on the record, that Michael Jackson never sexually abused him.
He is still standing by those claims.
Corey Feldman tweeted his response to Leaving Neverland and ultimately went on HLN to clarify his position. Making it clear that Michael Jackson never was inappropriate with him, he wanted to ensure people did not silence the accusers: Wade Robson and Jimmy Safechuck.
Robson and Safechuck are under intense scrutiny by Michael Jackson’s supporters and family members who disbelieve their claims and say the men are only speaking out now due to personal gain.
While the public debates Leaving Neverland and its impact on Michael Jackson’s legacy, other people are paying close attention to something Corey Feldman stated.
In his initial tweets, Corey Feldman responded to Wade Robson’s and Jimmy Safechuck’s description of their relationship and interaction with Michael Jackson.
He specifically stated that his experiences were the same as Wade Robson’s and Jimmy Safechuck’s up until the stories of abuse.
Corey Feldman stated the following.
“All I know is what I experienced, and yes, every experience was the same…right up to the sex part! That is where it becomes LaLa Land.”
You may read the full comment below.
#Neverland OK I WATCHED IT ALL I KNOW IS WHAT I EXPERIENCED, & YES EVERY EXPERIENCE WAS THE SAME….RIGHT UP 2 THE SEX PART! THAT IS WHERE IT BECOMES LALA LAND, INSTEAD OF NEVERLAND 4 ME. WE NEVER SPOKE ABOUT SEX OTHER THAN A FEW WARNINGS ABOUT HOW SEX WAS SCARY, & DANGEROUS. MJ
— Corey Feldman (@Corey_Feldman) March 4, 2019
Though initial reaction to the statement was that Corey was decrying Wade Robson’s and Jimmy Safechuck’s accounts, others are discussing if the similarities between the scenarios are actually a verification that the alleged activities may have occurred.
Michael Jackson isn’t alive to defend himself and many people feel that because of that, HBO never should have aired Leaving Neverland.
The Michael Jackson estate has filed a $100 million lawsuit against HBO while Leaving Neverland’s distribution rights continue to be sold worldwide.
What do you think about Wade Robson’s and Jimmy Safechuck’s allegations? Do you believe Corey Feldman’s statement backs them up?