Michael Jackson was one of the most famous musicians of all time. Not only did he produce music that has stood the test of time (almost everything he did is still spectacularly good), he became so much more than a music icon. But Jackson’s pristine image as a pop star was sullied after some young people came forward to accuse him of child molestation.
Although Jackson defeated the allegations in court, a new documentary titled Leaving Neverland has revealed more allegations. And now that the first images of the documentary have been published to Instagram as of Wednesday, January 30, 2019, people are clamoring to learn more. Why? That’s because new allegations have come forward that accuse Jackson of raping children while they were at his ranch.
Two of the five photos from the documentary feature two accusers. They are Wade Robson and James Safechuck. These men claim that they were boys when Michael Jackson raped them at his ranch. The images feature the men at the age they were when the alleged sexual abuse occurred.
Robson shared his story first. He met Michael Jackson when he was only five-years-old. Robson was entered in a dance competition in Australia. Safechuck was nine-years-old when he first met Jackson. They met at a Pepsi brand photo shoot.
During the dance competition, Robson (pictured above) and other young people competed to see who could execute Michael Jackson’s signature dance moves the best. At the time, Robson had the pleasure of meeting Jackson. And two years later, Jackson invited Robson to hang out with him at his Neverland Ranch while the young boy was going to be in the United States. Jackson then convinced the boy’s family to remain in the country.
Robson claims that Jackson began sexually assaulting him shortly after that. He was just seven at the time.
Safechuck’s story (pictured above as a boy) is a bit different. As mentioned, they met at a Pepsi commercial set. And because Jackson was so smitten by the young boy, he invited him to join him on the Bad tour. Safechuck claims that Jackson abused him throughout the album tour.
When Leaving Neverland screened at the Sundance Film Festival, Michael Jackson’s family issued a rare statement.
“Michael always turned the other cheek, and we have always turned the other cheek when people have gone after members of our family – that is the Jackson way. But we can’t just stand by while this public lynching goes on… Michael is not here to defend himself. Otherwise, these allegations would not have been made.”
Jackson’s nephew Taj, the son of Tito, aired his frustration on Twitter.
“To all the sponsors of @Sundance. I suggest you do your own homework on Wade Robson and James Safechuck (pictured above),” read one of the tweets. “By supporting their lies, you are now part of this, and we will remember that when everything implodes. You can’t plead ignorance anymore.”
Back in 2016, Robson (pictured) filed a lawsuit against Jackson’s estate demanding $1.5 billion in damages. In the complaint, the Australian-born dancer alleged he was raped by Jackson for seven years until he reached age fourteen.
CLICK NEXT BELOW TO SEE MORE
Pregnant Chihuahua Has Big Belly But After 10th Puppy Arrives Foster Mom Learns Her Even Bigger Secret Woman Pulls Over When She Sees a Trash Bag Walking Down the Street