Leaving Neverland, the scathing documentary about Michael Jackson’s alleged child sexual abuse has taken the world by storm, and now, in a follow-up TV interview, the late icon’s accusers have continued to speak out.
During an appearance on CBS This Morning on Thursday, February 27, Wade Robson and James Safechuck detailed their bizarre experiences with the King of Pop, saying that at the time, they truly believed they were in mutual, loving relationships with the star, despite the fact that they were just children.
Both men recalled the times they first visited Neverland, Jackson’s famed California ranch, were most of the abuses allegedly took place.
It was “the most magical thing I'd ever seen,” said Robson. He said he visited the property with his sister and parents, but when Jackson asked him if he wanted to stay longer, just the two of them, he immediately agreed. He was just a young boy at the time.
"I was devastated to leave Michael. Michael was devastated for me to leave. He actually sobbed," Robson said. "So I got to stay. And so it was just Michael and I in Neverland for the next week... My parents allowed that."
He said that one of those nights, their relationship changed. Though Jackson used to touch him in a fatherly way, the physical acts became more sexual as the two got closer.
"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," Robson alleged. "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."
Safechuck told a similar story, with both men agreeing that the abuse they allegedly suffered at the hands of Jackson was never violent, but rather “tender.”
"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,'" Robson said.
Safechuck said it took a long time for him to realize he’d been sexually abused by the “Thriller” singer, as the abuse felt almost natural.
He "introduced me to masturbation," said Safechuck. "He said I taught him how to French kiss. And then it moves onto oral sex.”
He added that all the sexual acts they performed on each other were “in the context of a loving, close relationship,” so he never had “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.'"
Both Robson and Safechuck said they believed Jackson abused many children during his years in the spotlight, but agreed that it was unlikely anyone else would come forward after so many years.
"He said I was his first, but even as a kid, you don't even know what that means," added Safechuck. "So you're lovers and you're best friends... You just feel really connected to someone, and you just love them intensely."
"The way Michael approached the abuse, the sexual activity with me, was always extremely tender," Robson continued. "... He didn't beat me... He never said mean things to me. It was all, 'We love each other.' It was all tender."
RadarOnline.com readers know Jackson’s family has long denied the sexual abuse claims against the star, with his brother, Jermaine Jackson even accusing the alleged victims of fabricating their stories for money. The family is also suing HBO over the documentary, which recently premiered at Sundance.
Though both Robson and Safechuck previously claimed that Michael Jackson never abused them, they said on CBS that they were simply scared and ashamed to speak out against singer but have now done so in hopes of helping other kids from being sexually abuse.
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