Corey Feldman Blasts Parents Of Michael Jackson’s Alleged Victims
HBO’s “Leaving Neverland” documentary has left many outraged, including Corey Feldman who is not afraid to speak his mind about those defaming the late star’s legacy.
Corey Feldman continues to defend his friend, Michael Jackson, by clarifying that the pop star never sexually abused him, however, while speaking to Page Six, he does add that those claiming to be victims deserve to be heard and if anything happened it is the parents’ fault.
“What happened with me [and Jackson] was strictly aboveboard,” he told Page Six. “We’d be on the phone for hours. You’re talking about someone who has spent their life in the industry, who grew up in the industry and didn’t have a childhood and have friends and have sleepovers, I could relate. That was my life. We both came from abuse — abusive homes. There is not a lot of kindred minds that can connect on those levels or achieve the success he had. That was the common ground we shared.”
Feldman is somewhat sympathetic to Wade Robson and James Safechuck.
“I am not saying they are lying. I wasn’t there,” Feldman adds. “I can only go based on my experiences.”
“Every victim’s voice must be taken seriously and must be heard. In no way would I ever intimate that I would want them to be silenced.”
When he was asked about the accusations against Michael he replied, “If God forbid these things were true, then there is a completely different Michael that I knew. I guess anything in the world of pedophilia is possible. All I can say is my heart goes out to both of them — and if for any reason the things are proven true, I would be in full support of them.”
However, “I have to give my personal experiences because it’s someone who was a friend to me and treated me as such,” he said. “I don’t think we can go jumping on a bandwagon without evidence. That’s why there are court cases and cross-examinations … when [Jackson] was on trial [ending in 2005], he was cleared of all the charges … I don’t think anyone can take [the allegations] lightly, but I also don’t think we should go making a judgment on information we have that’s strictly conversation without backup.”
Feldman revealed that he had also slept in a room with Michael, but they were in completely separate beds, “We had many conversations that night and again, there was nothing even remotely sexual that was alluded to,” he said. Feldman also said that Jackson gave him a “book of venereal diseases in [one of his homes] the Hideaway and warning me about being sexually active and how dangerous it is.”
Feldman goes on to place blame on the parents of the alleged accusers, “To me, the most shocking and appalling part of this whole thing are the actions and misdeeds made by the parents of both children, and the decision to allow their kids to be unaccompanied in the presence of an adult they did not know and trust.”
Today, “As a father, I could not ever imagine allowing my child to go off with a grown man I did not consider as close as family without any adult supervision. Not even Michael Jackson. It comes down to trading your kids out for an opportunity, and making them the focus of your financial interests, as opposed to the child’s wellbeing.”
As we reported, HBO decided to air the “Leaving Neverland” documentary that details the alleged abuse at the hands of Michael Jackson in the ’80s and ’90s.