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Macaulay Culkin Jokes About Michael Jackson In Front Of MJ's Daughter Paris

Macaulay Culkin Jokes About Michael Jackson In Front Of MJ's Daughter Paris

He may have kept relatively quiet about the whole thing so far, but Macaulay Culkin has broken his silence about the allegations of child abuse against Michael Jackson.

Speaking on his 'Bunny Ears' podcast, the Home Alone actor seemingly joked about claims made in the controversial documentary Leaving Neverland - in front of his daughter Paris Jackson.

Paris Jackson and boyfriend Gabriel at a recent film premiere. Credit: PA
Paris Jackson and boyfriend Gabriel at a recent film premiere. Credit: PA

Culkin stayed with Michael a dozen times between the ages of 9 and 14 and testified in the late singer's defence in his 2005 trial - in which he was acquitted of all charges.

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The HBO show sees two men recount their time with Jackson, in which they give graphic details of sexual abuse they allege to have suffered whilst staying with him as young boys.

Speaking on stage to Weird Al Yankovich, the 38-year-old actor appeared to make light of the accusations by Wade Robson and James Safechuck, who featured in the documentary and said they were molested by Jackson.

James Safechuck claims to have been abused by Jackson as a child. Credit: HBO
James Safechuck claims to have been abused by Jackson as a child. Credit: HBO

The Sun reports that Culkin lightheartedly asked his guest: "I'm going to ask you a very serious question: what was your relationship like with Michael Jackson?"

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Culkin responded: "Sounds amazing, he sounds really cool, yeah..."

He added: "I will say he was a huge, huge fan of yours. Yes, he always had your videos kind of playing constantly. There you go, validation. Praise. Hail, Caesar!"

Macaulay, who is Paris' godfather, was speaking at the Largo at the Coronet in Los Angeles, where Paris and her boyfriend Gabriel reportedly sat in the audience.

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Paris has been at the centre of media speculation in the wake of the documentary about her dad.

She responded herself to the abuse claims on Twitter, replying to users in a thread defending the documentary and the 'injustices' around it, sticking up for her dad's 'good heart'.

The 20-year-old wrote on Twitter: "Yeah they do that to everyone with a good heart and tries to make a difference but do you really think that it's possible to tear his name down? Like do you truly believe they stand a chance? Relax and have peace."

However, Dan Reed, the director of Leaving Neverland, has voiced plans of a new documentary - in which he hopes to take another look at the trial of Michael Jackson.

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Topics: Paris Jackson, Celebrity, Michael Jackson, Leaving Neverland

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Amelia Ward

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