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Mum Whose Son Was Allegedly Sexually Abused By Michael Jackson Claims She 'Can Forgive' The Singer

Rebecca Shepherd

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Mum Whose Son Was Allegedly Sexually Abused By Michael Jackson Claims She 'Can Forgive' The Singer

Featured Image Credit: Channel4/Amos Pictures

There were many questions to process after the first part of Leaving Neverland - why did these families allow their children to sleep in the same bed as a man in his 30s? How can they laugh as they reminisce on times together and speak of someone so fondly? Why did both of the accusers defend Michael Jackson despite what they now claim he had done?

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Hopefully the second episode - which aired in the UK tonight - has cleared up some of those issues.

However, it has left us with another huge one: why did Wade Robson's mum, Joy, say she could 'forgive' Jackson after her son claimed that the King of Pop sexually assaulted him from the age of seven?

Speaking in the two-part documentary, she said: "Maybe I can forgive him at some point if I tried to understand that he was sick but forgiving myself is another thing - I don't know if I will ever do that."

Wade Robson now. Credit: Channel4/Amos Pictures
Wade Robson now. Credit: Channel4/Amos Pictures
Wade Robson meeting Michael Jackson for the first time. Credit: Channel4/Amos Pictures
Wade Robson meeting Michael Jackson for the first time. Credit: Channel4/Amos Pictures

Earlier she had told the cameras: "I don't want to know too much about what went on, I don't want to have that discussion with him because that would give me nightmares.

"I don't want to hear that so I have not really had a discussion about the sexual side of it. I don't know what else I could have done - but whatever it is, I wish I had."

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On the other hand, James Safechuck's mum Stephanie said: "I didn't protect my son - that will always always haunt me. I had one job, I had one child and I had one job and I fucked up.

"So I had all these months of loving my life with Michael and travelling and living the good life, so to speak - all those wonderful memories - it was all based on the suffering of my son. My son had to suffer for me to have this life.

"My son is messed up today because of it and I'm messed up today because of it. So you keep secrets and secrets, and secrets kill you and everything's been a secret."

James Safechuck now. Credit: Channel4/Amos Pictures
James Safechuck now. Credit: Channel4/Amos Pictures

When the documentary aired in the UK yesterday on Channel 4, viewers were left shocked and sickened by the extent of the allegations made against Michael Jackson.

Wade Robson and James Safechuck both gave separate interviews, with the latter claiming that he was just 10 when he 'married' Jackson - then 30 - in a bedroom ceremony and he still has jewellery that he was gifted.

Safechuck says: "I was really into jewellery at that time and he would reward me with jewellery for doing sexual acts to him.

"He would say that I need to sell him some so I could earn the gift."

Topics: TV and Film, News, Michael Jackson

Rebecca Shepherd
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