HBO’s controversial documentary Leaving Neverland features two men, James Safechuck and Wade Robson, accusing late music icon Michael Jackson of child sexual abuse. Although director Dan Reed came to the film’s defense against the Jackson Estate initially, he is now admitting that the timeline of abuse for Safechuck is questionable thanks to Jackson biographer Mike Smallcombe.
According to Smallcombe, Safechuck’s claim that he suffered sexual abuse by Jackson from 1988 until 1992 inside the Neverland station cannot be accurate because the structure wasn’t built until 1993.
Reed responded to the tweet, saying, “Yeah there seems to be no doubt about the station date. The date they have wrong is end of the abuse.”
The Sun reports Smallcombe also pointed out holes in Robson’s story concerning a trip to the Grand Canyon.
“His mother, Joy Robson, testified under oath in a deposition in 1993/1994 in relation to the Jordie Chandler case that Wade had actually gone with them on that trip to the Grand Canyon, before the entire family returned to Neverland for the second time following the weekend. Joy Robson had no reason to lie about this; she openly admitted that Wade stayed with Jackson alone on other occasions. Her words in that deposition were, ‘We went to the ranch for the first weekend, and then we left and went to the Grand Canyon, and we toured. We came back to the ranch for the following weekend.’ She was asked to elaborate on who had gone to the Grand Canyon, and she said ‘my family.’ There was no mention of Wade staying behind.”