HBO aired a controversial documentary focusing on the sexual harassment claims made two men against Michael Jackson. The documentary aired in the US on March 3 and March 4. UK viewers saw the first part on 6th March and will see the second part on the 7th March.
Jackson was accused by James “Jimmy” Safechuck and Wade Robson claiming that he abused them sexually in the late 90s.
Among them, Wade Robson is a 36-year-old dancer and choreographer who met Michael Jackson after winning a competition. He used to idolize Jackson from when he was 5 years old. He was invited to concerts and other programs by Jackson after they first met.
He also appeared in the music video for Jackson’s Black and White, Jam and Heal The World.
Robson claims that MJ started abusing him when he was 7 years old and didn’t stop until he was 14 years old. He also claimed that he tried to rape him and forced him to lie in court against
He filed a lawsuit against the Jackson estate for £1.2billion in 2013 but was dismissed by the judge
Similarly, James “Jimmy” Safechuck also accused Jackson of harassing him by grabbing his genitalia in a Jacuzzi which was testified by an estate manager. A master bedroom maid also testified that she saw MJ in bed with Safechuck topless twice.
He said that the abuse started when he was 10 years old and stopped only when he reached 14 years old. In fact, he claims that MJ gave him jewelry and even got married to him, offering a diamond ring.
The court refused to include the allegations in the lawsuit as Safechuck failed to reveal himself as the victim at that point.
In similar fashion to Robson, he also filed a lawsuit in 2013 against the Jackson estate but the case was dismissed.