Grace Rwaramba gave a statement to ABC News where she said that the claims of sexual harassment made in the controversial documentary, Leaving Neverland against Michael Jackson were false. Rwaramba who looked after Michael Jackson’s children Prince Michael, 22, Paris, 20, and 17-year-old Prince Michael II (Blanket) clarified that Jackson was innocent.
She also said that she never saw anything suspicious about the star regarding sexual abuse. She also called the claims of the documentary false statements.
Grace Rwaramba became his assistant in 1992 and then became the caretaker of his children after the birth of Prince Michael.
In her statement she said
“If Michael harmed Wade Robson and James Safechuck, they have my deepest sympathy and compassion,” Rwaramba said in a statement, in reference to Jackson’s alleged victims.”
“I don’t claim to know what happened between Michael and his accusers. I wasn’t there,”
She also said that
“However, because Michael is no longer here to defend himself, and because I have a unique view of him and the life he lived, I feel compelled to speak out against what I firmly believe to be false claims. The person that Wade and James describe is not the person I knew,”
Not stopping her support there she went on to add
“While he was far from perfect, in my over 12 years of living with Michael, knowing him and his lifestyle intimately, I never saw or experienced anything that led me to suspect that he was capable of child sexual abuse.”
The case made in the late 90s was revived after the release of the documentary and protesters rallied against the document at the Sundance Film Festival.
A £1.2billion lawsuit was filed against him for sexual abuse in 2013 4 years after his death in 2009 but was dismissed by the court.