'Leaving Neverland' critics also have a problem with the HBO documentary considering there is no counterpoint position, which means there is nobody to defend Michael Jackson.
The King of Pop was a phenomenon. Michael Jackson was indeed a rage for many decades. Even today, his music still lives in all our hearts. But MJ's music career has been marred by allegations of child sex abuse and millions of his fans have been skeptical about the global icon ever since, reported Ladbible.
What really took center stage over the past few weeks is the 'Leaving Neverland' documentary that has truly divided the internet. It got us all thinking whether we have been worshipping a musician who could have allegedly been a pedophile, as claimed by many victims.
However, in a rather interesting turn of events, a Michael Jackson biographer has now claimed that the court documents prove that some of Wade Robson's allegations of sexual abuse by the singer are false.
This comes on the heels of the documentary that has truly scarred us -- whether or not it is true. Mike Smallcombe is a UK journalist and the author of Michael Jackson biography, 'Making Michael'. Mike has said that in 1993, the testimony from Wade's mom, Joy, proves that some of his claims were definitely not true and the facts don't add up.
This came to light when the biographer said the alleged abuse happened during Wade's parents' trip to the Grand Canyon back in the day, while Wade stayed at the Neverland ranch with Michael Jackson. However, Mike has now claimed that the young boy was never with MJ at that time and that he was actually with his parents.
Mike told Express Online, "In the documentary, Wade Robson described how he and his then 10-year-old sister stayed in Jackson's bedroom the first two nights they were ever at Neverland in January 1990. Wade then claimed that his family left to go to the Grand Canyon, while he stayed behind with Jackson alone at Neverland for the next five days."
"Wade claimed it was then when he was first abused by Jackson, going into graphic detail about what had allegedly happened over the course of several nights."
Mike added that there was no 'no reason' for Joy to lie about her son going to the Grand Canyon with them, as 'it wouldn't have made a difference'. He continued, "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 the following weekend."
"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. To confirm this, later on, she revealed that the first time Wade stayed alone with Jackson at the ranch without her was actually in 1993. My son has never been to the ranch without me up until this year (1993)'."
Well, nobody can surely say what had happened or if the allegations are true or false but one thing is for certain, the HBO documentary did potentially change opinions about Michael Jackson forever.
Fans aren't too sure how they feel about the allegations on MJ surfacing, years after his death. They have two major issues with what was shown in the compelling HBO documentary. Firstly, they have a problem considering there is no counterpoint position, which means there is nobody to defend Michael Jackson and his stance on the allegations.
Secondly, Wade's mother taking an oath in 1994 stating that her son was not abused and what Wade is claiming now, has got critics really wondering if his allegations are baseless and untrue, as opposed to what was shown in 'Leaving Neverland.'
What do you think happened? Guess we will never know.