Corey Feldman defends Michael Jackson, slams documentary

Corey Feldman says he doesn’t believe the devastating accusations of sexual abuse against Michael Jackson, detailed in the HBO documentary “Leaving Neverland” that aired Sunday night.

Feldman, who says he was  abused as a child and has long spoken out about sexual abuse in Hollywood, said in a lengthy statement on Twitter Monday that some of his experiences were “the same” as those reported by Wade Robson and James Safechuck, the accusers profiled in “Neverland.” But, Feldman said, Jackson “never touched me inappropriately & never suggested we should be lovers in any way!”

In his tweets, Feldman conceded that he “wasn’t there when those boys were,” but said he “was there around the same time,” and says he is still friends with other people who were befriended by Jackson as children who were also not abused. Feldman said “Leaving Neverland” is “1 sided w no chance of a defense from a dead man,” and said he is thankful that “my memories of MJ were mostly fond,” aside from a fight he says happened after Michael expressed fears Feldman “would turn on him & make up lies.”

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TODAY -- Pictured: Inside Neverland Ranch -- NBC News' Matt Lauer gets an exclusive behind-the-scenes of Neverland Ranch, where Michael Jackson lived for 15 years, getting a rare look inside the private world of the King of Pop (Photo by Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: Inside Neverland Ranch -- NBC News' Matt Lauer gets an exclusive behind-the-scenes of Neverland Ranch, where Michael Jackson lived for 15 years, getting a rare look inside the private world of the King of Pop (Photo by Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: Neverland Ranch-- NBC News' Matt Lauer gets an exclusive behind-the-scenes of Neverland Ranch, where Michael Jackson lived for 15 years, getting a rare look inside the private world of the King of Pop (Photo by Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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Robson and Safechuck say in “Leaving Neverland” that Jackson sexually assaulted them over a period of several years, beginning when they were between the ages of 7 and 10. They describe being exposed to pornography as well as several instances of assault.

The Jackson estate has vehemently opposed the documentary, calling it “the kind of tabloid character assassination Michael Jackson endured in life, and now in death.” At the same time, the estate is suing HBO for $100 million for allegedly violating a non-disparagement clause that was part of an agreement the two sides had which granted HBO the right to air Jackson’s Dangerous World Tour live back in 1992.

The singer’s estate also issued a statement saying, “This is yet another lurid production in an outrageous and pathetic attempt to exploit and cash in on Michael Jackson … Wade Robson and James Safechuck have both testified under oath that Michael never did anything inappropriate toward them. This so called ‘documentary’ is just another rehash of dated and discredited allegations. It’s baffling why any credible filmmaker would involve himself with this project.”

Read Feldman’s tweets below:

 

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