ENTERTAINMENT NEWS - The documentary ‘Leaving Neverland’ has hit a nerve with even Michael Jackson’s most staunch supporters.
The documentary Leaving Neverland is taking a noticeable toll on Michael Jackson’s legacy with an increasing number of friends and celebrities withdrawing the support they have offered the singer over the years.
Most recently ardent Michael Jackson defender and 80s child star Corey Feldman took to CNN’s Headline News to say: “I can not in good consciousness defend anyone who’s being accused of such horrendous things.”
Feldman, who has always maintained that his friendship with Jackson was platonic and has thus defended the hitmaker at every possible opportunity, said that watching the documentary had changed his mind.
The film examined disturbing claims by James Safechuck and Wade Robson that Jackson sexually abused them over a period of several years when they were children.
“It comes to a point where as an advocate for victims, as an advocate for changing the statutes of limitations to make sure victims’ voices are heard, it becomes impossible for me to remain virtuous and not at least consider what’s being said and not listen to what the victims are saying,” he said.
“This is very important. We must give them their voice. We must allow them to speak, and therefore we must consider all sides of this, even as uncomfortable as that may be.”