I wonder if this will even be covered by media outlets.
The director of “Leaving Neverland” is finally admitting that one of the alleged victims in the infamous Michael Jackson documentary may have perjured himself.
I have long maintained that James Safechuck, one of the two victims interviewed in the four-hour doc, has had a history of not just lying but always had an unhealthy obsession with fame. Filmmaker Dan Reed’s “Leaving Neverland” featured Safechuck describing how he was allegedly assaulted in Jackson's Neverland train station.
However, Jackson biographer Mike Smallcombe, now claims the abuse could not have taken place at the train station because, well, it was not built until two years after Safechuck claims the attacks stopped. Surprised? If you read this site you shouldn’t be.
Of course, Reed, ever the opportunist, a hack of a filmmaker whose only claim to fame will likely be “Leaving Neverland” responded on Twitter, saying the train station may have been been built afterwards but Safechuck probably just got the date he was abused wrong. Oh for heaven’s sake.
He wrote in response to Smallcombe's post: 'Yeah there seems to be no doubt about the station date. The date they have wrong is the end of the abuse.'
Smallcombe accentuated his attacks on the credibility of the accusers by saying the the second accuser, Wade Robson, may have also lied. In the doc Robson stated he was left on his own with Jackson while his family went to the Grand Canyon. However, signed testimony by his mother, Joy, stated in 1993 and 2016 depositions, mentions that the 'whole family' went on the trip. I’m shocked I tell ya, shocked.
Smallcombe tweeted, 'Wade Robson told a detailed story of how he claimed he was abused for the first time. How his family left him at Neverland alone, and went to the Grand Canyon. This can now be proven as false. Yet he was able to tell it to the world, without any scrutiny.'
It’s not surprising Reed didn’t properly investigate the claims made by Robson and Safechuck, he had an agenda and he ran with it. As mentioned, he’s a self-created hack that didn’t achieve any kind of fame in his other cinematic attempts, much like Safechuck actually, until he decided to take advantage of the #MeToo zeitgeist and concocted this disgrace of an HBO documentary earlier this year.
Smallcombe added that Reed's response to these new facts was 'embarrassing':
“So @danreed1000 is now saying because the story has been debunked, suddenly the end of Safechuck's abuse was when he was 16/17 rather than 14. It's a three year discrepancy. Just hold your hands up, don't change the story. This is what happens when you don't investigate properly.