Not only do we have to deal with these lies, but we’ve also got to deal with people perpetuating these lies. The fact that they fail to do the small amount of research it takes to prove these are lies, by choice or not, makes it even worse.Brett Barnes
The drama concerning Michael Jackson and the Leaving Neverland documentary gets another twist. Brett Barnes who is mentioned in the film has put a cease and desist order from his lawyer to the creators of the documentary. Barnes testified at Jackson’s criminal trial in 2005 — along with Macaulay Culkin — that he was never sexually abused by Jackson … and he hasn’t changed his account since. Brett also tweeted about the MJ allegations in January, calling them “lies.”
“Leaving Neverland” does include Barnes’ denial that Jackson did anything inappropriate, but only briefly in writing on the screen. Brett’s lawyers don’t believe that is enough to “cure such a despicable allegation.”
A letter was written to the CEO of HBO to remove the name of Brett Barnes as followed.
Some may be asking who exactly is Brett Barnes? In Leaving Neverland, both Robson and Safechuck claim that Jackson abused them for years when they were kids, reported The Daily Beast, and say that he brought Barnes and actor Macaulay Culkin in as “replacements” when they got older. According to the report, both Culkin and Barnes have denied being sexually abused by Jackson in the past.
There’s no child actor self-help group. He said, ‘Do you want to hang out? Do you want to come to my house?’ He was like my best friend growing up for a stretch of my life. It was a legitimate friendship.Mccauley Culkin – Buzznibble
Culkin has in the past defended Michael Jackson of any wrong doing when it came to his friendship. He has even come out amidst the current allegations to still defend Jackson as recently as January. Culkin who is now 38 years old states:
“It’s almost easy to try say it was ‘weird’ or whatever, but it wasn’t, because it made senseMCcauley Culkin
The child star who became famous for his role in Home Alone continued to explain his relationship with the deceased pop star.
“It’s almost easy to try say it was ‘weird’ or whatever, but it wasn’t, because it made sense. It’s one of my friendships that people question, only because of the fact that he was the most famous person in the worldMCcauley Culkin
Another child star who was friends with Michael Jackson was Emmanuel Lewis who was apart of the hit tv show Webster in the 1980’s. The decade of Michael Jackson being at the peak of his popularity.
Responding to people online Emmanuel Lewis vehemently denies being a victim of Michael Jackson stating he was like a big brother and role model to him.
Another child actor that starred on the late 80’s and early 90’s sitcom “Family Matters” also portrays a different side of Michael Jackson compared to the allegations made towards him. Darius Mccrary spoke with The Breakfast Club about his interactions with Michael Jackson.