Errors in the Michael Jackson documentary entitled “Leaving Neverland” has surfaced which contradict dates that one of the accusers alleged being molested by Michael Jackson.
“Suddenly the end of Safechuck’s abuse was when he was 16/17 rather than 14,” he wrote. “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.”Smallcombe
In the doc, accuser James Safechuck claims he was abused from 1988 until 1992 and was molested in a room within the Neverland station.
Smallcombe tweeted out Santa Barbara County construction permits showing approval for the building of the structure happened in September 1993.
In response to Smallcombe’s revelations, Reed tweeted: “Yeah there seems to be no doubt about the station date. The date they have wrong is the end of the abuse.”
However, Safechuck has repeatedly claimed, in the documentary as well as in court documents and interviews, that the alleged sex abuse stopped in 1992 when he was aged 14.
Yeah there seems to be no doubt about the station date. The date they have wrong is the end of the abuse
Leaving Neverland Filmmaker Dan Reed
On Twitter, Smallcombe slammed Reed’s apparent attempt to change the accuser’s timeline.
He posted: “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.”
Speaking with the Mirror, the biographer called the filmmaker’s response “embarrassing.”
He said: ““Firstly, I’m shocked that he’s spoken on Safechuck’s behalf.
“And secondly, it’s embarrassing that he feels he has to now change the narrative of the film – which is that the alleged abuse stopped in 1992 – all because part of it has been disproved.”
Smallcombe also claims some of the testimony given by another Jackson accuser Wade Robson in the documentary can be disproved.
Speaking with the Mirror, he questions the Australian-born dancer’s account of being molested by the superstar in 1990 while his family visited the Grand Canyon.
Wade said he was left alone with Jackson for five days at the star’s Neverland Ranch in California.
But the youngster and his mother both defended Jackson while speaking to investigators in 1993 after 13-year-old Jordan Chandler accused the entertainer of sexual abuse.
Smallcombe claims it is this testimony that proves that Wade is not telling the truth.
He said: “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.
Smallcombe points out that Wade said that his sister had stayed in the same bed as him “the entire time” they were at Neverland the first time. He says Joy corroborated that account when giving evidence in the same trial.
Smallcombe adds that Wade said he “did not know” whether his recollection of that night came from his own memory or if someone else had told him what happened.
Wade Robson alleges that Michael Jackson sexually abused him from the age of seven to 14.
Safechuck claims he was groomed and raped from age of 10 to 14 by the superstar.
Michael Jackson denied all allegations of sexual abuse made against him.
His estate has called the two-part documentary film “one-sided.”