This former A list child actor is scrambling to quell the backlash, after he defended the child molester on social media.
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.” – Source