Michael Jackson's friend Aaron Carter hits out at Leaving Neverland accusers for 'stomping on his grave'

'Why not do it when he was alive? Why not actually indict a perpetrator?'

Jack Shepherd
Tuesday 12 March 2019 09:10
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Trailer for new HBO documentary about Michael Jackson abuse victims Leaving Neverland

Aaron Carter has defended Michael Jackson amid allegations of sexual abuse against the pop icon.

Carter shot to fame at the age of nine and became friends with Jackson around the age of 15.

Jackson was recently the subject of Leaving Neverland, a documentary which centres on two men, Wade Robson and James Safechuck, alleging Jackson sexually molested them as children.

Questioned about the documentary, Carter criticised Robson, telling TMZ: “You’re a grown man, and when Michael Jackson was alive, you are backing him, you are up his a**, you are kissing his a**, you are there to testify for him under oath, and then when he dies, you decide that’s a good time to come out?

“No, what you’re doing is, you’re actually stomping on an icon and a legend’s grave – you’re stomping his grave.”

Carter criticised the two men for not coming forward with the allegations when Jackson was on trial in 2005.

“Why not do it when he was alive?” he said. “Why not do it when he was being accused of all of these molestation charges? Why not do it then and actually indict a perpetrator?”

Carter spoke about his own experiences with Jackson, saying that no molestation had taken place and thay were friends.

“I remember having the time of my life with Michael,” he said. “I was about 15 years old. I hung out with Michael Jackson, I stayed at his house, I stayed in his bedroom.

“It’s hard for me to understand that – how am I supposed to understand that when my own personal experience with him was gentle and beautiful and loving and embracing.”

Another former child star who had defended Jackson was Corey Feldman. However, the actor has since stepped away from the comments, saying that the two victims must be “given a voice”.

Read about all the fallout since the documentary premiered at Sundance Film Festival here.

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