LEAVING NEVERLAND director Dan Reed has acknowledged what appears to be a factual inaccuracy in James Safechuck’s abuse allegations against Michael Jackson.
Leaving Neverland sparked huge discussion upon its debut, as Safechuck and Wade Robson revealed in painstaking detail the abuse they allegedly suffered from Jackson when they were children. But for all the support the pair have received, some have been vocally sceptical of their claims. Biographer Mike Smallcombe is among the latter.
Safechuck claimed in his lawsuit that he was abused from 1988 to 1992, when he was just 14.
Part of his account included the allegation that he was assaulted in an upstairs room of Neverland’s train station.
However, Smallcombe has obtained Santa Barbara County documents that confirm the construction of the station was not given the green-light until September 2003. It was completed in 1994.
When he posted his findings on Twitter, Reed himself acknowledged it – saying Safechuck got the end date of his abuse wrong.