By Rasha Ali
Macaulay Culkin is continuing to stand by Michael Jackson, following the late artist’s sexual abuse controversy.
In an interview published Tuesday, the “Home Alone” actor tells Esquire Jackson was never inappropriate with him.
“He never did anything to me. I never saw him do anything. And especially at this flash point in time, I’d have no reason to hold anything back. The guy has passed on,” the 39-year-old actor said.
Allegations of child sexual abuse against Jackson began surfacing publicly in the 1990s, and Jackson was prosecuted and acquitted in 2005 in Santa Barbara County. “Leaving Neverland,” a two-part documentary featuring a pair of men who alleged Jackson sexually abused them, was released last year.
Culkin said if anything had happened to him, he would’ve spoken up by now.