“He was shy. He was also funny. He was also very sweet.”
Anika Kotecha is remembering the Michael Jackson she knew. The one she visited at Neverland, and who used to phone her up to marvel at her trips to the supermarket.
“He’d go, ‘You went to the shops? Oh wow, what was that like?’
“And for me, I just went to pick up some bread and milk, but for him that’s amazing – because he can’t go and do that.
“It’s quite sad as well, but he was just the nicest guy.”
Kotecha says meeting the Man in the Mirror singer makes it hard for her to believe the rumours and accusations of child abuse that dogged him in life and in death.