Singer Aaron Carter has come to the defence of his late friend Michael Jackson, following the accusations detailed against him in the recent controversial documentary, Leaving Neverland.
Leaving Neverland examines testimonies from 36-year-old Wade Robson and 41-year-old James Safechuck who both allege that they were sexually abused by Michael Jackson sexually as children.
Aaron Carter made an appearance on TMZ Live on Monday (11th March) to defend Jackson’s legacy and challenged Robson and Safechuck’s accusations.
Carter, who was friends with Jackson while he was a teen, said he “really idolised” the late pop star and questioned Robson and Safechuck’s motives behind coming forward with their accusations.
“Why not do it when he was alive?” Carter 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?”
“You’re a grown man, and when Michael Jackson was alive, you are backing him, you are up his ass, you are kissing his ass, 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 went on to address a tweet from Wade that he says dragged him into the conversation.
A Twitter account which purportedly belongs to Robson made a comment which heavily implied that Carter was either molested by Jackson or knew of the alleged abuse of children.
“He’s trying to tie my name into this shit?” Carter said. “I’m not that guy. I’m not the one. You are lucky I got something to lose now, because I would punch you in your face – I would. And then maybe I’d ask you, ‘Are you telling the truth?’ but I’d punch you in your face first.”
“I remember having the time of my life with Michael, 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.”