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Alleged Michael Jackson Sexual Abuse Victims Say Jackson Told Them Abuse Was Way Of Showing Love

March 5, 2019 | Posted by Ashish
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In an interview for Oprah Winfrey Presents: After Neverland (h/t HitFix), the two main subjects of HBO’s Leaving Neverland Michael Jackson documentary, Wade Robson and James Safechuck, expanded on one of the more disturbing elements from the documentary in which they talked about how Jackson would always tell them that his sexual relations with them was a way of showing love.

“From night one of the abuse, of the sexual stuff that Michael did to me, he told me it was love,” Robson said. “He told me that he loved me and God brought us together. […] Anything Michael would say to me was gospel.”

He went on to say that he didn’t think he was being abused at the time.

“I didn’t think about it, as far as that concept. […] I couldn’t even go there, I couldn’t even question Michael. If I was to question Michael and my story with Michael, my life with Michael, it would mean I would have to question everything in my life. It wasn’t even an option to think about it.”

Safechuck added that Jackson made it clear to him that their (his and Michael’s) lives would be over if they were ever caught.

“Michael drilled in you, ‘If you’re caught, we’re caught, your life is over, my life is over.’ It’s repeated over and over again, it’s drilled into your nervous system. It takes a lot of work to sort through that.”