Leaving Neverland Director admits accuser's timeline is incorrect

Filmmaker and director of ‘Leaving Neverland,’ Dan Reed, has admitted that a major component of one of the alleges abuse victims by Michael Jackson may be wrong.James Safechuck have his story how he was allegedly sexually assaulted in Michael Jackson’s Neverland train station.James Safechuck claimed in interviews and lawsuit against the Jackson that he was abused for four years until the age of 14 between the years of 1988 and 1992.However, Jackson biographer Mike Smallcomb researched the construction permit issued by Santa Barbara County on September 2, 1993, proving that the building of the Neverland station began after that date and opened in 1994 meaning it was two years after James Safechuck claims his abuse ended. via Mail Online:British director Reed responded on Twitter, not by questioning the date of the station construction, but by stating Safechuck got the date his abuse finished wrong. He wrote in response to Smallcombe’s post: ‘Yeah there seems to be no doubt about the station date. The date they have wrong is the end of the abuse.’  The British biographer also accused the director of not properly investigating the claims made by Robson and Safechuck and told the Mirror Reed’s response was ’embarrassing’.He wrote: ‘So @danreed1000 is now saying because the story has been debunked, suddenly the end of Safechuck’s abuse was when he was 16/17 rather than 14. It’s a three year discrepancy. Just hold your hands up, don’t change the story. This is what happens when you don’t investigate properly.’Dan Reed said in response to Smallcombe’s claims: ‘James Safechuck was present at Michael Jackson’s Neverland Valley Ranch both before and after the construction of the train station there. ‘The two still photographs of the train station shown in the documentary were taken by Safechuck and provided to the film-maker by him. ‘Safechuck’s testimony in the film is that he was abused by Jackson in multiple places over several years, into his teens.’Smallcombe also accused second Jacko accuser, Wade Robson, of lying because in the film he stated he was left on his own with Jackson while his family went to the Grand Canyon. But signed testimony by his mother, Joy, stated in 1993 and 2016 depositions that the ‘whole family’ went on the trip. He tweeted: ‘Wade Robson told a detailed story of how he claimed he was abused for the first time. How his family left him at Neverland alone, and went to the Grand Canyon. This can now be proven as false. Yet he was able to tell it to the world, without any scrutiny.’  The Jackson family and estate are currently suing HBO over the documentary.

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