The subjects of an upcoming Channel 4 documentary, Leaving Neverland, have claimed that they were abused ‘hundreds of times’ by Michael Jackson from the ages of seven and 10.
Wade Robson, 36, and James Safechuck, 40, spoke on Friday’s Victoria Derbyshire of the abuse they claim they suffered at the hands of the late music superstar.
Robson told the programme: “Every time I was with him, every time I stayed the night with him, he abused me.”
While Safechuck appeared to fight back tears as he described how Jackson allegedly groomed and molested him.
“He taught me to masturbate, like it was this amazing new thing that’s going to change your life.
“And French-kissing, he said I taught him how to do that. He also loved having his nipples rubbed,” Safechuck said.
Both explained how he not only groomed them, but their family members as well.
“There’s a long grooming process for Michael. He inserts himself into your family and becomes part of of your family.
“He grooms the children and grooms the parents as well. It’s a meticulous build-up for him to be able to do that and it takes him a while to build the trust. It doesn’t happen overnight.
“Not letting our parents off or saying it’s not their fault but I think people need to understand that it just doesn’t happen right away. It shows how Michael groomed the world,” Safechuck claimed.
“Most of the time it’s not the scary guy in the van in the alleyway. Of course, that happens sometimes but I think it is the minority of cases.
“Most of the time it’s the coach, the uncle, the teacher, the stepfather, the father, the mother, whatever,” Robson added.
In the documentary, the two former child performers will reportedly go into further explicit details on how Jackson allegedly groomed and sexually abused them.
The Jackson family have categorically denied the two men’s claims, and are suing HBO (the producers of the show) for $100 million (£75.6 million).
Leaving Neverland will air on Channel 4 on March 6 and 7 at 9pm.