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Macaulay Culkin Talks About Michael Jackson Sexual Abuse Allegations - "He Never Did Anything To Me"

Macaulay Culkin Talks About Michael Jackson Sexual Abuse Allegations - "He Never Did Anything To Me"
February 11, 2020 - 19:34 / Lucas Anderson

Former child actor Macaulay Culkin appears on the cover of the new issue of Esquire. In the issue, he offered comments on the time he spent in his youth with Michael Jackson. Read on to see what he had to say.

In his Esquire feature, Macaulay Culkin repeated his defence of Michael Jackson amidst the many allegations of the singer's sexual abuse of children. Culkin and Jackson became friends when he was 10-years-old and Jackson was 32. Jackson died in 2009.

In the interview, Culkin had this to say: "[Jackson] never did anything to me. I never saw him do anything. And especially at this flashpoint in time, I’d have no reason to hold anything back."

Macaulay Culkin attend the American Music Awards red carpet in 2018.

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The Michael Jackson controversy

The Home Alone actor has always denied any wrongdoing on the part of Jackson during the pair's friendship. Jackson faced several high-profile criminal cases and lawsuits over sexual abuse allegations.

The case against Jackson was revisited in 2019 when two men appeared in the documentary Leaving Neverland. In the film, the men described their experiences as survivors of sexual abuse by Jackson. Fans of Jackson were undeterred by the film and found fault in the accusers, while others saw the film as undeniable evidence of his guilt.

Culkin, however, feels no attachment to this side of the Michael Jackson conversation. Instead, he only expresses sadness that he lost a friend when Jackson died.

Macaulay Culkin and Matthew Broderick present at the 82nd Academy Awards in 2010.

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What's Macaulay Culkin been up to recently?

Culkin has appeared sparingly in the spotlight since his days as a well-known child actor. In recent years, the Home Alone and The Good Son actor has explored ventures in music, fashion, comedy, and the occasional low-key acting role.

Culkin did notably reprise his Home Alone role in a 2018 advertisement for Google Assistant. This ad came 28 years after the original film. In it, he recreated scenes from Home Alone.

Macaulay Culkin's Google ad from 2018