'Leaving Neverland' director Dan Reed recently spoke to a reporter and was highly dismissive of some of the inaccuracies which have since been revealed about Michael Jackson accuser, James Safechuck's story.
'Leaving Neverland' accuser, James Safechuck, alleged that Jackson abused him back in 1988 through 1992 in several homes in the Neverland Ranch including a room in the Neverland station, which would not have been possible. Jackson biographer Mike Smallcombe revealed the train station at the singer’s ranch was not built until 1994.
“I don’t think it’s much of a controversy, to be honest,” Reed told The Blast. “That’s not the most important thing about the film, is it really? It’s one of dozens and dozens of places James Safechuck was interfered with.”
But the Jackson's have since hit both HBO and Jackson's accusers with lawsuits.
Michael Jackson estate attorney Howard Weitzman released a statement saying, “Safechuck’s train station fiction is one of several lies in this film which shows that neither the director or HBO ever bothered to verify the claims made by these accusers. Safechuck’s allegations that he was abused in a building before it was even built and two years after he said the ‘abuse’ stopped speaks for itself.”