Michael Jackson accuses Wade Robson and James Safechuck sat down to speak with Billboard magazine alongside 'Leaving Neverland' director, Dan Reed.
During the interview, the spoke about the process of filming the four-hour documentary, including their mother's involvement in the process. AT the end of the doc, it appeared as though both accuser held their mother's at least partially responsible for the alleged abuse which they faced at the hands of the late superstar.
"I had the sense people were going to be looking to blame someone. [Jackson] wasn’t around to take any blame. So it’s going to fall on her. And my dad had just passed not that long before [the interview], so my mom was alone -- I’m not going to serve up my mom. So I tried to be as neutral as I could. Like, “You don’t have to do it. I don’t know what you’re going to get out of it. Really, nothing. Like, you’re going to get a lot of hate. So -- it’s your choice," Safechuck told Billboard.
"But I also didn’t want her to do it and put up a strength that wasn’t there. Because the camera’s going to see through that. You have to be OK with not being liked or understood. You can’t try to convince them. So, [you have to ask], is she willing to be weak?"
Robson also explained his mother's involvement in the documentary:
"I was nervous about having my mother be involved. One, I had a similar feeling that it wasn’t going to look good for her. Also due to my own set of confused feelings toward her, at that time. And also a concern of not knowing where she was in her own processing and understanding and healing. I didn’t feel confident that she was going to be in a place to be extremely raw and vulnerable. I thought maybe she was going to be a bit protective. But I couldn’t control that, and I understood that wherever she was at was where she was at. And that’s part of the story."
Despite their allegations, Robson and Safechuck have both faced some backlash, many upset that Jackson is not around to defend himself.