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    Default Esquire: Macaulay Culkin Sets the Records Straight on Michael Jackson

    https://www.esquire.com/entertainmen...me-alone-2020/




    “Look,” Culkin said. “I’m gonna begin with the line—it’s not a line, it’s the truth: He never did anything to me. I never saw him do anything. And especially at this flash point in time, I’d have no reason to hold anything back. The guy has passed on. If anything—I’m not gonna say it would be stylish or anything like that, but right now is a good time to speak up. And if I had something to speak up about, I would totally do it. But no, I never saw anything; he never did anything.”

    Culkin spoke about the special bond he and Jackson shared by virtue of their unique childhoods—or lack thereof. Both raised by fathers pushing them toward fame at a young age, Culkin and Jackson were kindred spirits, despite their 22-year age difference. The last time they encountered one another was in a men’s room at the Santa Barbara County Superior Courthouse in 2005, where Culkin testified as a character witness in People v. Michael Jackson, wherein Jackson was charged with intoxicating and molesting a 13-year-old boy who had cancer. Jackson was later acquitted.

    “We better not talk,” Jackson said, according to Culkin. “I don’t want to influence your testimony.”

    The two embraced before returning to court. It was the last time Culkin would see Jackson before he passed away in 2009.

    Though Jackson has been dead for over a decade, Leaving Neverland has introduced new aftershocks into Culkin’s life. He spoke about a memorable celebrity encounter that occurred not long after the documentary’s release.

    “Here’s a good Michael Jackson story that doesn’t involve Michael Jackson at all,” Culkin said. “I ran into James Franco on a plane. I’d bumped into him two or three times over the years. I give him a little nod as we’re putting our bags overhead. Hey, how you doing? Good, how ya doing? And it was right after the Leaving Neverland documentary came out, and he goes, ‘So, that documentary!’ And that was all he said. I was like, ‘Uh-huh.’ Silence. So then he goes, ‘So what do you think?’ And I turned to him and I go, ‘Do you wanna talk about your dead friend?’ And he sheepishly went, ‘No, I don’t.’ So I said, ‘Cool, man, it was nice to see you.’ ”

    Culkin is godfather to Jackson’s daughter Paris, to whom he remains close. He has shared with her his habit of stealing spoons from restaurants, bars, and cafes as a bit of “harmless” fun. The two give one another spoons as gifts, and they have matching spoon tattoos on their forearms.

    When Paris entered public life, Culkin had just one piece of advice, given by virtue of the spoons: “Don’t forget to be silly, don’t forget to take something away from this whole experience, and don’t forget to stick something up your sleeve.”
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    Default Re: Esquire: Macaulay Culkin Sets the Records Straight on Michael Jackson

    Credit to Culkin for speaking up in a moment like this when we as fans need him most

    Macaulay Culkin and probably Chris Tucker are two of the only true friends Michael seemed to have in his life, they both amazing. They just cherish their time with Mike and are generous enough to share stories about him with us fans, that in all honesty normalises Michael. It's great to know when he needed them most they were there

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    Good for Mac to stick to his guns continue being on the winning side. Our side. Michael's side.
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    … the winning side. Our side. Michael's side.
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    Default Re: Esquire: Macaulay Culkin Sets the Records Straight on Michael Jackson

    You go, Culkin. He's made the rounds in recent years - even being so nice as to appear on an Angry Video Game Nerd's episode. He doesn't have to do stuff like that - he's just nice enough to.

    Plus, it helps that he's kinda turned himself around after a few years of not being in great shape, visibly.

    Kudos to him.

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    Default Re: Esquire: Macaulay Culkin Sets the Records Straight on Michael Jackson

    And the key to it all WHAT DOES HE HAVE TO GAIN? NOTHING.
    Mike's PYT

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    Macaulay Culkin Exonerates Michael Jackson in New Interview: “Right now is a good time to speak up…he never did anything to me”

    https://www.showbiz411.com/2020/02/1...anything-to-me

    Macaulay Culkin exonerates Michael Jackson from all rumors concerning possible or alleged child molestation in the new issue of Esquire. Bravo to the magazine in the first place for putting Mack on the cover. And the piece itself is a terrific read.

    But let’s cut to the chase. Culkin spent a lot of time with Michael when he was a child. Former Neverland employees made up all kinds of stories of things they said they saw concerning the older pop singer and the child star. But Culkin testified in 2005 at Michael’s trial that nothing untoward happened between them. He attended Jackson’s private funeral in 2009. And he’s remained close to Jackson’s daughter, Paris.

    Now Macaulay says in Esquire that nothing happened between them except friendship. I believe him. In light of the one sided documentary Leaving Neverland, and lawsuits from Wade Robson and James Safechuck, Mack could just verify their stories and end all the speculation. But he doesn’t. Quite the contrary. I don’t think the Jackson Estate put him up to this. Culkin is very outspoken and not manipulated.

    “Look,” he says in the magazine. “I’m gonna begin with the line—it’s not a line, it’s the truth: He never did anything to me. I never saw him do anything. And especially at this flash point in time, I’d have no reason to hold anything back. The guy has passed on. If anything—I’m not gonna say it would be stylish or anything like that, but right now is a good time to speak up. And if I had something to speak up about, I would totally do it. But no, I never saw anything; he never did anything.”

    And that’s it. He does recall his last meeting with Michael, seeing him in the men’s room of the Santa Maria courthouse. He says Michael didn’t want to taint his testimony so their conversation was limited. It’s instructive that Michael didn’t contact him during the following four years before his death. But Jackson was simply worn out mentally, I think, from the trauma of the trial. He couldn’t come back from it.

    Anyway, nice story and and a good way to settle old rumors.

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    Shirt of the Day:"I liked Michael Jackson before he was dead".


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    “We better not talk,” Jackson said, according to Culkin. “I don’t want to influence your testimony.”
    Didn't Wade say that Michael coached him on what to say? Because if he did then what Mac says here completely destroys Wade's statement

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    Well done mac. Love you forever

    I am a child of the Moon , Being raised by the Sun, In an earth filled with Pain , With a sky full of Hope.

    RIP Dearest M. Thank You For My Childhood Memories. ILY.

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    yep ..love this t shirt . that's mac all over - he is true blue. he is the true meaning of a friend ,i have a lot of respect for mac & this thread !

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    A big THANK YOU: Macaulay Culkin
    Sets THE RECORD STRAIGHT!!!!
    “Look,” he says in the magazine. “I’m gonna begin with the line—it’s not a line, it’s the truth: He never did anything to me. I never saw him do anything. And especially at this flash point in time, I’d have no reason to hold anything back. The guy has passed on. If anything—I’m not gonna say it would be stylish or anything like that, but right now is a good time to speak up. And if I had something to speak up about, I would totally do it. But no, I never saw anything; he never did anything.”


    God, I thank you for allowing Michael to continue to watch over his children:

    Prince Michael, Paris, and Blanket ("Bigi").


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    Default Re: Esquire: Macaulay Culkin Sets the Records Straight on Michael Jackson

    Hollywoodreporter and LA Times have picked up the story. Not pasting the text here as it’s essentially the same, only with different headlines:

    Macaulay Culkin on Michael Jackson: "I Never Saw Anything; He Never Did Anything"
    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/ne...rofile-1278743

    Macaulay Culkin will talk about Michael Jackson. Just not with James Franco
    https://www.latimes.com/entertainmen...ichael-jackson
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