Aaron Carter has defended Michael Jackson, following the release of controversial documentary Leaving Neverland.
The docu-film details past allegations of child sexual abuse made against the late singer – focusing on accusations made by choreographer Wade Robson and computer programmer James Safechuck.
After the shocking film aired on HBO and Channel 4, Michael’s former friend Aaron brutally slammed his accusers Wade and James during an interview on TMZ Live.
Aaron raged, “You’re a grown man, and when Michael Jackson was alive, you are backing him, you are up his a**, you are kissing his a**, you are there to testify for him under oath, and then when he dies, you decide that’s a good time to come out?”
“No, what you’re doing is, you’re actually stomping on an icon and a legend’s grave – you’re stomping his grave. Why not do it when he was alive? Why not do it when he was being accused of all of these molestation charges. Why not do it then and actually indict a perpetrator?”
The former child star went on to say that he “stayed in” Michael’s bedroom when he was a teenager, but claimed that nothing inappropriate happened.
“I remember having the time of my life with Michael, I was about 15 years old,” he said. “I hung out with Michael Jackson, I stayed at his house, I stayed in his bedroom…”
“It’s hard for me to understand that – how am I supposed to understand that when my own personal experience with him was gentle and beautiful and loving and embracing.”