The scandalous allegations made in the Michael Jackson documentary Leaving Neverland have begun to unravel.
Jackson's biographer, Mike Smallcombe, found discrepancies in the timeline that forced the film's director to change an accuser's statements.
Director Dan Reed admits key timelines in the allegations made by accuser Jimmy Safechuck don't add up. Safechuck is pictured above right with fellow 'Neverland' accuser Wade Robson, left, and Oprah Winfrey.
Reed responded to claims made on Twitter.com by Smallcombe, who provided proof that one of the rooms Safechuck claimed he was sexually assaulted in was not even built at the time.
Safechuck, pictured with Jackson in 1988, claimed he was molested in a room above the train station on Jackson's Neverland Ranch from 1988, when he was 10, until 1992, when he was 14.
But Smallcombe responded by calling Reed's suggestion "embarrassing."
He told The Mirror Online that Reed was trying to "rewrite" the testimony given by Safechuck.
"Because the story has been debunked, it appears Reed is now suddenly wanting to change Safechuck’s timeline himself."
"Firstly, I'm shocked that he's spoken on Safechuck's behalf," said Smallcombe. "And secondly, it's embarrassing that he feels he has to now change the narrative of the film - which is that the alleged abuse stopped in 1992 - all because part of it has been disproved. That's what happens when you take allegations like that at face value, and make no attempts to scrutinize and investigate whether they are true."
Safechuck gave the same testimony in the film, in interviews, and under oath in court after he and Wade Robson filed a lawsuit against Jackson's estate. The lawsuit was tossed out of court.
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