Michael Jackson’s bodyguard Matt Fiddes claims a new documentary about the late popstar will ruin Leaving Neverland director Dan Reed’s career.
Fiddes, shared a teaser trailer of the upcoming documentary titled Michael Jackson: Chasing The Truth, which hopes to overturn the child sex abuse claims made in Reed’s two-part documentary.
You can see the trailer below:
In the caption he wrote:
I have just been sent the 2nd teaser for the @michaeljackson documentary being released next month.
Here it is! It’s looking good! If I was the director of #leavingneverland I would be very concerned about my career right now!
Let’s all get behind this #michaeljackson documentary and get the real truth out!
I will update you on this page as and when @entertainmeproductions give me release dates and maybe a premiere date of the film.
For those who haven’t seen the harrowing Channel 4 documentary Leaving Neverland – it featured Wade Robson and James Safechuck, who both claim Jackson groomed and sexually molested them.
However, Fiddes says that with a team of 150 staff, including 100 security guards, it wouldn’t have been possible for Jackson to be alone at his Neverland ranch, where the men detailed the abuse allegedly taking place.
Speaking of his role in the new documentary, Fiddes said:
It is near on impossible for anyone to get past staff and the security in place.
Fans could not get past us and would go to extreme levels to meet Michael. And Michael was never alone when travelling with his friends/family/nannies in tow and many other members of the entourage!
In Leaving Neverland, Wade and James both say they were molested by the Billy Jean singer in his bedroom and in his wardrobe, insisting he had an alarm system outside his bedroom to alert him if anyone was coming.
However, Fiddes has claimed the ‘secret room’ was in actual fact a panic room that was built before Jackson bought the estate in 1987.
People used to parachute into Neverland in the hope to meet their idol and he had to run to his panic room! Corridor alarms when people approach your private space is normal for all superstars!
And even cameras above his bedroom door for surveillance by bodyguards while on the road too as well as nighttime security bedroom door security. He was checked on through the night too by phone calls!
Reed has dismissed the claims made by Fiddes, tweeting:
Progress – seem to have conceded that Safechuck was molested and are now debating which rooms at Neverland the sex took place in + James’ age when it stopped.
How about adding up total number of nights MJ slept with other people’s sons: was it hundreds or thousands?
The Jackson family have refuted claims made in Leaving Neverland, insisting it is nothing but ‘public lynching’ since the singer is no longer here to defend himself.
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Emma Rosemurgey is an NCTJ trained Journalist at UNILAD. She graduated from the University of Central Lancashire in Preston and started her career in regional newspapers before joining the LADbible Group team in 2017.