Macaulay Culkin's brother Kieran breaks his silence on Michael Jackson's sexual abuse allegations: 'I can't really say anything'
Both brothers were regulars at Jackson's Neverland Ranch as kids and, as Jackson revealed in a 2003 documentary, the two also shared a bed with him
Macaulay Culkin's brother, 'Succession' star Kieran Culkin has finally broken his silence about the sexual harassment allegations made against late pop star Michael Jackson. Both brothers were regulars at Jackson's Neverland Ranch as kids and, as Jackson had revealed in a 2003 documentary, the two also shared a bed with him.
Speaking to Martin Bashir on 'Living with Michael Jackson', the singer had said back then that both boys would "jam in the bed". "I have slept in a bed with many children," said the singer in the documentary, explaining, "I slept in a bed with all of them when Macaulay Culkin was little. Kieran Culkin would sleep on this side, Macaulay Culkin was on this side. We would all just jam in the bed."
Kieran, in an interview with The Guardian, said, "The only thing I can say is that I can't really say anything and the reason for that is I can't be helpful to anyone. To me, it seems like there are two sides to this thing and because I can't be helpful on one side or the other, anything I say and anything that gets put out in print could only hurt somebody and there's already a lot of really hurt feelings," he said.
He added, "There are already a lot of people who are in a difficult position and if I contribute in any way, it's just going to hurt someone because I can't actually help."
Kieran's brother Macaulay had testified in Jackson's child molestation trial in 2003. He denied the allegations until his death in 2009. He also defended their friendship through the years. "I mean at the end of the day, it's almost easy to say it was weird or whatever, but it wasn’t because it made sense. Here's the thing, at the end of the day: We were friends. It's one of my friendships that people question only because of the fact that he was the most famous person in the world," Macaulay told on Michael Rosenbaum's podcast 'Inside of You'.
HBO's 'Leaving Neverland' brought in a fresh wave of allegations and secrets this year after Wade Robson and James Safechuck, who had spent a lot of time with Jackson at the ranch when they were kids, accused the singer of years of sexual abuse. The Michael Jackson Estate, however, denounced the claims and filed a lawsuit against HBO over the film for breach of a previous contract for $100 million. The hearing is set for September 19 in Los Angeles.