Mike Tyson wouldn’t let his child hang out with Michael Jackson but says accusers are ‘out for money’
It was just last week that actor Corey Feldman spoke to HLN and said that he could not defend Jackson any longer given the claims made in 'Leaving Neverland'
Mike Tyson has claimed that while he would not let his eight-year-old child hang out with pop legend Michael Jackson had he being alive, at the same time he questioned whether James Safechuck and Wade Robson, the alleged survivors of sexual assault by MJ, were "out for money".
The 52-year-old spoke on 'I Am Rapaport' podcast and said, "I have an 8-year-old kid. I wouldn't let Michael hang out with my kid. I wouldn't let my kid go over Michael's house. It’s like some people say, 'Well listen, you’re Mike Tyson. I wouldn’t let my daughter around you cause you’ve been to prison for rape'. I respect that, I understand that. It’s f***ed, but I understand that, cause I would think the same thing."
While speaking on the podcast, he also shared that a lot of the blame does fall on the parents of the children.
"The parents have to be responsible for that sh*t. I just thought the fact that these kids, Michael is telling them, 'if anyone knows about this we're both gonna go to prison forever'. It was just ... really horrible. I have an 8-year-old kid. I wouldn't let Michael hang out with my kid. I wouldn't let my kid go over Michael's house. I love Michael. Ya know what I mean. Michael has a reputation of this," he added.
Tyson shared that whatever happened to Jackson's accusers Robson and Safechuck as children were "wrong" but it looks like that these guys are just "out to get money".
Referring to Robson and Safechuck, he said, "What you're doing now is even wrong, coming out saying this stuff. It's wrong, it's wrong on both sides."
Mike Tyson is the most recent celebrity to speak out about Michael Jackson's sexual abuse allegations post the Dan Reed documentary titled 'Leaving Neverland' which looks into Robson and Safechuck's story.
In #LeavingNeverland, Wade Robson & James Safechuck recount allegations of sexual abuse from Michael Jackson that began when they were 7 and 10, they say. The Michael Jackson estate has called it “an outrageous and pathetic attempt to exploit and cash in" https://t.co/NDeApMq17I pic.twitter.com/zTFUE4asgA— LAT Entertainment (@latimesent) March 1, 2019
It was just last week that actor Corey Feldman spoke to HLN and said that he could not defend Jackson any longer given the claims made in 'Leaving Neverland'.
He said, "I don’t want to be perceived as I’m here to defend Michael Jackson, because I can no longer do that. I can not in good consciousness defend anyone who’s being accused of such horrendous crimes. I’m also not here to judge him because again, he did not do those things to me and that was not my experience."
Singer Aaron Carter shared with TMZ that Michael Jackson had never ever attempted any inappropriate thing with him when he was hanging out with him at age 15. He also pointed out how Robson and Safechuck both had previously testified on Jackson's behalf in legal proceedings. "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?" he said.