Michael Jackson was a predator, says music video producer who worked with the singer: 'I believe the accusers'
In an interview, Rudi Dolezal spoke about his thoughts on Dan Reed's 'Leaving Neverland' and said he believed 'almost every word.'
A music video producer who has previously worked with Michael Jackson has come out to state that he believes the accusations made by Wade Robson and James Safechuck in Dan Reed's 'Leaving Neverland.'
Speaking to PageSix, Rudi Dolezal, who first met Jackson when he filmed the 1992 'Dangerous' tour in Munich and subsequently went on to collaborate with the singer on multiple projects, said he was completely taken by the documentary. "I believe almost every word. It’s brilliant work," he revealed.
Safechuck was 10-years-old when he met Jackson in 1986 on the set of a Pepsi advert while Robson, an Australian, was five when he met the singer after winning a dance competition in Brisbane. Both defended Jackson when he was accused of sexual assault by Jordan Chandler, with Robson even appearing alongside his parents in a television interview to dispell rumors that the singer behaved inappropriately with children.
When Jackson was tried after being charged with seven counts of child molestation following allegations made by 13-year-old Gavin Arvizo, Robson testified at his trial and revealed he had slept in the singer's room many times but that he had never been molested.
However, in 2013, both men filed lawsuits against Jackson claiming they had been sexually assaulted. Robson said in court filings that his earlier denial was because of the singer's "complete manipulation and brainwashing" wherein he had been made to believe that he would go to jail if anyone learned of the abuse.
Dolezal said he understood why both Robson and Safechuck may have initially lied and protected Jackson despite being abused by him. "Nobody would stop Michael," he said. " It’s hard to believe an icon is a con."
The 61-year-old also offered his thoughts on learning that Jackson's father, Joe Jackson, trained the singer to be faster by making him dance on a hot stovetop. "He put the 4-year-old on a hot stovetop barefoot," he said. "The way he told it, he was not regretting it. I felt really sorry for Michael."
Dolezal said it was Jackson's hatred for his father that prompted him to undergo multiple plastic surgeries, explaining how Jackson became obsessed with changing how he looked because he realized he was beginning to look a lot more like his father.
Nevertheless, the music producer — who is currently writing a book about Freddie Mercury called 'My Friend Freddie' — did not mince his words when it came to Jackson, calling him a "predator," and suggesting that the singer would only have himself to blame if his legacy was tarnished.
"If the Michael Jackson legend is destroyed by this, the person responsible is Michael Jackson — no one else," he said.
Watch James Safechuck's and Wade Robson's interview with Oprah Winfrey here: