LIE #3 – The Secret Sex Rooms
One of the most uncomfortable sequences in the film “Leaving Neverland,” is when James Safechuck recounts all the places in Neverland where he said that he and Jackson had sex. On a blanket in Jackson’s closet, where several doors and a system of bells would alert them if someone was coming. In a private screening room at the back of the movie theater. In a house filled with Jackson’s memorabilia, such as a rhinestone jacket he wore to the Grammys. In an attic. In a castle in the theme park. In an upstairs room in the train station. The property had been for sale for several years, with an asking price as high as $100 million, and was recently listed with new brokers for $31 million.
It’s fair to mention that Michael Jackson was arguably one of the most publicly scrutinized celebrities in history, when it comes to this type of allegation. He had a civil case, he had a criminal case, the FBI had been monitoring him for 1o years, along with 2 unannounced raids. Even Havenhurst was raided—as it seems they were intent on his guilt. The civil case was for negligence, not for child sexual abuse, and they settled out of court for around $20 million. By “They” I mean—the insurance company. Not Michael, himself. Michael had no say in the matter, as any insurance company will act in whatever manner they see fit regardless of whether you personally (as one of their clients) may agree or disagree with their decision.
The media tried to spin off the settlement as “Hush-Money” despite knowing realistically (and legally might I add) that no amount from that case could have prevented Jordan Chandler from testifying during the 2005 Trial. Just one of the many claims thrown out there by lazy journalists, with little-to-no real-life credibility in their so-called field of expertise. Part of the condition, was that they had to acknowledge (in writing via their signature) that they had not only read but understood that by accepting this award of $23 million— they knew that Michael had claimed no wrong doing of any kind pertaining to any of their alleged sexual abuse. (Which of course—they most certainly agreed to)
He claimed: ‘The routine was we would get a blanket and lay it down on the floor inside of the closet next to his main bed, so we could close the doors and have several doors that people had to get through.”
‘There were bells, so you would have a moment of hearing them chirp, and at least it alarmed him to when people were coming.”
(You can read more on the Rigged Alarm Systems here)
Safechuck made claims that the Castle located inside Neverland’s miniature Theme Park setting, was one of the places they would venture off to together in order to engage in sexual behavior.
“As beautiful as Neverland was during the day, Michael took a cue from Walt Disney and saved the real visual magic for after the sunset. Neverland at night was a whole new experience.” – (for more click here)
‘There was a castle in the theme park, and upstairs there was a bedroom. You could see if somebody was coming. It had just a small bed. Up there, we would have sex….”
Taking a closer look at the child-sized castle that sat inside the carnival setting at Neverland Ranch, it’s hard to imagine being a full grown adult man, realistically being comfortable inside a structure that small while sharing a miniature bed with a child–in which the bed in question, has never proven to exist in the first place. Seems a bit absurd, and as though they were grasping at straws whenever Safechuck mentioned it.
“There’s a third-floor attic. It was kind of secluded. You could only get to it from these steep stairs. You could tell if somebody was coming. So, we would go in there and have sex.’
Safechuck, who says he took part in a creepy mock wedding at the star’s home (which will be covered in a future video)– claims that Jackson had also sexually abused him in a private box at the Neverland’s movie theatre which had a one-way glass so no one could see inside.
Safechuck said: “The movie theatre had these two private rooms and you could see into the theatre… and we would have sex in those rooms.”
“That was a bit dangerous… There was a bit of excitement there.”
Michael had already spoken previously in regard to the initial reasons behind having had the private room addition constructed onto the Neverland theater.
In an interview held back in 1993 with Oprah Winfrey (host of the “Aftermath” Prime Time Special that quickly followed “Leaving Neverland” etc.) the entertainer went on to explain how many of the terminally ill children that had come to visit the Neverland Ranch—were often times bound to a bed and could not lift up their heads, as they were attached to lots of medical equipment.
Much like with many other aspects of the Ranch in question—Michael had (not only that room) but numerous aspects of the ranch tailored to accommodate the conditions that many of the terminally ill children needed.
“I try and do things for children because I try to imitate Jesus (I’m not saying that I am Jesus but I try to follow what he teaches as far as being childlike is concerned) but to be like children and to love as pure as they are- and to see your eyes through that kind of wonderment.
We will have 100 bald headed children here with Cancer. They’re running around and enjoying themselves and it makes me cry happy tears that I was able to do that for them.
We have ill children who come and are hooked up intravenously because they are bedridden and very sick, and they cannot sit up.
These are hospital beds and you push a button—they’ll move up, they’ll move down, so that they’re able to watch.
They get to enjoy magic shows, feature films, cartoons—ANYTHING. Anything that will help them escape into that world of magic that they wouldn’t normally get to experience.”
So, although the media and the accusers have arrogantly (once again) tried to spin this into something that it’s not—the facts seem to speak for themselves in this case. The beds (as he stated) were not ordinary beds, but rather hospital beds intentionally designed to help accommodate the ones who were not capable of sitting in normal chairs.
This truly shows the devotion he had for ALL children, and the length he was willing to go to (it wasn’t just the room he had added onto the movie theater, but also the tailored amusement park rides that accommodated the children who were in wheelchairs as well) in order to make sure that no matter what condition a child was in, that they would still have the SAME opportunity to spend time with him out on his Ranch comfortably & safely.
“(I created it) for myself and the children. Every three weeks we have terminally ill children that come to the house…
(from charitable organizations such as Make A Wish Foundation, Dream Street, Starlight etc.) And these are sick children, children with cancer. And I entertain them.
And they come here to enjoy themselves. It brings out the child that lives in everybody. I love rides and things like that and I share it with the children.
And we’ll have like a hundred bald-headed children, they all have cancer, and they’re all running around. And they are enjoying themselves and it makes me cry happy tears that I was able to do this for them, you know. (It) makes me so pleased inside.”
Michael Jackson in interview with Oprah Winfrey, 1993
The property’s train station also had a hidden attic with a secret bed, according to the accusers claims.
In Leaving Neverland, James recounts Jackson’s original conversations about purchasing the ranch and Stephanie (his mother) is seen browsing through the original real-estate brochure while saying they were the first guests to stay at Neverland. Immediately following this build-up, James begins describing the specific areas of Neverland where acts of abuse allegedly occurred as their sexual relationship was growing [around 50 minutes into Part 1].
“…At the train station, there’s a room upstairs, and we would have sex up there, too. It would happen every day. It sounds sick, but it’s kind of like when you’re first dating somebody, right, and you do a lot of it. So, it was very much like that. At the same time the sexual relationship is growing, he’s working on pushing you away from your parents, or pushing you away from everybody else, and it feels more like it’s just you and him.”
While he is describing this act, two photos of the train station and a drone video shot are displayed on-screen.
(Safechuck alleged in a 2014 lawsuit that Jackson had abused him from 1988 until 1992.)
Those claims were recently criticized by biographer Mike Smallcombe, who said he had uncovered permits that show the station was only approved for construction in 1993. He added that the station didn’t open until the first part of 1994.
Leaving Neverland director Dan Reed had previously admitted that there was a discrepancy in Safechuck’s claims, but denied that the abuse had taken place as he said it had.
“Yeah there seems to be no doubt about the station date,” he tweeted after Smallcombe shared the train station’s construction permits. “The date they have wrong is the end of the abuse.”
The train station that James Safechuck describes having sex in during the early period of their sexual relationship did not begin construction until October 1993.
(land use permit – Sept. 2, 1993; land grading permit – October 5, 1993; Photo from August 25, 1993 pre-construction).
James was 16 years old when the train station finished construction in 1994. In every interview and legal filing made by James Safechuck since 2014, the abuse timeline spans exclusively from 1988 to 1992 when he was 10-14 years old. He claims that Michael Jackson already began “preparing [him] for separation” in 1990 when he approached puberty at age 12. His lawsuit notes that “Once he reached puberty, and the sexual abuse stopped, [James] would speak to Jackson less frequently.”
According to Safechuck (as he described) the period of abuse which he was speaking of—had heightened greatly after the train station was built, as the upstairs room specifically was used by the entertainer for sexual assaults against him.
Since the train station didn’t open until the first part of 1994–this means that Safechuck would have been around 16-17 as the “abuse heightened” which again contradicts any claims being made that Jackson had preferred “younger boys” and if that was truly the case, Safechuck (at that point) was practically a young ADULT who had likely already gone through puberty (which he claims the communication started getting less frequent around those times)– which also meant that his voice was a lot less child-like, along with his appearance.
It also goes to show that he would have been old enough to know WHAT sexual abuse was (as he claims the pop singer repeatedly told him that they would BOTH go to jail if they were caught–that in itself PROVES that he knew it was WRONG as you only go to jail for CRIMES being committed) so the timeline would suggest that he would have been old enough around that age to try and defend himself against such abuse.
At or about the time Plaintiff turned 12 , a transition period began, where DECEDENT began to focus his attention on a younger boy, Brett Barnes (“Brett”).
When Plaintiff started puberty at age 12, DECEDENT began to prepare Plaintiff for separation – telling him that he would “have other friends.”
Plaintiff was upset hearing this and tried to preserve his relationship with DECEDENT by being extra nice and trying to befriend Brett Barnes, a younger boy with whom DECEDENT began to spend more time with.
Plaintiff became inwardly jealous of Brett because of the time and attention DECEDENT began devoting to him instead of Plaintiff.
On one of the weekends that Plaintiff spent with Brett and DECEDENT at The Hideout, Plaintiff began to feel as though he “was on the outs” with DECEDENT. Claims were made that the DECEDENT had spent the night in his bedroom with Brett, instead of with Plaintiff, and Plaintiff spent the night on the couch. Plaintiff experienced feelings of jealousy as a result of being replaced by Brett.
Who is Brett Barnes? He is another child that Jackson befriended—which I will cover in greater detail in a future upcoming article) as Barnes still defends the pop singer to this very day.
Once he reached puberty, and the sexual abuse stopped, Plaintiff would speak to DECEDENT less frequently. DECEDENT remained active in his life, however, and paid for the Plaintiff to direct several movies in high school. But more significantly, Reed’s suggestion that “the date they have wrong is the end of the abuse” does nothing to address the actual context of this story. According to James, it occurred during the honeymoon phase of their relationship when “the sexual relationship was growing.”
Dan Reed has proven that no matter what contradictory claims are presented, he will simply shift the timeline or do whatever else necessary to defend his work, even if it defiles the face of actual fact and logic. If we are to shift the train station abuse to 1994 when James was 16, we have to also accept that this is when the sexual abuse between the two was still “growing” instead of having come to an end years earlier when James had reached puberty. We should also assume that every other place he mentions as having had continual sex during this same excerpt of the film (house, arcade, Indian forts, arcade room, attic, museum, movie theater, castle, pool, Jacuzzi) also had occurred when he was around 16.
“So, abuse in the train station wasn’t possible if the abuse stopped in 1992 as he claims in his testimony, as it didn’t even exist then,” Smallcombe argued. “There’s a two-year difference.”
Furthermore, Jackson was reportedly touring and at a rehab center in London while the station was being built, and then, for the initial months after it opened, living in Trump Tower in New York recording the HIStory album.
“By the time Jackson was at Neverland and the train station was actually open, it was early 1995, three years after Safechuck said the abuse stopped,” Smallcombe said. “And by then Safechuck was 17, and on the cusp of adulthood.”
“There was also a game room and then upstairs in the arcade there was a bed and we would go up there and have sex there.”
It appears the arcade room he was referring to, had a stairwell that leads to an open area, which is also visible from the first floor looking up. If privacy was what the pop singer was going after—that room in question isn’t very secluded (as it’s commonly made out to be) and would more than likely defeat the issue of “privacy” that he was attempting.
Safechuck also said Jackson would carry out abuse in a creepy third floor attic and in another building on the ranch which was “far away from the main house” where Jackson housed some of his own memorabilia.
He claimed that nearly every part of the property had hideaways with beds which the Thriller singer used to carry out assaults on minors. Safechuck also alleged that the pop singer carried out grooming and sex abuse in teepees which lined his garden and, the pool, and in the Jacuzzi area.
“He also had an Indian fort with like teepees so we would lay down sleeping bags and have snacks and have sexual relations there.”
The only problem with that statement, (although the teepees were a decent size) the whole village lay on top of an extremely HOT, (dessert-like environment) that was intended to mimic actual reserves. The likelihood of one willing to sit on the desert-like sand in humid temperatures for any length of time during the summer—would be pretty slim, and extremely irresponsible due to the potential danger involved as the temperature can rise rapidly with enclosed areas like that and a child could easily sustain a heat-related injury.
“The Teepee Village was also a huge water-balloon battle ground. It was one of the only parts of the ranch that we decided against music because everything would be soaked with each new group of guests.” – (for more click here)
Again, it would also be difficult to maintain privacy with as many staff members (along with family, friends and sick children) walking the Neverland grounds daily. Out of everyone, only a few disgruntled employees who had been relieved of their duties, attempted to make such obnoxious claims.
Adrian McManus worked as Jackson’s maid from 1990 to 1994 at Neverland Ranch. Jackson was dogged by abuse allegations long before his death, but Ms. McManus insisted that she’s one of the few people who saw the true situation inside Neverland. The credibility of Ms. McManus’ testimony has been questioned in the past, due to the constant changes with her claims. One part of Ms. McManus’ bogus story relates to something allegedly witnessed by another former staffer, security guard Melanie Bagnall.
Both Ms. Bagnall and Ms. McManus claimed to have witnessed questionable behavior on a Neverland golf cart.
“There was a child sitting on his lap and he had his hands close to his genitalia. Like, cupping his genitalia,” Ms. Bagnall alleged
Despite the years of allegations, Jackson’s former lawyer claims the 2005 case and the pop star’s acquittal should be where things ended. A civil jury rejected a wrongful termination lawsuit brought against Michael Jackson by five former Neverland Ranch employees (including McManus & Bagnall) and awarded the pop star $60,000 in a countersuit. A Superior Court jury found that Jackson and five staff members weren’t liable in a lawsuit that claimed workers were forced out for reasons including their cooperation in a child molestation probe.
One defendant, Andrew Merritt, also was found not liable of sexually harassing plaintiff Melanie Bagnall.
Jackson’s successful countersuit claimed two of the former workers stole sketches, personal notes, hats, toys and candy from the ranch, selling some items to tabloid newspapers.
During the Primetime Interview: 60 Minutes Australia featuring Adrian McManus she was asked by one of the hosts whether or not she still owed money to the ranch, which she was hesitant to answer. She confirmed that she was but declined to specify by how much.
The jury ordered Chacon to pay $25,000 in damages and McManus to pay $35,000. Punitive damages of $1 also were awarded because jurors found that the two acted with malice.
During that time the mainstream media along with fake news journalists, also worked tirelessly together, concocting several bogus claims–one being linked directly to the entertainer’s nephew himself (Taj Jackson).
Taj is 1 of 3 brothers fathered by Michael’s brother—Tito. The media made claims that the entertainer possessed nude photos of the three boys inside his “secret” closet.
Authorities broke this news after dozens of sheriff’s deputies had allegedly went into the Ranch armed with a search warrant, raiding Jackson’s home in Los Olivos, California back in November of 2003.
The search was conducted as part of the continuing child abuse investigation against the late entertainer, which they claimed had turned up everything from Jackson’s child video collection – from images of men, women, boys and girls in sexual positions, right on down to drugs that were legally prescribed to other people who were close to the star.
The 2 books, (although having some nude or partially nude images) they were not illegal, and those books were not considered pornographic. Infact, they are photography books than anyone can check-out at their local public library and subsequently got rejected and refused to be used as legitimate evidence back in the 2005 Trial.
The other items investigators alleged as “grooming tools” –were adult magazines, which were considered normal for any heterosexual adult. (Magazines such as Playboy or Penthouse are not illegal to own or possess.) Simply sifting through the 2005 transcripts and evidence proves that he did not own anything that would be considered child pornography under a court of law.
One investigator, who’d alleged to have had direct knowledge of the situation claimed: “The detectives’ report cites Michael even used sexy photos of his own nephews, who were in the band 3T, in their underwear to excite young boys.”
Michael Jackson’s nephew revealed that when he was molested as a child, Jackson “was a support system for me and my mom.”
Taj Jackson, 39, claimed he was a child sex abuse victim in a series of Twitter messages posted in response to Wade Robson’s televised claim that Michael Jackson molested him. “I will not let them smear my Uncle’s legacy,” he tweeted.
The huge discrepancy with the statements not only being made by the accusers—(but the media as well) is the fact that they were the ones who had initially created a false victim with Taj and his 2 other brothers, among many others. Taj has since come out and spoken against such false allegations and had appeared to be rightfully disturbed at the very notion that his Uncle would have sexualized him or his 2 brothers like that.
Taj spoke out in several TV interviews following the sexual abuse allegations made by Wade Robson & James Safechuck inside, “Leaving Neverland,” reminding everyone that he had actually eye-witnessed several parties & sleep-overs held by his uncle at the Neverland Ranch, as he says that he attended many of them and that no abuse towards any of the children ever occurred—nor had him or his brothers ever been abused or used to lure other children into the hands of abuse.
Michael Jackson “was a support system for me and my mom,” he tweeted. “He wrote a letter to her that many have seen already, u just didn’t know what it was about.”
He posted a photo of that handwritten note from Michael Jackson to Taj’s mother Dee Dee Jackson:
“Dee Dee, Please read this article about child molestation and read it to Taj, T.J. and Taryll. It brings out how even your own relatives can be molesters of children, or even uncles or aunts molesting nephew or nieces. Please read. Love MJ.”
It was his own childhood experience that qualified him to question Robson’s claims, he said. “That is how I KNOW Wade is lying. Because I AM a survivor.” Taj also clarifies the fact that his sexual abuse occurred from a relative on his mother’s side—and not from his uncle Michael.
“Let’s look at (the allegations) individually. Safechuck swore under penalty of perjury that he wasn’t abused,” Mr. Mesereau said.
“Robson swore under penalty of perjury that he wasn’t abused. Arvizo wasn’t believed by the jury. Two other people were paid off to end the litigation, to end the lawsuits so he could get on with his career.
“So, when you look at everyone under a microscope, what do you really come up with? Not much.”
We have to believe that all of this sexual activity took place right in the midst of the Chandler allegations, the grand jury depositions and all. The alternative is to simply accept that this is another lie told as part of a scandalous television show, except in this case—it’s happens to be in documentary form.