Michael Jackson Accuser Rips Netflix Over Chappelle Special
Wade Robson, who has accused Michael Jackson of sexually abusing him as a child in the HBO documentary, Leaving Neverland, is now calling out Netflix for allowing Dave Chappelle to defend Michael Jackson in his new comedy special.
Here is Robson’s full statements:
“Whether Dave Chappelle believes I was sexually abused as a child, or not, is of no concern to me. Yet, to go on from there, in his new Netflix special, to shame victims and trivialize and condone child sexual abuse in general, especially if the abuser is a celebrity or someone in a place of power, is disgusting, irresponsible and inexcusable on the part of Dave Chappelle, and on the part of Netflix for providing him the platform with which to do so. 1 in 6 boys and 1 in 4 girls are sexually abused before the age of 18, and considering their actions, Dave Chappelle, Netflix, and the Michael Jackson Estate, who have recently supported Chappelle’s views, are part of the problem. I believe we can and should do better than this.”
Safechuck said in a statement:
“I’m heartbroken for all those children who look to see how they will be received when they finally find the courage to speak out about their sexual abuse. I just want to reach out to other survivors and let them know that we can’t let this type of behavior silence us. Together we are strong.
In Chappelle’s new comedy special, “Sticks & Stones,” the comedian says he “doesn’t believe these motherfu***ers,” referring to Robson and James Safechuck. The accusers feel Netflix is condoning Chappelle’s views and celebrities sexually assaulting children.”
John Branca of the Michael Jackson estate has stated that “Wade’s accusations emerged only after his book failed and we turned him down for a job with our Las Vegas show 9 years ago. He couldn’t get a job until HBO and Dan Reed hired him.”