In the Wake of Leaving Neverland, Here's What Alleged Survivor James Safechuck Is Doing Today
The controversial documentary Leaving Neverland focuses on the stories of two men — Wade Robson and James Safechuck — who allege that Michael Jackson molested them when they were young boys in his inner circle. One of the men, Robson, has had a higher-profile career in show business, working as a choreographer for big names such as Britney Spears and *NSYNC. But his counterpart, Safechuck, has been almost a complete unknown until this point.
Throughout the documentary, which aired on HBO, Safechuck and Robson recount the abuse they allege they suffered at the hands of Jackson, mostly while they were prepubescent boys. Both initially met Jackson at very young ages: Safechuck was a child actor who landed a coveted commercial alongside the singer, while Robson won an Australian dance contest and won concert tickets and a meet-and-greet with Jackson.
Safechuck did defend Jackson when he was accused of molestation for the first time in 1993 (although he declined to testify at Jackson's 2005 trial). After years of struggling to cope with his past, Safechuck finally decided to come forward with his allegations, joining a previously begun lawsuit of Robson's.