Before Wade Robson even met Michael Jackson, the pop superstar was a giant in his mind.
"I saw the 'Making of [Michael Jackson's] Thriller.' Just instantly became obsessed. I wanted to be just like him. I dressed like him every day, I had my hair permed to look like him and all that stuff."
James Safechuck met Jackson around his ninth birthday while shooting a Pepsi commercial.
"I wasn't necessarily a big fan before I met him and then when I got the commercial … when you see me meet him is actually my first time seeing him. At that point, I was pretty excited. It was otherworldly, I guess," he said.
In a shocking new HBO documentary, "Leaving Neverland," Safechuck and Robson allege that Jackson sexually abused them for years – claims the Jackson family has repeatedly denied – and discuss the intimate details of their relationships with him.
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