Following the release of the controversial HBO documentary Leaving Neverland, many prominent figures have spoken out about Wade Robson and James Safechuck's allegations of sexual abuse against the late Michael Jackson. Celebrities like Dave Chappelle, Akon, and Godfrey have all suggested that Jackson was innocent, and it appears that American actor Jason Weaver — who played Jackson in the 1992 miniseries The Jacksons: An American Dream — falls into this camp as well.
During an interview with DJ Vlad on VladTV — available on YouTube — Weaver opened up about what he thought of director Dan Reed's film. Although Weaver said he is "praying" for Robson and Safechuck and can't "imagine" what they've gone through if what they said is true, he ultimately doesn't believe the accusations.
"Look, you know as a fan, and as someone who has a tremendous amount of respect for him and the Jackson family, I'm going to choose to personally believe that it didn't happen," he said.
Weaver said the King of Pop and his family were always respectful to him and suggested he can only compare these experiences with the allegations in Leaving Neverland.
"But what I will say is that I — I really hate that Michael wasn't able to at least give his story or at least defend himself."