Macaulay Culkin Says He’d Have Told Us If Michael Jackson Had Done Anything To Him

Michael Jackson has taken a bit of a hit to his reputation since he died and Oprah produced a docuseries about the sexual assault accusations made against him by young men who were children at the time. And the whole time, everyone has been pointing to Macaulay Culkin who had a famously high-profile friendship with Jackson when he was a child actor.

Culkin has pretty consistently said that nothing inappropriate ever happened with Jackson, and he’s reiterated that stance in an interview with Esquire.

“Look,” he says. “I’m gonna begin with the line—it’s not a line, it’s the truth: He never did anything to me. I never saw him do anything. And especially at this flash point in time, I’d have no reason to hold anything back. The guy has passed on. If anything—I’m not gonna say it would be stylish or anything like that, but right now is a good time to speak up. And if I had something to speak up about, I would totally do it. But no, I never saw anything; he never did anything.

“Here’s a good Michael Jackson story that doesn’t involve Michael Jacksonat all: I ran into James Franco on a plane. I’d bumped into him two or three times over the years. I give him a little nod as we’re putting our bags overhead. Hey, how you doing? Good, how ya doing? And it was right after the Leaving Neverland documentary came out, and he goes, ‘So, that documentary!’ And that was all he said. I was like, ‘Uh-huh.’ Silence. So then he goes, ‘So what do you think?’ And I turned to him and I go, ‘Do you wanna talk about your dead friend?’ And he sheepishly went, ‘No, I don’t.’ So I said, ‘Cool, man, it was nice to see you.’ ”

Mack also revealed that he and goddaughter Paris Jackson both steal spoons and that he and Paris have matching spoon tattoos, which is his only tattoo. He explained the ritual as a bit of harmless fun. “It’s a harmless thing. It’s not like you’re ruining something, like stealing a chess piece, where the board would be incomplete.”

I believe Culkin when he says Jackson never did anything inappropriate to him or when he was around. That doesn’t mean Jackson never did anything to anyone, but I doubt Culkin would remain silent even after his death and with other accusers coming forward. The damage is done, Disney+ doesn’t have the episode of The Simpsons Jackson was in, what would Culkin accomplish by staying silent if something had happened?

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