"I would punch you in your face."
Remember Aaron Carter? As in, “I Want Candy”, Lizzie McGuire’s one true love, the Aaron Carter?
Well, now he’s come out and threatened Michael Jackson’s accusers following the release of Leaving Neverland.
The two-part documentary details allegations of child sexual abuse made against Michael Jackson, focusing on accusations made by choreographer Wade Robson and computer programmer James Safechuck.
Since the documentary aired last week, some of Michael Jackson’s friends, including Macaulay Culkin, have come out to defend the late singer. Child star Aaron Carter is the latest to do so.
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In an interview with TMZ Live, Carter raged: “You’re a grown man, and when Michael Jackson was alive, you are backing him, you are up his a**, you are kissing his a**, you are there to testify for him under oath, and then when he dies, you decide that’s a good time to come out?
“No, what you’re doing is, you’re actually stomping on an icon and a legend’s grave – you’re stomping his grave. Why not do it when he was alive? Why not do it when he was being accused of all of these molestation charges. Why not do it then and actually indict a perpetrator?”
Carter also expressed that he wanted to punch Robson for “tying his name” to the alleged assault.
“He’s trying to tie my name into this s***? I’m not that guy. I’m not the one. You lucky I got something to lose now, because I would punch you in your face – I would,” he said. “And then maybe I’d ask you, ‘are you telling the truth?’ but I’d punch you in your face first.”
The singer went on to say that he “stayed in” Jackson’s bedroom when he was a teenager, but claimed that nothing inappropriate happened.
“I remember having the time of my life with Michael, I was about 15 years old,” he said. “I hung out with Michael Jackson, I stayed at his house, I stayed in his bedroom…
“It’s hard for me to understand that – how am I supposed to understand that when my own personal experience with him was gentle and beautiful and loving and embracing.”
Back in 2004, Carter told People that he and Jackson had been friends since 2001, and that Jackson never behaved inappropriately with him: “Nothing happened between me and Michael. We didn’t sleep in the same room, we didn’t share a bed. We have a normal friendship. There’s nothing sexual to it.”
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