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Macaulay Culkin’s Brother Responds To Michael Jackson Sexual Abuse Allegations: 'There’s Two Sides To This'

In the months following the explosive Michael Jackson documentary Leaving Neverland, it seems everyone in Hollywood has weighed in on the molestation allegations brought forward by Wade Robson and James Safechuck against Jackson.

Now, Macaulay Culkin’s brother, Kieran Culkin, is breaking his silence on the charges placed against his friend.

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Macaulay Culkin has always claimed his and Jackson's friendship was innocent.

It's no secret Jackson was abused and overworked from a very young age by his father, Joe Jackson.

As a young child star, Macaulay felt he could relate to Jackson.

Earlier this year, Macaulay was interviewed on the "Inside Of You" podcast about his friendship with Michael.

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He explained that Jackson reached out to him because he was quickly rising to fame as a child star.

"I think he identified with that. At the end of the day, it's almost easy to say it was weird or whatever, but it wasn't because it made sense," he revealed.

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"He was [expletive] awesome. He was funny, he was sweet — people didn't know how funny he was."

"I was a peerless person, nobody at my Catholic school even had this much idea of what I was going through and he was the person who had been through the exact same thing and wanted to make sure I wasn't alone," he said.

Now, Kieran Culkin has decided to speak out about the allegations, saying he believes there are two sides to every story.

“The only thing I can say is that I can’t really say anything and the reason for that is I can’t be helpful to anyone,” said Kieran.

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“To me, it seems like there’s two sides to this thing," he continued.

"And because I can’t be helpful on one side or the other, anything I say and anything that gets put out in print could only hurt somebody and there’s already a lot of really hurt feelings."

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“There are already a lot of people who are in a difficult position and if I contribute in any way, it’s just going to hurt someone because I can’t actually help.”

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In Martin Bashir's controversial 2003 documentary "Living With Michael Jackson," Jackson told Bashir he has sleepovers with both Macaulay and Kieran, and that they all share a bed.

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"'I have slept in a bed with many children. It's very charming, it's very sweet, it's what the whole world should do," Michael said.

The men featured in "Leaving Neverland," Wade Robson and James Safechuck, said they had decided to come forward with the truth since recently becoming fathers themselves.


It's evident both men suffered a host of mental health issues, and say it took them years of therapy to come to terms with their alleged abuse.

Many celebrity friends of Michael's have defended him in the months after "Leaving Neverland" aired on HBO.


One of these friends was Aaron Carter, who addressed Wade Robson directly in a TMZ interview.

Aaron said he's "lucky I have something to lose now, because I would have punched you in your face."

Barbra Streisand faced extreme backlash after claiming Wade and Robson were "thrilled to be there."

"You can say 'molested', but those children, as you heard say, they were thrilled to be there," she said.

Diana Ross asked people to "stop in the name of love."

"A magnificent incredible force to me and to many others."

A host of celebrities have stood up for the two men, including Judd Apatow, who showed his support for Wade and Safechuck after watching "Leaving Neverland."

"When you see it you will know instantly that their stories are true."

"Leaving Neverland" has been nominated for five Emmy awards including Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special.

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