Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Is This the Real Jacko?

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Is This the Real Jacko?

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Accuser: Wade Robson SCANDALOUS and distressing, this documentary has already been much talked about - disturbing accusations of sexual abuse by one of the biggest stars on the planet.

The four-hour film, screened tonight and tomorrow, is a tough watch as it investigates the alleged experiences of two young boys who were both befriended by Michael Jackson.

James 'Jimmy' Safechuck was just 10 years old and Wade Robson was seven when the pop star, who died aged 50 in 2009, invited them and their families into his world.

Jimmy met Jackson when he was cast in a Pepsi commercial with the singer, while Wade won a shopping mall dance contest when he was just five, the prize being tickets to a concert and a meet and greet.

Wade, 36, says of Jackson: "He was one of the kindest, most gentle, loving, caring people I knew. …

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