AUTHOR Michael Jacobshagen has accused Michael Jackson of sexual abuse and also claims he slept in the same bed as the King of Pop.
Jacobshagen allegedly met Jacko in Paris – but who is he? Here’s what we know.
Michael Jacobshagen, now 35, has come forward to accuse Michael Jackson of abuse[/caption]
Who is Michael Jacobshagen and what does he claim?
Michael Jackson called the 14-year-old his ‘Rubba Rubba’ boy and would grind on him in bed, it’s been claimed.
Author Michael Jacobshagen, now 35, has come forward to accuse the pop superstar of abuse and lift the lid on their bizarre two-decade relationship.
He met the King of Pop in Paris in 1995 and was invited on his European tour two years later where he infamously spent three weeks with the singer in a hotel suite.
And now as harrowing doc Leaving Neverland has aired claims of child sex abuse from two alleged victims, Jacobshagen has told how he too shared a bed with the star.
“When I slept in his bed, we wore just boxer shorts and he would put his arm around me and push his body to my body, like you would with a girlfriend,” Jacobshagen told the Sunday Mirror.
“He would put our bodies on each other and kiss me on the head and cheek. I woke many times and his hands were on me… one hand on the top of my legs and one hand around me.”
Jacobshagen said the touching would become more intense when Michael was high on his medication.
“He’d pull me closer and be grabbing me more and kissing me more on the head and on the cheek, he would also stroke my hair,” he claimed.
Michael Jackson died at the age of 50 ahead of a high-profile comeback[/caption]
He found it difficult to say ‘no’ to the megastar and clarified that Michael never carried out an explicit sexual act on him.
But he believes that the singer was testing him and seeing how far he could go.
Jacobshagen recalled how the star once gave him a copy of a book containing pictures of naked young lads.
In a personal note written inside the book, Michael referred to Jacobshagen as his “special friend” and his “rubba rubba friend”.
Jacobshagen believes this is a reference to what used to happen in bed between them.
He also claimed that Michael stripped naked in front of him in a hotel hot tub in 1998.
“We were in the Jacuzzi inside Michael’s bathroom. He took his swim shorts off and said ‘If you want, you can take yours off as well’,” he claimed.
During the weeks he spent on tour with the star, Jacobshagen would be lavished with expensive presents.
The Thriller singer even bought Jacobshagen’s mum a Cartier watch.
Jackson, who died in 2009 aged 50, was never convicted and denied all allegations that he was involved in abusing underage boys and was acquitted of molestation charges in 2005.
Police never took the case forward and the case itself was dropped.
What is Leaving Neverland about?
The two-part show, made by British filmmaker Dan Reed, contains interviews with two men who claim they were abused by Jackson when they were children.
According to Channel 4, the men, who are now in their 30s, claim they were aged seven and ten when Jackson befriended them and their families.
The broadcaster has not disclosed the identity of the men.
The enormous complex, which the King of Pop called home, is allegedly where child molestation occurred[/caption]
The documentary was branded a “horror film” after the four-hour film’s debut revealed gruesome accounts from two of Jacko’s alleged victims who are now in their 30s.
Leaving Neverland left audience members shocked with graphic abuse claims including how he allegedly gave a young boy jewellery in exchange for sex acts.
Amy Kaufman, LA Times Hollywood writer, said: “Incredibly emotional reaction from the audience after #LeavingNeverland.
“One audience member says he was molested as a child and that Robson and Safechuck “are going to do a lot more f–king good in the world than Michael f–king Jackson.”
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What has Michael Jackson’s family said about the documentary?
Representatives for Jackson’s estate issued a statement condemning the documentary.
Speaking to the website TMZ, representatives from the estate said the film was “another lurid production in an outrageous and pathetic attempt to exploit and cash in on Michael Jackson … just another rehash of dated and discredited allegations. It’s baffling why any credible film-maker would involve himself with this project.”