The Beatles singer/bassist Paul McCartney was asked about Michael Jackson in a new
Radio Futuro interview in Chile, and he discussed his ‘dark side’ after the revelations made by two men who accused Jackson of sexually assaulting them as children on HBO’s ‘Leaving Neverland.’
McCartney said, “Obviously Michael was a great singer, a great artist and a great dancer. For years we’ve loved that. Nobody knew about the other side that’s shown in that movie.
When I knew him he was a really nice guy. I didn’t know about the dark side. It makes it very difficult to look back on the memories which were good memories, to think, oh boy, there was other stuff going on.
For me, I’m OK to just stay with the personal memories I had of him. The other side is the other side. I don’t know about that.
I can understand why people are very disappointed in him and angry that he had the dark side.”
Wade Robson and James Safechuck made the allegations against Jackson in Leaving Neverlind, graphically detailing their sexual misconduct claims. Jackson died in 2009, so there hasn’t been a firsthand counter to their claims, though members of Jackson’s family, including his niece Brandi, have called Robson specifically a liar, as Brandi claimed she dated Robson for 7 years.