Kieran Culkin doesn’t really know what to say about the allegations raised against the King of Pop Michael Jackson in the documentary, Leaving Neverland.
A younger brother to 90’s child star Macaulay Culkin, Kieran has become a bonafide actor in his own right. His older brother was known to be very close to the late pop music icon as a child and even Kieran himself had spent time with Jackson. The singer wasn’t at all privy to sharing his closeness with the two brothers in a 2003 interview with journalist Martin Bishir. At the time, the late singer said:
“I have slept in the bed with many children. I sleep in the bed with all of them. When Macaulay Culkin [was little], Kieran Culkin would sleep on this side and Macaulay Culkin on this side, his sister is in there. We’re all just jammed in the bed.”
Now, Culkin has responded to the child sexual abuse claims against the singer that the HBO docufilm Leaving Neverland raised once again when it was released earlier this year. Speaking to news outlet The Guardian, Culkin says:
“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.”
“To me, it seems like there’s two sides to this thing 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,” the Golden Globe-nominated actor added.
Laura is a reporter and a gossip columnist for Best in Australia. She focuses on celebrities, science and social affairs in Australia and worldwide.