Michael Jackson was 'a disturbing person who couldn’t cope with adult company', Elton John claims

Michael Jackson was 'a disturbing person who couldn’t cope with adult company', Elton John claims

At the start of the year, the world was rocked by the two-part documentary film Leaving Neverland, in which director Dan Reed examined the testimonies of two alleged victims: James Safechuck and Wade Robson, who claim that they were groomed and repeatedly sexually abused by music legend Micheal Jackson repeatedly over a period of some years.

Since the controversial documentary was released, many of the King of Pop's fans now believe the star was indeed an abuser of children, and the film has left irreparable damage to Jackson's legacy and reputation. Despite the convincing evidence, many of the Jackson family slammed Reed's film, and with Michael's nephew, Taj, describing his uncle's actions as "very innocent".

Taj Jackson recalls growing up as a young boy with Michael Jackson:

But months later, the controversy surrounding Michael Jackson's relationship with children is still a sensitive topic, will many people convinced he acted inappropriately with minors, and that his status as a legend is unjust.

Now, Elton John has spoken out about his relationship and interactions with Michael Jackson in his new memoir, Me: Elton John. Per RadarOnline, the new book allegedly claims that John found himself questioning "what prescription drugs [Jackson] was being pumped full of" and that the King of Pop "couldn’t seem to cope with adult company at all".

Per RadarOnline and the Metro, the book also alleges that John claims "the poor guy looked awful, really frail and ill" and that Jackson’s nose was "covered with a sticking plaster" and his make-up looked like it had been applied by a "maniac".

According to Radar Online, Elton shares a story about a lunch the music stars shared together in the 1990s, where Jackson disappeared "without a word" and was later found inside of the cottage of John’s housekeeper "quietly playing games" with her 11-year-old son.

Following the release of Laving Neverland, videos like the one below were unearthed to further destroy Jackson's reputation:

Finally, Elton John’s new book is said to claim that The Man In The Mirror singer was "a disturbing person" who had "totally lost his marbles" by the 2000s, per Celebrity Insider.

"For whatever reason, he couldn’t seem to cope with adult company at all. [...] [Jackson was] genuinely mentally ill, a disturbing person to be around", John allegedly writes in his revealing memoir.

Me: Elton John will also detail the 'Rocket Man' singer's battles with substance abuse and his run-ins with royalty, and will be released on October 15.