Macaulay Culkin confirmed that Michael Jackson did have bedroom alarm system mentioned in 'Leaving Neverland'
Former child star Macaulay Culkin confirmed that Michael Jackson had an alarm system installed to alert him when people were approaching his bedroom.
This comes in the wake of resurfaced suspicions about Jackson's guilt in child molestation charges, brought to light once more by the Leaving Neverland documentary, which aired this month and focuses on the stories of Wade Robson and James Safechuck.
Culkin, the child star from the 1990s who was a friend of Michael Jackson, said that the pop star - who died in 2009 at the age of 50 - had a system rigged up to a walkway, which led to a room where Michael Jackson is suspected of sexually assaulting young boys.
In Jackson's 2005 trial, where the singer was accused of sexually abusing young boys, Culkin described the alarm system that was installed.
"There was like a walkway kind of thing, where if somebody was approaching the door, it would kind of like 'ding-dong, ding-dong,'" explained Macaulay Culkin, adding: "When anyone would approach the room, yeah, you’d hear this kind of—soft kind of alarm, like ding-dong' kind of thing."
Culkin also explained in the trial that he had slept in Jackson's bed 10 times "at the most" up to the age of 14 years old, saying that he stopped visiting the Neverland Ranch at that age. However, Culkin explained that once he returned to Jackson's residence as a 17-year-old, he decided to sleep in his own bed.
"When I started coming back again, I found myself just not sleeping in bed. And I’ve always kind of fell asleep in the guest units ever since then," testified Culkin, and when asked about his reasoning for this, the now-38-year-old explained: "Because I enjoyed my privacy a little bit more."
An alarm system rigged up to the walkway is just one of the accusations being levelled at Jackson, coming up to 10 years following his death, but Macaulay Culkin is far from the only former child star to speak out about the Michael Jackson allegations.
Former musician Aaron Carter was furious with the likes of Wade Robson for "stomping on his grave", and was incensed with being implicated in the allegations by a fake social media account claiming to be Robson.
Meanwhile, Corey Feldman had initially leapt to the defence of Jackson, but has since come out as saying that he can "no longer" defend Jackson against the allegations. As a former victim of abuse, Feldman said that that he had to pay attention to the claims of Jackson's alleged victims.
"I don't want to be perceived as I'm here to defend Michael Jackson, because I can no longer do that. I cannot in good consciousness defend anyone who's being accused of such horrendous crimes," Feldman explained on CNN's Headline News.
The Michael Jackson estate has strenuously denied the allegations detailed in HBO's Leaving Neverland, describing the documentary as "one-sided".