Denise Fergus called the Leaving Neverland bombshell claims “crap” in the wake of Wade Robson and James Safechuck’s allegations against Michael Jackson
James Bulger’s mum Denise Fergus reacted with fury to the bombshell sex abuse allegations made against Michael Jackson in last night’s Leaving Neverland documentary.
As Channel 4 aired the first half of the two-parter last night, Denise blasted the two accusers – Wade Robson and James Safechuck – who claimed they’d been groomed, molested and sexually assaulted by Jackson as children.
Denise took to Twitter after the documentary aired and wrote: “Just watched Michael Jackson leaving Neverland can honestly say don’t believe a single word, just look at the reactions of their faces, tells a different story to what they are accusing him of , so hope people don’t believe this crap.”
Denise has previously revealed how her murdered two-year-old son loved dancing to Michael Jackson videos as a toddler, and making people laugh. His family played Jackson’s Heal The World at James’ funeral – and Michael donated the song to the James Bulger House campaign so they could release a charity single to raise funds.
Jackson had even sent flowers and a card with a self-penned poem to Denise and her then-husband Ralph Bulger after James’ murder, saying it had affected him deeply.
“He sent a personal message to me with a large basket of flowers,” Denise told the Liverpool Echo in 2009.
There was a brown envelope and inside was a letter on A4 paper from Michael. He wrote a poem for James and he named it Child Of Innocence. It touched my heart.”
Before his death in 2009, Jackson had made controversial claims about how James’ killers, Robert Thompson and Jon Venables – who were 10 at the time of the murder – just needed to be loved.
In a recorded interview with Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, Jackson revealed he and his first wife Lisa Marie Presley had arguments about the boys’ prison sentences, and said he wanted to visit them in jail.
These boys were like 11 and 10-year-old boys and I was going to go to prison and visit them,” he told the rabbi.
“She said, ‘You idiot – you’re just rewarding them for what they did’.
“I said, ‘How dare you say that. I bet if you trace their life you can find they didn’t have parents around, they didn’t have any love, nobody there to hold them, look in their eyes and say I love you.
They deserve that even though they’re going to get life. I just want to say I love you, and hold them’.”
The rabbi later told the Sun that Jackson kept mentioning James’ name during their 30 hours of interview time.
“Michael brought up James Bulger’s killers on a number of occasions,” he said.
“He did not believe children could be evil. He felt he was empowered to heal these kids who were neglected.”