Both Dennis Robson and Evan Chandler took their own lives after their sons were allegedly abused by the King of Pop
Two fathers of Michael Jackson ‘s alleged abuse victims killed themselves after being plagued by guilt.
The fathers of Wade Robson and Jordan Chandler took their own lives while they were estranged from their families and tormented by the claims of what happened to their sons.
Wade is one of the men featured in controversial documentary Leaving Neverland .
Both he and James Safechuck are former child companions of Jackson, and claim they were sexually abused by him.
Jackson’s family have vehemently denied the claims, and called the accusers nothing but “opportunists”.
And there’s an even darker past surrounding the families of Wade and Jordy.
Wade opens up about his father’s suicide in the film.
He says that his dad, Dennis, hanged himself in 2002 after suffering a mental breakdown.
At the time, Wade said that Jackson had never abused him, but during his 2013 civil action against the Jackson estate, he claimed his father was bipolar and suffered with anxiety and depression because he suspected his son was being abused.
The legal complaint said: “The thought that Plaintiff [Wade Robson] might have been sexually abused by Decedent [Jackson] was a huge source of anxiety and depression for his father.”
Dennis hanged himself after he returned to live in Australia, away from his wife and kids.
His son Shane had been staying with him, but decided to got o LA to live with his mother and siblings.
Wade talks about what happened in the documentary.
He said: “He was doing things like going on walks in the middle of the night through LA. Getting on buses and we would have to find him.
“I think it terrified me but my reaction was just to get angry, and I just wanted him to go.”
Talking about the last time he saw him, Shane added: “The day that I left my grandparents, his mum and dad, came over before I headed to the airport.
“And I remember dad didn’t say a word nothing at all. Kind of like a statue staring off in the distance.
“And then I remember saying goodbye and giving him a hug and I don’t think he ever hugged me.
“The lights were on but no one was home.”
n 1993, Evan Chandler’s son Jordy was the first boy to publicly make allegations of molestation against Jackson.
The family was paid a reported $23 million by the singer, which is said to have left the dentist’s life falling apart.
Evan infamously asked Jordy if Jackson had ever touched his penis while he was sedated during a dental procedure.
And the accusations made Evan a target of abuse for loyal Jackson fans who accused the family of lying in an attempt to get money from the star.
Evan’s brother Raymond once told the Daily Mail his sibling had undergone 19 plastic surgery procedures in a bid to disguise himself after receiving death threats.
Raymond said his brother was paranoid and became a recluse who bought a gun over fears he’d be murdered.
Evan used the handgun to shoot himself in the head in 2009, four months after Jackson died.
Raymond said: “The Jackson saga was like a cancer in the family, and it has affected us all.
“We were never the same afterwards.”