Macaulay Caulkin on Michael Jackson, 'Leaving Neverland': "I Never Saw Anything"
In an interview with Esquire, the former child star opened up about their relationship.
Macaulay Caulkin recently sat down for an interview with Esquire’s Ryan D’Agostino. The star of the Home Alone franchise, now 39 years old, discussed his past struggles with drug abuse, plans to start a family and more.
Unsurprisingly, the subject of Michael Jackson and Leaving Neverland arose. Caulkin and Jackson’s friendship was highly-publicized, and the documentary chronicles Caulkin’s testimony in Jackson’s 2005 child molestation trial. Caulkin maintains that Jackson their relationship, at least, was innocent.
“I’m gonna begin with the line–it’s not a line, it’s the truth–he never did anything to me,” Caulkin said. “I never saw him do anything. And especially at this flash moment in time, I’d have no reason to hold anything back. The guy has passed on. If anything–I’m not gonna say it would have been stylish or anything like that–but right now is a good time to speak up. And if I had something to speak up about, I would totally do it. But no, I never saw anything; he never did anything.”
Caulkin last saw Jackson at the Santa Barbara County Superior Courthouse in 2005. He is the godfather to Jackson’s daughter Paris and says the two remain close to this day.
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Read the full interview on Esquire.