Michael Jackson’s former bodyguard has come to his defense.
Bill Whitfield was the late King of Pop’s security man along with Javon Beard — with whom he co-wrote the 2014 book Remember the Time: Protecting Michael Jackson in His Final Days.
He has now spoken out about the HBO documentary “Leaving Neverland” in which James Safechuck and Wade Robson claim that Michael sexually abused both of them after befriending them when they were children.
Whitfield has claimed the late singer only had “relations” with adult women.
Whitfield has defended Jackson — who died from acute Propofol intoxication in June 2009 at the age of 50 — from his accusers and insisted that as far as he was “aware” he regularly “spent time” with “two particular women.”
Speaking on the “Hidden Truth Show with Jim Breslo,” Whitfield said: “I’m not gonna put his whole sexual actions out there. I would never do that. I’m aware of him spending time with women. What he did with these women is a different story. I’m aware that he spent time with two particular women, but [not] what he did with them, he spent time.”
Remember the Time: Protecting Michael Jackson in His Final Days was turned into the biographical television film “Michael Jackson: Searching for Neverland,” which is about the “devotion” Jackson “had to his children and the hidden drama that took place during the last two years of his life.”
Whitfield’s defense of the pop superstar comes after the “Billie Jean” hitmaker’s daughter Paris Jackson insisted it’s not her “role” to publicly defend her late father from James and Wade’s shocking accusations.
The 20-year-old actress used Twitter to explain why she hasn’t commented on “Leaving Neverland.”
Responding to a fan on the micro-blogging site, she wrote: “There’s nothing I can say that hasn’t already been said in regard to defense.”