Macaulay Culkin talks MJ, drugs
“I’m gonna begin with the line—it’s not a line, it’s the truth: He never did anything to me. I never saw him do anything. And especially at this flash point 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 be 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.
Jackson was often the schoolmate he never had. Jackson got in touch with Mack after Home Alone, and suddenly they were hanging out. His parents neither encouraged nor discouraged the friendship. The way Mack sees it, Michael had a similar childhood, which is to say that he didn’t really have one, because his father was forcing fame upon him. So, at twenty-two years older than Mack, living in a place called Neverland, he felt the same age, in a way.
Mack and Jackson used to prank-call people. Jackson used to do these voices, real nerdy—“Hello, I’d like to buy a refrigerator. How big are your refrigerators?” And Mack would laugh and laugh.
The last time Mack saw him was in the men’s room at the Santa Barbara County Superior Courthouse in 2005. Mack was twenty-four. Michael was forty-six. Mack was testifying in Jackson’s defense in People v. Michael Jackson, in which the singer was charged with intoxicating and molesting a thirteen-year-old boy who had cancer. He was eventually acquitted.
There was a short recess during Mack’s testimony. Mack took a leak, and Michael came in. Jackson said, “We better not talk. I don’t want to influence your testimony.” They laughed a little at this. Michael Jackson, who had been more famous perhaps even than Macaulay Culkin when he was eight, ten, eleven years old, looked whipped. Exhausted. Drained. They hugged.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||07/05/2020|
“People assume that I’m crazy, or a kook, or damaged. Weird. Cracked. I’ve been accused of having a drug problem, but nothing could be further from the truth. Drugs are the easiest thing I’ve ever done in my life.” He cracks up at this. But, really, how bad did it get with drugs?
“Um? Listen,” he says, “I played with some fire, I guess is the best way to put it. At the same time, I’ve never been to rehab or anything like that. I’ve never had to clean out that way. There were certain times when I had to catch myself, once or twice. You’re having too good a time, Mack. I mean, I’ve had friends who ask me, ‘How do I get clean?’ And I go, I’m the last person you should ask, because I’m gonna give you the worst advice, which is: Just stop. Just stop! And that’s not the way it works. But I never went so far down that road where I needed outside help. I wouldn’t be the person I am today if I hadn’t had drugs in my life at some point or another. I had some illuminating experiences—but also it’s ****in’ stupid, too, you know? So besides the occasional muscle relaxer, no, I don’t do drugs recreationally. I still kinda drink like a fish. I drink and I smoke. But I don’t touch the things. I do love them. They’re like old friends. But sometimes you outgrow your friends.”
|by Anonymous||reply 1||02/16/2020|
It'll be a long time before this guy ever admits that MJ sexually abused him.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||05/08/2020|
Serious question...do serial abusers typically choose a credible decoy child that they specifically do NOT abuse, so that the decoy can vouch for them later, should the abuser be accused?
|by Anonymous||reply 3||05/08/2020|
He cleaned his act up for his daughter.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||05/08/2020|
I think he lied for Jacko at the 2005 trial, like Robson did.
I don't blame either of them, at all! If it were me, I don't know what I would've done either.
But unlike Robson, Mac isn't ready to recant. He my have signed a NDA in exchange for whatever he's living on these days. And Jacko further entanled him by making him Paris' godfather (and possible sperm donor).
Mac will have to start earning a living equivalent to the lifestyle he's grown accustomed to, by himself; his parents will have to die; and Paris' mental health will have to improve before he could be in a secure enough position to ever admit what happened.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||05/09/2020|
So he's a drunk and an addict but he's FINE, he sends his love.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||05/09/2020|
[quote]Mac will have to start earning a living equivalent to the lifestyle he's grown accustomed to, by himself; his parents will have to die
What does Mac's parents have to do with anything? He had them taken off his accounts so they didn't have access to his finances.
A custody fight over the children dragged on for two years. Also at stake was Mack’s trust fund—his earnings were reported to be $15 million to $20 million. “We didn’t want to go with my father,” Mack says. “It’s always misconstrued, that I ‘emancipated’ myself from my parents. I legally took my parents’ names off of my trust fund and found an executor, someone who would look over my finances, just in case anyone wanted to stick their fucking pinkie in the pie. But the next thing you know, the story was that I divorced my parents. I just thought I was doing it cleanly—taking my father’s name off, taking my mom’s name off, so my opinion is unbiased. And when I did that, the whole thing kinda ended a lot faster.”
|by Anonymous||reply 7||05/09/2020|
He probably used Macauley (and other child celebs like Emmanuel Lewis) as bait. Lots of kids would want to hang out with Kevin from Home Alone and Webster. Then Jackson were lure them in coming back at other times when they weren't there, with all the stuff at the Neverland Ranch and with gifts. Most pedo's know which victims to target.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||05/09/2020|
Or he didn't do. You people will do anything to hang a black man.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||05/09/2020|
[quote] What does Mac's parents have to do with anything? He had them taken off his accounts so they didn't have access to his finances.
Sorry, I should've clarified I'm not talking about finances: Pedo victims sometimes won't come out about abuse until their parents die, because they don't want to rock the boat with those relationships. Parents who allowed their kids to be molested--knowingly or not--will often deny it, say their kid is lying or brainashed by therapy, etc. because they don't want people to judge their parenting. Parents of Pedro victims are usually not very supportive because it's so shameful for them.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||05/09/2020|
[quote] He probably used Macauley (and other child celebs like Emmanuel Lewis) as bait.
Yes, and he also abused them.
In Leaving Nederland, Wade Robson recalled the moment he knew MJ was finished with him, when he saw the way MJ and Culkin had become close with little intimate jokes and body language, and being inseperable. That was MJ's MO with his current favorite victims. He did the same with Barnes, Chandler, Safechuck, Spence, and Lewis. And those were only his public, long term boys.
People who think Mac or Lewis were "too famous" to be touched and only used as bait should consider that 1) nobody was more famous than MJ and 2) bait kids are usually victims, too.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||05/10/2020|
Yeah, uh maybe he didn't do anything to this really really powerful and world famous Home Alone star.
He saved the nasty for the non- famous, powerless ones he could get away with.
That's the thing about Jackson. He did like being a kid. He loved having fun and was a kid at heart. He was also in love with some on a sexual level.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||05/11/2020|
I would guess that Macaulay's own fame made his family harder for Michael to dazzle and manipulate with money and celebrity, so he had to keep things above board.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||05/11/2020|
The opening with Maculay is weird. It shows how Jackson groomed the boys. Your evil parents don't care about you, see? I care about you.
The director said he had to take Michael's weird ideas and translate them into something marketable.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||05/11/2020|
It's really sad Michael's mom was a vicious homophobe who called gays faggots.
Joe was horrible for beating those boys with a belt, even if he was whipping them into success to stay off the mean streets of Gary, Indiana.
If Michael had a chance to be raised normally without a life of fame and abuse, weird Jehovah's Witness beliefs maybe he would have been sane. Maybe he could discover music on his own and be gay like Frank Ocean.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||05/11/2020|
No, he would've still liked little white boys..
|by Anonymous||reply 17||05/13/2020|
MC should get a role as a bottom pig in a fetish German porn.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||05/13/2020|
That’s not what the cook at Neverland Ranch says, Macaulay!
|by Anonymous||reply 19||05/13/2020|
If you were Pinocchio, your nose would be a mile long!
|by Anonymous||reply 20||05/13/2020|
R3, No, they don't.
Mccoulacaukin is not the only kid to assert MJ never molested him; he is just the most famous. Occazom's theory says that Wade Robson and other accusers are broke, fucked up, junkies or cleaned up addicts. Oh and liars too.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||05/13/2020|
I was on the fence about the MJ allegations until I saw that documentary last year about the two boys he diddled. That shit about making them bend over and show them their assholes while he jerked off was just too much. I was convinced after that.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||05/13/2020|
R8, Right that makes perfect sense. MJ was not a catch himself. Its not like how wasn't the king of pop and the most famous person, adored by children and adults, of all time. Thank you for that straw man argument. I would have never discovered the truth.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||05/13/2020|
A couple years ago he legally changed his middle name to "Macaulay Culkin," so that his full legal name is now "Macaulay Macaulay Culkin Culkin."
|by Anonymous||reply 24||05/23/2020|
Weird that a video of MJ's starts off in the bedroom of a little white boy, R15
But, it don't matter if you're black or white!
|by Anonymous||reply 25||05/23/2020|
I don't think Culkin was abused either. It was too risky. He saved the abuse for the vulnerable/not famous kids.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||05/23/2020|
I tend to agree, R26; Culkin was the bait. MC had money and huge fame of his own, a decent relationship with his still-married parents -- MJ had no leverage over him.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||05/23/2020|
If you’re a pedophile, and you’re mentally ill, do you really think things through in a sane manner to get what you desire?
For instance, do you really think, “Gosh, I’m going to become besties with MC, but I’ll never “touch” him since he’s so famous! I’ll let him lead me to other boys who’ll sip the Jesus juice!” I would think that you wouldn’t hold back in order to satisfy your selfish needs.
I don’t know if anyone has the answer, of course. I do believe MC was abused, by Jackson, by his dad, probably by someone else in Hollywood, and that he was once a drug addict, which is one of the reasons Mila Kunis left him. He is probably set for life In hush payments.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||05/23/2020|
R26 = naive Wacko Jacko stan
|by Anonymous||reply 29||05/23/2020|
R28 Anything is possible. But Jackson, and paedophiles in general, seem to be remarkably cunning and strategic concerning their molestation targets. They zero in on kids from broken homes, alienated from their parents and families, and/or those who, in Jackson's case, he could impress with wealth and fame. It doesn't seem to me that Culkin would fit that mould.
Culkin made close to $25 million in the '80s/'90s, huge money at the time, and was perhaps the most famous boy in the world. Really do not think he needed or needs any 'hush payments'.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||05/23/2020|
Of course he molested him which explains Mac's tortured existence for so long.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||05/23/2020|
Macaulay testified in court that Michael never molested him. It would be impossible for him to tell a different story now and admit that he lied in court.
Having said that, I don’t know if he’s telling the truth or not, but there’s no way that I would say one thing under oath, in public, only to later admit that I lied. I would continue to lie for the rest of my life.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||05/24/2020|
Considering the way he grew up and despite the drug phase he went through, Macaulay is surprisingly well adjusted.
Michael Jackson spent most of, his adult life trying to "recapture" the childhood he never had. He was drawn to young boys because he wanted to be them. But it's obvious he did molest many of them, even if he didn't do anything to Macaulay.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||05/24/2020|
R24, maybe he needs to meet Angie.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||05/24/2020|
[quote] Having said that, I don’t know if he’s telling the truth or not, but there’s no way that I would say one thing under oath, in public, only to later admit that I lied. I would continue to lie for the rest of my life.
Wade Robson and another accuser in the Finding Neverland documentary both testified under oath that Jackson didn't molest them.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||05/24/2020|
Why don’t r26 and r27 explain how the cook at Neverland Ranch benefitted by telling a court of law that he walked in on Michael Jackson molesting Macaulay Culkin?
|by Anonymous||reply 37||05/24/2020|
James Safechuck and Wade Robson both perjured themselves in court for Michael when Jackson was still alive and paying them.
A couple of years ago, the Jackson estate cut them off and their story changed.
PLAUSIBLE ABUSE SCENARIO.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||05/24/2020|
R28, Pedophiles from and choose their prey very carefully. Jackson was not a wreckless pedophile and did not molest every child he saw. The cullkin friendship was all for show and publicity. Like the one with Webster years earlier.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||05/24/2020|
Well, Michael Jackson "showed" the Neverland Ranch cook how to pin Macaulay Culkin up against a pinball machine from behind while fondling the child's balls, r39.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||05/24/2020|
Gee, in that photoshoot those are dead, dead eyes. Also at R24.
In the likely event that something happened to him, the reason he doesn't want to say anything is the shame. Macaulay Culkin has been someone else's property all his life, and why would he want the whole world to know his worst secret, and for that to be what he is remembered for?
That story about James Franco rings very true, and not to James' credit.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||05/24/2020|
So are people familiar with the 'Bunny Ears' thing, and is it worth checking out or just the plaything of a rich guy trying to keep himself occupied?
|by Anonymous||reply 43||05/24/2020|
I know he defends him but didn’t Emmanuel Lewis mother step in and say no on a number of occasions when Jackson wanted him to spend the night alone?
|by Anonymous||reply 44||05/24/2020|
Unfortunately, I don’t believe hii in m. He and Jackson spent a lot of time together including sleeping together. Maybe he has blocked it out. I did until I was 40.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||05/24/2020|
Rr42 Which James Franco story?
|by Anonymous||reply 46||05/24/2020|
MC won't even publicly admit that at least MJ plied him with alcohol when he was a child, setting up his start down his dark path.
It's not just a river in Egypt
|by Anonymous||reply 47||05/24/2020|
Addicts who will never go to rehab know that there are answers to questions that they don't ever want to know the answers for
|by Anonymous||reply 48||05/24/2020|
R46 in the piece linked there's a story about James Franco (who I don't think knows Culkin well) meeting him as they were boarding a flight and asking him kind of crassly about 'Finding Neverland'.
You would think a guy studying for six advanced degrees at Yale would know that 'Hurr Durr Durr did you get molested then?' is not a good thing to say to someone, especially a near-stranger.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||05/24/2020|
[quote] Why don’t [R26] and [R27] explain how the cook at Neverland Ranch benefitted by telling a court of law that he walked in on Michael Jackson molesting Macaulay Culkin?
You’re talking about Adrian McManus. She was a maid. She was part of a group of employees who were fired for stealing and who were sued and lost. She and her husband had criminal backgrounds. They had a history of grifting. She also sold stories to the tabloids. Prior to being terminated/sued she testified that she saw nothing. Post termination she changed her story.
Jackson was surrounded by grifters, including Robson’s desperate family and Safechunk’s. All of these people were motivated. They were all desperate for cash. Just like Robson and Safechunk are now. Whatever, you may think or believe about Jackson. The maid and those parents were sketchy people with problematic histories.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||05/24/2020|
As he ages he looks more and more like his true parents -- Steve Buscemi and Jeff Daniels.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||05/24/2020|
No problematic history from me. Hee-Hee!
|by Anonymous||reply 52||05/24/2020|
No, bitch @ r50, I'm talking about Phillip LeMarque, the 1991 majordomo for the Neverland Ranch whom Michael called in to make French fries at 3 a.m. and later walked in on Michael molesting Culkin.
Go back and read the article I posted @ r19, which you ignored but spouted off about, anyway.
We have now caught you making shit up and not paying attention at all. Your denials and excuses for Jackson are NOT motivated by the truth or justice.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||05/24/2020|
Just because some of the people who worked for Jackson stole or grifted or had shady backgrounds doesn't mean he didn't molest any of the countless boys he surrounded himself with.
Just because some of the parents of the boys Jackson was "friends" with, were happy to take money from him or "turn" on him when he stopped giving them gifts, doesn't mean he didn't molest their sons.
Jackson CHOSE these people precisely because of their weaknesses for materialistic things and fame. They were easy marks. They were the right types to let Jackson get away with what he did.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||05/24/2020|
He got paid and MJ is dead, I think Mac is smart to just move on. A lot of people were paid millions due to MJ's actions. Just enjoy the cash, get a therapist, and move on. This is like those corporate NDAs, once you sign it and take the money move one and ask your maker for the forgiveness. Mac lives a comfortable life in Paris, if he admits anything (not that don't believe him) then he'd can be legally liable. Nope, stay quiet and move on.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||05/24/2020|
" he'd can be legally liable."
Sorry, he'd be legally liable for what and to whom?
Jacko's estate would sue him for breaking an NDA meant to keep him quiet about his own molestation? Really?
The California Attorney General would charge a world-famous child sex abuse victim with perjury for lying in the Arvizo case? Really?
|by Anonymous||reply 56||05/24/2020|
Robson and Safechuck perjured themselves to cover up for Jackson and they are not rotting in any prison or paying any fines.
But I also agree that Mac did come to some kind of agreement, got handsomely paid, and has chosen to move on. Plus he has the added burden of being Paris' godfather, and Paris is in absolute denial.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||05/24/2020|
From what I have heard, he feels guilty about the sexual relationship because he was manipulated into thinking it was sexy and cool. He became a heroin addict and signed a release for a big amount of cash.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||05/24/2020|
^ "signed a release"
A "release" gives permission to *RELEASE* information.
Do you mean something else?
And where did you "hear" this?
Genuinely curious, not trying to be snarky but your post isn't clear.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||05/24/2020|
I always wondered about Culkin's mother and his numerous siblings. Does he support them all?
|by Anonymous||reply 60||05/24/2020|
He signed an NDA and a release from any future legal action. Sadly, it’s common.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||05/24/2020|
If someone said of you, "He never did anything to me," would you feel exonerated generally or only specifically? Mac's telling by not telling.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||05/24/2020|
R44 maybe it was this creepy video that opened her eyes?
|by Anonymous||reply 63||05/24/2020|
Here's a bizarre image of Mike and Mac.
Where exactly is MJ's right hand?
And why is Mac protectively covering his genital area?
|by Anonymous||reply 66||05/25/2020|
Culkin testified that he had shared a bed with Jackson “at most 10 times” between the ages of 10 and 14:
"Culkin and his younger brother Kieran regularly spent time at the remote California ranch when they were young, with the Richie Rich actor describing how they enjoyed video game competitions, water balloon fights and fell asleep on beds in Jackson’s home cinema…
Culkin said there was an alarm on the singer’s bedroom door. “There was like a walkway kind of thing, where if somebody was approaching the door, it would kind of like ‘ding-dong, ding-dong,’” he said. “When anyone would approach the room, yeah, you’d hear this kind of — soft kind of alarm, like ‘ding-dong’ kind of thing.”
But the child star said he always slept fully clothed and the singer had an “open door policy”, adding: “I’ve never seen him do anything improper with anybody.”"
|by Anonymous||reply 67||05/25/2020|
It’s so gross that MJ dated and sexed children.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||05/25/2020|
[quote] I still kinda drink like a fish. I drink and I smoke. But I don’t touch the things. I do love them.
Only a severely damaged person would say this. He's living with a lot of pain.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||05/25/2020|
Only a pedo with bad intentions would have the desire to share a bed with other people's children. In a far away remote location. With an alarm on the bedroom fucking door.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||05/25/2020|
[quote] No, bitch @ [R50], I'm talking about Phillip LeMarque, the 1991 majordomo for the Neverland Ranch whom Michael called in to make French fries at 3 a.m. and later walked in on Michael molesting Culkin. Go back and read the article I posted @ [R19], which you ignored but spouted off about, anyway. We have now caught you making shit up and not paying attention at all. Your denials and excuses for Jackson are NOT motivated by the truth or justice.
MJ troll your response speaks volumes about your lack of mental clarity.
Phillip LeMarque is another grifter. Where did Jackson find these losers?
|by Anonymous||reply 71||05/25/2020|
Because a conspiracy video from some Youtube rando without a last name is just so credible, r71!
You will find slander and spin against every person of interest in a famous case. They don't have plausibility.
The fact that you and other Jackson stans have to slander dozens and dozens of witnesses, trials and accusers, consistently over 40 years, should tell you something.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||05/25/2020|
[quote] Because a conspiracy video from some Youtube rando without a last name is just so credible, [R71]! You will find slander and spin against every person of interest in a famous case. They don't have plausibility. The fact that you and other Jackson stans have to slander dozens and dozens of witnesses, trials and accusers, consistently over 40 years, should tell you something.
The trash that surrounded Jackson discredited themselves with their histories of dishonest - criminal behavior. The have neither been slandered nor libeled. The truth about their shady backgrounds has been published. Forty years ago = 1980 and there are no "dozens and dozens" of "witnesses" nor "trials" nor "accusers." Your claims are equally as dishonest as the pack of grifters who stole from Jackson, sold stories to the tabloids and who continue to attempt to profit. They are a disgrace and they have done a tremendous disservice to real abuse victims. As do you.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||05/25/2020|
^ That video makes me laugh every time.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||05/26/2020|
Jacko's deathiversary is coming up. Will Mac and Paris get more tattoos to Mark the ocassion?
|by Anonymous||reply 76||06/15/2020|
Fathers Day is also coming up, so Mac and Paris might also be getting more matching tattoos to celebrate their relationship
|by Anonymous||reply 77||06/16/2020|
"People assume that I'm crazy, or a kook or damaged. Weird. Cracked. And up until the last year or two, I haven’t really put myself out there at all. So I can understand that. It’s also like, Okay, everybody, stop acting so freaking shocked that I’m relatively well-adjusted. Look: I’m a pretty peerless person. If I was an accountant, I could look left and right, and there are other accountants sitting next to me in the office. It’s not like that. It’s one of those things where, like, the cliché that we’re all snowflakes? That we’re all unique? Well, you know what? I actually am a snowflake."
|by Anonymous||reply 78||07/04/2020|
Of course Michael Jackson wouldn't try to have sex with a high profile child actor like Macaulay Culkin. He certainly cozied up to him, but he reserved the sex for little boy unknowns. I wonder if anybody has asked Bulkin why he thought Michael Jackson would have wanted to be his playmate, considering Jackson was an adult male. But I guess he would say the same old thing: that MJ was just "child-like" and loved little children and wanted to recreate the childhood he never had.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||07/04/2020|
[quote] “Sometimes I fell asleep in the arcade and I’d wake up and just start playing, you know. It was one of those kind of things where, you know, you’d be up half the night, you’d be—you know, you’d be kind of in and out of all these places.”
[quote] “As far as I know, he's never molested me. I find that unlikely. I think I'd realise if something like that would be happening.”
How do we know he wasn’t drugged? He could have been molested in his sleep. Falling asleep in the arcade???
|by Anonymous||reply 80||07/04/2020|
MJ's victims spoke about his same tactic in Leaving Neverland. Overstimulate the kids by having them stay up all night playing video games, loads of candy, likely booze, etc so that they wouldn't know what was really going on.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||07/04/2020|
[quote] MJ's victims spoke about his same tactic in Leaving Neverland. Overstimulate the kids by having them stay up all night playing video games, loads of candy, likely booze, etc so that they wouldn't know what was really going on.
The same “victims” who were molested in a train station that was not yet there.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||07/05/2020|
Somehow Jackson got the underage Culkin's jizz into Debbie Rowe to make Paris. I'd put money on it that Paris is Culikn's biological kid.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||07/05/2020|
" he never did anything to me" meaning "He didn't do anything to me...that I WANT to remember",
|by Anonymous||reply 84||07/05/2020|