Though he remains a loyal supporter of the King of Pop, Taraborrelli revealed he did find the star’s friendships with children “weird”.
“I went out into his backyard and there’s Michael with this kid and they’re laughing and rolling around on the basketball court and wrestling,” he recalled of one occasion. “And it was so unusual.
“I asked him, ‘Why are you hanging out with this little kid?’ and he explained, ‘Because I like him, and he is fun, and he is a good actor, and I feel I can teach him the ropes of how it is in the entertainment business.’
“I was straight with him,” Taraborrelli explained. “And said, ‘I think it’s weird.’
“Not that I thought it was sexual, it never crossed my mind that there was anything sexual about it.
Published at Wed, 01 Apr 2020 09:28:00 +0000