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Macaulay Culkin Never Saw Alleged Abuse By Michael Jackson

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In a brand-new, in-depth interview with Esquire, former child actor Macaulay Culkin opened up about deeply personal topics, including his friendship with Michael Jackson and how his relationship with drugs has evolved over the years.

Renowned for playing the role of Kevin McCallister in the Home Alone films, the actor, who will soon turn 40, spent a lot of time with Jackson and even testified in favor of the late singer when he was accused of having molested a 13-year-old cancer patient in 2005, for which he was eventually acquitted.

Jackson's name has come up a good number of times in the past year, as the HBO documentary, Leaving Neverland was released in January of 2019, and tells the story of two middle-aged men who claim to have been sexually abused by the King of Pop when they were children.

Culkin, however, firmly stated that to his knowledge, nothing of the sort was going on.

"He never did anything to me," Culkin said. "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," he added. "And if I had something to speak up about, I would totally do it. But no, I never saw anything; he never did anything."

The interview also detailed Culkin's rocky history with drug abuse; "I never went so far down that road where I needed outside help," Culkin said.

However, he admitted that he has "played with some fire" in his time and that he eventually stopped doing drugs recreationally.

"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," he added.

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