Michael Jackson present blasted by James Bulger’s mum – ‘do not imagine a single phrase’

THE mum of tragic tot James Bulger has publicly slammed the Michael Jackson documentary as “crap” and added she “doesn’t believe a single word”.

“Can honestly say don’t believe a single word”

Denise Fergus

Her comments come after Channel 4 aired the documentary Leaving Neverland: Michael Jackson and Me, which is centred on the accounts of two of Michael Jackson’s alleged sexual abuse victims. 

The two-part series focuses on Wade Robson and James Safechuck who both claim they were abused by the King of Pop – the musician they idolised. 

But the four-hour long series was slammed by Jackson’s defenders on social media. 

James Bulger’s mum, Denise Fergus, was among those taking to Twitter to blast the documentary. 

She posted: “Just watched Michael Jackson Leaving Neverland. 

“Can honestly say don’t believe a single word, just look at the reactions of their faces, tells a different story to what they are accusing him of, so hope people don’t believe this crap.” 

Her comments come after she gave her scathing verdict on the Oscar-nominated short film Detainment, which is about the murder of two-year-old James and its aftermath.

Mrs Fergus said she was “disgusted and upset” that the film was made and later shared a petition – which gained 227,000 signatures by January 29 – to have it removed from the shortlist. 

The film failed to win after judges selected Skin as their top pick at the 91st Academy Awards. 

Mrs Fergus tweeted after the announcement: “I cannot express how disgusted and upset I am at this so-called film that has been made and now nominated for an Oscar. 


“It’s one thing making a film like this without contacting or getting permission from James’s family but another to have a child reenact the final hours of James’s life and making myself and my family have to relive this all over again.” 

Leaving Neverland: Michael Jackson and Me part two will air at 9pm today.

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