Wade Robson and James Safechuck fell in love with Michael Jackson
[Dan Reed, documentary maker:] The central thing you have to understand is that these children [Wade Robson and James Safechuck] fell in love with Michael Jackson. Jackson wasn't a kind of grab-and-grope pedophile - he was a romance, relationship pedophile. Wade started telling me how he had fallen in love with Jackson and how that love lasted for years - decades - and how that love motivated his loyalty to Jackson. And how that loyalty ended up requiring him to lie about what happened.
source: Interview < 'Leaving Neverland' director talks Michael Jackson sexual abuse accusations and potential fallout > by Amy Kaufman; www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/la-et-mn-leaving-neverland-sundance-dan-reed-20190125-story.html; Los Angeles Times; 25 January 2019