In Leaving Neverland, the controversial documentary about Michael Jackson’s alleged sexual abuse of young boys, Wade Robson and James Safechuck describe being “pushed out” of Jackson’s affections after a few years.
Archive images show the two boys who replaced them: Macauley Culkin and Brett Barnes.
Culkin, who became globally famous with the Home Alone film series, has consistently denied any sexual contact with Jackson. But who is Brett Barnes?
According to writer and journalist Diane Dimond, in her 2005 book Be Careful Who You Love: Inside the Michael Jackson Case, Jackson and Barnes first met in 1987 when the latter was five years old.
Soon afterwards, Barnes began to make trips to the Neverland Ranch both with and without his family present.