This is what Lisa Marie Presley said about Micheal Jackson's sexual abuse allegations in the past
Last night, part two of the explosive Channel 4 documentary, Leaving Neverland: Micheal Jackson and Me, aired. The four-hour feature, which was directed by Dan Reed, explores the sexual abuse allegations levelled against the late Micheal Jackson by Wade Robson and James Safechuck.
The second instalment of the documentary details the aftermath of the purported abuse that Robson and Safechuck suffered as young boys during the early 90's. In it, Safechuck claims that Jackson said he was only marrying his first wife, Lisa Marie Presley, to halt any public suspicion.
"I remember Michael saying he was going to have to have these public relationships with women so people wouldn't think anything," he stated. "He would always say he was going to get married. He said, 'One day I am going to have to go get married but it wasn't going to mean anything.'"
Jackson married Presley in 1994, in a secret, private ceremony, and they divorced two years later, in 1996, citing irreconcilable differences.
Presley, who had a cameo in the music icon's You Are Not Alone video in 1995, has previously addressed the sexual abuse allegations made against her ex-husband by Jordan Chandler back in 1993.
"I believed he didn't do anything wrong, and that he was wrongly accused and, yes, I started falling for him. I wanted to save him. I felt that I could do it," the 51-year-old is quoted as saying in J. Randy Taraborrelli's 2003 book about Jackson's life, The Magic And The Madness.
The book continues to detail that after the claims were made, Presley encouraged Jackson to settle out of court, and to check into rehab as the stress of the allegations led him down a path of self-medication.
As of yet, Presley has not issued a statement on the allegations made against her late husband following the broadcast of the Leaving Neverland documentary.