As the dust begins to settle with respect to the fallout behind the Leaving Neverland documentary, new details are starting to emerge that may bring some of the accuser's claims into question.
Within the film, James Safechuck alleges that he was sexually assaulted in an upstairs room in the Neverland train station, which was famous for its floral clock. However, according to Jackson's biographer, Mike Smallcombe, those claims are inconceivable due to the timeline of the events. Smallcombe notes that while Safechuck alleges that he was abused between 1988 and 1992, ending when he was at the age of 14, that was a year before the train station in Neverland was even built.
Smallcombe even took to Twitter to reveal the building permits for the train station that show it was approved on 2 September 1993, a fact that the director of the documentary, Dan Reed, was recently asked to respond to. "Yeah there seems to be no doubt about the station date," Reed said in response to the proven inaccuracies in the film, though he added that "the date they have wrong is the end of the abuse."
From there, that led Smallcombe to call Reed "embarrassing" for trying to reinvent the facts for his convenience, stating that now that "the story has been debunked, it appears Reed is now suddenly wanting to change Safechuck's timeline himself."
"Firstly, I'm shocked that he's spoken on Safechuck's behalf," Smallcombe elaborated, "and secondly, it's embarrassing that he feels he has to now change the narrative of the film - which is that the alleged abuse stopped in 1992 - all because part of it has been disproved."
He then concluded his thoughts by saying "that's what happens when you take allegations like that at face value and make no attempts to scrutinize and investigate whether they are true."
Additionally, it should be noted that Smallcombe has also said that court documents prove that some of Wade Robson's claims are false as well, referencing testimony made by Robson's mother back in 1993.