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Wade Robson, James Safechuck, and Michael Jackson Estate React to Dave Chappelle's "Comedy"


Dave Chappelle made some absolutely disgusting comments about sexual assault and domestic violece victims in his new Netflix "Comedy" Special, which included defending Michael Jackson, Chris Brown, and Louis CK. TMZ reached out to Wade Robson, James Safechuck, and the Michael Jackson estate for their thoughts.

Wade Robson: "He can say whatever he wants. It reveals him, not us."

James Safechuck: "I'm heartbroken for all those children who look to see how they will be received when they finally find the courage to speak out about their sexual abuse. I just want to reach out to other survivors and let them know that we can't let this type of behavior silence us. Together we are strong."

Wade's lawyer, Vince Finaldi, said that Dave is entitled to his misinformed opinions, but it's unfortunate that Dave used his platform to shame childhood sexual abuse victims in an attempt to resurrect his career. He also added that Dave should look to fellow comedian Hannibal Buress who used his platform to address the injustice of Bill Cosby's sexual abuse.

Michael Jackson's Estate Co-Executor, John Branca, says that the estate completely agrees with Dave Chapelle that the accusers are "damn liars." He says that Wade and James took advantage of Michael's generosity and then waited until he was gone to come foward. He said that this isn't a Harvey Weinstein or R. Kelly situation because there are no videos and there aren't multiple accusers. He says Dave's comedy touched a nerve for Wade and James because they know it's true and that they are known liars.

(Note: Michael Jackson's Estate claims there aren't "multiple accusers", but ignore the cases of Jordan Chandler, Gavin Arvizo, and Jason Francia)

Source: Twitter

Tags: comedy / comedian, michael jackson / jackson family, sexual misconduct
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