Video footage has seemingly captured the moment that Michael Jackson donned a cheap disguise to go jewellery shopping with James Safechuck.
The clip, obtained by TMZ, shows Jackson wearing a wig, cap and fake moustache while entering the store with a young Safechuck – who alleges that he was sexually abused by the late singer.
At the time, Jackson was stopped by security who thought he looked suspicious and feared he was going to rob the store. It’s believed that several media outlets covered the story in 1989 because they believed that Jackson was being questioned as a potential thief.
The trip is given extra significance as Safechuck detailed allegations of abuse against Jackson in controversial new documentary Leaving Neverland.
In one segment, he recalls how Jackson bought him several lavish rings, one of which was an “engagement ring”. The CCTV footage seemingly backs up his claims that Jackson often took him jewellery shopping.
The video is the latest development to arise from the documentary – which alleges that Jackson abused both Safechuck and Wade Robson when they were children.
Last week, supporters of Jackson also staged a demonstration outside Channel 4’s headquarters ahead of their UK premiere of Leaving Neverland.