Friday, April 19, 2024

Michael Jackson Fans Will Want to Hear Soap Actor Bryton James on Sleeping in Michael Jackson’s Bedroom


“The Young and the Restless” actor Bryton James was one of Michael Jackson’s child pals, kids who went into Jackson’s orbit, stayed at Neverland, and traveled with the King of Pop.

In a new video interview with “General Hospital” actor Maurice Benard, James talks about those days, that nothing untoward happened, that he and his dad were invited to sleep in Michael’s two story bedroom at Neverland.

The Jackson part starts just around 10:30 in this video. Among other things, James says he knew two of the men who later accused Jackson of malfeasance, and shakes his head to indicate they made up their stories.

If only James had spoken about all this when Jackson was alive. It seems like he’s also in touch with Macaulay Culkin, and they’re on the same page. This is valuable testimony, albeit much too late.

Jackson fans will really want to listen to James on this subject, I think.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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