Tyson made the comments on Michael Rapaport's podcast.
Michael Jackson has been a pretty hot topic in the culture as of late. Thanks to the HBO documentary Leaving Neverland, old accusations of sexual abuse on minors have been brought back to the spotlight in a big way. Almost everybody has weighed in how they feel about the documentary, with many feeling as though it was more of a hit piece than an investigation.
One of the people weighing in on the documentary is none other than legendary boxer Mike Tyson, who spoke about it all with Michael Rapaport on his podcast.
"The parents have to be responsible for that sh*t. I just thought the fact that these kids, Michael is telling them, 'if anyone knows about this we're both gonna go to prison forever.' It was just ... really horrible," Tyson said. "I have an 8-year-old kid. I wouldn't let Michael hang out with my kid. I wouldn't let my kid go over Michael's house. I love Michael. Ya know what I mean. Michael has a reputation of this."
Tyson also expressed sympathy for the victims but noted that the timing of it all seems fairly suspect.
"Whatever happened when [Robson and Safechuck] was kids is wrong," Tyson explained. "What you're doing now is even wrong. Coming out saying this stuff. It comes across that these are guys just out to get some money."
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