Piers Morgan fears Michael Jackson was a ‘serial abuser’ after recalling 1999 interview with star on Good Morning Britain

PIERS Morgan fears Michael Jackson could have been a ‘serial abuser’ after sharing a 1999 interview with the singer on Good Morning Britain.

The 53-year-old presenter interviewed the King of Pop during his time as a newspaper editor.

Piers Morgan fears Michael Jackson could have been a ‘serial abuser’ after sharing a 1999 interview with the late singer
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On today’s show, Piers shared audio from the chat, in which Michael, who died in 2009, said: “If it wasn’t for children I would throw in the towel, I wouldn’t care to live, I would kill myself.
“They give me my inspiration, they give me…they inspire me.”

Following the release of shock new documentary, Leaving Neverland, in which two men accuse the late singer of sexually abusing them as children, Piers said his interview could be seen in a whole new light now.

He explained: “I never knew what happened to the tape of that interview, I knew there was one but I couldn’t find it.

Piers interviewed Michael a 20 years ago when he was a newspaper editor
The star, who died in 2009, spoke about children and how, without them he would kill himself
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“Someone has saved it on the internet. There was some extraordinary stuff.”

After playing it, he continued: “I remember when I wrote about it at the time I said who knows where the truth lies with Michael Jackson.

“There had already been court cases involving abuse of children which had been settled, the families involved had taken millions of dollars which muddies the waters in terms of credibility.

“However, this new documentary is gathering a lot of steam.

“In light of that, if you look at it with a cynical eye, that tape, maybe he was playing us the whole time? “Maybe he was a serial abuser and he used this love of children and the way he spoke about them as a cover story.

“If that is true, what a horrifying revelation to reach ourselves 10 years after his death.”

Piers fears the star could have been “playing us” the whole time

Piers added that Michael had called him at his office and they had a 40 minute chat, with the singer in tears at times.

He said: “The most relevant part for me is him crying ‘If it wasn’t for children I would kill myself.

“Was it beautiful or was it horrific? That’s the big unanswered question as he’s not here to defend himself.”

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