Michael Jackson’s former bodyguard has defended the King of Pop against molestation allegations by saying he used to sneak women into his bedroom.
Personal trainer Matt Fiddes said he had first hand experience of what went on at Jackson’s home as he watched over the singer for ten years.
The 39-year-old had access to Jackson and his private living areas and said staff used to ‘sneak girls’ into the late popstar’s bedroom.
Fiddes also claimed that ‘this whole pedophile thing is complete nonsense’ because Jackson was married and had girlfriends.
Matt Fiddes (pictured holding an umbrella over Michael Jackson) said the late singer did not abuse children while he was working for him during the 1990s
Michael Jackson with his former bodyguard Matt Fiddes who worked for the late singer for ten years during the 1990s when the popstar was accused of child abuse
The British martial arts expert told Metro.co.uk: ‘This whole pedophile thing is complete nonsense.
‘The guy had girlfriends and had a legitimate marriage to Lisa Marie [Presley], that was the way he lived his life. We were the people sneaking the girls into his room.’
Fiddes, who owns a string of martial arts schools across the UK with a business empire worth a reported £30 million, also said Jackson was rarely at his Neverland ranch and only built it as part of a Make A Wish foundation pledge.
The multimillionaire trainer from Wiltshire met Jackson through illusionist, Uri Geller, and the pair became friends before Fiddes went to work for the singer, who become interested in his martial arts experience.
He added: ‘They say there were boys around, that was not the case at all. He made Neverland how it was so he could have it for the Make A Wish foundation; something he could give back on.
‘We had a running joke he was never there. He had to be in Los Angeles to conduct business, it’s about four hours’ drive from the mountains and he hated the drive, so he was very rarely there.
‘He was there to make public appearances. He was much more comfortable at the Beverly Wiltshire in a suite.
Michael Jackson’s former bodyguard Matt Fiddes with a picture of himself and the King of Pop (left) and (right) the personal trainer on This Morning last year
Jackson shaking hands with one of his accusers, a young James Safechuck. This image was shown in the Leaving Neverland HBO documentary
Jackson and his then-wife Lisa Marie Presley at Neverland ranch in preparation of the Children’s World Summit in 1995
‘If he was doing what he was doing to young kids he would never get any work done.
‘He was already recording, performing and rehearsing, for him to be messing around with young kids would be impossible because of the security that was in place. It’s impossible.’
HBO documentary, Leaving Neverland, featured interview testimony from two former child actors, Wade Robson and James Safechuck, who accuse the late singer of repeatedly raping them at his Californian ranch in the 1990s.
Safechuck claimed in interviews and in his lawsuit against the Jackson estate that he was abused for four years until the age of 14 – between 1988 and 1992.
Robson, now 36, says he was abused from the ages of seven to 14, and Safechuck, now 40, from 10 to 14. They both give graphic details of what allegedly happened.
Safechuck, 41, who met Jackson in 1986 on the set of a Pepsi advert, alleges he was abused for a number of years, showering him with gifts while grooming both him and his family.
Australian Robson was five when he first met Jackson after winning a dance competition in his home town of Brisbane, and alleges he was abused while staying at the singer’s 2,700-acre Neverland ranch in Santa Barabra County, California.
Michael Jackson Wade Robson in an undated image. Robson caught the King of Pop’s eye when he won a dance contest impersonating the late star at the age of five
Wade Robson (left), Dan Reed (center) and James Safechuck (right). Robson and Safechuck made their explosive claims in Reed’s HBO film earlier this year
The family of Jackson, who died from a drug overdose at the age of 50 in 2009, denied the claims and denounced the film, comparing it to a ‘public lynching’.
And Fiddes claims the King of Pop spent time with his own children and could not have carried out abuse during his empoyment.
The father-of-five said: ‘We knew the guy, we knew him so well, he spent time with my children, he’s not the man he’s portrayed by James and Wade.
‘I felt after that [the documentary], for my own legacy, it was time to speak out.’
Accusations of abuse were first made against Jackson in 1993 by 13-year-old Jordan Chandler, but charges were not filed for nearly another ten years.
Despite being acquitted of seven counts of child molestation and two counts of intoxicating a minor with alcohol in 2003, many of Jackson’s celebrity friends abandoned him, according to Fiddes.
He said: ‘He [Jackson] became very different himself, he wasn’t sure how the public would react.
Michael Jackson with his two accusers when they were children: Wade Robson (left) and James Safechuck (right). Both images are undated
Michael Jackson with 10-year-old Jimmy Safechuck on the tour plane on July 11, 1988. Safechuck has accused the late singer of abuse over a four-year period
‘He didn’t think he was safe on stage, he thought he was going to get shot. But he could sense it was different to how it was before.
Fiddes also claimed that on Jackson’s 50th birthday, he did not receive a single phone call from friends.
He added: ‘I didn’t bother calling him because he’s Michael Jackson. I thought he’d have too many calls.
‘He didn’t have a single call on his birthday. A lot of that was because he changed his numbers and was hard to find, but it wasn’t a life anyone would have wanted or was spectacular.’
Following the Leaving Neverland premiere in January, Oprah Winfrey was among the prominent figures saying she believed accusers Safechuck and Robson.
Radio stations around the world vowed to stop playing Jackson’s hit singles, while others campaigned for the star’s innocence on social media and with billboards.