Juror Eleanor Cook, now 93, felt both Wade Robson and actor Macaulay Culkin lied under oath in 2005 to protect the singer.
A juror in Michael Jackson’s 2005 abuse trial has revealed she was convinced the star molested a child but still helped find him innocent.
The Sun reports juror Eleanor Cook, now 93, said she didn’t believe accuser Wade Robson’s testimony when he took to the witness stand to defend Jackson amid sexual abuse claims.
The choreographer — who claimed in recent documentary Leaving Neverland he had been abused as a child by the Thriller hit maker — defended the late King of Pop at his 2005 trial for allegedly molesting teenager Gavin Arvizo.
However, Ms Cook felt both Robson and actor Macaulay Culkin lied under oath to protect the singer.
When asked about Robson and Culkin saying under oath that they had never been abused by Jackson, Ms Cook said: “I didn’t believe them. They were kids who grew up with Michael.”
Ms Cook, who was juror number five, admitted she and another juror strongly felt the Billie Jean singer was guilty but eventually decided to agree with the rest of the panel because they “knew we weren’t going to change anyone’s mind”.