“Bubbles is still alive and he’s beautiful. “Michael Jackson has been accused of assaulting his pet chimpanzee Bubbles by one of the world’s most foremost primatologists.
Dame Jame Goodall says she believes that the animal was punched in the face and kicked in the stomach while living with the pop icon at his Neverland ranch, according with NME and TMZ
Jackson famously adopted the unlikely pet from an animal trainer in the late 1980s, before it became a frequent companion that travelled with him across the globe.
Despite appearing to live a life of pampered luxury, Goodall claims that Bubbles was frequently attacked and that Jackson lost his temper when she personally presented the theory to him.
“I went to see him and we talked about Bubbles. I ticked him off,” she previously told TMZ.
“Bubbles is still alive and he’s beautiful. But when he was with Michael he was being beaten.”
While Goodall didn’t specifically claim that Jackson was responsible for the apparent abuse, others claimed to have witnessed the attack first hand. Jack Gordon, the ex-husband of La Toya Jackson, claims that he personally witnessed the star attacking the chimp.
“I saw Michael punch Bubbles in the face, kick him in the stomach,” claimed Gordon.
Earlier this week a controversial new documentary about Michael Jackson’s sexual abuse allegations has stunned critics at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival in Utah
.During an intermission several reporters took to Twitter to share their thoughts and reactions, with The Daily Beast’s Kevin Fallon stating: “The content of this is more disturbing than you could imagine”, and Variety’s Matt Donnelly adding: “#Sundance has provided health care professionals in the theater for audience members potentially upset by #LeavingNeverland’s explicit descriptions of sexual abuse against underage boys. They are in the wings ready with counsel.”
Jackson Family has not decleared about it yet