The 45-year-old, who was a victim of child molestation himself, tells Dr. Oz that the Michael became anxious the actor would turn against him.
"I just think he was so used to people turning on him at the time, that was right as the new allegations had come out for the second batch of all of that…so I think he was just very very paranoid. There was nothing for him to be paranoid about I think he just over-reacted with the assumption that I was going to sell him out like everybody else and I tried to assure him I would never do that."
The late Corey Haim's best friend also admits that the Prince of Pop never apologized for distancing himself, adding:
"Unfortunately, he didn't believe me at the time and by the time he had figured out that it wasn't really happening I think he was so embarrassed by what he had done that he knew he would really have to be a man and apologize in that way and call me up and be like, 'Hey, I'm sorry' and unfortunately, I don't think he had that capability. He wasn't that guy. He didn't know how to have that kind of humility.
Watch Corey's confession in a sneak peek of Tuesday's episode (below):