It seems that in the world of showbusiness, friendship can be somewhat transitory and superficial.
Macaulay Culkin, a "friend" of Michael Jackson, is reported to be reluctant to help out his chum; by coming to his defence, in respect of the child molestation allegations.
Culkin is of the opinion that any defence that he offers, would be shot down by the riposte; "Well, weren't you ten years old when you hung out with him?".
To my view, that should not prevent him trying to help his friend out.