First, there was THE documentary about R. Kelly which has brought the possibility of new charges, now there is a documentary about Michael Jackson. In this new documentary, it will explore sexual abuse and child molestation allegations against him.
The documentary, ‘Leaving Neverland’, premiered at Sundance in January. It talks about the experiences of 2 alleged victims, Wade Robson and James Safechuck. According to them, they dealt with abuse by Jackson as children and their years of dealing with the experience. The film will include interviews with Robson, Safechuck, their parents, siblings, and wives. It will also have footage of them meeting Jackson at the Neverland ranch.
A press release was sent out about the documentary. In the press release, it said that kids had the visits to the ranch “began to include overnight stays, where Jackson would sleep in the same bedroom as his young guests, away from their parents. Both Robson and Safechuck describe how what began as innocent sleepovers led to intimate contact. Robson was seven years old when the abuse started; Safechuck was 10. Soon, as Safechuck recalls painfully, nearly every ‘special’ place at Neverland was marked by a sexual encounter.”
When the documentary debuted at Sundance, demonstrators protested the film. In a statement to The Wrap, a representative for Jackson’s estate said, “This is yet another lurid production in an outrageous and pathetic attempt to exploit and cash in on Michael Jackson.”
The documentary, ‘Leaving Neverland’ will air on HBO in two parts, with part one premiering March 3. Will you be watching?