Documentary accusing Michael Jackson of sexually abusing boys to premiere at Sundance

Esequiel Farfan
Enero 11, 2019

Called "Leaving Neverland", the 233-minute film will premiere later this month at the Sundance Film Festival and then air in two parts on HBO in the spring. However, the suit was dismissed in December 2017.

Dan Reed, who previously helmed the documentaries The Pedophile Hunters and Three Days of Terror: The Charlie Hebdo Attacks, directed and produced Leaving Neverland.

The documentary focuses on sexual abuse allegations against the late pop legend, Michael Jackson.

Vince Finaldi, who represents Wade Robson and James Safechuck in lawsuits alleging Jackson molested them, said the suits were dismissed on technical grounds, not the credibility of the men's claims, and they are now under appeal.

"This so -called "documentary" is just another rehash of dated and discredited allegations", the statement continues. "It's baffling why any credible filmmaker would involve himself with this project".

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Robson said he first met Jackson when he was 5 years old after winning a competition run by MJJ Productions in his native Australia. A probate court in 2015 rejected his claim against the estate itself, which left the two business entities as defendants.

"Wade Robson and James Safechuck [who was Jackson's companion as a child and sued Jackson's estate over sexual abuse claims] have both testified under oath that Michael never did anything inappropriate toward them", the rep continued. The "Neverland" in the movie refers to the Neverland Ranch in Santa Barbara County, California. "Now in their 30s, they tell the story of how they were sexually abused by Jackson, and how they came to terms with it years later".

As "Surviving R Kelly" is drawing lots of reactions, late king of pop Michael Jackson is set to have a documentary about his sexual molestation allegations released soon.

Boosie went to Instagram last night (January 10) to share strong words toward people now bashing singer R. Kelly following last week's Lifetime Surviving R. Kelly docuseries.

"ABC News' documentary explores the life, career and legacy of Michael Jackson, who remains of great interest to people worldwide", an ABC News spokesperson told ET at the time.

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