Sexual abuse documentary on Michael Jackson in Sundance Film Festival

Angelo Anderson
January 11, 2019

The hip-hop star reacted to buzz about an upcoming Leaving Neverland tell-all documentary coming out with sexual abuse allegations against late pop icon Michael Jackson. As the Wrap notes, the two brothers who accused Jackson of molestation in the singer's 2005 criminal trial are now only in their 20s. Safechuck made similar statements to investigators as a boy.

The documentary Leaving Neverland is an in-depth look at two men's stories about being sexually abused by the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. Safechuck and Robson, the latter a self-proclaimed "master of deception, ' filed lawsuits against Michael's estate, asking for millions of dollars". However, the suit was dismissed in December 2017.

"Leaving Neverland" director and producer Dan Reed said in a statement that "It took great courage for these two men to tell their stories and I have no question about their validity".

It added that the "so-called" documentary was "just another rehash of dated a discredited allegations". A probate court in 2015 rejected his claim against the estate itself, which left the two business entities as defendants.


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. Both lawsuits were dismissed.

Now in their 30s, they allege they were sexually abused by the musician.

The filmmakers have confirmed to Rolling Stone magazine that the accusers featured in the documentary are choreographer Wade Robson, who filed a lawsuit against Jackson in 2013 claiming the singer molested him when he was seven, and James Safechuck, who sued Jackson's estate over sexual abuse charges. "It's baffling why any credible filmmaker would involve himself with this project", the statement said.

Before the documentary aired, Jackson's estate slammed the piece in a statement: "We believe the special to be another crass and unauthorized attempt to exploit the life, music and image of Michael Jackson without respect for Michael's legacy, intellectual property rights or his children".

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