HBO to Air Michael Jackson Sex Abuse Documentary After Sundance

  • HBO to Air Michael Jackson Sex Abuse Documentary After Sundance

HBO to Air Michael Jackson Sex Abuse Documentary After Sundance

The stories of Robson and Safechuck, who came forward as adults to say Jackson had sexually abused them for years when they were boys, will be heard again in the two-part, four-hour documentary "Leaving Neverland", which will air on HBO and British public broadcaster Channel 4 in the spring. The documentary is produced and directed by Dan Reed.

At the time of the ruling, Jackson's estate said in a statement, "In my opinion Mr. Robson's allegations, made 20 plus years after they supposedly occurred and years after Mr. Robson testified twice under oath - including in front of a jury - that Michael Jackson had never done anything wrong to him were always about the money rather than a search for the truth". Leaving Neverland will screen in the special events category. Safechuck and Robson, the latter a self-proclaimed 'master of deception, ' filed lawsuits against Michael's Estate, asking for millions of dollars.

"This so-called "documentary" is just another rehash of dated and discredited allegations". Neverland was raided by authorities in 2003 after a 13-year-old boy accused Jackson of molestation.

Is Michael Jackson about to go through a post-mortem R. Kelly experience? "It's baffling why any credible filmmaker would involve himself with this project".

In the wake of the overwhelming response to the Lifetime docu-series, "Surviving R. Kelly", which details the singer's alleged history of mental, emotional and sexual abuse of underage girls, the Sundance Film Festival has added a new documentary on the sexual abuse allegations against Michael Jackson to its world premiere lineup.

It's unclear which of Jackson's accusers are the focus of Leaving Neverland.

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.

The singer, one of the most influential and best-selling artists of all-time, was acquitted of all charges in 2005 following a high-profile trial. Neverland has since been renamed Sycamore Valley Ranch.