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Michael Jackson Estate Calls HBO’s Leaving Neverland ‘Disgraceful’ In 10 Page Letter Attacking Film & Accusers

February 9, 2019 | Posted by Ashish
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Michael Jackson’s estate is going hard after HBO in a 10 page letter (available in full here), saying the network’s decision to air the controversial Leaving Neverland documentary “disgraceful” and demanding a meeting with the network so that they can “expose” the film’s two main accusers — Wade Robson and James Safechuck.

The letter says that the film’s director, Dan Reed, purposefully did not include any subjects in the film that would discredit Robson or Safechuck.

“The Estate spent years litigating with Robson and Safechuck, and had four different lawsuits by these two men dismissed with prejudice,” the letter says. “Today, Robson owes the Estate almost seventy thousand dollars in court costs, and Safechuck owes the Estate thousands of dollars as well.”

The letter also notes that after Jackson died in 2009, Robson said Jackson was “one of the main reasons I believe in the pure goodness of human kind,” and that Robson holds a grudge against the estate because they did not select him to be a choreographer for the Jackson-themed Cirque de Soleil show.

“Robson is such a good liar that his own mother testified under oath at her deposition that she could not tell when he was lying; she even volunteered that ‘he should have had an Oscar given how convincing his lies were,'” the letter added.

As for Safechuck, the estate says his lawsuits were dismissed so early that significant discovery never even happened.

The estate wants to meet with HBO, claiming they can provide, “further information and witnesses that would expose these two for who they are.”

HBO issued a statement to Pitchfork saying they plan to air the documentary as scheduled despite the estate’s attacks.

“Our plans remain unchanged. The two-part documentary, Leaving Neverland, will air as scheduled on Sunday, March 3rd and Monday, March 4th. Dan Reed is an award-winning filmmaker who has carefully documented these survivors’ accounts. People should reserve judgment until they see the film.”

HBO is set to air Leaving Neverland on March 3rd and 4th.