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Controversial Michael Jackson Child Abuse Documentary Set For HBO

January 11, 2019 | Posted by Ashish
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The controversial Michael Jackson documentary, Leaving Neverland, is set to air on HBO and BBC Channel 4 this spring after it premieres at the Sundance Film Festival later this month.

The documentary clocks in at four hours (it will air in two parts) and focuses on “two men who recount their experiences of being sexually abused by Michael Jackson.” Those two men are James Safechuck and Wade Robson who will detail their experiences with Jackson and the alleged abuse they suffered from when they were kids. Both men are now in their 30s.

Jackson’s estate has already attacked the documentary: “This is yet another lurid production in an outrageous and pathetic attempt to exploit and cash in on Michael Jackson.”

The recent Surviving R. Kelly documentary, which features interviews with many of Kelly’s alleged victims, has sparked endless controversy. It remains to be seen what the public’s reaction will be to a documentary that seems similar, but focuses on Jackson instead of Kelly.