Michael Jackson youngster abuse documentary set for Channel four launch

Leaving Neverland, a brand new four-hour documentary exploring two males’s accusations of being abused by Michael Jackson as kids, is being broadcast on HBO and Channel four this spring.

The press launch describes the movie that follows “two males who recount their experiences of being sexually abused by Michael Jackson” as “gut-wrenching”.

The movie is produced by award-winning filmmaker Dan Reed, who based HBO’s Terror sequence, and is debuting at Sundance Film Festival this month. The format is a pair of two-hour episodes, slightly than a four-hour function size movie.

Reed mentioned:“If there’s something we’ve realized throughout this time in our historical past, it’s that sexual abuse is difficult, and survivors’ voices should be listened to. It took nice braveness for these two males to inform their tales and I've no query about their validity. I consider anybody who watches this movie will see and really feel the emotional toll on the boys and their households and can respect the energy it takes to confront long-held secrets and techniques.”

The Estate of Michael Jackson launched a press release in response, calling the movie “one more lurid manufacturing in an outrageous and pathetic try to take advantage of and money in on Michael Jackson. … This so-called ‘documentary’ is simply one other rehash of dated and discredited allegations. It’s baffling why any credible filmmaker would contain himself with this mission.”


Patrick Hinton is Mixmag's Digital Staff Writer, observe him on Twitter

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