Doco gives voice to Jack­son ac­cusers

The Sunday Times - - NEWS -

A NEW doc­u­men­tary that ac­cuses Michael Jack­son of sex­ual abuse has been de­nounced by the late pop star’s es­tate as an “out­ra­geous and pa­thetic” at­tempt to ex­ploit his name.

Leav­ing Nev­er­land, which is to pre­miere at the Sun­dance Film Fes­ti­val this month, re­counts the story of two men, who are now in their 30s, and al­leges they were sex­u­ally abused by the King of Pop (pic­tured) when they were seven and 10.

The film­mak­ers have con­firmed the ac­cusers are chore­og­ra­pher Wade Rob­son, who filed a law­suit against Jack­son in 2013 claim­ing the singer mo­lested him, and James Safechuck, who sued Jack­son’s es­tate over sex­ual abuse charges. Both law­suits were dis­missed in 2017.

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