Doco gives voice to Jackson accusers
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.