Published: Fri, January 11, 2019
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Allegations resurface in Michael Jackson documentary

Allegations resurface in Michael Jackson documentary

The latest to share their opinion on the documentary is Ne-Yo who says the "Ignition" singer can not be compared to Michael Jackson since there's endless proof of Kelly's awful acts compared to MJ.

"If there's anything we've learned during this time in our history, it's that sexual abuse is complicated, and survivors' voices need to be listened to", director Dan Reed said in a statement.

A documentary titled "Leaving Neverland" which is based on how Michael Jackson sexually abused men is set to be released soon.

The film titled Leaving Neverland, which is set to premiere at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival on January 25, is described on the festival website as telling the story of two men, now in their 30s, who "befriended" Jackson at the ages of 7 and 10.

He claimed the abuse continued for seven years and ended only when he "began showing signs of puberty" and Jackson was "no longer as interested in him sexually".

The two-part, 233-minute Leaving Neverland, named after Jackson's famed California ranch, will receive its world premiere as part of the festival's Special Events category.

The Jackson estate has denounced the upcoming documentary.

The documentary focuses on sexual abuse allegations against the late pop legend, Michael Jackson.

Jackson, who died on June 25, 2009, after being given an overdose of the anesthetic propofol, faced multiple allegations of child sex abuse during his lifetime. Safechuck and Robson, the latter a self-proclaimed "master of deception, ' filed lawsuits against Michael's estate, asking for millions of dollars".

Vince Finaldi, who represents Wade Robson and James Safechuck in lawsuits alleging Jackson molested them, said the suits were dismissed on technical grounds, not the credibility of the men's claims, and they are now under appeal.

It added that the "so-called" documentary was "just another rehash of dated a discredited allegations".

The singer, one of the most influential and best-selling artists of all-time, was acquitted of all charges in 2005 following a high-profile trial. "It's baffling why any credible filmmaker would involve himself with this project".

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