Leaving Neverland debuted on the Sundance Film Festival yesterday (Jan. 25) and obtained a standing ovation.
However, Michael Jackson‘s property wasn’t too completely satisfied or impressed. An announcement was launched on the identical day because the documentary, accusing the manufacturing of “specializing in false allegations in opposition to the singer whereas dismissing favorable testimonies,” as reported from HotNew Hiphop.
According to the property, Leaving Neverland is “the type of tabloid character assassination Michael Jackson endured in life, and now in dying.” The assertion classifies the lads featured within the manufacturing, Wade Robson and James Safechuck, as “two perjurers.” It was reported that the 2 had given sworn statements, stating that Michael had by no means abused them. They cleared his identify whereas Michael was nonetheless alive, however its apparent they’re going again on their phrase now.
In 2005, Robson testified for Jackson’s protection through the trial that concluded with the entertainer’s acquittal on molestation fees. Jackson’s property additionally slammed the documentary for specializing in these two people and omitting those that have stood by Jackson in his protection through the years.
“He handled youngsters with respect and did nothing hurtful to them,” they added. “The movie takes uncorroborated allegations that supposedly occurred 20 years in the past and treats them as reality.”