HBO recently premiered the documentary Leaving Neverland in which Wade Robson and James Safechuck accuse Michael Jackson of abusing them as kids.
From the outset, the movie polarized those who had the chance to view it. While some commented that the movie confirmed the fears many have bottled up for years, others thought ir was nothing more than a slovenly attempt to disparage the pop star’s legacy.
And yet others are of the opinion the movie is nothing but an attempt to make money out of suppositions and innuendoes.
Robson insists, nevertheless, that one of Jackson’s employee’s was responsible for organizing all his meetings with the pop star at the time. He said most people kept quiet because the late pop legend was too powerful.
Although opposition to the film is mounting, it has already received 5 Emmy nominations. And HBO itself insists it is going ahead with the airing of the movie.
The company states: “Despite the desperate lengths taken to undermine the film, our plans remain unchanged. HBO will move forward with the airing of Leaving Neverland,”
Also, in spite of the opposition to the film, Dan Reed, is standing by the flick he directed. According to him, he did all the research and confirmed Robson’s claims.
However, Matt Fiddes, Jackson’s former body guard, described the accusations as spurious. He is working on a counter-documentary, Michael Jackson: Chase The Truth, which he said will deal a devastating blow to Reed’s career.
It remains t be seen what impact Matt Fiddes’s documentary will make. In the interim, watch this space as we plan to follow up the story.
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