Michael Jackson's estate slams documentary about his accusers

Postado Janeiro 11, 2019

Channel 4 and HBO are co-producing the two-part documentary titled Leaving Neverland, which details the experiences of two young boys, James Safechuck, 10, and Wade Robson, 7, who were both befriended by Jackson. Throughout their "long-running relationships" with the singer, the men claim he "sexually abused" and "manipulated" them.

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

It added that the "so-called" documentary was "just another rehash of dated a discredited allegations. It's baffling why any credible filmmaker would involve himself with this project", the statement said. However, the suit was dismissed in December 2017.

Robson first sued in 2013, claiming that Jackson abused him for almost a decade. "Wade Robson and James Safechuck [who was Jackson's companion as a child and sued Jackson's estate over sexual abuse claims] have both testified under oath that Michael never did anything inappropriate toward them".

Police raided the ranch in 2003 while investigating allegations Jackson had molested a 13-year-old boy.

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". As the Wrap notes, the two brothers who accused Jackson of molestation in the singer's 2005 criminal trial are now only in their 20s. Safechuck filed a similar lawsuit the following year.

"Through gut-wrenching interviews with the now-adult men and their families, "Leaving Neverland" crafts a portrait of sustained exploitation and deception, documenting the power of celebrity that allowed a revered figure to infiltrate the lives of starstruck children and their parents", the film's synopsis reads.

Boosie went to Instagram last night (January 10) to share strong words toward people now bashing singer R. Kelly following last week's Lifetime Surviving R. Kelly docuseries.

An ABC News spokesperson told PEOPLE at the time, "We have not yet had an opportunity to review the complaint".

Back in May, Jackson's estate also spoke out against The Last Days of Michael Jackson, an ABC News special.