Wednesday, 13 November, 2019

Michael Jackson's family 'furious' about new documentary

Michael Jackson Michael Jackson’s Estate Responds Formally To The New Documentary “Leaving Neverland”
Lora Ball | 29 January, 2019, 17:42

The family of Michael Jackson released a statement Monday condemning a new documentary, Leaving Neverland, that claims to further unveil the late singer's alleged history of child predation.

"People have always loved to go after Michael", the Jackson family told Complex in a statement.

"We can not just stand by as this public lynching goes on and the vulture tweeters and others who have never met Michael go after him", said the family in a statement.

As it was reported earlier in the week, a new documentary called, Leaving Neverland, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this past weekend and while many were thrilled with its release, others were not so pleased. "Because despite all the disingenuous denials made that this is not about money, it has always been about money - millions of dollars - dating back to 2013 when both Wade Robson and James Safechuck, who share the same law firm, launched their unsuccessful claims against Michael's Estate".

The trial, which lasted nearly 18 months, found Jackson not guilty on four counts of molesting a minor, four counts of intoxicating a minor in order to molest him, one count of attempted child molestation and one count of conspiring to hold the boy captive at his Neverland Ranch (Jackson's property in Santa Barbara County, California).

Tellingly, the director admitted at the Sundance Film Festival that he limited his interviews only to these accusers and their families.

The documentary on singer Michael Jackson was not your usual documentary where you'd see the personal life of the singer or his life on tour.

Robson said he made the decision to come forward because stress and trauma had forced him to face the truth.

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We are proud of what Michael Jackson stands for.

"It may not be much of a secret that Michael Jackson acted inappropriately with a number of young boys, but there's no way to prepare yourself for the sickening forensic details presented in Dan Reed's four-hour exposé".

Sources close to her revealed she had "decided that she needed to take some time off to reboot, realign and prioritise her physical and emotional health".

Jackson had been associated with child molestation rumors throughout his career, and even after his death in 2009, the subject has continued to be the source of furious debate.

"I understand that it's really hard for them to believe because, in a way, not that long ago, I was in the same position they were in".

"We can't just stand by while this public lynching goes on", the statement added.

The pair's stories are the basis for "Leaving Neverland", a four-hour documentary that will air later this year on HBO and Channel 4 in Britain.

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