The trailer to the new four-hour HBO Michael Jackson documentary, titled Leaving Neverland, has been released. Billboard reported the film will air on March 3rd and 4th and is based around the claims of James Safechuck and Wade Robson who go on record describing their years of alleged sexual abuse by Jackson when they were children.
Last month, upon the doc’s premiere, unnamed members of Jackson’s family released a statement regarding the film, which reads, in part:
People have always loved to go after Michael. He was an easy target because he was unique. But Michael was subjected to a thorough investigation which included a surprise raid of Neverland and other properties as well as a jury trial where Michael was found to be COMPLETELY INNOCENT. There has never been one piece of proof of anything. Yet the media is eager to believe these lies.
The creators of this film were not interested in the truth. They never interviewed a single solitary soul who knew Michael except the two perjurers and their families. That is not journalism, and it’s not fair, yet the media are perpetuating these stories.
But the truth is on our side. Go do your research about these opportunists. The facts don’t lie, people do. Michael Jackson was and always will be 100% innocent of these false allegations.
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