Michael Jackson’s estate slams sexual abuse documentary about him
The late super star’s estate doesn’t believe so, as they’ve rejected the claims made in the upcoming documentary Leaving Neverland as “simply another rehash of discredited and outdated accusations.”
A day after it was revealed that the movie, which informs the story of 2 of Jackson’s accusers, will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival later on this month, the King of Pop’s estate launched a declaration blasting it as ”yet another lurid production in a worthless and outrageous effort to cash and milk money out of the late singer.”
Sundance website wrote;
“At the height of his fame Michael Jackson started long-running relationships with 2 young boys, aged 7 and 10, and their households. Now in their 30s, they inform the story of how they were sexually abused by Jackson, and how they came to terms with it years later on.”
Jackson was acquitted of child molestation charges in a 2005 trial, however the allegations have actually continued to afflict what he represents while alive.
The Sundance Institute revealed that the doc will be included in the celebration’s 2019 lineup on Wednesday, days after Lifetime’s Surviving R. Kelly stimulated a criminal investigation into the claims made in the docu-series.
Will Leaving Neverland have a comparable impact after it premieres, or will the Jackson issue be left undisturbed?
We’ll discover after the Sundance Film Festival starts on January 24 (and goes through February 4).