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Leaving Neverland

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Leaving Neverland is a 2019 documentary movie directed and produced by British filmmaker Dan Reed. It focuses on two men, Wade Robson and James Safechuck, who allege they were sexually abused by the singer Michael Jackson as children. It also shows the effects on the alleged victims' families.

The movie is a co-production between the UK broadcaster Channel 4 and the US broadcaster Home Box Office (HBO). It premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival on January 25, 2019, and was broadcast in two parts in March.[1]

In January 2019, the Jackson estate issued a press release condemning the film, saying: "The two accusers testified under oath that these events never occurred. They have provided no independent evidence and absolutely no proof in support of their accusations."[2]

Reed is open to producing a sequel.[3]

On Rotten Tomatoes, Leaving Neverland holds an approval rating of 97% based on 65 reviews, with an average score of 7.76/10.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. White, Peter (March 4, 2019). "'Leaving Neverland' Goes Global After Kew Media Sells Controversial Michael Jackson Doc Into 130 Territories". Yahoo News.
  2. Donnelly, Matt; Halperin, Shirley (January 25, 2019). "Michael Jackson Estate Addresses Controversial 'Leaving Neverland' Doc". Variety.
  3. "After helming documentary about sexual abuse allegations against Michael Jackson; Dan Reed open to a sequel". Times Now News. 21 February 2019. Retrieved 6 March 2019.
  4. "Leaving Neverland (2019)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved March 3, 2019.