A documentary detailing the accounts of two boys who accused Michael Jackson of sexual abuse will presented at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. “Leaving Neverland” tells the stories of two boys who allegedly began long-running relationships with Jackson at the height of his stardom.
In response to the news of the film’s release, the estate of Michael Jackson condemned the documentary. Representatives from the estate said the film was “another lurid production in an outrageous and pathetic attempt to exploit and cash in on Michael Jackson … just another rehash of dated and discredited allegations. It’s baffling why any credible film-maker would involve himself with this project.”
According to the producer/director of Leaving Neverland, Dan Reed, the two boys began relationships with the “King of Pop” when they were 7 and 10 years old. Now in their 30s, they will tell their story of how they were sexually abused by Jackson and how their lives have been affected as a result.
The movie will debut at the Sundance Film Festival on January 25th.
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