A documentary about Michael Jackson, which zoom in on the many accusations against the late singer, on January 25, during the Sundance film festival in world premiere. The administrators of the estate of ‘Wacko Jacko’ scream murder and fire. They speak of “yet another lurid attempt to put on outrageous and pathetic way (the memory of) Michael Jackson smearing, and there’s money to make money”.
The four hour long ‘Leaving Neverland’, produced and directed by Dan Reed, describes how the famous pop singer long sexual relationship began with the two boys, who at the beginning of those relationships-a mere seven and ten years old. The couple, now advanced in their thirties, stating that they by the pop star sexually abused and tells the story of how she, years later, with that experience interacted.
The ‘Neverland’ in the title refers to the ranch in California’s Santa Barbara County, where Jackson lived from 1998 to 2003. The singer, dancer and songwriter died on June 25, 2009, fifty years old, to a lethal dose of the anesthetic propofol.
In 2003, fed agents, a search of ‘Neverland’ in connection with another accusation against the ‘King of Pop’. That was by a then thirteen year old boy accused of sexual assault. In 2005, Jackson was ultimately of all complaints acquitted. A case from 1993, submitted by a at the time of the facts, also 13-year-old boy, was extrajudicially settled by Jackson 23 million dollar ophoestte.
Director Reed is a multiple winner of the Bafta, the British Oscars, and in particular for his documentary prints ‘The Paedophile Hunter’ and ‘Terror in Mumbai’. ‘Leaving Neverland’ is a co-production from Channel 4, HBO and Reed.
In the case of the accusations against Jackson is perhaps the adage about smoke and fire. About Jackson’s alleged pedophilic tendencies is a lot of ink was shed. After his death there were, in 2013 and 2014, of complaints against him lodged, presumably by the two men in the documentary on the word. Both cases were closed because the complaints to the opinion of the judges to leave after the assumed facts were submitted.