Michael Jackson Accused of Sexually Abusing Two Boys In “Leaving Neverland” Documentary
Michael Jackson is being accused of sexually abusing two boys in a new documentary called, Leaving Neverland. Dan Reed directed and produced the project and says that the docu will tell the stories of two boys, aged 7 and 10, who began long-running relationships with the late singer, at the height of his stardom. Now in their 30s, they tell the story of how they were allegedly sexually abused by Jackson, and how they came to terms with it years later. See the description of Leaving Neverland below.
“As one of the world’s most celebrated icons, Michael Jackson represents many things to many people—a pop star, a humanitarian, a beloved idol. When allegations of sexual abuse by Jackson involving young boys surfaced in 1993, many found it hard to believe that the King of Pop could be guilty of such unspeakable acts. In separate but parallel stories that echo one another, two boys were each befriended by Jackson, who invited them into his singular and wondrous world. Seduced by the singer’s fairy-tale existence and enthralled by their relationship with him, both boys’ families were blind to the manipulation and abuse that he would ultimately subject them to. Through gut-wrenching interviews with the now-adult men and their families, ‘Leaving Neverland’ crafts a portrait of sustained exploitation and deception, documenting the power of celebrity that allowed a revered figure to infiltrate the lives of starstruck children and their parents.”
The docu will run at Sundance.