Michael Jackson – Wade Robson Claims Singer Molested Him As A Child For 7 Years
Two children who were allegedly molested by Michael Jackson when they were seven and 10 years-old are coming forward to retell their alleged stories in the impending documentary, “Leaving Neverland.” The two-part four-hour doc will feature James Safechuck and Wade Robson, as they delve into the alleged abuse endured by Jackson when they were children.
Robson initially came forward in 2013 – alleging stress and trauma forced him to face the accused truth of him being sexually abused by Jackson – filing a $1.5 billion lawsuit against Jackson’s estate. The suit was thrown out on technicality, considering Jackson had passed away of overdose in 2009 and the estate could not be held accountable.
The doc, which is set to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 25, 2019, Robson will discuss allegedly being raped by Jackson for seven years until the singer became allegedly uninterested after he turned 14. While Robson is reported to be telling this story via “gut-wrenching” interviews, it counters his prior statements made under oath about Jackson.
In 2005, Jackson was ordered to trial for child molestation charges. Reportedly, Robson testified at that trial, saying he slept in Jackson’s room on various occasions, but Jackson had never molested him.
The Jackson family has actively attempted to shut down the airing of the documentary. Jermaine Jackson took to his Facebook fan page and stated:
A documentary titled ‘Leaving Neverland’ is planned to be shown to 40,000 people at the Sundance Film Festival. The producer of the film is Dan Reed. This film is based on the falsified claims of molestation by the hands of Michael Jackson. As Michael’s innocence was proven by a court of law and a 10 year FBI investigation, this is legally considered defamation of character. This mendacious documentary should NOT see the light of day.
The documentary’s director and producer Dan Reed stated,
It took great courage for these two men to tell their stories and I have no question about their validity. If there’s anything we’ve learned during this time in our history, it’s that sexual abuse is complicated, and survivors’ voices need to be listened to.
Robson and his wife have recently teamed up with the Hawaii Community Foundation to launch the Robson Family Fund, which is set to distribute numerous grants to organizations across the nation who are attempting to heal victims and survivors of child abuse.