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Leaving Neverland (2019)

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At the height of his stardom, the world's biggest pop star, Michael Jackson, began long-running relationships with two boys, aged seven and ten, and their families. They now allege that he sexually abused them.

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"Leaving Neverland" Challenges Jackson’s Legacy

The controversial documentary that made a splash at Sundance comes to HBO to explore the allegations of sexual abuse against Michael Jackson.

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Credited cast:
Michael Jackson ... Himself (archive footage)
Jimmy Safechuck ... Himself
Wade Robson ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Steve Crupi Steve Crupi ... Himself (archive footage)
Macaulay Culkin ... Himself (archive footage)
Lorraine Jean Cullen Lorraine Jean Cullen ... Herself
Jennifer Hudson ... Herself (archive footage)
Raymond Hultman Raymond Hultman ... Himself (archive footage)
Janet Jackson ... Herself (archive footage)
Joe Jackson ... Himself (archive footage)
Katherine Jackson ... Herself (archive footage)
Paris Jackson ... Herself (archive footage)
Thomas Mesereau Thomas Mesereau ... Himself (archive footage)
Prince Michael II Prince Michael II ... Himself (archive footage)
Prince Michael ... Himself (archive footage)
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At the height of his stardom, the world's biggest pop star, Michael Jackson, began long-running relationships with two boys, aged seven and ten, and their families. They now allege that he sexually abused them.

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8 March 2019 (Bulgaria) See more »

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Dan Reed deliberately chose not to approach Macaulay Culkin and Brett Barnes as both of them had adamantly claimed that Michael Jackson had never interfered with them. Reed had no desire to "out" anyone for his project. See more »

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Wade Robson: He was one of the kindest, most gentle, loving, caring people I knew. He helped me... tremendously. He helped me with my career. He helped me with my creativity. With all those sorts of things. And he also sexually abused me... for seven years.
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Why all the hate in trying to find the truth ?
4 March 2019 | by hampersnow-28905See all my reviews

It is obvious this documentary is going to divide people. I have to admit I went into it doubting these 2 men's stories although I've always believed Jackson was a sick man hiding in plain sight. The 4 hours feel like a very long 4 hours, and really could have used some editing. It could have been cut by an hour if they had not included so many tiny details that really have nothing to do with the allegations, but do paint a very complete portrait of all the people involved. In this case, the story goes way beyond these 2 men and includes, wives, children, parents. siblings and the world Jackson lived in. I came out the other end of the 4 hours believing these men, because otherwise I'd have to believe that everyone known to them was in on some gigantic conspiracy and I don't believe that . The great part about this documentary is that it is about so much more then child molestation. The parents who would allow this, the pursuit of fame at any cost, the destruction of families, what it means to put celebrity on a pedestal, the worship of one man to the point of stupidity, the whole affair is very real and horribly ugly. As a look at how low we have sunk as a society this documentary is a must see.


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