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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Dan Reed
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Credited cast:
Michael Jackson ... Self (archive footage)
Wade Robson ... Self
Joy Robson ... Self - Mother of Wade Robson
Chantal Robson ... Self - Sister of Wade
Jimmy Safechuck ... Self (as James Safechuck)
Stephanie Safechuck Stephanie Safechuck ... Self - Mother of James Safechuck
Macaulay Culkin ... Self (archive footage)
Lisa Marie Presley ... Self - Former Wife of Michael (archive footage)
Britney Spears ... Self (archive footage)
Laura Primak Laura Primak ... Self - Wife of Jimmy Safechuck
Amanda Rodriguez Amanda Rodriguez ... Self - Sister of Wade (as Amanda Robson)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gloria Allred ... Self - Lawyer of Jordan Chandler (archive footage)
Gavin Arvizo Gavin Arvizo ... Self - Accuser of Michael Jackson (archive footage)
Brett Barnes Brett Barnes ... Self (archive footage)
Wolf Blitzer ... Self - Correspondent (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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During the 17 month filming of these interviews, James Safechuck's furniture, undershirt, socks, and foliage on the fence outside is a glaringly obvious. 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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This documentary perfectly illustrates the greed and stupidity of this society...
8 March 2019 | by derbigprSee all my reviews

If you delivered this documentary to a court of law and presented it as evidence, any judge in the world would piss himself laughing and show you the door out, because you have no case, you just have claims without proof. This is a typical case of "guilty until proven innocent", except the person accused is dead and has no way of proving their innocence, which just makes this whole deal more disgusting. Why didn't all these abused people sue MJ when he was alive? Why were they quit all this time?

I was never a big MJ fan, I think he was highly overrated as an artist, but then again I was never really a pop music fan. I went into watching this documentary without any personal attachments or expectations, just sheer curiosity due to everyone talking about it. I DON'T KNOW whether he is guilty or not, but what pisses me off are all these hordes stupid people who act like they DO KNOW, ABSOLUTELY 100% DO KNOW that he is guilty JUST based on this documentary, and that's tragic, because this documentary is one the best examples of brainwashing done right.

As I've said already in the title, this documentary is aimed at the people with double-digit IQ's who have literally no ability for critical thinking and absolutely no way of recognizing patterns and when someone is trying to sell them something, even when it's done in an incredibly obvious way. I mean, this is not a surprise. Look at the american media in general and how they manage to brainwash an entire nation with close to no effort. It just seems that people nowadays are extremely dumb and will fall for anything they see on the screen just because it makes sense BASED ON what they're seeing. They completely ignore the fact that what they're seeing is ONLY A PART of the whole story and that what they're seeing is SHOWN TO THEM BY SOMEONE WHO WANTS THEM TO ONLY SEE SPECIFIC PARTS of the entire story, the parts that will make the viewer form a certain opinion. Everything that may sway the viewer into the opposite direction is not shown, and therefore these idiots watching the documentary completely ignore the fact that the whole other side of the story exists. If you take this documentary seriously, then you just have a weak intellect, that's the bottom line. It's completely irrelevant whether MJ was guilty or not, I'm talking about the self-proclaimed law experts jumping to conclusions based on what they're told by people who are GETTING PAYED HUGE SUMS OF MONEY to speak into a camera.

Every single moment of this 4 hour documentary was a one-sided, perfectly tailored story meant to pull on specific strings of specific types of people, and it obviously manages to do that.

There is absolutely NO proof or evidence of anything that's stated in these videos. The people involved seemed to have no issues with keeping all those "secrets" to themselves for years, until, how convenient, someone offered them huge amounts of money to speak about the top on cameras. There is NO defense point of view at all in the documentary, etc. BUT, people don't seem to care. Which is exactly why I say they're dumb. There's nothing going on in their heads when watching. Nothing being processed in their brains other than EXACTLY what they see on screen. If you watch things like that, it's easy to fool you.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

8 March 2019 (Bulgaria) See more »

Also Known As:

Leaving Neverland See more »

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia See more »

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| (2 parts) (TV)

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2.35 : 1
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