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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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I wish the families of this doc peace and healing.
21 March 2019 | by sinnerofcinemaSee all my reviews

Just saw all of "Leaving Neverland". I grew up watching the Jackson 5 in the 70's and it wasn't a secret how the father raised the kids to perform like circus animals practically depriving them from a normal childhood in the name of fame and fortune.

The reports about their abusive father and how hard he pushed them was a black cloud for the Jacksons.

Maybe the doc should have started there. That, however, is certainly no excuse for any hurt MJ caused these families.

With that said, Michael's music was, is and will always be the work of genius.

After watching "Leaving Neverland", I wish peace for all of the families involved. There's a lot of pain and raw hurt on display in the doc. The kind of pain you often see when ppl come to Hollywood & things don't work out. Many people end up homeless, on drugs, prostitution, jail etc. People you will never get to meet because they are not famous enough to have a documentary made about their plight.

Lots of issues going on in the doc.

It was heartbreaking to see the results of what happens when good intentions go wrong when the moral compass is compromised.


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