The docudrama focuses on 2 men, Wade Robson as well as additionally James Safechuck, that affirm that the American singer Michael Jackson sexually abused them as children.
The docudrama is a co-production in between the British network Channel 4 as well as additionally HBO. The “movie” premiered on January 25, 2019, at the Sundance Film Festival. The flick was well-known by professional flick doubters as well as additionally was inevitably picked for 5 Emmy Awards. The docudrama resulted in a strong response versus Jackson by various media, nevertheless, the crucial feature of the general public was combined; Many defined that the docudrama provided a unilateral perspective as well as additionally questioned the sincerity of the issues after finding oppositions as well as additionally variations in the accusers' allegations.
The Jackson Estate condemned the docudrama as the “sensational murder of a person.” The flick caused arguments in between fans as well as additionally the general public. A docudrama called Michael Jackson: Chase the Truth was released on August 13, 2019, by Amazon Prime Video; In it, Leaving Neverland's issues are examined, questioning its sincerity.
On August 14, 2019, a video of Wade Robson specifying in 2016 was leaked online. The video discloses both Robson as well as additionally his mother, Joy Robson, negating the accusations quit Leaving Neverland.
Previously, in 1993, Michael Jackson was knocked by Evan Chandler, the father of a kid called Jordan, that the artist stated overused his child. The concern executed exams, nonetheless, the situation was resolved with a financial agreement by the artist's lawful reps. For years, rankings of people had a look at the arrangement as an admission of remorse by Jackson. In 2010, audio leaked in which Evan made it clear that his allegations may be driven in order to get cash money. Days after Jackson's casualty, Jordan confessed that it was all a lie.
On January 16, 2004, Jackson's second as well as additionally last indictment came alive. He was accused of having sexually abused a boy named Gavin Arvizo. The decision was made on June 13 of the same year declaring the artist “Not guilty”. It was later discovered that it was all a fraud by the family who denounced Jackson. Thus, Janet Arvizo, the boy's mother, was later convicted of her record.
In January 2019, Michael Jackson's family released a press release condemning the film, saying: “The two prosecutors stated in the oath in 2005 that these events never occurred. They have provided no independent evidence or evidence in support of their accusations. ” Despite protests from Jackson fans, the Sundance Film Festival issued a statement that it would not withdraw the film, as well as also at the Sundance premiere Robson and Safechuck received a standing ovation. They said they had received death threats from several Jackson followers (Moonwalkers).
In the Guardian newspaper, several journalists predicted Jackson's music would certainly be re-evaluated after the broadcast, with Brian Stelter noting that the documentary prompted a further examination of Jackson's legacy. Dozens of radio stations around the world stopped playing Jackson songs on their charts, including New Zealand stations RNZ as well as additionally NZME and also also Canadian terminals CKOI as well as Rythme FM.