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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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Cast

Credited cast:
Michael Jackson ... Himself (archive footage)
Wade Robson ... Himself
Joy Robson ... Herself, mother of Wade Robson
Shane Robson Shane Robson ... Himself - Brother of Wade
Chantal Robson ... Herself - Sister of Wade
Jimmy Safechuck ... Himself (as James Safechuck)
Stephanie Safechuck Stephanie Safechuck ... Herself / Mother of James Safechuck
Macaulay Culkin ... Himself (archive footage)
Lisa Marie Presley ... Herself / Former Wife of Michael (archive footage)
Britney Spears ... Herself (archive footage)
Laura Primak Laura Primak ... Herself / Wife of Jimmy Safechuck
Amanda Rodriguez Amanda Rodriguez ... Herself / Sister of Wade (as Amanda Robson)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gloria Allred ... Herself / Lawyer of Jordan Chandler (archive footage)
Gavin Arvizo Gavin Arvizo ... Himself / Accuser of Michael Jackson
Brett Barnes Brett Barnes ... 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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UK | USA

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English

Release Date:

8 March 2019 (Bulgaria) See more »

Also Known As:

Leaving Neverland See more »

Filming Locations:

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia See more »

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| (2 parts) (TV)

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Originated by the UK's Channel 4 TV station. When they had sufficient, believable material, they approached HBO about co-financing. See more »

Quotes

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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Referenced in Lorraine: Episode dated 30 January 2019 (2019) See more »

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I was molested and this reminds me of my experiences
4 March 2019 | by digitalbeachbumSee all my reviews

When I was ten a friend of the family molested me. Everything I am hearing in Part 1 is exactly what the molester told me. There are so many similarities, that I got a shudder down my spine when I thought, "that's what happened to me".

I didn't have a extremely wealthy person buy me gifts all the time, but the molestation events were exactly the same. The tricks, the comments, the experience.

I liked Micheal Jackson as an entertainer. When I heard all those stories, I didn't want to believe them. I gave the benefit of doubt to him. I thought the stories were parents who were seeking money.

The documentary can be slow and it has a lot of shots in a slower motion. It is very touching, very emotional. It is very sad.

I don't think I'll ever listen to a Micheal Jackson song again. He was a sick person. He was extremely unhealthy mentally, spiritually and physically.

I feel for these men. I know what they are thinking. The shudder down your spine when you think about the molester touching you. Even thought it happened twenty, thirty or forty years ago, you still shudder at the thought of them touching you.

I can't believe the Jackson family didn't know about this issue. Shame on you Michael, shame on you the family.

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After watching the second episode, it shows the perfect storm created. What happens when a person is so corrupted with a perverted mind but on the outside they are wealthy, surrounded by lawyers and giving so much to the community.

How could children, who were apparently brain washed with gifts, money and job opportunities, grow up and speak negatively against a person who they thought loved them?

There is no doubt in my mind. Michael Jackson was a child molester.


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