The first instalment of the two-part film Leaving Neverland aired on HBO in the United States last night, after premiering at the Sundance Film Festival.
Australian-born choreographer Wade Robson, 36, and former child actor James Safechuck, 41, who have both previously testified Jackson never molested them, now claim they were sexually abused over a number years.
"For me this moment transcends Michael Jackson, it is much bigger than any one person, this is a moment in time that allows us to see this societal corruption, it is like a scourge on humanity and it is happening right now, it is happening in families, we know it is happening in churches and in schools and sports teams everywhere", she said in a preview of the interview. They and their families were invited into his wondrous world, entranced by the singer's fairy-tale existence as his career reached its peak. Robson alleges that Jackson made him perform oral sex when he was as young as seven years old, and Safechuck claims that he and the pop star had sex in various locations around Neverland, including the movie theater and the train station.
"#Neverland OK i watched it all i know is what i experienced, & yes every experience was the same.right up 2 the sex part! that is where it becomes lala land, instead of neverland 4 me. we never spoke about sex other than a few warnings about how sex was scary, & unsafe", he began a series of Tweets. Safechuck stated, "He said I am going to purchase this house".
The actor, who is now an ambassador for the organization Child USA, insisted he only has "fond" memories of Jackson said God will be the judge of Robson and Safechuck. "We were meant to be together", Robson claims Jackson told him.More news: The Sunday Edition: President Donald Trump Tweetstorm
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"The film takes uncorroborated allegations that supposedly happened 20 years ago and treats them as fact", Jackson's estate explained.
Jackson's family has repeatedly denied all allegations put forth in Leaving Neverland, and said in a January statement the film was "yet another lurid production in an outrageous and pathetic attempt to exploit and cash in on Michael Jackson". He started calling me apple head.
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In a response tweet, user @hatergene argued that the response was "perfectly on brand" for Jackson's estate.
The BBC has not made an official announcement of Jackson songs being dropped but according to radio monitoring reports the last time a Jackson song was played on BBC2 was "Rock With You" on 23 February 2019.