It will premiere on TV in the USA on Sunday (03Mar19), despite Michael's estate launching a lawsuit to stop it, and his brothers Marlon, Jackie and Tito and Tito's son Taj have sat down for an interview with US show CBS This Morning to insist upon the star's innocence.
The family of Michael Jackson had a feeling the years-old child molestation allegations against the pop superstar would resurface at some point. I don't have to see the documentary. You know, he did the same thing to me, as well'.
They say they assumed accusers would resurface, most likely this year for the 10th anniversary of the King of Pop's death. They're going to do something.
"They have a platform now to talk about Michael Jackson".
Leaving Neverland is a HBO production made in collaboration with Channel 4 and will be airing in the USA and the United Kingdom in March. The two-part Leaving Neverland airs Sunday, March 3 and Monday, March 4 (8-10 pm ET/PT both nights) on HBO.
They denied the Jackson family have a lot to lose financially with the documentary, which alleges the late musician was a paedophile.
"We know our brother". I know my brother.
"We knew it would not shy away from the controversies that surround MJ and would be a thorough look at the many facets of his life that would help us try to understand what made him who he was".
Leaving Neverland is centered around Robson and Safechuck's claims that Jackson sexually abused them as kids and swore them to secrecy.
But Jackie replied saying: "I don't care to see it...because I know my brother".
He said: "I grew up in it, so for me it wasn't odd".
"Secrets will eat you up", Safechuck said of his relationship with Jackson.
The film acknowledges and discusses the men's initial denials of abuse. The special, titled Oprah Winfrey Presents: After Neverland, includes interviews with Robson and Safechuck. The film takes uncorroborated allegations that supposedly happened 20 years ago and treats them as fact. They'll never find your body.
The family said the documentary, which had its premiere at Sundance to great critical reviews, is an attempt at cashing in money from the late singer's estate. HBO called the lawsuit a desperate attempt to undermine the film.
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