Source: Rolling Stone
“Leaving Neverland,” a documentary that accuses Michael Jackson of sexually abusing two young boys, is set to premiere at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.
“At the height of his stardom, Michael Jackson began long-running relationships with two boys, aged 7 and 10, and their families,” the film’s synopsis states. “Now in their 30s, they tell the story of how they were sexually abused by Jackson, and how they came to terms with it years later.”
The two-part, 233-minute “Leaving Neverland,” named after Jackson’s famed California ranch, will receive its world premiere as part of the festival’s Special Events category before airing on HBO this spring.
Dan Reed, who previously helmed the documentaries, “The Pedophile Hunters” and “Three Days of Terror: The Charlie Hebdo Attacks,” directed and produced “Leaving Neverland.”
“If there’s anything we’ve learned during this time in our history, it’s that sexual abuse is complicated, and survivors’ voices need to be listened to,” Reed said in a statement. “It took great courage for these two men to tell their stories, and I have no question about their validity. I believe anyone who watches this film will see and feel the emotional toll on the men and their families and will appreciate the strength it takes to confront long-held secrets.”
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