The controversial documentary film, Leaving Neverland is coming to the UK and you’ll be able to watch for free.
Leaving Neverland is going to be broadcast in the UK on the 6th and 7th March 2019 on Channel 4. The film, which will be split into two episodes, documents alleged abuse against two boys James Safechuck and Wade Robson.
The four-hour film, which will be shown in two, two hour programmes, has already proved controversial with fans of the late Michael Jackson and his family. It is due to broadcast on Channel 4 in the near future. The decision to broadcast the series has proved problematic for the channel after being deluged with messages of disapproval from users on Twitter.
In the film, both Wade Robson and James Safechuck allege that Michael Jackson began a long-running relationship with them. The Jackson Estate released a statement denoucing the film as”yet another lurid production in an outrageous and pathetic attempt to exploit and cash in on Michael Jackson.”
Speaking ahead of the documentary, filmmaker Dan Reed said in a statement, “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.
The film was produced by Dan Reed and edited by Jules Cornell.
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