Michael Jackson Accusers Step Forward In First 'Leaving Neverland' Trailer

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Whereas everybody who isn't depraved believes that R. Kelly is a monster, following the hardcore series Surviving R. Kelly, opinion on Michael Jackson remains divided.

Jackson's estate was quick to condemn the film, labelling it "lurid" and calling it "just another rehash of dated and discredited allegations".

The trailer features footage of Jackson's famed Neverland ranch in California, which was equipped with a carousel and a private movie theater with its own concession stand.

From left to right: Wade Robson, director Dan Reed and James Safechuck promote "Leaving Neverland" at the Sundance Film Festival in January.

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"This is yet another lurid production in an outrageous and pathetic attempt to exploit and cash in on Michael Jackson", they wrote in a statement. 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. "And their words echo the two-decade-long rhetoric of the Jackson family and legal team, which is shaming the victims". I don't comment on Jackson.

Time and time again, people who come forward and speak about sexual assault from years gone by are demonised, shamed and dismissed, and we wonder why so many powerful people have got away with their crimes for so long.

As per the description by HBO, "Leaving Neverland is a two-part documentary exploring the separate but parallel experiences of two young boys, James Safechuck, at age ten, and Wade Robson, at age seven, both of whom were befriended by Michael Jackson".

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