— First trailer for the new Michael Jackson documentary is out
— The Leaving Neverland trailer sees Michael Jackson’s alleged sexual abuse victims detail ‘seduction’
The first trailer for the new Michael Jackson documentary, Leaving Neverland: Michael Jackson and Me, has been released and teases uncomfortable scenes with allegations of sexual abuse against children.
Leaving Neverland will air on Channel 4 from 6 March and will feature interviews with two men, choreographer Wade Robson and computer programmer James Safechuck, who claim to have been sexually assaulted by Michael when they were young boys.
In the 40-second trailer, Wade recalls: ‘He said, “Do you and the family want to come to Neverland?” ‘He was one of the kindest people I knew and he also sexually abused me. I was seven-years-old.
‘Every night I was with him there was abuse. I want to be able to shout the truth as loud as I had to speak the lie for so long.’
James added: ‘Everyone wanted to meet Michael or be with Michael and you’re just star-struck, and then he likes you.
It’s all a big seduction.’ He also claims: ‘We had this mock wedding ceremony. It still feels shameful.’ The Michael Jackson Estate have vehemently denied the claims in the documentary, saying in a statement: ‘This is yet another lurid production in an outrageous and pathetic attempt to exploit and cash in on Michael Jackson.
‘Wade Robson and James Safechuck have both testified under oath that Michael never did anything inappropriate toward them.
Safechuck and Robson, the latter a self-proclaimed ‘master of deception’, filed lawsuits against Michael’s Estate, asking for millions of dollars. Both lawsuits were dismissed.’