“It only takes about two minutes into the four-hour documentary Leaving Neverland to realize that Michael Jackson’s legacy is never going to be the same again.” ~ Benjamin Lee writes in his review for The Guardian.
Michael Jackson’s family has described the newly released documentary about Michael Jackson as a “public lynching” of his character.
‘Leaving Neverland’ which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival was seen by a select few critics.
The four-hour documentary is based on the testimonies of two former Neverlanders who said Michael Jackson had assaulted them during their childhood. Wade Robson and James Safechuck both say Jackson molested them.
Robson claims the abuse started when he was seven-years-old when the late popstar introduced him to ponography and alchohol. He says Jackson had a cardboard cut-out of Peter Pan in his bedroom, which he would look at while he masturbated behind him.
James Safechuck who was 10-years-old when he co-starred with Michael Jackson in a Pepsi advert also claimed that Michael Jackson molested him.
Safechuck alleges that MJ introduced him to masturbation and they had sex all over Jackson’s Neverland Ranch – in the castle, pool, attic and the train station.
Safechuck reveals that Neverland fitted with many hidden beds and secret locations – such as a locked, private box with one-way glass in his movie theatre – where the alleged molestations would take place.
The Mock Wedding
Safechuck said the sexual abuse lasted until he was 14 years old when says Jackson held a mock wedding ceremony for him.
He claims that they exchanged vows and Jackson presented him with a diamond encrusted gold ring.
Robson alleges that Jackson would call him “Little One” or “Doo Doo,” while another alleged victim, Michael Jacobshagen, said he was dubbed “Rubba Rubba” because Jackson would allegedly rub and touch him in bed.
He also claims he was molested while he slept.
“When I slept in his bed, we wore just boxer shorts and he would put his arm around me and push his body to my body, like you would with a girlfriend,” this Michael told The Mirror, adding: “He would put our bodies on each other and kiss me on the head and cheek. I woke many times and his hands were on me… one hand on the top of my legs and one hand around me.”
Michael Jackson’s family would deny all of these claims describing it as a “public lynching.”
“We can’t just stand by while this public lynching goes on, and the vulture tweeters and others who never met Michael go after him. Michael is not here to defend himself, otherwise these allegations would not have been made.”
The family says that the creators of Leaving Neverland are not interested in the truth but based their conclusion on the testimonies of just two “liars.”
“The creators of this film were not interested in the truth. They never interviewed a single solitary soul who knew Michael except the two perjurers and their families. That is not journalism, and it’s not fair, yet the media are perpetuating these stories.”
They maintain that Michael Jackson is innocent.
“But the truth is on our side. Go do your research about these opportunists. The facts don’t lie, people do. Michael Jackson was and always will be 100% innocent of these false allegations.”