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Michael Jackson Estate Calls Sexual Abuse Documentary “Outrageous And Pathetic”

UPDATE: The Michael Jackson estate has spoken on the documentary centered around the child sexual abuse allegations against the late singer.

In a statement to E! News, the estate criticized the claims against the singer, as well as the documentary.

“This is yet another lurid production in an outrageous and pathetic attempt to exploit and cash in on Michael Jackson,” the estate said. “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.”

“This so called ‘documentary’ is just another rehash of dated and discredited allegations,” the estate continued. “It’s baffling why any credible filmmaker would involve himself with this project.”

Read the original story below.

A new Michael Jackson documentary is going to be released.

A new documentary accusing Michael Jackson of sexually abusing young boys is set to make its premiere at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.

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The documentary, which is called Leaving Neverland, is almost four hours long, and it will be split up into two parts. The documentary was directed and produced by Dan Reed, who also shot a film called The Pedophile Hunters; the doc will be featured around two men who claim that they were sexually abused by Jackson when they were a kid

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According to The Wrap, here is a synopsis:

At the height of his stardom, Michael Jackson began long-running relationships with two boys, aged 7 and 10, and their families…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.

It has not yet been revealed who the two men are.

In 1994, Michael Jackson infamously paid out a settlement after a child accused him of molesting him. In 2005, he was acquitted of molesting two other boys.

H/T: The Wrap

Dimas Sanfiorenzo

Dimas Sanfiorenzo is the Managing Editor for Okayplayer. He specializes in coverage centered around music, pop culture, and politics. Email: Dimas@okayplayer.com

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