Michael Jackson Estate Goes After HBO For ‘Leaving Neverland’ Documentary
Michael Jackson’s estate is bashing HBO over their decision to air the damning documentary, “Leaving Neverland.”
The Blast reports that Jackson’s attorney Howard Weitman addressed a letter to Richard Plepler, the CEO of HBO, calling the film a “one-sided, sensationalist program.”
He also touches on the two alleged victims in the documentary, Wade Robson and James Safechuck, who have tried to sue Jackson on numerous occasions and failed, “Had HBO actually complied with the most basic of journalistic ethics—rather than just accept their salacious allegations at face value—it would have discovered so much longer before it ever got involved in this disgraceful project.”
“That HBO has now joined the tabloid media’s ‘Michael Jackson cacophony’ — ten years after his death — is truly sad. We know that HBO is facing serious competitive pressures from Netflix, Amazon and other more modern content providers, but to stoop to this level to regain an audience is disgraceful. We know HBO and its partners on this documentary will not be successful. We know that this will go down as the most shameful episode in HBO’s history. We know that Michael’s devoted fans, and all good people in the world, will not swiftly forgive HBO for its conduct.”
The estate is willing to come to an agreement with HBO before taking on a lawsuit.