Michael Jackson Estate Slams ‘Leaving Neverland’ After It Receives Standing Ovation At Sundance
“Leaving Neverland” has caused quite a stir since its release at the Sundance film festival and the estate of the late legend believes that the documentary is “tabloid character assassination.”
“Leaving Neverland isn’t a documentary, it is the kind of tabloid character assassination Michael Jackson endured in life, and now in death,” the Michael Jackson estate said, “The film takes uncorroborated allegations that supposedly happened 20 years ago and treats them as fact. These claims were the basis of lawsuits filed by these two admitted liars which were ultimately dismissed by a judge.”
The Blast reports that the estate also mentions one of the alleged accusers Wade Robinson adding that he, “Conveniently left out of Leaving Neverland was the fact that when Robson was denied a role in a Michael Jackson themed Cirque du Soleil production, his assault allegations suddenly emerged.”
The estate is also angry that the director of the film did not feature people in dispute of the allegations against Michael,
“By choosing not to include any of these independent voices who might challenge the narrative that he was determined to sell, the director neglected fact checking so he could craft a narrative so blatantly one-sided that viewers never get anything close to a balanced portrait.”
As of now, a lawsuit has not been filed, but that could change very soon!