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Trailer circulates for new Michael Jackson documentary

By | Published on Thursday 21 February 2019

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The first trailer for HBO’s controversial new Michael Jackson documentary has been doing the rounds this week, with a UK airing of the full programme on Channel 4 now set for 6 and 7 Mar.

The Michael Jackson estate has hit out at ‘Leaving Neverland’, which premiered at the recent Sundance film festival, and which will be broadcast by HBO stateside. It features two men who accuse the late king of pop of abusing them as children.

Commenting on the film, its director, Dan Reed, said: “This is not a movie about Michael Jackson abusing little boys. It’s a movie about two families and how two families came to terms with what their sons revealed to them many years after Jackson died”.

The estate has called on HBO to abandon the documentary, arguing that the two alleged victims who appear in the programme are not credible, and that Reed failed to interview anyone who would have defended Jackson against their allegations. But, after receiving a letter from the estate’s lawyers, HBO insisted it would still air the film.

You can watch the trailer here…