Two men, James Safechuck and Wade Robinson, are set to appear in a documentary to narrate how they were sexually molested by Michael Jackson.
The documentary “Leaving Neverland” will premier at the Sundance Film Festival on January 25.
According to one of the men, Wade Robinson, Michael molested him for seven years until he became uninterested after he turned 14.
The documentary is already getting stiff opposition from one of Michael’s brothers Jermaine Jackson. In a Facebook post, he called the documentary a smear camoaign because his brother has been cleared of all charges by a court.
“A documentary titled ‘Leaving Neverland’ is planned to be shown to 40,000 people at the Sundance Film Festival. The producer of the film is Dan Reed. This film is based on the falsified claims of molestation by the hands of Michael Jackson. As Michael’s innocence was proven by a court of law and a 10 year FBI investigation, this is legally considered defamation of character. This mendacious documentary should NOT see the light of day.”
The director of the documentary, Dan Reed had the below to say about James Safechuck and Wade Robinson.
“It took great courage for these two men to tell their stories and I have no question about their validity. If there’s anything we’ve learned during this time in our history, it’s that sexual abuse is complicated, and survivors’ voices need to be listened to.”