Michael Jackson’s property has criticised a documentary alleging the late pop star sexually abused kids.
Leaving Neverland will premiere on the Sundance Movie Competition this month and consists of interviews with two alleged victims of Jackson.
Representatives for Jackson’s property have responded in a press release.
“That is yet one more lurid manufacturing in an outrageous and pathetic try to use and money in on Michael Jackson,” it stated.
Two males who seem within the movie say they have been aged seven and 10 when Jackson befriended them and their households.
Now of their 30s, they allege they have been sexually abused by the late singer.
The names of the accusers within the documentary haven’t been launched, in line with the Related Press.
Police raided Jackson’s Neverland Ranch in California – referenced within the movie’s title – in 2003 whereas investigating allegations Jackson had molested a 13-year-old boy.
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The case went to trial and Jackson was acquitted of all fees in 2005.
The synopsis for the documentary reads: “By means of gut-wrenching interviews with the now-adult males and their households, Leaving Neverland crafts a portrait of sustained exploitation and deception, documenting the ability of celeb that allowed a revered determine to infiltrate the lives of starstruck kids and their dad and mom.”
The 2-part movie is directed by Dan Reed, who can be behind documentaries together with The Valley, Terror in Mumbai and The Paedophile Hunter.
It should debut at Sundance in Utah on 25 and 26 January.
Jackson died on 25 June 2009 aged 50 after receiving a deadly dose of the anaesthetic propofol.
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