Almost ten years after the sudden death of king of Pop, Michael Jackson, his life and legacy has been put under fresh scrutiny in a documentary titled Leaving Neverland.
The documentary which is to be aired on U.S. channel HBO on March 3rd and 4th and on Britain’s Channel 4 tv network on March 6th and 7th focuses on two men, Wade Robson and James Safechuck now in their 30s and 40s who relate in graphic detail their experiences in the early 1990s at Neverland and elsewhere saying they were befriended by Jackson and sexually abused from when they were 7 and 10 years old.
Jackson’s estate who says Micheal Jackson is innocent, filed a lawsuit against HBO saying the documentary breached a 1992 agreement that the cable channel would not disparage him.
In a statement, HBO says it would go ahead with the broadcast
Jackson, who died in June 2009, was acquitted at a 2005 trial in California on charges of molesting a 13- year-old boy at his Neverland ranch in California. In 1994, he settled a sexual abuse lawsuit concerning another 13 year-old boy.
His family say they remember Jackson as a generous person.