A movie claiming that Michael Jackson s*xually assaulted two boys, ages 7 and 10, will be shown at the Sundance Film Festival
The movie, called "Leaving Neverland" claims to tell the stories of two boys who began long-running relationships with the pop star at the height of his stardom.
The documentary, which follows the lives of two boys who accused Michael Jackson of s*xual abuse, has been added to this year's Sundance Film Festival lineup. The two-part, 233-minute Leaving Neverland, named after Jackson’s famed California ranch, will receive its world premiere as part of the festival’s Special Events category.
Leaving Neverland, from producer-director Dan Reed, says it will tell the stories of two boys, aged 7 and 10, who began long-running relationships with superstar Michael Jackson, at the height of his stardom.
Now in their 30s, the movie tells the story of how they were allegedly s*xually abused by Jackson, and how they came to terms with it years later.
Michael Jackson vehemently denied that he had s*x with children, while he was alive. And he was acquitted multiple times.
In a statement Wednesday, Jackson's estate said that the documentary, "Leaving Neverland," ''is yet another lurid production in an outrageous and pathetic attempt to exploit and cash in on Michael Jackson."
The documentary comes on the heels of Lifetime's "Surviving R. Kelly" docu-series, which details disturbing allegations of sexual abuse against the 52-year-old R&B singer.
The Sundance Film Festival begins on Jan 24 and runs through Feb. 4.