Michael Jackson’s Estate is slamming hard at HBO – a US TV Channel, after an announcement that “Leaving Neverland” will be streamed on March 3rd and 4th.
“Leaving Neverland” is a documentary that makes allegations of sexual abuse by late Michael Jackson, the king of pop,. The controversial documentary is mainly accusing Jackson of sexually abusing two young folks.
However, in its response, Jackson’s estate is claims that the network is part of a grossly unfair hatchet job just to make get attention.
In its note to HBO that targeted director Dan Reed, Jackson’s estate claimed Reed featured two admitted prevaricators – James Safechuck and Wade Robson and and consciously denied contacting anyone who would discredit them. The letter stated clearly that there are many people who would do just that.
The letter reads in part,
“The Estate spent years litigating with Robson and Safechuck and had four different lawsuits by these two men dismissed with prejudice. Today, Robson owes the Estate almost seventy thousand dollars in court costs, and Safechuck owes the Estate thousands of dollars as well.”
The letter goes on to disclose that after Jackson’s death in 2009 death, Robson said Michael was “one of the main reasons I believe in the pure goodness of humankind.”
“Robson is such a good liar that his own mother testified under oath at her deposition that she could not tell when he was lying; she even volunteered that ‘he should have had an Oscar given how convincing his lies were.’”
The Estate also hits on Safechuck, scoffing claimed that his memory of abuse was triggered when he saw Robson on the “Today” TV show, adding,
“Safechuck’s frivolous lawsuits were dismissed so early in the proceedings that significant discovery was never taken …”
The letter concludes by asking HBO to reconsider, saying,
“We would be happy to meet with HBO to discuss a solution. We have plenty of further information and witnesses that would expose these two for who they are.”
It should be recalled that before the death of Jackson, he faced trial for alleged sexual abuse but he later settled his accusers out of court.