Documentary About Michael Jackson's Alleged Sexual Abuse To Premiere At Sundance
"Leaving Neverland crafts a portrait of sustained exploitation and deception..."
A documentary regarding the sexual molestation allegations against the late-musician Michael Jackson will premiere at the upcoming Sundance Film Festival. Leaving Neverland will chronicle the stories of two men who are now in their 30s, who allege they were sexually abused by the King of Pop in the ‘90s.
According to reports, the two episodes are a combined 236 minutes long, and is set to premiere on Jan. 25 at the Egyptian Theatre in Park City, UT. It will reportedly be followed by a Q&A session. The men have not been revealed to the public, and detail that their abuse started at the ages of seven and 10.
“Leaving Neverland crafts a portrait of sustained exploitation and deception, documenting the power of celebrity that allowed a revered figure to infiltrate the lives of starstruck children and their parents,” the Sundance website details.
In 2005, Jackson was acquitted of child molestation charges following a highly-publicized trial. The doc was directed and produced by Dan Reed, who is well-known for his work on The Paedophile Hunter and Three Days of Terror: The Charlie Hebdo Attacks.
This news comes just days after a highly-publicized documentary detailing the alleged sexual misconduct of R. Kelly, which features multiple interviews from survivors of his controversial behavior.