A judge has denied HBO's request to have a lawsuit brought by the Michael Jackson estate against the makers of the documentary Leaving Neverland thrown out of court.
A federal judge is leaning towards granting the Michael Jackson estate's move to take HBO to arbitration in its dispute over the documentary "Leaving Neverland." Judge George Wu issued a tentative ruling on Thursday in which he denied HBO's motion to dismiss the estate's case. Wu is expected to make the ruling final by the […]
Dan Reed, who won an Emmy Saturday night for “Leaving Neverland,” said he was “physically sick” when he heard Dave Chappelle’s jokes about not believing Michael Jackson’s accusers.“You can make comedy out of so many other things. Why not do something brave instead of crapping on a victim of child rape?” Reed said backstage Saturday after his Emmy win for Documentary or Non-Fiction Special at the Creative Arts Emmys.Reed, who usually makes films about war, said he was trying to move away from such dark subject matter when he sat down to interview Wade Robson and James Safechuck, two men who say Jackson molested them when they were boys. Reed shared their stories in his HBO documentary.Also Read: Michael Jackson's Molestation Trial: 10 Bizarre Details You Didn't Know or Totally ForgotReed said Chappelle’s jokes in the new Netflix special “Sticks and Stones” — which included Chappelle saying he didn’t believe the accusers — were “completely revolting.”He added that he understood that Chappelle seemed to be striking back at cancel culture and was “riding a wave of being contrarian.”Also Read: Michael Jackson Accusers Criticize Dave Chappelle's Joke About Not Believing ThemBut he noted that “Leaving Neverland” never called on anyone to stop listening to Jackson’s music. The pop icon denied any child molestation throughout his life.Read original story ‘Leaving Neverland’ Director Calls Dave Chappelle’s Jokes About Michael Jackson Accusers ‘Revolting’ At TheWrap
Before Sheryl Crow was headlining her own venues, she was a backup singer, memorably joining Michael Jackson on his "Bad Tour" from 1987 to 1989. While it helped her career, it was during that time period that Jackson befriended young James Safechuck and Wade Robson, who later accused him of sexual abuse in the documentary "Leaving Neverland."
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Oprah Winfrey says she was subjected to extreme backlash after joining the Michael Jackson debate following the "Leaving Neverland" documentary.
Dan Reed, the director behind Michael Jackson documentary Leaving Neverland, has been challenged on the accuracy of his film by one of the singer's biographers.
News reports from the period depicted in “Leaving Neverland” show how Jackson carefully controlled his image, thanks to an army of defenders and a celebrity mythmaking machine.
"Leaving Neverland," a searing four-hour film that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, documents the singer's alleged history of sexually abusing boys.