The First Disturbing Leaving Neverland Trailer Takes on Michael Jackson’s Abuse

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Leaving Neverland

The first trailer has been released for Leaving Neverland, the new two-part documentary series features home video footage filmed at Michael Jackson‘s Neverland Ranch, interspersed with commentary from Wade Robson and James Safechuck, who have both alleged they were abused by the singer as children.

Leaving Neverland debuted at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year.

It was swiftly denounced by the Jackson Estate, who also called the documentary “one-sided” and “sensationalist” in a letter to HBO CEO Richard Plepler.

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Director Dan Reed responded to the Estate’s complaints, saying the documentary is not about Jackson but is rather “an account of sexual abuse, how sexual abuse happens, and then how the consequences play out later in life.”

Leaving Neverland airs March 3 and 4 on HBO.

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