Michael Jackson gave young boys jewelry in exchange for sex acts and even staged a wedding, new documentary 'Leaving Neverland' claims
The new Michael Jackson documentary has numerous graphic child abuse claims including how he allegedly gave a young boy jewelry in exchange for sex acts
New Michael Jackson documentary 'Leaving Neverland', has been branded a "horror film" after revealing gruesome accounts from two of his alleged victims.
Wade Robson and James Safechuck, who are both in their 30's claims they were abused by the singer at his Neverland ranch in California. The shocking narration in the documentary even reveals a graphic abuse claim on how Jackson gave a young boy a piece of jewelry in exchange for sex acts.
Patrick Ryan of USA Today wrote: "Among the many, many disturbing revelations of 'Leaving Neverland', MJ gave one of his young male victims jewelry in exchange for sexual acts and even staged a mock wedding complete with vows and diamond ring."
'Leaving Neverland' sent shock waves through the audience at the screening in LA, predominantly made up of journalists and industry insiders.
Jeff Wells, from Hollywood Elsewhere, said "'Leaving Neverland' is a horror film — an intimate, obviously believable, sometimes sexually explicit story of two boys who became Michael Jackson’s special 'friends' — i.e., lovers — while their oblivious parents went along. Jackson was a fiend — a smooth predator, a monster."
He added, "You should have seen the faces of the audience members during the 10-minute intermission of 'Leaving Neverland' at the Egyptian. They had that look of hollowed-out nausea, submerged disgust… trying to hide their revulsion. The Jackson guilt denialists are finished."
Amy Kaufman, LA Times Hollywood writer, said it was "Incredibly emotional reaction from the audience after #LeavingNeverland. One audience member says he was molested as a child and that Robson and Safechuck 'are going to do a lot more f***ing good in the world than Michael f***ing Jackson."
It is all very disturbing but the realizations that the sustained abuse Michael Jackson alledgely inflicted on Wade Robson occurred when he was only 7 just makes you want to vomit. #LeavingNeverland https://t.co/kp7va8t0pR— Nicole Sperling (@nicsperling) January 25, 2019
However, many were outraged by the film for different reasons. A Twitter fan account for the 'Thriller' singer wrote, "In 1992, Michael gave HBO their highest rated special ever. Now, to repay him they give a voice to admitted liars. #StopLeavingNeverlandNOW."
What really annoys me with #LeavingNeverland documentary they are talking to 2 men that testified in the original 2005 trial and said that Michael was innocent and never laid a finger on them and now all of a sudden there penniless and are now saying stuff happened!!— Cerys_Emily_x (@Cerys_Emily_x) January 25, 2019
Jackson's nephew Taj Jackson also defended his uncle, saying, "To all the supporters of @sundancefest. I suggest you do your homework on Wade Robson and James Safechuck. By supporting their lies you are now a part of this and we will remember that when everything implodes. You can't plead ignorance anymore."
He added, "I’m sure there are some incredible films that will be premiering and shown at the festival. Films that people put their hard earned money and life into. But @Sundance is jeopardizing these films to accommodate, promote, and showcase a film that stars two proven scam artists."
Cops admitted they were concerned over violence between child abuse protesters and Michael Jackson supporters as they departed from the festival. Sergeant Brandon Shearer, of Salt Lake City, said, "We are aware of the possibility of protests and our job is to monitor any protests that may occur and give people the ability to let their voices be heard safely."
Wade and James both received a standing ovation from the moved audience before they answered questions about the documentary — going into graphic detail of the alleged attacks. They were just seven and 14 at the time.
Robson filed a lawsuit against Jackson's estate in 2016 asking for $1.62 billion in damages, detailing claims of the horrific abuse. Jackson allegedly lost interest in Robson when he turned 14, but he had supposedly told him: "We can never tell anyone what we are doing. People are ignorant and would never understand that we love each other and this is how we show it. If anyone were to ever find out our lives and career would be over."
MJ is alleged to have "married" James in a creepy mock ceremony at Neverland, according to court documents.