26.2 C
Accra
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
No menu items!

Michael Jackson estate attacks 'lurid' documentary

Must Read

Ghana to build an Ultra-Modern Museum in honour of Renowned Pan-Africanist Dr. W.E.B Du Bois

By Bright Ntramah. President Akufo-Addo has announced plans to construct a State-of-the-Art Museum Complex to honour the legacy of World-renowned...

Police interdict 4 Personnel for alleged assault on residents in Tamale

The Ghana Police Service has interdicted four personnel of the Service with the Tamale Regional Police Command for allegedly...

Missing pregnant woman found without pregnancy

The 28-year-old pregnant woman who went missing in Takoradi on Thursday, September 16, has been found around Axim in...

Michael Jackson’s estate has criticised a documentary alleging the late pop star sexually abused children.

Leaving Neverland will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival this month and includes interviews with two alleged victims of Jackson.

Representatives for Jackson’s estate have responded in a statement.

“This is yet another lurid production in an outrageous and pathetic attempt to exploit and cash in on Michael Jackson,” it said.

Two men who appear in the film say they were aged seven and 10 when Jackson befriended them and their families.

Now in their 30s, they allege they were sexually abused by the late singer.

Police raided Jackson’s Neverland Ranch in California – referenced in the film’s title – in 2003 while investigating allegations Jackson had molested a 13-year-old boy.

‘Power of celebrity’

The case went to trial and Jackson was acquitted of all charges in 2005.

The synopsis for the documentary reads: “Through gut-wrenching interviews with the now-adult men and their families, 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 two-part film is directed by Dan Reed, who is also behind documentaries including The Valley, Terror in Mumbai and The Paedophile Hunter.

It will debut at Sundance in Utah on 25 and 26 January and will be shown on Channel 4 in Spring 2019.

The film is a co-production between Channel 4, HBO and Reed, and will be shown in two two-hour broadcasts on consecutive nights in the UK.

Channel 4 told the BBC the film had “been in the pipeline for a few years”.

Jackson died on 25 June 2009 aged 50 after receiving a lethal dose of the anaesthetic propofol.

SourceBBC

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest News

Ghana to build an Ultra-Modern Museum in honour of Renowned Pan-Africanist Dr. W.E.B Du Bois

By Bright Ntramah. President Akufo-Addo has announced plans to construct a State-of-the-Art Museum Complex to honour the legacy of World-renowned...

Police interdict 4 Personnel for alleged assault on residents in Tamale

The Ghana Police Service has interdicted four personnel of the Service with the Tamale Regional Police Command for allegedly assaulting some residents of Tamale...

Missing pregnant woman found without pregnancy

The 28-year-old pregnant woman who went missing in Takoradi on Thursday, September 16, has been found around Axim in the Western Region. Josephine Panyin Mensah...

‘Fix the country’ demonstration hits Sekondi-Takoradi

Some residents of Sekondi-Takoradi today joined a “Fix The Country” demonstration in the metropolis to drum home the need for government to work on...

Sudan’s PM speaks after failed coup attempt

Sudan's Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok has described a failed coup as an attempt to derail the country's transition to civilian rule. In a televised address,...

More Articles Like This