(AllHipHop News) A new documentary titled Leaving Neverland is set to premiere at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and later air on HBO. The film is said to be covering Michael Jackson’s alleged history of child molestation by focusing on two particular accusers.
"If there’s anything we’ve learned during this time in our history, it’s that sexual abuse is complicated, and survivors’ voices need to be listened to. It took great courage for these two men to tell their stories and I have no question about their validity," stated Leaving Neverland director Dan Reed.
He continued, "I believe anyone who watches this film will see and feel the emotional toll on the men and their families and will appreciate the strength it takes to confront long-held secrets.”
Jackson's estate quickly condemned Leaving Neverland, calling the documentary a "lurid production in an outrageous and pathetic attempt to exploit and cash in on Michael Jackson" and "just another rehash of dated and discredited allegations.” The King of Pop's nephews also took to Twitter to blast the doc.
"I’m so tired of these lies about my uncle. MJ fam, I see all your comments and messages about wanting to fight back. I doubt the media wants to learn the truth or is even interested in it. Negativity sells. But please post below on what we all can do to expose this documentary," wrote Toriano "Taj" Jackson, Jr.
Taj added, "There are so many great journalists in the MJ fam. Unfortunately mainstream media makes more money off false stories and rumors about MJ. This won’t go away until we expose the lies and squash the rumors."
The 3T member also posted an email from Wade Robson where the dancer appears to be confirming his attendance at Michael Jackson's 2009 memorial service. Robson and James Safechuck are believed to be the two 30-year-old men featured in Leaving Neverland.
Taj's brother, TJ Jackson, also tweeted, "It will always be a flaw of humanity to cheat and exploit a beloved popular figure for personal gain. Do know the main actors involved swore under oath of my uncle’s innocence. What’s changed? The need for $. I feel terrible for my uncle & my cousins. They are the true victims."