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Will fans cancel or defend Michael Jackson after ‘Leaving Neverland’ film?

Will fans cancel or defend Michael Jackson after 'Leaving Neverland' film?
Michael Jackson (Photo source: Splash News)

Nearly 10 years after his untimely death, Michael Jackson is on trial again. The alleged transgressions of one of the greatest talents to ever walk the Earth is being examined in HBO’s two-part documentary, Leaving Neverland.


The documentary mostly focuses on accusations from Wade Robson and James Safechuck who claim Jackson sexually molested them at separate times when they were children. Robson claims Jackson performed oral sex on him and kissed him. Safechuck claims Jackson taught him how to masturbate.


In 2005, Jackson was acquitted of child molestation charges. Robson filed a lawsuit against Jackson’s estate for $1.6 billion in 2016 and a judge dismissed the case. Jackson’s estate recently filed a lawsuit against HBO for airing the film.

Oprah, who stands by the victims, has produced a televised discussion on topics from the documentary that will appear on the OWN Network.


But after the shocking accusations, will the Black community turn its back on the man known as “The King of Pop?”

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