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"Leaving Neverland": Michael Jackson estate releases concerts while HBO documentary airs

Michael Jackson's estate must want "Leaving Neverland" viewers to beat it. In the first part of the Leaving Neverland relatives of both Safechuck and Robson recount how they met Jackson and how innocent and childlike he acted when he was around them.

The documentary "Leaving Neverland", which premiered in January at the Sundance Film Festival to a standing ovation, began airing on HBO Sunday. Winfrey asked, echoing the questions and accusations raised by many of Jackson defenders who have attempted to call Robson and Safechuck's credibility into question.

"He told me if they ever found out what we were doing, he and I would go to jail", says Robson in the trailer.

If karma is real after @Oprah is laid to rest, which I hope is many years from now, ppl will come out of the woodwork to lie on, betray and besmirch her name the way it is being done to Michael Jackson.

Celebrity talk show host Oprah Winfrey waded into the Michael Jackson debate yesterday, hosting an hour-long interview of the men who say the late superstar sexually abused them as minors.

In a story on OprahMag.com, digital director Arianna Davis wrote, "I have loved Michael Jackson the artist for several decades".

He adds: "Yeah, I don't like looking at the jewellery". "So they never felt the brunt of the attack machine of the Jacksons".

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"He set it up like I'm going to show you something that everybody does and you'll enjoy it", he said.

Additionally, both men claim that they didn't realize, until much later in life, that they were even victims of abuse at all.

"And I think that would all feel very wrong now".

Recalling the beginnings of his physical relationship with Jackson, Safechuck recalled having sex with Jackson "every day" that he was with him at the ranch.

Another aspect of the grooming and manipulation Jackson allegedly exercised toward Safechuck involved a faux wedding between the singer and the young boy - complete with a ceremony and an exchanging of rings, as discussed in Leaving Neverland - that Safechuck said was a way for Jackson to maintain his influence over him.

Chandler's 1993 civil suit was settled out of court and Jackson was acquitted of molesting Arvizo in a 2005 criminal trial.


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