Michael Jackson Estate Criticized for Releasing Concert as New Abuse Documentary Premieres

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When Leaving Neverland made its debut at Sundance Film festival, it left some filmgoers in tears and was immediately hailed by critics as an urgent, important film.

Interestingly, the Live in Bucharest concert film has a run time of two hours and two minutes-the exact length of Leaving Neverland part one. In both cases, Jackson first earned the trust of the boys' families by inviting them out to his Ranch for friendly sleepovers, where he showered them with attention, affection, and gifts. He also said that Michael Jackson told him that God had brought them together.

The two-part doc centers around James Safechuck and Wade Robson who graphically detail the molestation they allegedly endured while under the "mentorship" of the King of Pop.

"I ask for all of you to wait and hear the truth before you label or condemn me", he added.

Safechuck, who met Jackson when he was cast in the star's 1986 Pepsi commercial, claims Jackson taught him how to masturbate, while Robson, who met Jackson when he was just 5 years old, says the star performed oral sex on him and kissed him.

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"And when I changed the subject to business his voice dropped several octaves and became a completely different person to talk to".

"We don't ban songs or artists and Michael Jackson could be played on BBC Radio". In 1993, when the family of 13-year-old Jordan Chandler alleged that Jackson molested their child, Robson and Safechuck were called on to defend Jackson, which they did.

Allegations of sexual abuse by Jackson first arose in the 1990s and followed him for several decades.

Robson and Safechuck hit paydirt with filmmaker Dan Reed.

While Jackson was never convicted of sexually abusing children and the allegations were something he continually denied and fought off, the language Robson used is similar to things victims of child sexual abuse have said when describing perpetrators and their explanations for their actions. He started calling me apple head.