‘Leaving Neverland’ accuses Michael Jackson of molesting young boys

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A mural of Michael Jackson. Photo credit: Laurie Avocado/CC BY 2.0, via Flickr

The four-hour HBO documentary “Leaving Neverland” has caused a stir after premiering at the Sundance Film Festival over the weekend. It presents, in excruciating detail, the claims of two men who say they were sexually abused by Michael Jackson when they were ages 7 and 10. The movie is apparently so disturbing that mental health counselors were at the theater when it screened at Sundance. After the screening, Michael Jackson’s family denounced the film and called it a “public lynching.”

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Guest:
Tim Grierson - Senior U.S. Critic for Screen International - @TimGrierson

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Christian Bordal, Yael Even Or, Alexandra Sif Tryggvadottir, Caitlin Plummer