HBO's Trailer for the Michael Jackson 'Leaving Neverland' Documentary Has Arrived

Detailing two alleged victim’s encounter with the pop icon when they were boys.

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Making headlines when it premiered out of Sundance Film Festival this year, HBO has released the official trailer for its two-part Michael Jackson documentary Leaving Neverland—which details two alleged victim’s encounter with the acclaimed artist. The official synopsis for Leaving Neverland reads:

This two-part documentary explores the separate but parallel experiences of two young boys, James Safechuck, at age ten, and Wade Robson, at age seven, both of whom were befriended by Michael Jackson. Through gut-wrenching interviews with Safechuck, now 37, and Robson, now 41, as well as their mothers, wives and siblings, the film crafts a portrait of sustained abuse, exploring the complicated feelings that led both men to confront their experiences after both had a young son of their own.

Director Dan Reed received a slew of criticism from the Jackson Estate when the film premiered, calling it “a tabloid character assassination.” Reed responded in a recent interview, stating “I didn’t characterize Jackson at all,” noting the documentary as “an account of sexual abuse, how sexual abuse happens and then how the consequences play out later in life.” Jackson’s apparent niece, Brandi, recently tweeted about her and the directors alleged dating history, noting Michael was the one who set the two up when they were younger.

Leaving Neverland Part 1 debuts on HBO on March 3, followed by Part 2 on March 4.

In other entertainment news, check out the teaser trailer for Netflix’s Green Eggs and Ham.

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