The Jackson Estate, that nebulous blob of lawyers and sundry Jacksons, is really, really pushing back hard on Leaving Neverland, the 4-hour, 2-part documentary about the alleged childhood molestation of 2 men at the hands of Michael Jackson. Despite the fact that the movie already premiered at Sundance, TJE has just filed a $100 million dollar lawsuit against HBO in an effort to get them to just re-air John From Cincinnati instead of airing the doc as planned beginning on March 3. HBO is calling the suit “desperate” and considering that March 3 is practically NEXT WEEK, they make a good point. HBO says they will move forward as planned.
Leaving Neverland, a new 4-hour documentary about the alleged molestation of two boys at the hands of Michael Jackson, has just been added to the schedule at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. It’s also going to premiere on HBO and Channel 4 in the Spring. As we know, Michael Jackson’s estate does not fuck around when it comes to their bag, or protecting MJ’s legacy. I picture Camille Cosby, but like 20 of them, and they all have the same plastic surgeon. But more likely, it’s actually comprised of an army of corporate lawyers and executives who swear they have Katherine Jackson and the kids’ best interests at heart. As such, they’ve sharply criticized the documentary and released a statement condemning it.