Two years ago, Dave Chappelle released two Netflix stand-up specials, Equanimity and The Bird Revelation. Dave spent some time in The Bird Revelation defending his good friend Louis CK. Dave has a new Netflix special, Sticks & Stones, and once again he’s making us feel sorry for his publicist. Dave makes it very clear how he felt about HBO’s Michael Jackson documentary Leaving Neverland, which is to say he’s absolutely on Team Michael.
Not only has Leaving Neverland revealed a ton of alleged child abuse grossness the likes of which spanned hours of details, it’s also turned Corey Feldman’s world upside down and now it seems to be taking its toll on yet another involved in the orbit of Michael Jackson: the original boy wonder himself, Aaron Carter.
People is reporting that The Jackson Estate has decided to make a documentary of their own. Yes, the way that rappers these days will release a response to a diss track made against them, The Jackson Estate decided to release it’s own documentary in response to the Michael Jackson one which details alleged sexual abuse he committed against James Safechuck and Wade Robson when they were kids–Leaving Neverland. They’re also calling their response doc Neverland Firsthand, and not sure if you want to use the word “hand” when responding to child-touching allegations, but okay.
BBC Radio 2 has apparently quietly dropped Michael Jackson‘s song catalog from airing on the station ahead of the premiere of the two-part documentary Leaving Neverland, which starts airing on HBO tonight and on Channel 4 in the UK on Wednesday. Leaving Neverland, in case you don’t already know, shows the sad and fucked up account of the abuse that MJ allegedly afflicted upon James Safechuck and Wade Robson when they were children. That documentary has caused BBC radio to ban all things recorded by the singularly sparkling gloved one.
Is it disturbing because it’s FOUR HOURS LONG? Are they sure the people who looked disturbed were actually just looking pained from holding in urine for FOUR HOURS so they didn’t leave and miss anything? Leaving Neverland is an upcoming HBO documentary about the multiple sexual abuse charges that were leveled against Michael Jackson. It had its premiere at Sundance yesterday, and HuffPo reports that the attendees were shook during and after the viewing and not in the “Trinity the Tuck’s gown had me shook, gurl” way.
Jermaine Jackson smiles today, because he’s not living in fear that a lawsuit settlement will cut into his precious monthly spray-on hair stipend.
In 2013, choreographer Wade Robson filed a lawsuit against Michael Jackson’s estate alleging that MJ had molested him as a child at Neverland Ranch for nearly a decade. In 2015, a court rejected his claim against the estate itself, so he was allowed to sue two companies controlled by the estate, MJJ Productions and MJJ Ventures. Four years later, and that lawsuit is done. The Hollywood Reporter says that a judge ruled on Tuesday that the companies controlled by the Michael Jackson Estate aren’t liable for Wade’s alleged childhood sexual abuse.