Following the premiere of documentary ‘Leaving Neverland‘ at Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, the late Michael Jackson has been the topic of a flood of controversy. Accused of several counts of child abuse, the family of the star has been forced to defend his legacy in the lead up to the HBO television event on March 3.
Last week, Australia’s Nine Network shed light on the subject, interviewing former maid Adrian McManus on 60 Minutes. Supporting the now adult-accusers – victims of Jackson’s alleged crimes – now, journalistic veteran Oprah Winfrey is having her turn at getting the facts.
Reportedly titled, ‘Oprah Winfrey Presents: After Neverland’, Winfrey will join docco director Dan Reed as well as accusers Wade Robson and James Safechuck in a Q&A. To be recorded today, the four members will front an audience of sexual abuse survivors and those whose lives have been impacted by abuse.
What will surely be the most powerful television viewing this year, the Q&A will air directly after the second instalment of the four-hour Leaving Neverland film. It is said that the conversation will also be made available as part of Winfrey’s “Oprah SuperSoul Conversations” podcast.
The documentary has already had raving reviews amongst worldwide publications, with Variety describing it as “devastatingly powerful and convincing testimony that Michael Jackson was guilty of child sexual abuse.”
The family of the late Michael Jackson are currently filing lawsuits on HBO as they continue the fight to restore the ‘King of Pop’s’ name. Stay tuned for both television events early next week.