This week, R&B singer Ne-Yo refused to cancel Jackson despite the upcoming documentary making headlines and continued to protest Kelly.
The Sundance Film Festival has announced that Leaving Neverland, a two-part documentary about sexual abuse claims surrounding Michael Jackson, will be added to this year's lineup. The film's synopsis states, "At the height of his stardom, Michael Jackson began long-running relationships with two boys, aged 7 and 10, and their families". "In separate but parallel stories that echo one another, two boys were each befriended by Jackson, who invited them into his singular and wondrous world".
The documentary, which is named after the late singer's infamous California ranch, Neverland, will be told in two parts and run for a total of 233 minutes.
Representatives forJackson's estate issued a statement, saying: "This is yet another lurid production in an outrageous and pathetic attempt to exploit and cash in on Michael Jackson". Safechuck and Robson, the latter a self-proclaimed "master of deception, ' filed lawsuits against Michael's estate, asking for millions of dollars".
"This so -called "documentary" is just another rehash of dated and discredited allegations", the statement continues. "There as no undeniable proof that Michael Jackson did any of that stuff, actually a lot of the people that came forward and said that he the did that stuff, came forward after he died and said it didn't really happen. When allegations of sexual abuse by Jackson involving young boys surfaced in 1993, many found it hard to believe that the King of Pop could be guilty of such unspeakable acts", the description reads.
Vince Finaldi, who represents Wade Robson and James Safechuck in lawsuits alleging Jackson molested them, said the suits were dismissed on technical grounds, not the credibility of the men's claims, and they are now under appeal.