Wade Robson & James Safechuck describe their childhood relationships with the late pop icon.
The first official trailer for the controversial Michael Jackson documentary Leaving Neverland debuted on Tuesday (Feb. 19), and it finds the 2 males on the middle of the drama, choreographer Wade Robson and former child actor James Safechuck, describing their eerily simliar experiences after coming into the cloistered world of the late, self-proclaimed King of Pop. "Everybody wished to satisfy Michael, or be with Michael... after which he likes you," Safechuck says over ominous music on the high of the practically two-minute trailer.
The two-part, four-hour movie that debuted on the Sundance Film Festival in January has been roundly condemned by Jackson's property and household, who stated they're "livid" that Robson and Safechuck accuse the singer of sexually assaulting them after they have been youngsters. In decrying the doc, Jackson's household famous that the singer was subjected to an intensive investigation, which included a shock raid of his amusement-park-like property, Neverland Ranch, and was acquitted at his prison trial in 2005 for alleged youngster molestation in a case involving one other younger man.
Robson, 41, an Australian youngster prodigy dancer/choreographer who has labored with Britney Spears, *NSYNC and Demi Lovato, describes his household being invited to go to Jackson's dwelling when he was 7 years previous -- a magical place his mom says made you neglect about all of your issues. "It was a fantasy," she says within the trailer. The now-grown males recount days full of magical childhood adventures: enjoying tag, watching films and gorging on the large stockpile of sweet Jackson stored for his dwelling theater. And, regardless of the decades-wide age distinction, they are saying the time spent with Jackson was "like hanging out with a buddy that's extra your age."
Robson's mother says Jackson got here throughout as a "loving, caring, variety soul," earlier than her son explains that Jackson instructed him that if anybody ever discovered what they have been doing they might each "go to jail for the remainder of our lives." Robson testified at Jackson's 2005 trial, saying he had slept in Jackson’s room many instances however that Jackson had by no means molested him. Safechuck, 37, made comparable statements to investigators as a boy, although each reportedly describe years of sustained abuse within the movie; Jackson died in 2009 at age 50 of acute propofol intoxication. Both males filed lawsuits in 2013 saying stress and trauma had pressured them to face the reality and admit they have been sexually abused. The fits have been thrown out on technical grounds however are beneath attraction.
Though the latest Jackson household assertion known as the boys “perjurers” due to this reversal, director Dan Reed has stated he has no doubts concerning the validity of each males’s allegations.
Watch the trailer for the movie, which airs on HBO on March three and four, under.