Its four-hour length would make it grueling enough, and its depiction of the sexual abuse of children hardly sounds like feel-good TV.
"You and I were brought together by God".
Leaving Neverland, a two-part documentary that chronicles allegations from two men, Wade Robson and James Safechuck, who claim Jackson abused them as children, made its television premiere Sunday on HBO.
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Robson said that once his family bought a fax machine, when Robson was eight, Jackson sent him daily faxes about how much he loved him; Robson also stated that Jackson composed a lullaby for him titled, "Little one".
Two co-executors of the singer's estate and Optimum Productions sued HBO and its parent company, Time Warner, for $100 million in February, claiming that the network's decision to air Leaving Neverland violated a non-disparagement clause, according to court documents obtained by PEOPLE. "They just don't care".
The validity of the documentary's stories hardly seems worth debating.
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Another says: "I got your fax, I'm going to sleep now". In a piece for Slate, Carl Wilson writes, "It's too late to cancel Michael Jackson, nor would that be going far enough". We'll still be listening to "Billie Jean" at weddings for decades to come, I'm certain, although "P.Y.T." should probably be relegated to the dumpster-fires of time. The searing documentary, in which two men allege that the pop star molested them when they were children, debuted at Sundance earlier this year to a blitz of harshly worded critiques from the Jackson family. That can only be a good thing.
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