'Leaving Neverland', the bombshell documentary regarding allegations of child abuse by Michael Jackson, will air on Channel 4 this coming spring.
The documentary follows two men - Wade Robson and James Safechuck - who claim they were abused by Jackson at the ages of 7 and 10, respectively. Through interviews with Robson, Safechuck, their family and friends, the movie "documents the value of breaking silence, even when it implicates a powerful and revered figure," per the official synopsis.
In a press release, director Dan Reed explained that "(if) there’s anything we’ve learned during this time in our history, it’s that sexual abuse is complicated, and survivors’ voices need to be listened to. It took great courage for these two men to tell their stories and I have no question about their validity."
Robson is best known as a choreographer, and worked with Jackson in the early part of his career as a child dancer. Since then, Robson went on to direct music videos and tours for the likes of NSync, Britney Spears and many more.
He publicly accused Jackson of molesting him in 2013, however the lawsuit was eventually dismissed. However, the judge did not rule on the credibility of Robson's allegations.
Naturally, the Jackson Estate denied the allegations in the movie, stating to Deadline and other outlets that 'Leaving Neverland' is "just another rehash of dated and discredited allegations."
"This is yet another lurid production in an outrageous and pathetic attempt to exploit and cash in on Michael Jackson," the statement read.
No confirmed date has been set for the broadcast of 'Leaving Neverland'.