There's a Second Michael Jackson Documentary Coming

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The time has come to reexamine the allegations that Michael Jackson sexually abused children with a new documentary airing on HBO next week featuring the in-depth testimony of two of the late pop-star’s accusers. But HBO’s Leaving Neverland isn’t the only documentary about Jackson on the way, as the BBC announced that they’re releasing their own film Michael Jackson: The Rise and Fall later this year.

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NME reports that the documentary will focus on Jackson’s entire life and career trajectory rather than specific allegations as Leaving Neverland does. It’s unclear if the documentary will do a deep-dive into the molestation allegations, but it reportedly will “not shy away from” the controversies that have plagued Jackson’s life.

Jackson was acquitted in 2005 on charges that he molested a 13-year-old boy on his Neverland Ranch. Jackson was also accused of molesting a 14-year-old boy in 1993, but paid the accuser and his parents a settlement reportedly in the millions in exchange for them not pressing charges.

Pop Culture Reporter, Jezebel

DISCUSSION

I’ve always thought that he was, at the least, a creepy perv who was into kids and surrounded himself with them instead of avoiding them like he should have. He had a tragic life and it was very sad, but he was also a creepy perv who was into kids. Like, he was reliving the childhood that was stolen from him? A lot of people have their childhoods stolen from them, get some therapy, man, because that Neverland shit was not healthy. I don’t know, I’ve always thought the pass people gave him was weird. Is it different now, post # metoo?