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Michael Jackson child sex abuse allegations doc to debut at Sundance

Delhi News-Record 2019-01-10 08:53:14

Michael Jackson child sex abuse allegations doc to premiere at Sundance

Published on: January 9, 2019 | Last Updated: January 9, 2019 10:23 PM EST

In this June 13, 2005 photo, Michael Jackson gestures as he leaves court during his trial on child molestation charges in Santa Maria, Calif. Mark J. Terrill / AP, File

A documentary detailing the story of two boys who alleged Michael Jackson sexually abused them is set to debut at the Sundance Film Festival.

Leaving Neverland will screen as part of the annual event in Park City, Utah, later this month.

Produced by BAFTA-winning director Dan Reed, the production centres on the late superstar’s alleged victims, now in their 30s, who maintain they were molested by Jackson at the ages of seven and 10.

The two-part film is named after the Santa Barbara, Calif., estate where Jackson entertained young fans during sleepovers.

The identities of the men involved in the film are not yet known.

Among those who have previously come forward with accounts of misconduct against the star are two brothers, now in their 20s, who filed charges in 2005. Jackson was acquitted of all charges.

Choreographer Wade Robinson filed a suit against Jackson in 2013, four years after the King of Pop’s death, claiming Jackson molested him at the age of seven. The charges were later dismissed.