The two-part film tells the story of two men, Wade Robson and James Safechuck, who claim Michael Jackson sexually abused them as boys, and it's every bit as graphic and disturbing as early reviews suggested.
In an apparent attempt draw attention from last night's Leaving Neverland premiere, the estate released Live in Bucharest (The Dangerous Tour) on YouTube, and announced the release via the official Michael Jackson Twitter account just after the HBO documentary's 8 p.m. start time.
On whether the pop star's music will be ruined from these allegations, Louis explained: "It's muddied with Michael Jackson".
Now, when I say it should be experienced by "someone like me", I mean someone who possesses a curiosity toward the subject matter, a more-than-casual exposure to Jackson's music, and a lack of any past trauma that the documentary might re-trigger. They and their families were invited into his wondrous world, entranced by the singer's fairy-tale existence as his career reached its peak.
"I know my brother", Jackie, 67, said.
As to where Jackson's legacy goes from here, I don't think anyone can say for certain. (The case was later settled out of court for $23 million.) Over a decade later in the mid-'00s, Robson, who by then was a successful choreographer for artists like *NSYNC and Britney Spears, again testified in Jackson's defense, along with fellow celebrity-Jackson-friend Macaulay Culkin, against charges that Jackson molested 13-year-old Gavin Arvizo. He also had an Indian fort with like tepees so we would lay down sleeping and have snacks and have sexual relations there.
"I'm floored by the courage of Wade Robson and James Safechuck", said another. Robson stated in the film that his family contacted Jackson two years later, whereupon they received an invitation to the Neverland Ranch.
The family had previously issued a statement slamming the claims made in Leaving Neverland.
When the highly-anticipated doc finally premiered, many fans on Twitter stepped in to defend Jackson. He started calling me apple head. People are ignorant and they would never understand that we love each other and this is how we show it. "Anything that Michael did was right to me, for so many years". Both parts are currently available for streaming on HBO Now and HBO Go.