10 years after his death, the family of Michael Jackson attacked a new documentary that renews accusations of sexual abuse to minors of the pop star. In addition, he described the strong reactions he had from the public on social networks as "public lynching".
The Political Movie "Leaving Neverland" It was shown last Friday at the Sundance Film Festival in the United States. For this reason, relatives, who considered the king of pop a "easy target", they showed "furious" for this production.
The artist's family recalls that prior to his death in 2009, the American singer had been extensively investigated in a search that included an attack on California's Neverland Ranch and a criminal trial involving another teenager who was acquitted.
"Michael always turned the other cheek, and we also turned the other cheek when people went after members of our family, that's what the Jacksons do. But we can not stand still while this public lynching continues and Twitter vultures and others who have never encountered Michael go after him"the family said in a statement.
"Michael is not here to defend himself, otherwise these charges will not exist. If there is something we have learned during this period of our history, it is that sexual abuse is complicated and the voices of survivors must be heard, "added the family members in the letter.
The documentary, to be released on HBO at the end of 2019, includes the testimony of accusers Wade Robson and James Safechuck, who thrilled viewers at the Sundance festival. "The film is a pathetic attempt to explore and take advantage of Michael Jackson," the family said before the premiere of this controversial production.