By : Leah Wimpenny
Described as “shockingly unethical” by journalist Charles Thomson, who has written extensively about Michael Jackson’s treatment in the media, and full of “lying” by documentary maker and media analyst John Ziegler, Dan Reed has attempted to defend Leaving Neverland amidst growing condemnation.
Unsurprisingly, Leaving Neverland has made an explosive splash. Everyone has an opinion on the King of Pop and many of those opinions are not savoury. And after viewing Reed’s film, those on the fence will have the same conclusion as Michael Jackson’s detractors: that he did it.
Despite being completely one-sided, and by the director’s own admission, having none of its facts verified, Reed has attempted to defend his two-part film about sexual abuse allegations against Jackson.