Last week on Broadway, cumulative grosses fell slightly—by nearly $500,000—despite two additional shows on the boards, with both Kimberly Akimbo and KPOP beginning previews. But that didn’t stop house records being broken at the Neil Simon and Longacre Theatres, with MJ the Musical and Leopoldstadt both enjoying the highest-grossing weeks of their runs so far. […]
MJ, the hit Broadway musical about Michael Jackson and featuring many of his most popular songs, will open in London in March 2024, producers announced today. The announcement comes as the musical continued its record-breaking run at Broadway’s Neil Simon Theatre: MJ set a new house record – its seventh – at the venue last […]
This November brings with it the 40th anniversary of the game-changing LP – which is home to classics such as ‘Billie Jean,’ ‘Beat It,’ and its titan-sized title track. Aptly christened ‘Michael Jackson Thriller 40,’ the special edition release of the project will include a bonus CD of rarities, demos, and more. Now, in tandem with the […]
When Myles Frost stepped into the iconic penny loafers of Michael Jackson to portray him in the highly successful MJ: The Musical, it would have intimidated any newcomer to the Great White Way. Yet, Frost, who lacked formal training in musical theater and never had aspirations of becoming a Broadway performer, directed whatever anxiety he had when he landed the role of […]
Nominations for the 2022 Tony Awards were revealed May 9 by Broadway favorites Adrienne Warren and Joshua Henry, with A Strange Loop becoming the most nominated production of the season with 11 nominations including Best Musical, Best Original Score, and Best Book of a Musical. Also leading the pack of nominees were MJ The Musical and Paradise Square, each with 10 nominations.
MJ, the Broadway musical inspired by the life and art of Michael Jackson, just aired the opening number of the new musical, filmed onstage at the Neil Simon Theatre.
News4’s Shawn Yancy talks with local performer Myles Frost who is performing as Michael Jackson on Broadway.
A North American tour of MJ, the Broadway musical about Michael Jackson, will launch at Chicago’s James M. Nederlander Theatre on July 15, 2023.
The Graham King-produced Michael Jackson biopic project, which is being made with the blessing of the pop legend’s estate, is seeing its worldwide distribution rights snapped up by Lionsgate.
It’s such a glittering piece of bio-drama — slickly constructed, devised for maximum dazzle — that even the famous white glove dotted with Swarovski crystal gets its own round of applause.
By Lindsey Sullivan MJ The Musical is moonwalking its way to Broadway. The new show about pop icon Michael Jackson begins performances at Broadway’s Neil Simon Theatre on December 6 and will open on February 1, 2022. Tony winner Christopher Wheeldon directs and choreographs the musical, which marks the Broadway debut of star Myles Frost. […]
John Branca’s contracts raised the bar. There aren’t many lawyers in the entertainment industry as famous as their celebrity clients, but John Branca is one of them. Branca is co-executor of the Michael Jackson estate and represented Jackson off and on from 1980 until Jackson’s unexpected death in 2009 while also brokering historic deals for […]
The production begins Broadway performances tonight, December 6. by Stephi Wild Inspired by the life and art of Michael Jackson, MJ will begin performances on Broadway tonight, December 6, 2021, with an opening night set for Tuesday, February 1, 2022, at the newly refurbished Neil Simon Theatre (250 W 52nd Street). MJ features a book […]
The “King of Pop” is moonwalking right onto Broadway. “MJ the Musical,” based on the life and creative process of Grammy-winning and best-selling artist Michael Jackson, will tell the “Thriller” singer’s story through song when it opens at the Neil Simon Theatre. Set behind the scenes of Jackson’s 1992 Dangerous Tour, the musical is set […]
Michael Jackson’s Final Accuser Case Dismissed by LA Court, “Leaving Neverland” Doc Now Based on Nothing
Michael Jackson is moonwalking in heaven today.
The final case against him has been dismissed by a Los Angeles judge.
MJ: The Musical is getting two new additions to its Broadway roster that will move the audience come opening night — literally. Billboard can reveal that iconic choreography duo Rich and Tone Talauega have joined director and choreographer Christopher Wheeldon for the Michael Jackson-inspired musical.
ABC Should Open Michael Jackson Interview Investigation as BBC Finds Martin Bashir “Deceived” Princess Diana’s Brother to Get Famous Interview
Journalist Martin Bashir made his name on two big celebrity interviews. One was for the BBC with Princess Diana. The other was with ABC concerning Michael Jackson. Now Bashir has been ousted from the BBC. An investigation published just now has found Bashir “deceived” Princess Diana by showing her brother phony documents to get the […]
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A U.S. tax court has handed a major victory to the estate of Michael Jackson in a years-long battle, finding that the IRS wildly inflated the value at the time of his death of Jackson’s assets and image, leading to an estate tax bill for his heirs that was far too […]
“Leaving Neverland,” the documentary in which two men accused Michael Jackson of child molestation, has been repudiated in court. The Los Angeles Superior Court this morning ruled against Wade Robson in CASE NO. BC508502 in claims against corporations owned by Michael Jackson and/or the Estate of Michael Jackson and dismissed his case again. The Michael […]
Legendary attorney Howard Weitzman, who represented the Michael Jackson estate, Sean Combs, Justin Bieber and many other clients, died earlier today, his son, Jed, confirmed to Billboard. He declined to give the cause of death.
An appeals court on Monday handed a victory to the estate of Michael Jackson in its battle over the 2019 HBO documentary “Leaving Neverland,” which accused the late singer of sexually abusing two young boys. The Jackson estate sued HBO for $100 million, arguing that the documentary violated a 27-year-old non-disparagement clause from a 1992 […]
Michael Jackson should be pleased wherever he is today. The first of two cases brought against him posthumously by men who said they were abused by the singer in their teens was dismissed. The case of James Safechuck was dismissed on demurrer, meaning just through paperwork, on Tuesday. Judge Mark Young wrote, explaining demurrers: When […]
A US judge has dismissed a lawsuit from one of Michael Jackson’s accusers, who claimed Jackson’s companies allowed the star to abuse him and other children. James Safechuck has said the singer started abusing him when he was 10. In 2014, he sued MJJ Productions and MJJ Ventures, and has alleged they “were created to, […]
BTS pays tribute to legendary singer-dancer Michael Jackson. All seven of them are seen giving the iconic poses of the King of Pop and it’s too hard to miss and laud.
The King of Pop is joining The Boss and Old Blue Eyes on SiriusXM satellite radio.
The month-long Michael Jackson channel was announced Wednesday by the singer’s estate.
As music fans continue to champion a potential Verzuz battle between Kanye West and Pharrell, on Thursday (June 11), they received endless gems in a new interview between the two hip-hop luminaries.
If you lived through the ‘80s, you’ll remember “We Are The World” was just about the biggest number of them all. Featuring a “Dream Team” of pop stars, the song dropped in 1985 to shine a light on famine in Africa. Written by Lionel Richie and the late Michael Jackson, the charity single ruled the […]
Kew Media Distribution’s collapse has left more than 250 of its clients £10.8M ($13.4M) out of pocket, according to a report that lays bare the financial damage of the TV and film sales house’s demise.
The King of Pop’s scion inherited his gift of philanthropy.
Amid the coronavirus crisis, Prince Jackson says he is doing his part to help others due to the values his late father, Michael Jackson, instilled upon him.
Heal the World: Former, current UN ambassadors release Micheal Jackson cover in tribute to health workers
Twenty-six former and current ambassadors to the UN, including Bangladesh Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen, launched a music video with a cover of Michael Jackson’s “Heal the World”, in tribute to all those contributing to healing the world — doctors, nurses, healthcare workers.
It’s a familiar song many people know and love. Now the 1985 hit “We are the World,” by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, has some local flair. More than 70 musicians on Long Island brought their talents together from a distance to create a so-called “quarantine mix.”
Macaulay Culkin is continuing to stand by Michael Jackson, following the late artist’s sexual abuse controversy.
In an interview published Tuesday, the “Home Alone” actor tells Esquire Jackson was never inappropriate with him.
By Bhavya Mehta In this video that has gone viral, this young man is seen following the footsteps of Michael Jackson on the beats of Prabhu Deva’s Muqabala-Muqabla and transcends into Tumse Milke Dil Ka Hai Jo Haal on what appears to be his roof. In fact Hritik Roshan, one of the actors with the most […]
By Chris Jisi How Alex Al and his predecessors pumped up The King Of Pop There’s a revealing exchange about five minutes into This Is It, the documentary about the late Michael Jackson’s planned world tour, in which the Gloved One is encouraging his keyboardist to play the answer riff to the penetrating bass line of […]
Year End Thriller: Michael Jackson Sales Up Year-to-Year Roughly 50%, Streaming Booms, Fans Can’t Stop Til They Get Enough
By Roger Friedman I wrote about this in July, and then again in October. But here’s how Michael Jackson’s catalog fared in sales, year to year with 2018, according to numbers from Buzz Angle. Believe it or not, fans could not stop to get enough of Jackson’s music. His total album project number for 2019 […]
The Tony-nominated performer will lead the cast of “MJ the Musical,” which is scheduled to open next summer. By Michael Paulson The Michael Jackson musical has found its King of Pop. Ephraim Sykes, a limber-legged, scene-stealing, Tony-nominated performer in “Ain’t Too Proud,” will jump from one jukebox musical to another when he stars in “MJ […]
The song returns to the Hot 100 at No. 44.
Halloween yet again sparked sales and streaming gains for several spooky tunes, led by Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” which returns to the Billboard Hot 100 dated Nov. 9 at No. 44.
By Cedric ‘BIG CED’ Thornton The King of Pop is STILL the king! According to Forbes, Michael Jackson once again tops the list of top-earning dead celebrities of 2019. This is the seventh consecutive year that Jackson, with $60 million, landed on top of Forbes’ list. To determine the highest earner, Forbes calculated monies earned for the months […]
Thriller! San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Dante Pettis celebrates wide-open TD with Michael Jackson dance. This game is streaming live on the Yahoo Sports mobile app, or on FOX Watch the video here.
This Michigan dance teacher is thrilling her school’s student body with a Halloween-inspired flash mob.
Michael Jackson’s 1982 hit “Thriller” has remained popular despite fallout from the abuse allegations made in HBO’s Leaving Neverland documentary By Brianne Tracy Though public perception of Michael Jackson has become even more divisive since the release of the HBO documentary Leaving Neverland — which resurfaced sexual abuse claims against Jackson earlier this year — the […]
Michael Jackson Estate Moonwalks Over HBO’s ‘Leaving Neverland’ Appeal, Calls Move “Bogus” & “Desperate”
By Dominic Patten The dance-off over Leaving Neverland is far far from over. Less than a month after HBO lost an attempt to get the multimillion-dollar lawsuit from the estate of Michael Jackson against the Emmy-winning documentary tossed out, and saw a federal judge shift the whole matter towards arbitration, the AT&T-owned premium cabler kicked […]
Those who were hoping that Michael Jackson would be canceled didn’t take into account his popularity on streaming services. As Billboard notes, following the release of the controversial HBO documentary Leaving Neverland –– in which two men accused Michael of abusing them as children — radio stations in Canada and New Zealand pulled Michael’s music […]
By Gene Maddaus Update, 5 p.m. Sept. 20: Wu has adopted the tentative ruling as his final ruling. A status conference has been set for Oct. 3, and an appeal is expected. A federal judge is leaning towards granting the Michael Jackson estate’s move to take HBO to arbitration in its dispute over the documentary […]
Leaving Neverland took home an Emmy Award for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special at the Creative Arts Emmys. The four-hour presentation focused on former child stars Wade Robson and James Safechuck’s sexual assault and molestation allegations against the late Michael Jackson.
Since airing on HBO in March, Leaving Neverland has been both celebrated for highlighting abuse and slammed for overlooking inaccuracies.
Dave Chappelle has worked Michael Jackson back into his stand-up — and he’s flat-out rejecting claims made by the accusers. DC’s new comedy special, “Sticks & Stones,” just dropped on Netflix, and Dave had a few things to say about our society — namely, celebrity cancel culture … which he kicked off by defending MJ, […]
Patrick Ryan, USA TODAY Published 11:19 a.m. ET Aug. 26, 2019 | Updated 4:56 p.m. ET Aug. 26, 2019 Warning: This article contains sensitive content There’s no subject too sacred for Dave Chappelle. The 46-year-old begins his new stand-up special “Sticks & Stones” with a joke about Anthony Bourdain’s death by suicide, and he doesn’t stop there. […]
The hashtag #LiesofLeavingNeverland was trending across social media Saturday and into Sunday upon the release of a roughly 30-minute video “Lies of Leaving Neverland,” a rebuttal to HBO’s “Leaving Neverland,” which was released by HBO earlier this year. This explosive new video, linked below, and also available on YouTube, points out many false claims, story […]
Watch the latest video at foxnews.com Aug. 14, 2019 – 6:00 – Fox News correspondent-at-large Geraldo Rivera reacts to new details in the Michael Jackson scandal. Watch the video on Fox News here.
Michael Jackson Accuser Wade Robson’s 2016 Deposition Released In Video Exposing ‘Lies of Leaving Neverland’
By Mike Walters Wade Robson was videotaped for a 2016 deposition as part of his lawsuit against Michael Jackson‘s companies, and pieces of it have just been released in a video pointing out all the alleged flaws and issues with Robson and James Safechuck’s accusations against the singer. The video, which has been posted online […]
By Andrea Dresdale & Deena Zaru Despite rumors that MTV would change the name of its prestigious Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, or not present it this year, the trophy — with that name — will go to Missy Elliott. Elliott will receive the honor at the 2019 MTV VMAs, which will air live Aug. 26 […]
Michael Jackson Album 2019 Sales, Streams, Up Significantly Despite Documentary “Scandal” and Calls for Bans on His Music
Remember when the documentary “Leaving Neverland” looked like it was going to hurt Michael Jackson’s legacy? Remember all the calls for banning Jackson’s music from radio, from the culture? Well, it didn’t work out that way. According to numbers from BuzzAngle, Michael’s music has soared in 2019. Read the full story here.
Orléans (France) (AFP) – Michael Jackson fan clubs are set to sue two alleged child abuse victims of Michael Jackson in a French court this week over their claims in the recent HBO documentary “Leaving Neverland”. Thursday’s hearing will take place at a court in the northern city of Orleans where the Michael Jackson Community, […]
By Casey Rain (aka S-Endz) The King of Pop redefined the term “larger than life” in his 50 years on this planet. Somehow, 10 years after he was killed, he’s more alive than ever. In his final studio album released during his lifetime, 2001’s Invincible, Michael Jackson opened with a gritty, hard-hitting hip-hop attack on […]
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Jackson’s estate paid tribute to his artistry and charity Tuesday as fans make final preparations for gatherings to celebrate his memory on the 10th anniversary of the King of Pop’s death. “Ten years ago today, the world lost a gifted artist and extraordinary humanitarian,” the Jackson estate said in a […]
By Jonathan Landrum Jr., AP Entertainment Writer The documentary “Leaving Neverland” presented a disturbing depiction of Michael Jackson as a child molester, but the initial wave of negative publicity hasn’t greatly diminished the King of Pop’s image or the enduring popularity of his music. Many believe Jackson’s musical legacy is still going strong as Tuesday’s […]
Janet Jackson Promises The Legacy Of Michael Jackson ‘Will Continue’ Despite ‘Leaving Neverland’ Allegations
By Brent Furdyk Janet Jackson says she will continue to keep the legacy of Michael Jackson alive. In an interview with the Sunday Times magazine, the 53-year-old “Rhythm Nation” singer spoke about her late brother and the influence he his music still has on the music world. “It will continue,” she said when asked about […]
By Andrew Dalton, AP Entertainment Writer Ten years ago, entertainment lawyer John Branca and Michael Jackson renewed the partnership that had brought the wealth and status of both men to new heights. Eight days later, Jackson would be dead. Yet his role in Branca’s life would only become larger. Branca has represented his own pantheon […]
By Liu Zhongyin Source:Global Times A 1.8 meter-tall bronze statue of late pop star Michael Jackson, dressed like a solider with bandoliers strapped across his chest, was revealed in Zhengzhou, the capital city of Central China’s Henan Province, on Saturday. The statue, modeled after the one that appeared on the idol’s 1995 album History, was […]
An all-star panel of entertainment attorneys, scholars and filmmakers spoke at UCLA School of Law on June 4 discussed the impact of documentary films in law and culture. Co-sponsored by UCLA Law’s Ziffren Center for Media, Entertainment, Technology and Sports Law and the USC Annenberg Center for Communications and Journalism, the event drew more than […]
The King of Pop -Michael Jackson Michael Jackson is the greatest artist who has ever lived. He started with his reign from the time he was just 6 years old with the Jackson 5. Jackson was an innovator in the art of performance and fashion. He would create new moves and styles that seem to […]
The controversy over HBO’s “Leaving Neverland” is part of a bigger debate that goes back a good century. Film scholars have been arguing about the reality, truth and objectivity of the documentary film since at least Robert Flaherty’s pioneering 1922 epic “Nanook of the North,” and probably all the way back to Thomas Edison’s “Sneeze” […]
The #MeToo Movement was supposed to give victims a voice. Could false accusers be the downfall of #TimesUp? Survivors think so. #MeToo. #TimesUp. Finally, there seemed to be a movement that would become a voice for survivors of sexual abuse. A voice that would champion the oppressed and set justice in its rightful place. People […]
‘The Michael Jackson cacophony is fascinating in that it is not about Jackson at all. I hope he has the good sense to know it and the good fortune to snatch his life out of the jaws of a carnivorous success. He will not swiftly be forgiven for having turned so many tables, for he […]
Michael Jackson’s at the center of controversy these days due to Dan Reed’s Leaving Neverland documentary. Many prominent figures in the entertainment industry, including some of Michael Jackson’s collaborators, began to distance themselves from his name after the controversy broke out, once again. In a recent interview with Forbes, Chance The Rapper revealed that his philanthropic inspiration comes from the “Man […]
By John Katsilometes Las Vegas Review-Journal Daniel Lamarre is not ready to pink-slip the clowns and acrobats in Cirque du Soleil. “I think the challenge for us is each show has to be distinctive, to have new ideas to apply to acrobatics,” Cirque’s CEO and president said this past week in an interview in the […]
‘Leaving Neverland’ Director Dan Reed Questioned About Train Station Controversy & Stars Testifying in Defense of Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson fans have pointed to the construction of a train station on the Neverland property to discredit some of the claims made in “Leaving Neverland” but the film’s director says it shouldn’t change the story. Dan Reed was at LAX on Tuesday afternoon when he was asked about whether or not James Safechuck’s claims […]
The star says she knows what it is like to face “thousands of allegations” and that she does not have a “lynch-mob mentality”. Madonna has stood up for Michael Jackson over sex abuse allegations, saying “people are innocent until proven guilty”. The star, who was the same age as Jackson and rose to fame alongside […]
By Howard Blume A Los Angeles elementary school that briefly counted pop star Michael Jackson as a student before he skyrocketed to fame has voted to keep his name on the auditorium in a decision that generated worldwide interest. School district officials announced the result Saturday after a vote by parents and staff members at […]
‘If some of the evidence is demonstrably false, the validity of that testimony in its entirety must be called into question’ Whether you believe Michael Jackson’s two accusers or not, there’s no denying the Leaving Neverland film is incredibly one-sided. Not a single person other than Wade Robson, James Safechuck and their families was interviewed, […]
Michael Jackson’s former photographer accuses filmmaker of lying and twisting his words. By Jeffrey Cawood ‘Leaving Neverland’ director Dan Reed attempted to refute a reported timeline discrepancy on Monday that has called his film’s credibility into question, but his efforts appeared to have backfired after his own source of information cried foul. The primary controversy […]
Michael Jackson’s Attorney Tom Mesereau Explains Why ‘Leaving Neverland’ Accusers Are Not to Be Believed
by John Ziegler While most of the American news media has either blindly accepted, or quickly moved on from, the horrific allegations made against deceased pop icon Michael Jackson in HBO’s movie Leaving Neverland, I have continued to research the case, do important interviews which the rest of the media seems strangely uninterested in doing, […]
Michael Jackson Co-Executor John Branca Says He’s Considering Suing ‘Leaving Neverland’ Director Dan Reed
By Claudia Rosenbaum “Those people made up a goddamn story because they wanted money and we will not allow that to go unchecked,” Branca said following a talk at Harvard. Michael Jackson estate co-executor John Branca spoke publicly for the first time about Leaving Neverland on April 16 and indicated that additional litigation — this […]
By Alanna Durkin Richer | AP April 16 at 6:03 PM BOSTON — The co-executor of Michael Jackson’s estate said Tuesday that he’s confident the late superstar’s supporters will be able to protect his legacy in the wake of an HBO documentary featuring the disturbing stories of two men who say Jackson sexually abused them as boys. […]
EXCLUSIVE: ‘It’s time to get mine!’ Wade Robson tried to cash in on his Michael Jackson sex abuse saga with tell-all book to make him ‘relevant’ – and considered divorcing his wife who had reservations about the project
Wade Robson shopped around a book in 2012 detailing his claims that Michael Jackson sexually abused him, DailyMail.com can reveal Robson and fellow accuser James Safechuck allege Jackson sexually molested them at his Neverland ranch in the HBO documentary Leaving Neverland The Australian dancer approached a string of publishing companies demanding a ‘large amount of […]
Accuser claims he was molested in renowned train station before it was built, according to MJ biographer. A British journalist said he found a significant discrepancy in HBO’s “Leaving Neverland” documentary, raising questions about the film’s credibility and its graphic molestation allegations against the late international entertainment icon, Michael Jackson. Since its release a month […]
Weeks after an explosive documentary detailing shocking allegations of child abuse by the late Michael Jackson made instant headlines, holes have appeared in the narrative of the abusers — but the US media has gone silent. The four-hour-long ‘Leaving Neverland’ documentary by filmmaker Dan Reed offered detailed accounts of sexual abuse and garnered massive amounts […]
One month ago, HBO aired an explosive “documentary” called Leaving Neverland, which told horrific stories of child sexual abuse by two accusers of pop icon Michael Jackson. In the aftermath of its premiere, which was almost universally embraced by the mainstream media, I wrote three different stories, including one which included interviews with important subjects […]
Read the response to Wade Robson’s appeal, filed by attorneys representing Michael Jackson’s estate.
LEAVING NEVERLAND director Dan Reed has acknowledged what appears to be a factual inaccuracy in James Safechuck’s abuse allegations against Michael Jackson. Leaving Neverland sparked huge discussion upon its debut, as Safechuck and Wade Robson revealed in painstaking detail the abuse they allegedly suffered from Jackson when they were children. But for all the support […]
‘The Michael Jackson cacophony is fascinating in that it is not about Jackson at all. I hope he has the good sense to know it and the good fortune to snatch his life out of the jaws of a carnivorous success. He will not swiftly be forgiven for having turned so many tables, for he […]
While Michael Jackson’s notorious 1V interview has triggered a global controversy over his cosmetic surgery and his behavior with children, some locals are more shocked over the size, shape and scope of his Neverland ranch. The pop star’s interview with British journalist Martin Bashir, which aired last week in Britain and the U.S., offered seldom-seen […]
Long before a film called Leaving Neverland raised controversy and the lynch mob hysteria of “Cancel Culture” began screaming for his head, Michael Jackson was already on to the public perception of him that had been fed largely in part by the tabloid media, and at least in some measure by his own aesthetic choices. […]
will.i.am says the allegations made against Michael Jackson are part of a “racist smear campaign”. The ‘Scream and Shout’ hitmaker has branded the claims made by James Safechuck and Wade Robson in the HBO documentary ‘Leaving Neverland’, where they claim that Michael sexually abused both of them after befriending them when they were children, as […]
EXCLUSIVE: Michael Jackson biographer Mike Smallcombe claims court documents show some of Wade’s allegations in the HBO documentary Leaving Neverland cannot be true ByJames Brinsford Wade Robson’s allegations of child sex abuse against Michael Jackson have reportedly been disproved by his own mother in historic court documents. Michael Jackson biographer Mike Smallcombe claims a testimony […]
Michael Jackson Family Claims Wade Robson Changed Story of Abuse in ‘Leaving Neverland’ for Dramatic Effect
By Gary Trock,Mike Walters Wade Robson‘s story in “Leaving Neverland” is no doubt captivating, but those who were closest to Michael Jackson claim Robson twisted the facts to make the alleged abuse more sensational for the HBO documentary. Sources within the Michael Jackson Estate and Jackson family tell The Blast they believe Robson is telling […]
#1 – Wade Robson changes his story In Leaving Neverland, Wade Robson claims the first time he was allegedly molested by Michael Jackson was when his entire family left him all alone at Neverland to take a trip to the Grand Canyon. It’s portrayed as a young boy being left with his abuser in an […]
By David T. Farr We are living in dangerous times. No one is free from accusation. All it takes any more is someone to come forward, make an accusation, drop it on social media and let the damage take course. Examples abound: R. Kelly, Kevin Spacey and numerous politicians, all the way to President Donald […]
After HBO aired the Michael Jackson film, “Leaving Neverland,” the reaction made it clear how misinformed many people are over these new allegations. When Michael Jackson died in 2009, the world set his scandals aside and mourned his passing. There was a sense of sympathy for Jackson’s drug addiction and appreciation for his talent. His […]
TRIAL by media leaves me cold. Call me old fashioned but I believe the courts have a job to do and that it’s up to a jury to decide guilt or innocence, based on the evidence before them. An excerpt from the piece: The Channel 4/HBO two-part documentary Leaving Neverland about Michael Jackson abuse claims […]
By Stereo Williams I have been a writer for most of my adult life. I’ve covered a cross-section of day-to-day entertainment; which can mean deep dives into music history, fervent dissection of socio-political issues — all in the name of what is most vaguely referred to as “pop culture commentary.” But I am not a journalist. To […]
LEAVING NEVERLAND Michael Jackson accuser Wade Robson “had to ask his mother to remind him what happened at Neverland” during a previous court case where he admitted he “did not know” whether some of his memories were entirely his or the result of reminders from others. By Stefan Kyriazis The world has been horrified by […]
Michael’s lawyer, Tom Mesereau believes the allegations in Leaving Neverland are the claims of opportunists. Watch the videos below:
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 […]
By : Dan Stephens Once the dust has settled, Dan Reed’s calculated storytelling in Leaving Neverland reveals itself to be a continuation of the anti-Michael Jackson narrative bias in news media; cynical emotional manipulation built on lies and ulterior motive. Don’t believe me? See if this doesn’t change your mind… When I posted my reaction […]
By Diana Michaels Because if you watched a 4 hour special and an Oprah interview, you deserve the other side of the story without getting too much more of your time wasted. There’s a lot of information out there that will give you a headache to sort through, so I suffered the headache for you […]
LEAVING NEVERLAND accuser Wade Robson “lied about more than the Michael Jackson abuse” and here is the proof. The two-part HBO documentary has divided opinions. The harrowing testimony from Robson and James Safechuck is compelling but there has been a huge backlash at the lack of any other witnesses, both for and against. Filmmaker Dan Reed has […]
Plurality of adults don’t believe they should boycott ‘King of Pop’ over allegations 55% of adults said they had an unfavorable opinion of Michael Jackson after the “Leaving Neverland” documentary. 61% of avid music fans have not stopped listening to Jackson’s music in the wake of allegations, and 54% don’t think they should. In recent […]
Stephon Cook had some vivid memories, but these were not loving memories that he would cherish for the rest of his life. These were vivid memories of sexual abuse that he had suffered as a child; suffered at the hands of Cardinal Joseph Bernardin. Bernardin was head of the nation’s third largest archdiocese, with nearly […]
“He was shy. He was also funny. He was also very sweet.” Anika Kotecha is remembering the Michael Jackson she knew. The one she visited at Neverland, and who used to phone her up to marvel at her trips to the supermarket. “He’d go, ‘You went to the shops? Oh wow, what was that like?’ […]
A week ago, when I first watched HBO’s highly controversial film Leaving Neverland, I purposely did so without refreshing my recollection on the facts regarding the allegations of child sex abuse against Michael Jackson from many years ago. I wanted to see the movie in much the same way that the average viewer did. Like […]
It doesn’t get to hide from the past. One unexpected fallout from our cultural reckoning with the life and work of Michael Jackson is the erasure of a Simpsons episode. “Stark Raving Dad,” the premiere of the show’s third season, tells the story of Homer being committed to an insane asylum, where he meets a […]
I don’t know if Michael Jackson molested children, I do know that there is much more to justice than a multi hour documentary that is popularised on social media networks that are algorithmically fuelled by subjective rage in a call out culture that thrives on public shaming. Seeing as we have become judge. jury and […]
Exclusive Interview: Michael Jackson’s Niece, Who Dated Leaving Neverland Star Wade Robson, Explains Why She’s Sure He’s Lying
by John Ziegler | Mar 9th, 2019, 7:00 pm What if I told you that there was person named Brandi Jackson, directly related to Michael, who fully admits to having a long-term relationship with Wade Robson, one of the two accusers in HBO’s Leaving Neverland who now claims to have been horrifically sexually abused by the […]
Leaving Neverland viewers outraged after James Safechuck’s mother admits she ‘danced’ when Michael Jackson died
Leaving Neverland viewers have been left outraged after James Safechuck’s mum, Stephanie, stated she was ‘so happy’ when Michael Jackson died. The late popstar, who died aged 50 in 2009, is the subject of new documentary Leaving Neverland – which sees Wade Robson and James Safechuck recount their childhood and make claims of sexual abuse […]
Enough is Enough. In 1995 we first met Michael at a German TV Show. That day, something that we could never have imagined in our wildest dreams happened. It was the start of a unique friendship. A friendship so normal yet so unusual and magical. One that would last until the very last day of […]
Michael Jackson’s former nanny defends him against new sex abuse allegations in HBO’s ‘Leaving Neverland’
The simmering debate over last weekend’s new HBO documentary “Leaving Neverland” could be heating up again. One of Michael Jackson’s longest-serving employees has come forward to defend the late pop star, saying that in all the years she worked for Jackson she never witnessed, suspected or learned of any sexual abuse of children by the […]
The rapper also said Piers Morgan was a “real one” for defending the King of Pop. The controversial Leaving Neverland documentary centering on Wade Robson and James Safechuck’s allegations of sexual abuse at the hands of Michael Jackson continues to divide. There are those who believe the accusations and say the King of Pop was a […]
Taj Jackson Spoke with Newsnight’s Kirsty Walk about Leaving Neverland. Watch video on BBC News here.
URGENT: “Leaving Neverland” Second Night was a BUST With Fewer than 1 Million Viewers, Oprah Part Scored Just 780K
Yikes! The second night of “Leaving Neverland” was worse than the first. Only 927.000 people watched. The audience didn’t break 1 million. Oprah’s “After Neverland” did worse–780,000. Viewers rejected the stories of Wade Robson and Jimmy Safechuck. I’m amazed. I really thought this would be a blockbuster. But the overall negativity and pointlessness of the […]
By Lisa Respers France, CNN Corey Feldman, who has said he was molested as a child, has slammed the documentary alleging that Michael Jackson was a child sexual predator as “one-sided.” The former child star tweeted a lengthy statement Monday giving his thoughts about HBO’s “Leaving Neverland.” (HBO is owned by CNN’s parent company, WarnerMedia.) […]
Ratings: “Leaving Neverland” Not a Ratings Smash for HBO, Beaten by “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” “Beachfront Bargain Hunt,” Survivalists Show
After all that, “Leaving Neverland” was not a smash hit on Sunday night. Modest hit maybe is the best way of describing it. The controversial Michael Jackson doc attracted just 1.285 million viewers at 8pm on HBO. It was beaten by “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” “Beachfront Bargain Hunt,” and the survivalists series “Naked and Afraid,” […]
“because Jackson is dead, anyone is free to defame him. The current law generally requires that defamed individuals must be alive to sue for libel or slander. This is a gaping hole in the legal protection of reputation that allows all manner of lies, even intentionally false accusations made for financial gain or revenge, to […]
“Leaving Neverland” doesn’t look like an expose on sexual abuse. It looks like a break-up story, with additional accusations thrown in and legitimized by the #MeToo era.” Read full article here.
Legal Counsel for Brett Barnes sent a Letter to HBO Chief, Richard Plepler demanding: that you remove Mr. Barnes’ name and likeness from Leaving Neverland and agree to never again distribute, disseminate, or display any version of Leaving Neverland that includes Mr. Barnes’ name or likeness. Read the full letter:
Michael Jackson never molested a guy named Brett Barnes — so says Barnes himself — and he’s getting ready to sue HBO for a documentary insinuating he was sexually abused by MJ. The upcoming documentary, “Leaving Neverland,” shows Brett, and he claims it implies Jackson molested him as a boy. As for why Barnes thinks […]
Jackie Jackson, Marlon Jackson, Tito Jackson, and Taj Jackson talk to Rolling Stone. Read the full interview here.
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Southern Christian Leadership Conference CEO rebukes Leaving Neverland in a Letter to HBO/AT&T/Warner Media
Read the letter from Dr. Charles Steele Jr. here:
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The family of Michael Jackson had a feeling the years-old child molestation allegations against the pop superstar would resurface at some point. So they say they weren’t entirely surprised to learn that a forthcoming HBO documentary would feature two of his accusers. “I thought, ‘Oh here we go again,’” Jackson’s oldest […]
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – To combat a damning new documentary hitting HBO Sunday, Michael Jackson’s family has come out swinging. “Leaving Neverland” has been making waves since its debut at the Sundance Film Festival in January. Over nearly four hours, the film alleges that Jackson, who died in 2009 at age 50, sexually abused two men starting when they […]
After knowing the ugly and horrible so-called “documentary” Leaving Neverland will be screened at Sundance and aired on HBO, Channel 4 and some other TV networks, Chinese fans felt angry and confused. So we decided to do something. With Michael Jackson Chinese Fanclub (MJJCN.com), one of the biggest in the world, we organized and co-organized […]
The New Lynching of Michael Jackson: Dan Reed’s Leaving Neverland May, In Fact, Leave Blood on Many Hands
By: Linda-Raven Woods An excerpt from the story on Medium: The current hype that has been built around Leaving Neverland, a film directed by Dan Reed and funded and distributed by HBO in the U.S. and Channel 4 in the U.K., may appear deceptively at first as an important film for the #MeToo era, highlighting […]
In a recent interview with Howard Stern, Mark Ronson fondly recalls meeting Michael Jackson when he was a kid, growing up in New York. Read a small part of the transcript below. Credit: The Howard Stern Show, January 29, 2019 HS: Michael Jackson, when you were 12 years old, he would sleep over at the […]
Auction House wouldn’t allow it. More deception by Wade Robson. This exclusive from The Blast tells how Robson tried to sell Michael Jackson’s memorabilia anonymously, but Julien’s Auctions would not allow it. Read the full article here: https://theblast.com/michael-jackson-memorabilia-wade-robson/ Here is a video of Robson wearing Michael Jackson’s gloves at the 2009 VMA Awards tribute, the […]
In an era of flat-earthers, scripted reality shows, consumption overload and “fake news”, wherein lies the truth about the King of Pop? Certainly not in Leaving Neverland. Read the full story here.
Forbes Contributer, Joe Vogel provides context behind allegations in the documentary, Leaving Neverland. As someone who has done an enormous amount of research on the artist, interviewed many people who were close to him, and been granted access to a lot of private information, my assessment is that the evidence simply does not point to […]
Letter to the CEO of HBO, Richard Plepler, from the Co-Executors of Michael Jackson’s Estate about HBO’s funding of Leaving Neverland and it’s in intent to air the film. Read the letter here.
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In a video he posted to his Facebook page, Nathan Cavaleri speaks about his relationship with Michael Jackson being “…one of love and professionalism and trust…” Watch the video on Facebook:
In his insatiable quest to use anything salacious for attention, Dan Reed has tossed out in interviews the wacky theory that Michael Jackson once made a sex tape. He has so much confidence in this irresponsible claim that he never put it in his film, and he conveniently tells interviewers that it was taped over […]
Denmark’s oldest shopping mall has reversed its decision not to exhibit a statue of Michael Jackson. Jesper Andreasen, manager of the Roedovre Centrum mall in suburban Copenhagen, says on Facebook it was “an overreaction” to remove the statue, adding the late singer “has never been found guilty of any of the accusations against him.” Read […]
A email from Wade Robson to Cirque du Soleil of 5/21/2011 that HBO didn’t mention in Leaving Neverland And there are very few subjects I know more about than Michael Jackson. Wade Robson Read the Letter.
Letter from the Co-Executors of the Michael Jackson Estate to Alex Mahon regarding the intent of Channel 4(U.K.) to air Leaving Neverland. Read the full letter.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Michael Jackson estate has sent a letter to the U.K.’s Channel 4 warning that a documentary on two men who accuse the singer of molesting them as boys violates the network’s programming guidelines. The letter written by estate attorney Howard Weitzman and released Monday to The Associated Press states that […]
Michael Jackson Estate Wants HBO Meeting; Letter Warns ‘Leaving Neverland’ Will Be HBO’s Greatest Shame
HBO chief executive Richard Plepler is told the documentary has violated journalistic ethics and norms and shouldn’t be aired in March. Just as HBO sets a March 3 premiere date for Leaving Neverland, the documentary that left audiences at the Sundance Film Festival in tears with tales of Michael Jackson sexual abuse, the late pop […]
UPDATE- HBO Schedules Michael Jackson Documentary Despite Complaints from King of Pop’s Estate, Upset Fans
by Roger Friedman – February 8, 2019 – Showbiz 411 UPDATE After seeing our story, HBO has decided to schedule the doc for March 3 and March 4th. Disappointing, but we’ll live. EARLIER “Leaving Neverland” may not be ready for prime time, after all. I’m hearing that Dan Reed’s controversial documentary that portrays Michael Jackson as a pedophile […]
“He was adamant that nothing had happened to him. So were his mother and sister” Roger Friedman spoke with Thomas Mesereau, Michael Jackson’s brilliant criminal defense lawyer in his 2005 trial. Michael was found not guilty on all counts. Read the full article here.
Michael Jackson Leaving Neverland documentary and why we shouldn’t be free to destroy the reputations of the dead
Even without evidence we are free to say whatever we want about those who have passed away – and that isn’t right When anguished pop superstar Michael Jackson died some ten years ago there was hope in many quarters that he had found peace at last. But even in death, scandal continues to torment him. […]
Variety has reported that following the premier of the documentary, ‘Leaving Neverland’, the Michael Jackson estate has issued a statement. condemning the the two-part HBO documentary that alleges the late singer molested young boys as a “public lynching.” Read the full story here.
Jonathan Sugarfoot Moffett who was Michael Jackson’s drummer of over 30 years and friend, posted a statement on Facebook, as well as his own website Click here to read the statement on Jonathan’s website.
Huffington Post: Media Accountability and Celebrity Trials: Recent Proof Why We Still Have a Long Way To Go
Raven Woods writes in the Huffington Post about the latest smear campaign against Michael Jackson by Wade Robson. It has also become increasingly obvious in recent weeks that Robson’s current attorneys are determined to play the case out in the media, and it is no coincidence that they have been directly responsible for the media smear […]
In this video interview Wade Robson reminisces fondly about Michael Jackson, in an interview on the beach. “It’s like Disneyland” he says.
Michael Jackson is our brother and son. We are furious that the media, who without a shred of proof or single piece of physical evidence, chose to believe the word of two admitted liars over the word of hundreds of families and friends around the world who spent time with Michael, many at Neverland, and experienced […]
I was a boy in Michael Jackson’s life, and nothing of what he’s being accused of in this documentary happened
By Talun Zeitoun – I wanted to write and post this before Leaving Neverland premiered at Sundance last Friday. After all, I had a close relationship with Michael Jackson growing up and nothing of what he continues to be accused of has ever happened to me. I decided to wait because I was curious to […]
Ben Scarr comment to “I was a boy in Michael Jackson’s life, and nothing of what he’s being accused of in this documentary happened”
Read the heartfelt comments and the full story here.
Wade Robson maintained a warm relationship with Michael up until Michael passed away in 2009. For three years after Michael passed away Robson was effusive in his praise for Michael and expressed his sorrow at his passing in interviews. For many years Robson exploited his history with Michael to advance his career. After Michael passed […]
Dan Reed has repeatedly ducked the question of whether he considered speaking to anyone outside of Wade Robson, James Safechuck and their families for his film. As evidenced by the video on this page in which he dances around the question for nearly two minutes at the Sundance Film Festival, it’s not a subject he […]
Wade Robson discussing his friendship with Michael Jackson on Access Hollywood: “He’s always been a friend to me. That’s what you do for friends, you tell the truth.”
Wade Robson describes Michael Jackson as “a good guy” on the Jimmy Kimmel Show.
“Leaving Neverland” isn’t a documentary, it is the kind of tabloid character assassination Michael Jackson endured in life, and now in death. The film takes uncorroborated allegations that supposedly happened 20 years ago and treats them as fact. These claims were the basis of lawsuits filed by these two admitted liars which were ultimately dismissed by a […]
Wade Robson talks about Michael Jackson on ET: “I like all of those connections, and obviously my connect with Michael, and all that coming together is kind of just one of those serendipitous things where all the elements have come together, so I’m excited for a lot of reasons to be a part of that.”