Michael Jackson Estate Calls on HBO to Shelve ‘Leaving Neverland’ Documentary


HBO is sticking with its decision to release a controversial documentary about Michael Jackson in the face of criticism from the late pop singer’s estate.

Earlier Friday, the Jackson estate sent a letter to HBO chief executive, calling “Leaving Neverland” a “one-sided, sensationalist program” and declaring that the film “will go down as the most shameful episode in HBO’s history.”

Directed by cialis daily availability Dan Reed, the four-hour film tells the story of two men, Wade Robson and James Safechuck, who allege that the Jackson abused them sexually when they were children.

The film drew praise following its premiere last month at the Sundance film festival.

The response to the documentary from Jackson’s estate and supporters has been combative.

Despite criticism and pressure from the singer’s heirs, HBO announced Friday that the film would make its television premiere in two parts March 3 and 4.