This week, question has been thrown on the claims of maltreatment that were made against Michael Jackson in the HBO narrative Leaving Neverland, after Jackson’s biographer discovered disparities in the official course of events.
Creator Mike Smallcombe, who composed the Michael Jackson life story “Making Michael” has explored the cases made in the film and has discovered that Neverland farm was not by any means manufactured yet amid the occasions that supposed injured individual James Safechuck says that the maltreatment occurred.
Smallcombe investigated the development licenses for Neverland farm, and discovered that Neverland Ranch was under development until 1994, however Safechuck cases to have been manhandled at the farm by Jackson between the years 1988 and 1992.
Over the most recent few hours I’ve been offered access to the Santa Barbara County development licenses for the Neverland train station by my source – endorsed Sept 2, 1993 pic.twitter.com/xjtfvEvsUu
— Mike Smallcombe (@mikesmallcombe1) March 30, 2019
This glaring mistake was expelled by chief Dan Reed, who is stating that the development date doesn’t have any effect. He has now multiplied down on the cases saying that the maltreatment really occurred longer than was previously affirmed.
“Definitely, there is by all accounts no uncertainty about the station date. The date they have wrong is the finish of the maltreatment,” Reed said.
Smallcombe shot back with a Tweet that read, “So @danreed1000 is currently saying on the grounds that the story has been exposed, all of a sudden the finish of Safechuck’s maltreatment was the point at which he was 16/17 as opposed to 14. It’s a three-year error. Simply hold your hands up, don’t change the story. This is the thing that happens when you don’t explore appropriately.
Smallcombe has recommended that Reed and the makers of the narrative did not do their due determination examining the cases made by Safechuck.
Smallcombe explained on his tweets in a later meeting, saying that “On the grounds that the story has been exposed, it shows up Reed is currently all of a sudden needing to change Safechuck’s course of events himself. Right off the bat, I’m stunned that he’s verbally expressed for Safechuck’s benefit. What’s more, also, it’s humiliating that he believes he needs to now change the story of the film – which is that the supposed maltreatment ceased in 1992 – all since part of it has been invalidated. That is the thing that happens when you take charges like that without needing any proof, and make no endeavors to examine and research whether they are valid.”
“By acknowledging the build date, Reed is essentially confirming that Safechuck’s claim of being abused in Neverland’s train station between 1988 and 1992 is impossible. To seemingly now claim on Safechuck’s behalf that the abuse went on as Safechuck approached adulthood, all to preserve the timeline of his film, is astonishing,” he added.
The new revelations have caused many of the celebrities who helped make the documentary viral delete all of their old posts about the case, including Oprah.
Radio stations all over the world are making the decision to ban Michael Jackson’s music in response to the Leaving Neverland documentary.
The Jackson estate has strongly denied the accusations in the Leaving Neverland documentary, and responded by filing a $100 million lawsuit against HBO. Oddly enough, the estate is not suing for slander or defamation or anything of that nature, but breach of contract. As part of a 1992 contract to air a Jackson concert, HBO promised that the network would never produce anything disparaging about him.
“It is hard to imagine a more direct violation of the non-disparagement clause,” the lawsuit reads.
HBO has not responded to the lawsuit, but in a statement earlier this week, the network issued a statement saying that they will be going forward with airing the film as planned.
“Despite the desperate lengths taken to undermine the film, our plans remain unchanged, HBO will move forward with the airing of ‘Leaving Neverland. This will allow everyone the opportunity to assess the film and the claims in it for themselves,” the statement read.
It was also alleged that Macaulay Culkin was a victim of Jackson’s because they spent so much time together, but Culkin has come forward since the controversy to deny these allegations and say that he had no knowledge of any predatory behavior going on behind the scenes at the Neverland ranch.
“HBO and the director were well aware of their financial motives and that ample opposing facts are available from numerous sources, but made the unconscionable decision to bury any evidence casting doubt on their chosen narrative. Had they made an objective film it would have allowed viewers to make up their own minds about these allegations, instead of having a television network dictate to them that they must accept these false claims about Michael Jackson,” said Howard Weitzman, the estate’s attorney.