‘Leaving Neverland Documentary’ Will Remain Available For Streaming On HBO
Ever since the Leaving Neverland documentary, which details the events of alleged Michael Jackson sexual abuse victims, came out, it has sparked intense public interest. Since its release though, there have been rumors that HBO will pull the film from distribution.
HBO says that is not the case, and it will be available for streaming throughout the summer months.
“That report is untrue. Leaving Neverland is available on HBO through April 16th and then will continue to be available on HBO NOW and HBO GO,” HBO told Complex. “It is now the second most watched [documentary] on HBO in 10 years having reached 7.5 million people for Part 1.”
However, upon release of the documentary, Jackson biographer Mike Smallcombe reported a discrepancy in the film. He pointed at the case of James Safechuck, who claimed to have been molested by Jackson in the Neverland train station between 1988 and 1992. Smallcombe says this is impossible since photographic evidence shows the train was not constructed until 1993 and 1994.
In the last couple of hours I’ve been given access to the Santa Barbara County construction permits for the Neverland train station by my source – approved Sept 2, 1993 pic.twitter.com/xjtfvEvsUu
— Mike Smallcombe (@mikesmallcombe1) March 30, 2019
In a tweet, Smallcombe calls out Safechuck for the discrepancy.
“Suddenly the end of Safechuck’s abuse was when he was 16/17 rather than 14. It’s a three year discrepancy. Just hold your hands up, don’t change the story. This is what happens when you don’t investigate properly.” the tweet read.
Oprah Winfrey is continuing to stand behind alleged Jackson victims and their stories.
.@Oprah is standing behind the Michael Jackson “Leaving Neverland” docuseries. Here’s why.
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) April 11, 2019