When is Leaving Neverland released and what's the Michael Jackson documentary about?

When is Leaving Neverland released and what's the Michael Jackson documentary about?

But when is Leaving Neverland on the TV? Here's what we know…

When is Leaving Neverland released?

Channel 4 has yet to reveal when they will screen the documentary.

After it has aired it will be available on 4 Catch Up.

It had its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival.

Michael Jackson’s estate called the documentary “tabloid character assassination” after viewing the film about the pop icon at Sundance Festival.

What is Leaving Neverland about?

The two-part show, made by British filmmaker Dan Reed, contains interviews with two men who claim they were abused by Jackson when they were children.

According to Channel 4, the men, who are now in their 30s, claim they were aged seven and ten when Jackson befriended them and their families.

The broadcaster has not disclosed the identity of the men.

The documentary was branded a “horror film” after the four-hour film's debut revealed gruesome accounts from two of Jacko's alleged victims who are now in their 30s.

Leaving Neverland left audience members shocked with graphic abuse claims including how he allegedly gave a young boy jewellery in exchange for sex acts.

Amy Kaufman, LA Times Hollywood writer, said: "Incredibly emotional reaction from the audience after #LeavingNeverland.

"One audience member says he was molested as a child and that Robson and Safechuck "are going to do a lot more f–king good in the world than Michael f–king Jackson."

What has Michael Jackson's family said about the documentary?

Representatives for Jackson’s estate issued a statement condemning the documentary.

Speaking to the website TMZ, representatives from the estate said the film was “another lurid production in an outrageous and pathetic attempt to exploit and cash in on Michael Jackson … just another rehash of dated and discredited allegations. It’s baffling why any credible film-maker would involve himself with this project.”

When did Michael Jackson die?

Jackson's personal physician Conrad Murray said he found the singer in bed and not breathing on the afternoon of June 25, 2009.

The pop legend had been rehearsing past midnight on the night of June 24, ahead of a series of comeback concerts at the London O2 Arena, and had not left his bedroom in the morning.

After trying to revive Jackson for five to ten minutes without effect, Murray called paramedics who performed CPR on the singer for 42 minutes at his house in the Holmby Hills, Los Angeles, before he was taken to the hospital.

The ambulance arrived at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Centre at 1.14pm, and Jackson was pronounced dead after over an hour of attempted resuscitation at 2.26pm.

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