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Michael Jackson sex abuse: Leaving Neverland at Sundance features 'new victims'

10 January 2019

After the widespread response to Surviving R. Kelly, plenty of people have been drawing comparisons to the long-standing accusations against Michael Jackson.

According to reports, the docuseries features interviews with two men, who are now in their 30s, who claim that Jackson sexually abused them in the 1990s when they were 7 and 10.

The estate said in a statement on Wednesday that the documentary Leaving Neverland 'is yet another lurid production in an outrageous and pathetic attempt to exploit and cash in on Michael Jackson'.

The two-part film is named after the Santa Barbara, Calif., estate where Jackson entertained young fans during sleepovers.

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Michael Jackson would have turned 60 in 2018, but died in 2009 aged 50.

The Jackson estate promptly denounced the "Leaving Neverland".

The estate of Michael Jackson has denouncing a documentary about two of his sexual-abuse accusers that will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival later this month, calling it 'just another rehash of dated and discredited allegations'.

The explosive lawsuit claimed Michael Jackson and key staffers at MJJ Productions and MJJ Ventures ran a 'sophisticated child sexual abuse procurement and facilitation operation'.

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Both cases were dismissed for being filed too long after the incidents behind the allegations.

Michael was acquitted on molestation charges involving another minor during a criminal trial before his death in 2005.

Now in their 30s, they allege they were sexually abused by the late singer.

Sundance also added the world premiere of the Steve Bannon documentary "The Brink", directed by Alison Klayman and produced by Marie Therese Guirgis.

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Michael Jackson sex abuse: Leaving Neverland at Sundance features 'new victims'