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Child Molestation Allegations (06:17)


Wade Robson was in love with Michael Jackson and pursued his dance career, in part, to get Jackson's approval. In 1993, Jackson was charged with child abuse. Wade, age 11, was questioned by his mother and police but denied any abuse.

Live From Neverland (04:09)

Jackson addressed the public and denied any misconduct with children. Jackson began contacting Wade and James Safechuck more often. They met with his lawyers for mock interviews and were coached to deny abuse.

Is Jackson's Behavior Just Weird? (03:33)

Johnnie Cochran publicly defended Jackson. His accusers were described as looking for fame and money. Wade was excited by the idea of being able to help Jackson.

Mutual Resolution of Lawsuit (05:10)

Several of Jackson's employees made statements that supported abuse allegations. The settlement of the civil suit gave the impression that the accusers had only been looking for money. Jackson forgave a large loan to the Safechucks after they testified on his behalf.

Public Relationship With a Woman (03:41)

Jackson sexually abused Wade after the civil suit was settled. He gave James a car when he turned 16 and funded his filmmaking pursuits. Jackson married Lisa Marie Presley in 1994.

Last Sexual Encounter (06:32)

At age 14, Wade, now a choreographer, visited Jackson at a dance. Jackson attempted intercourse and the next day, instructed Wade to dispose of the underwear he had been wearing.

Robson Family Tragedy (05:42)

Wade temporarily reconnected with his dad who lived in Australia and had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Dennis Robson killed himself.

Choreographer Wade Robson (03:38)

Wade quickly got back to work after the death of his father. Jackson was obsessed with Britney Spears who had hired Wade as her tour director. Jackson wanted to know about Wade's sexual relationships with women.

Romantic Relationships (08:13)

Laura Primack met James at a bar where he was performing with his band, Skylab. He used drugs in his early 20s to mask anxiety. Wade told his wife, Amanda, about Jackson on their first date.

Jackson's Arrest (04:39)

Jackson was again accused of child molestation in June 2003; charges were filed in November. He contacted the Safechucks to ask them to testify on his behalf.

Details of Abuse Allegations (04:58)

In a taped interview with the Sherriff's Department, Gavin Arizo said Jackson wanted to show him how to masturbate. Wade and James declined to testify and asked their parents not to either.

Celebrity Witness (03:27)

Joy urged Wade to testify on Jackson's behalf; they were concerned that Jackson could not survive prison. Macaulay Culkin's testimony broke the prosecutor's evidence of a pattern of behavior. Jackson threatened James.

Sympathy for Jackson Family (05:27)

Wade received a subpoena to testify on Jackson's behalf. He did not want anyone to find out about the abuse he had suffered. The Robson family visited Neverland and became more determined to support Jackson.

Jackson Trial Verdict (03:58)

Wade publicly denied that he had been sexually abused by Jackson. Jackson was acquitted of all 10 charges. Juror Raymond Hultman believes Jackson has molested boys. Wade wishes he had been willing to tell the truth.

Jackson's Public Return (03:35)

In 2008, Wade was choreographing a Cirque de Soleil show in Las Vegas; Jackson was living there with his children. Wade and Amanda visited and observed Jackson drink excessively and disappear to his room.

Reactions to Jackson's Death (04:20)

In June of 2009, Jackson was hospitalized after suffering cardiac arrest and was reported to be in a coma. Wade and Chantal Robson recall learning about the event from the news. James was sad that Jackson had died; his mother was happy.

Jackson's Funeral (03:59)

Wade was asked to make a statement about Jackson to the media. James talks about his love for Jackson, despite having been sexually abused by him. The Robson family attended Jackson's memorial at the Staples Center.

Wade's Mental Health (04:57)

Wade went back to work immediately after Jackson's death and fell into a depression. In 2010, the Robsons had their first child. Wade was offered a job as a director for a big-budget film; he quit the film and stopped speaking to his family.

James's Mental Health (02:37)

James struggled with depression after Jackson's death but refused counseling. Laura attributed James' behavior to being a new father. He reflects on the innocence of children.

Wade Reveals the Truth (09:13)

Wade found a therapist but did not disclose his sexual abuse at the hands of Jackson. Wade began to imagine his son being hurt the same way he had been. His family recalls when he told them he had been molested.

Comprehending Effects of Sexual Abuse (09:54)

The Robsons share their feelings about Wade's abuse. Joy attended a therapy session with her son and learned that he had been molested by Jackson for seven years. Shane, Chantal, and Wade were angry with their mother for not protecting him.

May 2013 Revelations (04:23)

Wade appeared on the "Today" show and found himself having to defend that he had lied about being molested by Jackson. James told his wife the truth about the sexual abuse.

Are Their Mothers to Blame? (08:02)

Wade has been threatened and verbally attacked by the media and Jackson's fans who do not believe he was sexually abused. Stephanie expresses shame for having a good life at the expense of her son. The victims continue to struggle with their feelings.

Credits: Leaving Neverland: Part 2 (09:11)

Credits: Leaving Neverland: Part 2

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Produced and directed by Dan Reed (HBO’s Emmy®-nominated Three Days of Terror: The Charlie Hebdo Attacks and Terror at the Mall, the two-part documentary Leaving Neverland explores the separate but parallel experiences of two young boys, James “Jimmy” Safechuck, at age ten, and Wade Robson, at age seven, both of whom were befriended by Michael Jackson. They and their families were invited into his wondrous world, entranced by the singer’s fairy-tale existence as his career reached its peak. Through gut-wrenching interviews with Safechuck, now 37, and Robson, now 41, as well as their mothers, wives, and siblings, Leaving Neverland crafts a portrait of sustained abuse, exploring the complicated feelings that led both men to confront their experiences after both had a young son of their own.

Length: 131 minutes

Item#: BVL204415

Copyright date: ©2019

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