A documentary looking into the relationships Michael Jackson started with two boys when they were aged 7 and 10. Now in their 30s and 40s they are ready to tell their story . . .
How true the stories are I guess we will never know for sure with it being ten years now since Michael Jackson died. This documentary has been released around that anniversary as well. Which I guess is certainly in very bad taste. The problem with these allegations and those that he actually fought against in court when he was still alive, no evidence actually exists.
It therefore seems a very strange time to release this 4 hour documentary. With some truly horrific stories of how the abuse started and progressed over the years. Especially when Wade Robson spoke on Michael’s behalf when he was accused and on trial. Everything about the trials were made public and now Robson is claiming that he was too scared to say anything against the singer he claims to still love.
Wade Robson and Jimmy Safechuck have very similar stories and this is something that could easily have been constructed together so they sounded like the standard thing that Jackson would do to the young boys he targeted and spent time with. Or it could be that was just how he worked it?
That’s the problem, it offers so many different questions that we don’t know, don’t get and will never get the answers too. Therefore a very frustrating time as it makes your head hurt trying to decide if you believe the stories from two men who Michael had once tried to help but now seem a little bit short on money. Everything possible goes around in your head as you don’t know what to believe.
The documentary is obviously one-sided and that is where it is so tough. The two men reliving the childhood they claimed was stolen along with their mothers who thought it was perfectly fine to allow their young sons to sleep in a bed with a 30-year-old man. I feel that issue is one of the biggest going here. Who would let that happen? I am sure it wouldn’t have happened if the man in question wasn’t one of the biggest music stars in the world? You must be able to stomach some awful details about the abuse as it does get very graphic at times.
Something else about this documentary though is that it has created such controversy towards Michael Jackson but then also towards the men who are accusing him. So much so that the details in it has caused radio stations around the world to ban Michael Jackson’s music, but then on the flip side to that his music is selling very well in the download chart. So despite the awful nature of the allegations in this made by the men claiming they were abused it has resulted in more sales for the Jackson estate.
So everyone is currently talking about this documentary and I am remaining fully on the fence as with no hard evidence it is impossible to know if the stories and events told are true. I mean I know the timelines of meetings and the different boys at different times are true due to photos and videos but of the actual abuse it is so hard to tell and the man who could really admit everything is no longer alive.