But those tough tactics haven't seemed to quell curiosity around Leaving Neverland, nor will they stop it from finding an audience. Speaking to the press after the taping she told them "We're all gonna get it, I'm gonna get it, we're all gonna get it", referring to the criticism from Jackson fans.
Fans of the singer were less than convinced by Leaving Neverland and were quick to criticise HBO for its decision to air the movie, calling it a "cheap shot" and a "one sided and totally biased portrait" of the allegations.
"He would say that I need to sell him some so I could earn the gift", Safechuck alleged. There are people who will not want to-or be able to-watch Leaving Neverland for very good, valid, important reasons. Immerse yourself in Michael Jackson.
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They burst into applause again, several minutes later, when the Dragon's latches were tightly secured. That triggered cheers at the firm's headquarters and at the Kennedy Space Center.
The estate has frequently denounced the documentary, which features allegations of child sexual abuse by Jackson.
"And I think that would all feel very wrong now". He added, "Me and Michael would be there a lot together, we would go for like a week at a time". He also once testified that Jackson did not molest him. In fact, child star Corey Feldman, who was a close friend of Jackson, took issue with the portrayal of the singer in the documentary. Jackson's gargantuan cultural influence and our awareness of the horror of his actions might indeed help pave the way to a future where sexual abuse of children stays at the forefront of our conversations, and not something we sweep under the rug.
In an apparent attempt draw attention from last night's Leaving Neverland premiere, the estate released Live in Bucharest (The Dangerous Tour) on YouTube, and announced the release via the official Michael Jackson Twitter account just after the HBO documentary's 8 p.m. start time.