Disturbing Documentaries That Will Scar Parents Forever
Leaving Neverland (2019)
Even though pop legend Michael Jackson died in 2009, it’s still no surprise that there is yet another documentary alleging his sexual abuse of young boys. The documentary Living with Michael Jackson by journalist Martin Bashir was released in 2003, and alleged that Michael Jackson invited disadvantaged children to his ranch to sleep in his bedroom with him.
Subsequentially, Jackson dealt with these accusations and more but was found not guilty in a 2005 trial. However, Leaving Neverland has caused people to reconsider his innocence. Due to public outcry, radio stations have even stopped playing Jackson’s music. It focuses on specific intimate accounts of Jackson’s relationships with two boys Wade Robson and James Safechuck, and the effects of the abuse of their families. Their alleged recollections of the abuse are so gripping and heart-wretching you may not be able to watch the whole documentary.
In fact, when it was introduced to the public at the 2019 Sundance Festival, some people admitted to being “sick to their stomach” and having to leave. It can be incredibly hard to consider that the person you admire is also the predator you didn’t know.