Tonight at eight p.m. Eastern, half one among Leaving Neverland—the two-part documentary sequence that includes interviews with two males who say they had been sexually abused by Michael Jackson as kids—aired for the primary time on HBO. About 20 minutes into the documentary’s premiere, the official Michael Jackson Twitter account introduced that the 1992 live performance movie Live in Bucharest (The Dangerous Tour) was made “available for a limited time” on YouTube. The movie has a run time of two hours and two minutes—the precise size of Leaving Neverland half one.
The Jackson property has been adamantly against Leaving Neverland because it premiered at Sundance Film Festival earlier this 12 months. Last month, the property filed a $100 million lawsuit against HBO after its acquisition of the rights to the doc. Leaving Neverland director Dan Reed responded to the property’s opposition. Jackson’s family members have additionally spoken out in opposition to the doc.
Tomorrow, half two of Leaving Neverland airs on HBO. Oprah Winfrey’s interview with the doc’s topics Wade Robson and James Safechuck, in addition to director Reed, will air on HBO following the movie’s last installment.
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