Michael Jackson’s Estate is going hard after HBO as well as Wade Robson and James Safechuck following the release of the documentary Leaving Neverland. And the only one that is still defending the accusers is … Oprah.
The Blast got their hands on court papers where the estate goes out hard with strong statements against Wade and James stating, ‘They are trained actors who made up their stories years after Jackson died, in order to sue the Estate, and try to take hundreds of millions of dollars from Jackson’s rightful heirs, his three children. If Michael Jackson were alive, we have no doubt at all that he could sue, and win, for defamation.’
Amen! If you have been reading this blog for a while, you know that I am a huge Michael Jackson fan. He is by far my favorite artist of all time after Lady Gaga ~ yas ~ and have always believed that he is innocent. I watched the documentary with my family when it came out and I could not believe how easily Wade and James were straight up lying to the camera – not to mention the many inconsistencies.
It’s crazy how they are willing to go so far as to say the things they said, and make up the things they are making up for money. It’s sickening. I am a huge supporter of victims of sexual assault, but we need to be careful with how we are going about these cases. ‘Victims’ that lie should get the same kind of consequences as those that commit the awful crime. Period. Otherwise, this whole movement that we are experiencing could ruin people’s lives.
And then, there’s also the Oprah factor. (I’m also a big fan but this is leaving a bad taste in my mouth). As you may know, she was the first celebrity to show support for Wade and James. She even interviewed them after the documentary aired.
She appeared on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah to talk about the backlash she is receiving from a lot of MJ fans. She is still standing by the documentary.
‘I had a lot of hateration,” Winfrey said. ‘Also, when I first saw that documentary I realized that a lot of people are going to get triggered, and a lot of people aren’t going to understand what the pattern is. It’s not about one person, it’s about the pattern. It’s about the seduction. People call it molestation but there is a big seducing that goes on and the pattern of that seducing. And that was important enough for me to take the hateration.’
Hateration, ha. She obviously won’t backtrack anything she does, but I know that she will regret it now that everything is coming out about the misleading information told in the documentary.
For the record, Leaving Neverland was pulled off the air by HBO. Oprah’s channel also pulled the interview that aired after.
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