Content Warning: This post discusses child abuse and will be disturbing for many readers.
In the film, Wade Robson, who was acquainted with Jackson during a dance competition aged five, and James Safechuck, who featured with the deceased singer in a Pepsi commercial, are interviewed about the abuse they claim happened to them as pre-teens in the 1990s.
In one section of the film, Safechuck describes the “safety drills” the singer made him perform in case they were caught together, and shared that the singer made him participate in a mock wedding.
During his life, Jackson completely denied the allegations.
In 1994, Jackson was first accused of child sexual abuse when 13-year-old Jordan Chandler accused him of molestation, and while a criminal investigation was inconclusive, Jackson settled the civil suit with the family for $22 million.
Twitter users have spoken about the confronting nature of the documentary, which left some of them “shaking”.
— Mara Reinstein (@MaraReinstein) January 25, 2019
On a 10-min break halfway through Sundance’s 4-hour Michael Jackson child sex abuse documentary. Whatever you thought you knew or were aware of, the content of this is more disturbing than you could imagine. And again, we’re only halfway through.
— Kevin Fallon (@kpfallon) January 25, 2019