Andrew Dalton, Ap Entertainment Writer Updated 9:10 pm PST, Sunday, February 10, 2019 FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2019, file photo, Wade Robson, from left, director Dan Reed and James Safechuck pose for a portrait to promote the film "Leaving Neverland" at the Salesforce Music Lodge during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The Michael Jackson estate has sent a letter to the U.K.’s Channel 4 warning that the documentary on Robson and Safechuck, who accuse the singer of molesting them as boys violates the network's programming guidelines. Estate attorneys say in the letter released to The Associated Press on Monday, Feb. 11, that "Leaving Neverland," includes no response from Jackson defenders as the channel's guidelines require. (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP, File) less FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2019, file photo, Wade Robson, from left, director Dan Reed and James Safechuck pose for a portrait to promote the film "Leaving Neverland" at the Salesforce … [Read more...] about Michael Jackson estate: New film violates channel standards
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JOHN Dingell, the longest-serving congressman in US history, has died aged 92. We explain who he is and what he has said about US President Donald Trump. Who is John Dingell? John Dingell was a Michigan Democrat who served in the US House of Representatives for 59 years. The 92-year-old was elected in 1955 and retired in 2015. He died peacefully on Thursday February 7 in his home on Dearborn, Michigan. Deborah, his wife, said in a statement: “It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of John David Dingell Jr, former Michigan congressman and longest-serving member of the United States Congress. “He will be remembered for his decades of public service to the people of Southeast Michigan, his razor sharp wit, and a lifetime of dedication to improving the lives of all who walk this earth.” John’s last tweet was: “The Lovely Deborah is insisting I rest and stay off here, but after long negotiations we've worked out a deal where she'll keep up with … [Read more...] about Who is Congressman John Dingell, where did he represent and what did he say about Trump?
Opinion piece by F. Diane Barth After every new revelation about a celebrity accused of sexual misconduct — especially those whose misdeeds have long been talked about— the public starts asking why nobody stopped them sooner. The question is particularly poignant following the Sundance screening of the Michael Jackson documentary "Leaving Neverland" and the release of the Lifetime documentary “Surviving R. Kelly.” The first, a four-hour look at both the stories of two accusers and the lifetime of emotional fallout that followed, are essentially new allegations to many viewers, though Jackson faced and was acquitted of similar charges during his lifetime. (His estate has strenuously denied both men's accounts.) The second adds context to what Chicago Tribune reporter Steve Johnson noted were “allegations of sexual abuse of women and girls by singer R. Kelly [that] have been part of the public record” for nearly 20 years. (Kelly, too, faced and was … [Read more...] about Michael Jackson’s fans don’t want to think he hurt kids. But hardly anyone does
The lineup at this year's Sundance Film Festival includes buzzy documentaries about some polarizing names: ex-film producer Harvey Weinstein, former Trump strategist Steve Bannon, and the McCarthy-era lawyerRoy Cohn. But those festival debuts have not created nearly as much of a pre-release firestorm as "Leaving Neverland," a four-hour documentary about two men who claim they were sexually abused by the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson. The film, slated to premiere at Sundance on Friday morning before airing on HBO and Britain's Channel 4 in the spring, has already riled many fans and infuriated Jackson's family, who have blasted it as an "outrageous and pathetic attempt to exploit and cash in on" the iconic artist, whose estateearned $75 million in 2017, Forbes reported. Jackson, who long professed his innocence and died in 2009, was acquitted of child molestation charges in 2005. "Neverland," named for the sprawling California ranch where the singer once lived, could nonetheless put … [Read more...] about Michael Jackson documentary stirs controversy ahead of premiere
MICHAEL Jackson molested a seven-year-old boy who starred in his hit ‘Black & White’ music video and a Pepsi ad child actor, a new documentary will claim. Leaving Neverland is tipped to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival later this month and features interviews with both accusers, who are now in their 30s. The men are expected go into detail about how they were allegedly sexually abused by the world-famous singer when they were kids. Jackson was acquitted in 2005 of criminal molestation charges, which did not involve either Wade Robson and James Safechuck, whom he starred with in a Pepsi ad. However, Robson testified at that trial, saying he had slept in Jackson's room many times, but the star had never molested him. Safechuck made similar statements to investigators when he was still a young boy. Then in 2013 Robson filed a lawsuit that said stress and trauma had forced him to face the truth that he was sexually abused by Jackson, who died in 2009. Safechuck filed … [Read more...] about Michael Jackson molested boy, 7, who starred in ‘Black & White’ video as well as Pepsi child actor, 10, new doc expected to claim