Sundance 2019: Dan Reed wanted to pull the focus away from the late pop star and towards his two sexual assault accusers
Although “Leaving Neverland” has prompted a harsh response from Michael Jackson’s estate and his fans since its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, director Dan Reed says his documentary isn’t meant to be about the late pop star, but rather about his two sexual assault accusers.
“That’s not the story we’re telling,” Reed told TheWrap’s Steve Pond at Sundance. “We’re telling the story of the sexual abuse of James Safechuck and Wade Robson, which is a story that they know and that their families know because now it’s come out and that their families are in a position to talk about.”
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The stories of the two subjects are notable because both Safec...