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Michael Jackson estate hits back at 'Leaving Neverland'

Apr. 16, 2019 6:02 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The co-executor of Michael Jackson's estate said Tuesday that he's confident the late superstar's supporters will be able to protect his legacy in the wake of an HBO documentary featuring the disturbing stories of two men who say Jackson sexually abused them as boys. Longtime entertainment...

Streisand apologizes for remarks on Michael Jackson accusers

Mar. 23, 2019 6:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Barbra Streisand apologized Saturday for her remarks about Michael Jackson and two men who have accused him of sexual abuse, saying that she should have chosen her words more carefully and that she admires the accusers for "speaking their truth." Streisand had received bitter criticism...

The Latest: Streisand apologizes for Jackson comments

Mar. 23, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Barbra Streisand's comments about the sexual abuse allegations against Michael Jackson (all times local): 6:10 p.m. Barbra Streisand is apologizing outright for her comments about sexual abuse allegations against Michael Jackson. She said in a second statement Saturday that...

Trio of child-sex documentaries puts a spotlight on parents

Mar. 20, 2019 7:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The mothers of the two accusers in HBO's "Leaving Neverland" said they were lulled by Michael Jackson's forlorn demeanor and fairytale world when they allowed him to take their boys into his bed. An aunt who introduced her underage niece to R. Kelly and suspects abuse said in the six-part...

New documentaries spotlight parents of child sexual abuse

Mar. 20, 2019 3:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The mothers of the two accusers in HBO's "Leaving Neverland" said they were lulled by Michael Jackson's forlorn demeanor and fairytale world when they allowed him to take their boys into his bed. An aunt who introduced her underage niece to R. Kelly and suspects abuse said in the "Surviving...

Michael Jackson's legacy clouded by dark documentary

Mar. 5, 2019 1:27 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Can the memory of Michael Jackson survive "Leaving Neverland"? After all, it has bounced back before. The superstar's image was tarnished by allegations of sexual abuse that shadowed him throughout much of his adult life and even stood trial on child molestation charges in 2005, for...

Winfrey to interview Jackson accusers in post-film special

Feb. 27, 2019 5:26 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An Oprah Winfrey interview with two men who say Michael Jackson sexually abused them as boys will air immediately after a documentary on the men. HBO and the Oprah Winfrey Network announced Wednesday that the special, "Oprah Winfrey Presents: After Neverland," will air simultaneously on...

Michael Jackson's brothers say accusers' film neglects facts

Feb. 27, 2019 2:43 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The family of Michael Jackson had a feeling the years-old child molestation allegations against the pop superstar would resurface at some point. So they say they weren't entirely surprised to learn that a forthcoming HBO documentary would feature two of his accusers. "I thought, 'Oh here...