The two-part documentary LEAVING NEVERLAND explores the separate but parallel experiences of two young boys, James "Jimmy" Safechuck, at age ten, and Wade Robson, at age seven, both of whom were befriended by Michael Jackson. They and their families were invited into his wondrous world, entranced by the singer's fairy-tale existence as his career reached its peak. Through gut-wrenching interviews with Safechuck, now 37, and Robson, now 41, as well as their mothers, wives and siblings, LEAVING NEVERLAND crafts a portrait of sustained abuse, exploring the complicated feelings that led both men to confront their experiences after both had a young son of their own.
Adult child sexual abuse victims -- Interviews.
African American singers -- Biography.
Child sexual abuse -- United States -- Case studies.
Jackson, Michael, 1958-2009.
Rock musicians -- United States -- Biography.
Sexually abused children -- United States -- Case studies.
Documentary television programs.
Nonfiction television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Home Box Office (Firm), publisher.
Reed, Dan, television director, television producer.