About 20 minutes into the premiere of documentary Leaving Neverland part one, the Michael Jackson estate uploaded an entire concert movie to YouTube. 

The HBO two-part documentary directed by Dan Reed, focuses on the testimonials of two men who allege Jackson molested them when they were young boys. James Safechuck and Wade Robson, who were befriended by Jackson when they were aged ten and seven respectively, often spent time with the pop superstar at his Neverland Ranch.

Jackson’s Twitter – managed by the estate, tweeted the link to the concert movie.

According to Variety, Live in Bucharest (The Dangerous Tour) runs for two hours and two minutes, about the same length as Leaving Neverland part one.

“Live in Bucharest and Live at Wembley Stadium available for a limited time on Michael Jackson’s @youtube.”

Live at Wembley Stadium will drop on the same night as Leaving Neverland part two.

The documentary’s premiere at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival reportedly received a standing ovation from the theatre. Online, however, Leaving Neverland has proved to be incredibly divisive. Not to mention, the Jackson estate sued HBO for $140 million over the doco, claiming it breaches a non-disparagement clause in a contract from 1992. 

“Ten years after his passing, there are still those out to profit from his enormous worldwide success and take advantage of his eccentricities,” the lawsuit read. “Michael is an easy target because he is not here to defend himself, and the law does not protect the deceased from defamation, no matter how extreme the lies are.”

#LeavingNeverland is already trending on Twitter with a number of top tweets highly critical of the doco.

In Australia, Leaving Neverland will air on 10 and WIN over two nights – Friday, March 8 at 9pm and Saturday, March 9 at 9:30pm.

Source: Variety
Image: HBO / Leaving Neverland