Acclaimed documentary producer Jemima Goldsmith has weighed in on the negative responses towards the Michael Jackson documentary, ‘Leaving Neverland’. Endorsing documentary filmmaker Louis Theroux in his views about the factual film, Jemima has called Jackson a ‘pedophile’. She has also openly rebuked people campaigning against the film. The two part Dan Reed documentary that brings late singer Michael Jackson under the scanner for his sexual misconduct against minors has sparked a major controversy within his fan-base, and the entertainment industry. People are generally divided between their views of Jackson after watching the film. While most have denounced Jackson as a 20th century star, some continue to advocate in his favor.
Jemima Goldsmith Calls Out Apologists Over Blind Devotion For Michael Jackson
Yesterday, Louis Theroux exclaimed that anyone who “can’t see that Michael Jackson was a pedophile” after watching the new Leaving Neverland documentary is being “willfully blind”. In fact, he also slammed apologists for “actively colluding in the silencing of victims”.
If you can’t see that Michael Jackson was a paedophile after watching @danreed1000 ‘s film you are being wilfully blind. And if you are campaigning against it you are actively colluding in the silencing of victims.
— Louis Theroux (@louistheroux) March 7, 2019
Seconding the points put forward by Theroux, Jemima Goldsmith too called out Jackson’s defenders.
Completely agree – watch BOTH episodes before commenting/ doubting victims of abuse. Ep 2, which illustrates the lasting affects of abuse, is devastating. https://t.co/yxaV4jiM4g
— Jemima Goldsmith (@Jemima_Khan) March 9, 2019
She reprimanded proponents of pedophilia for being in denial. She stressed that people need to watch the second part of Leaving Nederland to understand the plight of victims. Moreover, in complete agreement to Theroux’s notion, Goldsmith called lasting effects of abuse ‘devastating’.
Leaving Neverland And The Backlash From Michael Jackson’s Estate
In the documentary, Wade Robson, Jimmy Safechuck, and their families describe their relationship with Jackson. They also comment on Jackson’s lewd ambitions towards them. And in addition to this, they talk about how the iconic singer violated their boundaries at his home, Neverland Ranch, in California, and at Jackson’s apartment in Century City. While the filmmaker Reed has assumed a neutral stance over his film, Michael Jackson’s family and estate refuse to believe the ideas in the presentation.
Citing a 1992 non-disparagement agreement, the Jackson estate threatened HBO with a lawsuit if they aired “Leaving Neverland.” But HBO quickly countered it had no plans to back down.
Leaving Neverland has entailed mixed public reactions. Radio stations in New Zealand and Canada have announced they will stop playing Michael Jackson’s music. But at the same time, some hackers took control of the Leaving Neverland IMDB page to support Jackson’s innocence.
Jemima Goldsmith’s The Case Against Adnan Syed To Premiere Tomorrow On HBO
Goldsmith, was recently involved in the production of Amy Berg’s documentary ‘The Case Against Adnan Syed’. The documentary follows the 1999 disappearance and murder of 18-year-old Baltimore County high school student Hae Min Lee. It also addresses the subsequent conviction of her ex-boyfriend, Adnan Syed. The hugely popular Serial podcast had first brought the case to global attention. The 4-part documentary will premiere on HBO tomorrow, 10 March, at 9.p.m.