Music News

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 10: Michael Jackson performs on stage during is "HIStory" world tour concert at Ericsson Stadium November 10, 1996 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

Michael Jackson’s estate wasn’t too happy with the Leaving Neverland documentary centered around Jackson’s alleged molestation of two young fans, and they certainly weren’t happy that it received an Emmy win, over the weekend.

The documentary, which aired on HBO, took home an Emmy for best documentary or nonfiction special at the Creative Arts Emmys.

After the win, the film’s director, Dan Reed thanked the two subjects of the documentary, Wade Robson and James Safechuck.

“None of this would have been possible without the incredible courage and determination of Wade and James and their families, and I wanted to salute that…this is one of the first times we’ve been able to shine light on child sexual abuse….the pattern of how it unfolds is not an easy story to tell….it often remains undisclosed for so many decades, so I thank them from the bottom of my heart,” Reed said, as The Blast reports.

“For a film that is a complete fiction to be honored in a nonfiction Emmy category is a complete farce,” a spokesperson of the estate said in response to the win.

“Not one shred of proof supports this completely one-sided so-called documentary which was made in secrecy and for which not one person outside of the two subjects and their families were interviewed.”

Glennisha Morgan is a Detroit-bred multimedia journalist and writer. She writes about intersectionality, hip-hop, pop culture, queer issues, race, feminism, and her truth. Follow her on Twitter @GlennishaMorgan.

Sign me up for the HOT 96.9 email newsletter!

Stay connected with the hottest celebrity and music news, plus exclusive prizes, trips, and more!

By clicking "Subscribe" I agree to the website's terms of Service and Privacy Policy. I understand I can unsubscribe at any time.