Oprah Winfrey to Host ‘After Neverland’ Special With Michael Jackson Accusers

Michael Jackson's family address Leaving Neverland for first time

Michael Jackson's family address Leaving Neverland for first time

The family maintains Robson and Safechuck, who saw their lawsuit against the pop icon dismissed in 2015, are motivated by financial gains - as they are looking to appeal the court's decision.

Winfrey's interview with Robson and Safechuck will come 26 years after the host, 65, famously sat down with Jackson in February 1993 for a live interview that pulled in more than 90 million viewers, according to Oprah.com.

Asked why some other members of the Jackson family have not been so vocal ahead of the broadcast of documentary Leaving Neverland, Taj told CBS This Morning: "There's a fear to put more energy to it and more eyeballs to it". Watch King's the full report Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019 on "CBS This Morning".

All four said that they have not seen Leaving Neverland, which features Wade Robson and James Safechuck describing the alleged molestation they suffered at Michael Jackson's home.

MJ's cousin Taj, who said he was there at the "sleepovers" with the star, added: 'To the outside world, yes, I think it can be odd.

In January, the Michael Jackson estate issued a statement in response to Leaving Neverland, which reads, in part, "Leaving Neverland isn't a documentary, it is the kind of tabloid character assassination Michael Jackson endured in life, and now in death". I know Michael. I know what he stood for, what he was all about...

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"I don't care to see it", admitted Jackie. Bringing the world together.

Wade Robson, 36, and James Safechuck, 40, have previously stated under oath that they weren't victimized by Jackson when they were children.

They said the controversial programme, which airs on Channel 4 in the United Kingdom next month, is "all about the money". So, you know if he - if he was still alive, yeah, I don't know.

They believe that the reason behind the two men coming forward is purely financial. "I was terrified." When Safechuck was 14, he says, Jackson staged a mock wedding with him, complete with vows and a diamond-encrusted wedding ring. Taj referred to his uncle as "a blank cheque".

The Jackson family has condemned the documentary as untruthful and has said that when Jackson shared his bed with children, it was innocent.

In a statement obtained by PEOPLE, HBO said, "Despite the desperate lengths taken to undermine the film, our plans remain unchanged". Per HBO's description, Leaving Neverland "presents their accounts of sustained abuse, exploring the complicated feelings that led both men to confront their experiences after both had a young son of their own".

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