Oprah Winfrey Enters ‘Leaving Neverland’ Controversy With HBO & OWN Special
Oprah Winfrey will interview Michael Jackson accusers Wade Robson and James Safechuck for a special to air on HBO and OWN immediately following Monday night’s HBO presentation of Dan Reed’s Leaving Neverland. The special, Oprah Winfrey Presents: After Neverland was taped before an audience that includes survivors of sexual abuse.
The one-hour special debuts simultaneously on HBO and OWN on Monday, March 4 at 10 pm ET/PT immediately following the second and final part of the two-night Leaving Neverland.
Leaving Neverland, in HBO’s description, “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 40, and Robson, now 36, as well as their mothers, wives and siblings, 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.”