A new documentary titled Chase The Truth has been released, defending Michael Jackson against the child sex abuse allegations made in the controversial Leaving Neverland.
Leaving Neverland, which split opinion, focuses on testimony by Wade Robson, 36, and James Safechuck, 41, who both claim that Jackson sexually abused them when they were children. In the wake of the film being shown, Jackson’s songs were subsequently banned on numerous radio stations around the world.
Now in response, a new counter documentary has been released on Amazon Prime, Youtube and other streaming services.
“Acquitted in life, back on trial after death,” reads the synopsis. “Michael Jackson: Chase The Truth takes an investigative look into the legal battles of the global superstar. Close friends, former staff and researchers paint an intimate portrait of Jackson’s complicated world and put allegations of sexual abuse under the microscope.
Released this week, the film features testimony from Jackson’s former bodyguard Matt Fiddes and actor Mark Lester – who claim that Safechuck and Robson’s abuse claims were fictitious and motivated by financial gain.
“It’s always financial,” said Fiddes in the film. “It’s hard to understand how these allegations can be true.”
Jackson biographer Mike Smallcombe meanwhile added: “Now two accusers going to sue the Jackson estate. All of Michael Jackson’s accusers – it’s always been about money.”
By: Damilola Faustino