Dan Reed

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Dan Reed was born on 1964-12- in United Kingdom, is a 2019 documentary film on Michael Jackson alleged sexual abuse cases. Discover Dan Reed’s Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 56 years old?

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2019

Leaving Neverland is a 2019 documentary film directed and produced by the British filmmaker Dan Reed. It focuses on two men, Wade Robson and James Safechuck, who allege they were sexually abused as children by the late singer Michael Jackson.

The film is a co-production between the UK broadcaster Channel 4 and the US broadcaster HBO. Following its premiere at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival on January 25, 2019, it was broadcast on HBO in two parts in March 2019 and as a shortened version on Channel 4. It received acclaim from critics, winning the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special, but it received mixed reviews from viewers.

On February 21, the Jackson estate sued HBO for breaching a non-disparagement clause from a 1992 contract. The suit sought to compel HBO to participate in a non-confidential arbitration that could result in $100 million or more in damages rewarded to the estate. HBO denied claims of a breach of contract and filed an anti-SLAPP motion against the estate. On September 20, Judge George Wu issued a ruling that denied HBO’s motion to dismiss the case, allowing the Jackson estate to compel arbitration. On November 7, 2019, Judge Wu granted HBO’s motion to stay the arbitration proceedings with the Jackson estate pending HBO’s appeal to the Ninth Circuit.

Leaving Neverland premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival on January 25, 2019. For television, it was split into two parts, broadcast on March 3 and 4 on HBO in the US and on March 6 and 7 on Channel 4 in the UK. The Channel 4 version was edited from four hours to three to create space for commercials. It broke Channel 4 streaming records and became the most downloaded Channel 4 show ever, taking a 45% share of young television audiences. An audience of 2.1 million watched Part 1 on Channel 4, and 1.9 million watched Part 2. In the US, Part 1 drew a 0.4 rating and 1.285 million viewers, the third-largest audience for an HBO documentary in the decade, behind only Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief and Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds. Part 2 drew a 0.3 rating and 927,000 viewers in its initial airing.

The American broadcast was followed by Oprah Winfrey Presents: After Neverland (recorded March 2, 2019), in which Robson, Safechuck, and Reed were interviewed by Oprah Winfrey before an audience of victims and their families. Winfrey later spoke of the “hateration” she received from Jackson’s supporters and others who criticized the film, yet said her support of the accusers has not wavered.

Following many requests of composer Chad Hobson to make the film’s score available, the Leaving Neverland: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack official 19-track soundtrack album was released by Redrocca in the US and UK in digital format on April 1, 2019.

American actor Corey Feldman, a friend of Jackson since a child, called the documentary “one-sided” and said Jackson never approached him inappropriately. He later said that his comments “[weren’t] meant in any way to question the validity of the victims”. Singer Aaron Carter, a friend of Jackson as a child, stated that he remembered his friend as “an amazing guy” and reiterated his support for Jackson. Brett Barnes and American actor Macaulay Culkin, both of whom were insinuated as victims in the film, also denied any inappropriate behavior from Jackson. Culkin stated that Jackson “never did anything to him and he never saw him do anything.” He added that “at this flash point in time, he’d have no reason to hold anything back.” American singer Barbra Streisand spoke in Jackson’s defense, saying “his sexual needs were his sexual needs” and that the accusers had been “thrilled” to be with him. She added that the accusers were “both married and they both have children, so it didn’t kill them.” Streisand later apologized and expressed sympathy for the accusers.

A 30-minute documentary rebutting the claims in the film, Neverland Firsthand: Investigating the Michael Jackson Documentary, was released on YouTube on March 30, 2019. It was directed by journalist Liam McEwan and features interviews with Jackson’s family and colleagues. Another documentary challenging the film, Michael Jackson: Chase the Truth, was released on August 13. On August 13, 2019, parts of Robson’s 2016 video deposition were released in an online video essay; the essay argues that his deposition statements contradict statements he made in Leaving Neverland.

The documentary led to a media backlash against Jackson. Commentators suggested Jackson’s music could fall from favor, similarly to the work of convicted sexual abuser Gary Glitter. Reed said he was not interested in this debate, and said: “I’m not about cancelling Jackson. But I think people should know that he was, at times, a monster to children.”

Film producer Jodi Gomes said she and the Jackson family had been working on a new documentary about the Jackson 5 for their 50th anniversary, but that it was canceled after the broadcast of Leaving Neverland. However, Gomes believes Jackson’s legacy would continue “from this generation to the next”. Items of Jackson’s clothing and a Jackson poster were removed from the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, but Jackson’s photographs from the museum’s Ryan White exhibit were kept. Fashion house Louis Vuitton canceled Jackson-inspired products planned for its 2019 collections. American artistic gymnast Katelyn Ohashi removed Jackson’s music and Jackson-inspired dance moves from her floor routine at the 2019 PAC-12 Championships. The city council of Brussels cancelled plans to dress the Manneken Pis sculpture in Jackson’s signature clothing.

In June 2019, around the time of the 10th anniversary of Jackson’s death, various industry executives said that his legacy would endure. Darren Julien, president of Julien’s Auctions, which has sold millions of dollars worth of Jackson memorabilia, said: “He still commands prices compared to most any other celebrity.” Billboard senior editor Gail Mitchell said she interviewed about thirty music executives who believed Jackson’s legacy could withstand the controversy. In a Guardian article reassessing Jackson’s legacy, biographer Margo Jefferson expressed her support for Jackson’s accusers and concluded: “The task is to read the art and the life fully as they wind and unwind around each other, changing shape and direction.”

On February 7, 2019, shortly before broadcast, Howard Weitzman, attorney for the Jackson estate, wrote a letter to HBO chief executive Richard Plepler criticizing Leaving Neverland as journalistically unethical. The letter said that HBO is “being used as part of Robson’s and Safechuck’s legal strategy [both of which are currently seeking appeals]”, and that Reed intentionally did not interview anyone who detracted from the story. The letter said that the two accusers had been caught lying in testimony, and the documentary would only bolster their credibility. “We know that this will go down as the most shameful episode in HBO’s history,” the letter said.

On October 21, 2019, HBO filed a notice of appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, seeking appellate review of the District Court’s order granting the Jackson estate’s motion to compel arbitration, and shortly after applied for a stay of the arbitration proceedings. On November 7, 2019, HBO was granted its motion to stay the arbitration proceedings with the Jackson estate pending HBO’s appeal to the Ninth Circuit.

2017

In February 2017, Reed and assistant producer Marguerite Gaudin flew to Hawaii to interview Robson, who agreed to tell his story chronologically and without omission of any unpleasant details. A camera failed shortly after shooting began, but a solution was found; shooting continued until nighttime and continued throughout the second day. Reed traveled to Los Angeles later that week to shoot Safechuck’s story in two days. Reed said that Robson, Safechuck, and their families received no financial compensation for the film.

After filming, Reed returned to London and began corroborating the stories. Wondering how Robson’s and Safechuck’s mothers could have allowed their sons to be allegedly abused, he returned to Los Angeles in November 2017 and interviewed their families. The interview in which Safechuck discusses and shows the wedding ring was filmed in July 2018. Reed decided that footage he had shot of former detectives and prosecutors from the 1993 case and the 2005 trial was unnecessary.

2015

In 2015, Robson’s case against Jackson’s estate was dismissed because it was “untimely and should be dismissed.” The ruling was not a judgment on the validity of Robson’s accusations. Robson’s attorney, Maryann Marzano, said the ruling would be appealed and the accusations would be pursued against Jackson’s business entities. In 2017, it was ruled that the corporations formerly owned by Jackson could not be held accountable for Jackson’s alleged past actions. Robson and Safechuck have appealed the judicial decisions regarding their lawsuits.

2014

In Entertainment Weekly, Kristen Baldwin gave the film a B grade. She criticized it as “woefully one-sided” and concluded: “As a documentary, Leaving Neverland is a failure. As a reckoning, though, it is unforgettable.” In The Hollywood Reporter, Daniel Fienberg wrote: Leaving Neverland is “about the 20+ years… Robson and Safechuck [held secrets, lied, covered up] — and the damage that can do — as it is about the alleged crimes.” He concluded, “it’s doubtful you’ll feel exactly the same after watching.” The Daily Telegraph awarded it five out of five, describing it as “a horrifying picture of child abuse.”

2013

The two men say that these acts were regarded as “romantic” and did not realize they were inappropriate until adulthood. Safechuck says Jackson once took him shopping for an engagement ring (which he kept as memorabilia) and later held a mock wedding. He began therapy in 2013 and recalled his trauma for the first time. Stephanie Safechuck, his mother, describes feeling elated and dancing when Jackson died in 2009. Robson says Jackson told him to distrust women. Both men claimed that Jackson tried pushing them away from their families and “brainwashing” them. Jackson allegedly sent the two men “love letters” and set up security systems at Neverland to prevent other people from witnessing their sexual acts.

In 2013, Robson filed a lawsuit alleging that Jackson had sexually abused him for seven years, beginning when he was seven years old; the suit was reportedly worth up to $1 billion. The following year, James Safechuck, another former friend of Jackson, filed a case alleging he was sexually abused over a four-year period from the age of ten. He said he realized he was abused by Jackson after seeing Robson on television. A probate court dismissed his suit in 2017. Both men had previously testified that Jackson never molested them—Safechuck as a child during the 1993 investigation and Robson as a child in 1993 and as a young adult in 2005.

2005

In 2005, Jackson was criminally tried for several counts of child molestation charges following concerns raised in the 2003 documentary Living with Michael Jackson. He was seen holding hands in the documentary with 12-year-old Gavin Arvizo and talked about sharing a bed. Jackson was acquitted of all charges. In May 2011, Wade Robson, a choreographer and former friend of Jackson, approached John Branca, co-executor of the Michael Jackson estate, following up on an offer to discuss directing the Michael Jackson-Cirque du Soleil joint production Michael Jackson: One. Robson wanted the job “badly”, but the estate had already chosen someone else for the production. Robson states in his 2013 complaint that in April 2011, he had suffered the first of two nervous breakdowns followed by a second nervous breakdown in March 2012. In 2012, Robson explained his nervous breakdown was triggered by an obsessive quest for success. In his own words, his career began to “crumble.” In the same year, Robson failed to find a publishing deal for a book in which he would allege that he was sexually abused by Jackson.

2001

English singer Boy George expressed skepticism about the documentary: “It’s just taken almost for granted that this is what happened and therefore we all should accept it.” American singer Madonna, who was a friend of Jackson, told British Vogue: “I don’t have a lynch-mob mentality, so in my mind, people are innocent until proven guilty … Are there people asking for money, is there some kind of extortion thing happening?” Joey Fatone of NSYNC, who had worked with Robson at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards, also expressed skepticism: “[At the time] it seemed like nothing was going on, that’s the whole thing. To come out later on and have these repercussions, it’s kind of weird and interesting because you never know what’s true.”

1993

In 1993 Michael Jackson was accused of sexually molesting 13-year-old Jordan Chandler. Jackson denied the claims and settled the case out of court for a $15 million payment, and no charges were filed after a criminal investigation due to a lack of evidence and testimony from the alleged victim. In 1996, Jackson made an out-of-court settlement with the mother of another boy, Jason Francia, for more than $2 million, who, in 1993, previously told police that Jackson never molested him. The Francias never filed a lawsuit.

1992

On February 21, the Jackson estate sued HBO for violating a non-disparagement clause in a 1992 contract by agreeing to run the documentary. The suit sought to compel HBO to litigate the issue in a public arbitration process and claimed that the estate could be awarded $100 million or more in damages. The suit accused HBO of fabricating lies with a financial motive. HBO did not stop the airing of the documentary.

On February 28, Plepler resigned from HBO. He was rumored to have chafed under the leadership of John Stankey, WarnerMedia’s new chief. The Jackson estate said Plepler “must have known” about the 1992 contract, since he had been senior vice president of communications then. It was reported in September 2019 that Plepler resigned three days after an unnamed shareholder wrote a letter criticizing, among other things, Plepler’s greenlighting of Leaving Neverland, arguing that it opened the company to lawsuits.

The Jackson estate aimed to have a Los Angeles Superior Court judge compel arbitration proceedings before the American Arbitration Association. HBO said there was no enforceable agreement that pertained to Leaving Neverland. It argued that an over-reading of the 1992 contract would violate both its due process rights and the First Amendment; under the Federal Arbitration Act, the federal judge had to decide the “gateway issues of validity and arbitrability”. The Jackson estate called this argument “classic tautology” and that it “assumes the very conclusion that HBO wants an adjudicator to reach in this dispute, i.e., that there are no remaining obligations under the Agreement”.

1988

Director Dan Reed described Leaving Neverland as a “study of the psychology of child sexual abuse, told through two ordinary families … groomed for twenty years by a pedophile masquerading as a trusted friend.” In the film, Robson and Safechuck allege that Jackson sexually abused them when they were children, Safechuck beginning in 1988, Robson beginning in 1990. They give graphic descriptions of Jackson’s alleged sex acts, including masturbation, oral sex, and anal sex, which they claim took place at his home, Neverland Ranch, and other locations.

In January 2019, the Jackson estate issued a press release condemning the film: “The two accusers testified under oath that these events never occurred. They have provided no independent evidence and absolutely no proof in support of their accusations.” In February 2019, the estate filed a $100 million lawsuit against HBO, petitioning a court to compel their arbitrate cooperation regarding the film’s broadcast. As Jackson is dead, HBO cannot be sued for defamation. Instead, the estate claimed HBO had violated a 1992 agreement never to disparage Jackson’s public image, stipulated in the terms for broadcasting his concert film Live in Bucharest: The Dangerous Tour. On the day of the HBO premiere of Leaving Neverland: Part One, the estate posted Live in Bucharest on YouTube. The next day, to coincide with the broadcast of Part Two, the estate posted another concert film, Live at Wembley July 16, 1988.

Jackson biographer Mike Smallcombe argued that Safechuck’s claims of sexual abuse at Neverland’s train station from 1988 to 1992 could not be true because the train station was not built until 1994. Reed responded: “There seems to be no doubt about the station date. The date [the accusers] have wrong is the end of the abuse.” He said that Safechuck was present at Neverland before and after the construction of the station and that it was “just one of the many locations where James remembers sexual activity taking place”. Smallcombe dismissed Reed’s response, and criticized the documentary for omitting the debts Robson and Safechuck allegedly owe Jackson’s estate in court costs.