Oprah Criticized For Supporting Michael Jackson's Accusers

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Leaving Neverland features allegations from Wade Robson, now 36, and James Safechuck, now 40, that Jackson sexually abused them from the ages of seven and 10.

The first installment of "Leaving Neverland" premiered last night on HBO.

Michael Jackson's nephew has accused Wade Robson of taking aim at his uncle in a damning new documentary because he didn't land a spot in the King of Pop's Cirque Du Soleil show.

Both Safechuck and Robson have denied being molested by Jackson in the past, Robson even appearing as part of the Jackson defence in his 2005 abuse trial, something both men have come under criticism for.

Safechuck says: "I was really into jewellery at that time and he would reward me with jewellery for doing sexual acts to him. I don't know where it came from but that became my name from him".

"It's the story of these two families and not of all the other people who were or weren't abused by Michael Jackson", Reed told The Associated Press after the film's premiere.

In the film Safechuck claimed the late singer gifted him with an expensive diamond ring ahead of "wedding" him in a ceremony held in his bedroom. We filled out some vows.

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While Safechuck and Robson's allegations have had a powerful impact on many who watched the documentary and subsequent TV interview, the film itself has stirred quite a lot of controversy.

He continued to insist that their friendship never got sexual, "We never spoke about sex, other than a few warnings about how sex was scary and risky".

"We used to spend hours and hours and hours on the phone. And this is how we show our love'". He claims that on the tour, Jackson taught him to masturbate.

Safechuck offered some graphic detail of the alleged abuse: "There was kissing and just kind of rubbing on each other and then oral sex and then he would want me to suck on his nipples and he would finish himself".

He added, "NEVER ONCE SWORE IN MY PRESENCE, NEVER TOUCHED ME INAPPROPRIATELY, & NEVER EVER SUGGESTED WE SHOULD BE LOVERS IN ANY WAY!" I would call him apple head sometimes.

Fans of the singer were less than convinced by Leaving Neverland and were quick to criticise HBO for its decision to air the movie, calling it a "cheap shot" and a "one sided and totally biased portrait" of the allegations.

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