Solène Delinger 3:44 p.m., February 06, 2023, modified at 3:44 p.m., February 06, 2023

In a column written for the British newspaper "The Guardian", Dan Reed, the director of "Leaving Neverland", a documentary which returned to the accusation of pedophilia targeting Michael Jackson, denounces the future biopic devoted to the King of Pop.

He accuses the project which, according to him, "will glorify a man who raped children" and he denounces the enthusiasm of the press and fans for this film devoted to the life of the interpreter of "Thriller". 


, the future biopic devoted to the life of Michael Jackson, is already controversial… While producer Graham King announced last week that the role of the King of Pop would be played by his nephew Jaafar Jackson, voices are rising against the making of the film.

Dan Reed, the director of the shock documentary

Leaving Neverland,

 who returned to the accusations of pedophilia targeting the interpreter of


wrote a long column in the


to denounce the project. 

According to him, this project will "glorify" Michael Jackson, tried in 2005 for pedophilia, and found innocent.

"No one is talking about 'cancel' this film, which will glorify a man who raped children", protests Dan Reed.

"If you knew that your idol had committed acts of paedophilia, wouldn't celebrating his personality seem problematic to you?" he asks. 

“Child victims of sexual assault will cover up for their attacker”


Leaving Neverland, 

two alleged victims of Michael Jackson, James Safechuck and Wade Robson, testify.

They say they were abused by the King of Pop at the age of 7 and 10.

In his column, Dan Reed brushes aside the fact that Michael Jackson was cleared by the courts in 2005. "Child victims of sexual assault - which can be disconcerting when you don't know it - will cover their attacker and protect him for decades. That's why Robson became a key witness for the defense and allowed him to be acquitted. The jury believed Robson and found the singer not guilty. Today, he admits that he lied in front of the court to protect his mentor and abuser". 


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"Jackson's power of seduction is still alive", denounces Dan Reed

The biopic


promises to address "every aspect of Jackson's life."

But it's unclear to what extent the pedophilia accusations that have plagued the King of Pop will be addressed.

And, it is very unlikely that the subject will be put on the table, the family of Michael Jackson being involved in the project.

"To the director, I ask this question: how are you going to represent the moment when a 30-year-old man takes a child by the hand and takes him to his room?" Asks Dan Reed.

The director also denounces the enthusiasm of the press and the singer's fans for this highly anticipated biopic.

"What the complete lack of outrage accompanying the announcement of this film tells us is that Jackson's power of seduction is still alive and well, even from his grave. It would seem that the press,



To be continued…