By the time he died at age 50 in 2009, the King of Pop had been besieged by accusations of child sexual abuse for more than 15 years, but Leaving Neverland contains disturbing details that could reshape his legacy forever. The HBO-produced documentary declares that Jackson performed multiple strange and equally upsetting acts on tots, preteens, and teenagers that were geared to his sexual tastes. He installed a secret system of bells connected to doors within Neverland to warn (him) against approaching adults and he also held a mock wedding ceremony with a young boy, complete with a gold ring studded with diamonds.
The Michael Jackson estate has denied all of the claims, likened the documentary to a character attack and sued HBO for $100,000,000. Part two airs tonight, but is already available to stream on HBO Go and HBO Now.