Neverland Firsthand: Investigating the Michael Jackson Documentary

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Neverland Firsthand: Investigating the Michael Jackson Documentary
Directed byEli Pedraza
Produced byLiam McEwan
Distributed byYouTube
Release date
  • March 30, 2019 (2019-03-30) (United States)
CountryUnited States

Neverland Firsthand: Investigating the Michael Jackson Documentary is a documentary produced by Liam McEwan, and directed by Eli Pedraza, which explores the allegations of sexual abuse against singer Michael Jackson, by Wade Robson and James Safechuck in the HBO documentary Leaving Neverland.[1][2][3]

The documentary currently has over one million views on YouTube.


Neverland Firsthand makes the case that the HBO documentary Leaving Neverland, which claims that Michael Jackson sexually abused Wade Robson and James Safechuck when they were children, is flawed.[1][2][3] The documentary features Jackson's nephew Taj Jackson, his niece Brandi Jackson, his legal team's private investigator during the 2005 trial Scott Ross, his technical director Brad Sundberg, and investigative journalist Charles Thompson.[4]

Media coverage[edit]

Within the first few days of release, Neverland Firsthand made international headlines, being picked up by Vanity Fair,[2] Billboard, Rolling Stone, and Cosmopolitan,[1] as well as being featured in news broadcasts across Italy, Mexico, France, Australia, and South Africa.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Lewis, Anna (April 9, 2019). "Neverland Firsthand is a documentary response to Leaving Neverland". Cosmopolitan. Retrieved 2019-09-11.
  2. ^ a b c Desta, Yohana (April 5, 2019). "Michael Jackson's Family Responds to Leaving Neverland in a New Documentary". Vanity Fair. Retrieved 2019-09-11.
  3. ^ a b White, Adam (April 8, 2019). "Neverland Firsthand review: this ludicrous rebuttal to abuse claims is strictly for the truthers". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2019-09-11.
  4. ^ "Michael Jackson's family responds to sexual abuse claims in documentary Neverland Firsthand". MSN. April 8, 2019. Retrieved 2019-09-11.

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