The film, which explores child molestation charges against the late Michael Jackson, has been slammed by his fans and family. His estate has dismissed the allegations as an attempt to cash in on the singer.
In the face of the threats, and the Jackson family calling the film "a public lynching", HBO has remained resolute. Robson and Safechuck both alleged vividly that Jackson introduced them to kissing, fondling, pornography, masturbation, oral sex, mock marriages and eventually failed anal penetration during their friendships with the "Bad" singer.
Meanwhile, Jackson's brothers Tito, Marlon and Jackie, as well as his nephew Taj, recently appeared on CBS This Morning, where they told host Gayle King they had not seen the documentary, but that the late pop star was "never inappropriate" with children.More news: Acclaimed conductor and pianist Andre Previn dies at 89
Now, when I say it should be experienced by "someone like me", I mean someone who possesses a curiosity toward the subject matter, a more-than-casual exposure to Jackson's music, and a lack of any past trauma that the documentary might re-trigger. "I don't know where it came from but that became my name from him". Bringing the world together.
Robson and Safechuck hit paydirt with filmmaker Dan Reed.
"Michael's training of me to testify began the first night that he started abusing me", Robson alleged.
Both Robson and James Safechuck, the other accused featured in the film, have previously publicly accused Jackson of sexual abuse with the former saying he didn't realise he had been abused until reconsidering the events during a therapy session in 2012.
Allegations of sexual abuse by Jackson first arose in the 1990s and followed him for several decades.