Three takeaways from Oprah Winfrey’s interview special with alleged Michael Jackson sex abuse survivors


Winfrey, who was also sexually abused when she was young, said Reed’s documentary did an excellent job of illustrating what she had tried to explain — child sexual abuse is about seduction

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National Post

On Monday night, as soon as HBO finished airing “Leaving Neverland” — the two-part documentary in which two men detailed allegations of childhood sexual abuse by Michael Jackson — the network continued its Jackson coverage. This time, it was anchored by Oprah Winfrey.

Winfrey, in conjunction with her network OWN, hosted the hour-long special “Oprah Winfrey Presents: After Neverland,” in which she interviewed the two men, Wade Robson and James Safechuck, and director Dan Reed.

The studio audience was made up of sexual abuse survivors, as well as their supporters and family members. Winfrey, who revealed on her talk show decades ago that she was sexually abused when she was young, said Reed’s documentary did an excellent job of illustrating what she had always tried to explain — child sexual abuse is also about seduction.

“I know people all over the world are going to be in an uproar and debating whether or not Michael Jackson did these things and whether these two men are lying or not lying. But for me, this moment transcends Michael Jackson,” Winfrey said. “It is much bigger than any one person. This is a moment in time that allows us to see this societal corruption, it’s like a scourge on humanity … if it gets you, our audience, to see how it happens, then some good would have come of it.”

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  1. Evelyn W., Michael Jackson was bisexual, you are gay. Having said that, I am very troubled by all of this attacking of someone who died nearly ten years ago. What do these people who attack him want?

  2. @rob wilson. If your wondering about why people are “attacking” someone that has been dead for 10 years perhaps it is because
    PC has no time limits
    Todays moral standards need to be administed to eveyone all the way back to cavemen/women
    The PC insanity has us cleansing history. Sir John A Macdonalds statues and pic on our money. Trudeau on another apology tour.
    MJs victims still have a shot at his estate and his heirs. Many other “victims” need to rely on a brain dead, POS politician like Trudeau to keep handing out cash for the behavior of your ancestors.


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