LOS ANGELES – Oprah Winfrey moderated an after-show conversation “Oprah Winfrey Presents: After Neverland” with subjects of the HBO Documentary “Leaving Neverland” Wade Robson and James Safechuck, along with director Dan Reed, to air simultaneously on HBO and OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network on Monday, March 4 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT, immediately following the conclusion of part two of “Leaving Neverland” on HBO.
“Oprah Winfrey Presents: After Neverland” was taped before an audience of survivors of sexual abuse and others whose lives have been impacted by it. Audience members included actor Anthony Edwards, who recently came forward about his own childhood sexual abuse and serves as the vice chair of the board for 1in6, along with former Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Al Chesley, who is also a sexual abuse survivor. The show will also be available on WATCH OWN, HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and partners’ streaming platforms the same day, Monday, March 4. An extended version of the special will also be available on “Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations” podcast starting Sunday, March 10.
Following are video clips from the conversation:
CLIP: Oprah Explains Why the Sexual Abuse Conversation “Transcends Michael Jackson”
CLIP: Oprah Asks a Michael Jackson Accuser Why He Continued to Associate With The Pop Star
CLIP: Michael Jackson Accuser Explains Why He Denied Being Sexually Abused By Jackson In The Past
About HBO Documentary “Leaving Neverland”
The two-part HBO documentary “Leaving Neverland” explores the separate but parallel experiences of two young boys, James “Jimmy” Safechuck, at age ten, and Wade Robson, at age seven, both of whom were befriended by Michael Jackson. They and their families were invited into his wondrous world, entranced by the singer’s fairy-tale existence as his career reached its peak.
Through gut-wrenching interviews with Safechuck, now 40, and Robson, now 36, as well as their mothers, wives and siblings, “Leaving Neverland” presents their accounts of sustained abuse, exploring the complicated feelings that led both men to confront their experiences after both had a young son of their own.
Produced and directed by Dan Reed (HBO’s Emmy®-nominated “Three Days of Terror: The Charlie Hebdo Attacks” and “Terror at the Mall”), the first part of “Leaving Neverland” debuts Sunday, March 3 (8:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT), followed by the second part the following night, Monday. March 4 (8:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO.
About OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
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