Oprah Winfrey to Interview Michael Jackson Accusers After Leaving Neverland Airs

Oprah Winfrey speaks onstage during Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations at PlayStation Theater on Feb. 5, 2019, in New York City.
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As we all wait with bated breath for yet another one of our childhood heroes to go down in flames, Oprah Winfrey plans to be there every little step of the way, like Bobby Brown.

According to reports, Winfrey will be hosting a panel discussion with Michael Jackson sexual abuse accusers Wade Robson and James Safechuck immediately following the second installment of the HBO documentary, Leaving Neverland, directed by Dan Reed.


Oprah Winfrey Presents: After Neverland” will air on Winfrey’s OWN network and HBO on Monday, March 4, immediately following the second part of the four-hour documentary.

Page Six reports:

Reed will join Robson and Safechuck in the Q&A to be recorded Thursday in front of an audience of sexual abuse survivors and those whose lives have been impacted by abuse. The first half of “Leaving Neverland,” which made waves at the Sundance Film Festival last month, debuts March 3 on HBO.

Winfrey’s discussion with the trio will also be made available as part of her “Oprah SuperSoul Conversations” podcast.

Robson and Safechuck allege that the pop superstar molested them when they were children (ages seven and 10), and reportedly, the two describe the acts in graphic and disturbing detail.

Both testified as men in support of Jackson in 2005 as he battled other molestation accusations in court, something which Jackson’s family points to to discredit the pair.

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Ms. Bronner Helm is a Contributing Editor at The Root. Mouthy Black Girl. Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Fellow. Shea Butter Feminist. Virgo Sun, Aries Moon.