The R. Kelly domino effect is in full swing.
Two Michael Jackson accusers who appear in an upcoming documentary say their sexual-abuse allegations have not been discredited as the Jackson estate says, and they want to be heard.
Attorney Vince Finaldi, who represents Wade Robson and James Safechuck in lawsuits alleging Jackson molested them, insists that the suits against the deceased Pop icon were dismissed on technicalities, not a credible trial-by-jury.
The case is now under appeal.
“We stand by our clients, and we believe them, and we fully expect them to be vindicated,” Finaldi told the AP on Thursday.
The bombshell accounts by Robson and Safechuck, who came forward as adults to say Jackson had sexually abused them for years when they were boys, will be relived again in the two-part, four-hour documentary “Leaving Neverland." For many, it will be their first introduction to some of the "survivors" of Michael Jackson's alleged pedophilia.
Channel 4 and HBO have co-produced award-winning director Dan Reed's two-part documentary.
When allegations of abuse by Jackson involving young boys surfaced in 1993, many found it hard to believe that he could be guilty of such things.
Leaving Neverland explores the experiences of Safechuck, at age ten, and Robson, at age seven, who were both befriended by Jackson. It premieres Jan. 25 at the Sundance Film Festival.