AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 10: Michael Jackson performs on stage during is 'HIStory' world tour concert at Ericsson Stadium November 10, 1996 in Auckland, New Zealand.

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7 Disturbing Allegations in HBO's "Leaving Neverland" Documentary

March 4, 2019

The first part of the Leaving Neverland documentary aired on HBO Sunday night, revealing some distressing details about the alleged victims' relationships with Michael Jackson. The Hollywood Reporter has compiled a list of seven of the most disturbing allegations, ahead of part two airing on Monday. Here they are:

Jackson groomed families as well as his alleged victims. Jackson established relationships with the mothers of alleged victims Wade Robson and James Safechuck.

Neverland had multiple places for Jackson to take his victims. The property had several secluded spaces where he could take the boys for sexual encounters.

Jackson sowed an us-against-them mentality in the boys. Jackson reportedly told Robson and Safechuck not to trust other people. 

Jackson's favored sexual tactics. The men had similar accounts of Jackson's sexual practices.

Jackson and Safechuck got "married." The singer bought Safechuck a "wedding ring" to show their commitment to each other.

Jackson counted on both for support in court cases. Jackson pushed both boys to testify on his behalf during court cases.

It took years for Robson and Safechuck to understand they were abused. Robson says for years he believed, "I loved him and he loved me."