In the controversial documentary Leaving Neverland, Wade Robson and James Safechuck tell the story of sexual abuse they suffered from Michael Jackson when they were boys. Following the conclusion of the television premiere of that documentary, Oprah Winfrey will interview Robson and Safechuck in a special titled After Neverland.
After Neverland will air Monday, March 4, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on both HBO and the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). If you don’t have cable, you can watch a live stream of HBO or OWN via one of the following live-TV streaming services:
If you have Amazon Prime or want to start a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime, you can watch live and on-demand HBO content through the HBO Amazon Channel, which also comes with a free 7-day trial.
Once you’re signed up for both Amazon Prime and the HBO channel, you can you can then watch After Neverland either live as it airs or on-demand anytime once it airs. With either option, you can watch on your computer via the Amazon website, or you can watch on your phone (Android and iPhone compatible), tablet, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 or other streaming device via the Amazon Video app.
You can also watch the Leaving Neverland doc on-demand this way.
PlayStation Vue: PS Vue — which doesn’t require an actual PlayStation console to sign up or watch — offers four different live-TV channel packages, all of which include OWN. You can also add HBO as an add-on.
You can start a free five-day trial right here (select “Start Streaming” in the upper-right corner), and you can then watch a live stream of After Neverland on your computer via the PS Vue website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, PlayStation (3 or 4), or other supported device via the PS Vue app.
OWN is included in Philo’s main 44-channel bundle, which is the cheapest among all streaming services if you plan on keeping it long-term.
You can start a free 7-day trial right here, and you can then watch After Neverland live on your computer via the Philo website, or on your phone (iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV or or other supported device via the Philo app.
If you can’t watch live, Philo also allows you to DVR programs and watch them up to 30 days later. And even if you forget to DVR something, Philo also comes with a 72-hour rewind feature, which allows you to replay anything that has aired in the last three days.
Whether you already have Hulu or you want to sign up for a new subscription, you can watch live and on-demand HBO content through the HBO add-on, which can be included with either regular Hulu or “Hulu with Live TV.”
Once signed up, you can watch After Neverland live as it airs, or you can watch it on-demand anytime once it airs. With either option, you can watch on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Echo Show or other streaming device via the Hulu app.
‘After Neverland’ Preview
Leaving Neverland is certainly one of the more controversial high-profile documentaries in recent memory. Friends and family of Michael Jackson have dismissed the alleged sexual abuse claims of Wade Robson and James Safechuck, claiming that the men–who defended Jackson in the past before eventually coming forward with their allegations–are only doing it for attention or money.
The Jackson Estate released a seething statement, calling the documentary a “tabloid character assassination Michael Jackson endured in life, and now in death.”
“For 20 years, Wade Robson denied in court and in numerous interviews, including after Michael passed, that he was a victim and stated he was grateful for everything Michael had done for him,” reads the statement. “His family benefited from Michael’s kindness, generosity and career support up until Michael’s death. Conveniently left out of Leaving Neverland was the fact that when Robson was denied a role in a Michael Jackson themed Cirque du Soleil production, his assault allegations suddenly emerged.”
As such, Oprah Winfrey’s decision to give a stage to Robson and Safechuck–two men who many believe to be liars–will also be met with controversy. She knows that’s the case but felt this was nevertheless something that had to be done.
“For me, this moment transcends Michael Jackson,” said Oprah, who finds the claims of Robson and Safechuck to be credible. “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 and it’s happening right now.”
During the interview, the victims also explain why it took them so long to come forward.
“I had no understanding of being abused. I loved Michael,” Robson says. “And all the times that I testified and the many, many times that I gushed over him publicly in interviews over wherever it may be, that was from a real place, while never forgetting any of the sexual details that happened between us, but having no understanding that it was abuse, and having no concept in my mind that anything about Michael could ever be bad. Anything that Michael did was right, to me, for so many years.”
The interview, which also includes the film’s director, Dan Reed, takes place in front of an audience of more than 100 abuse survivors.
“I’d never witnessed public support before,” said Robson about the crowd, which welcomed him and Safechuck warmly. “I expected to be bushwhacked and mowed over.”
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