CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Billboard Magazine reports:

Michael Jackson’s estate sharply denounced Leaving Neverland Friday night (Jan. 25), calling it “the kind of tabloid character assassination Michael Jackson endured in life, and now in death.”

A statement released by Jackson’s estate calls the men, Wade Robson and James Safechuck, “two perjurers”— a reference to sworn statements the men gave when Jackson was alive that he had not abused them. The men leveled their abuse allegations after Jackson’s death.

The pair’s stories are the basis for Leaving Neverland, a four-hour documentary that will air later this year on HBO and earned a somber standing ovation after its premiere at Sundance.