The criticism surrounding director Dan Reed's Leaving Neverland continues. Recently rapper T.I. questioned the motives of Michael Jackson's newest sexual abuse accusers, Wade Robson and James Safechuck, and now Mo'Nique has a couple of alternative phrases for Oprah Winfrey. Following the airing of Leaving Neverland, Winfrey hosted her personal tv particular, After Neverland, the place she interviewed the 2 males on the middle of the two-part documentary. Mo'Nique and her husband/supervisor Sidney Hicks shared their opinions on their podcast-web collection "Open Relationship" and expressed their disapproval of Oprah's option to query Jackson's accusers.
"Here’s a person that was discovered not responsible within the eyes of the regulation," Mo’Nique mentioned. "And you look ahead to 10 years after this man was deceased, to now do an interview with individuals who mentioned they lied." The actress was referring to Jackson's earlier court docket trial within the early 2000s the place he was accused of molesting a 13-year-old boy and was later acquitted. "For me, it’s unhappy and disheartening. That man welcomed you in his dwelling and also you spoke of how lovely, and all of the love this man has proven youngsters all around the world."
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"When we’re calling somebody a molester and so they’re now not right here…Michael Jackson will not be right here to defend himself, which is a significant downside," Mo'Nique continued. "[He was] discovered not responsible…you then come again and also you permit these two males to get in your platform and inform this story, and that man can't defend himself, who does that?" Mo'Nique additionally talked about that Robson's lawsuit was thrown out back in 2014.
The couple additionally took calls from the general public, together with one listener who chastised Oprah for capitalizing off of the downfall of public black figures or drama within the black group. Another caller mentioned that they have been ready on Oprah to have an interview particular about her buddy Harvey Weinstein. Dozens of ladies, together with a couple of well-known faces, have accused the previous Hollywood government and co-founder of Miramax of sexual abuse and sexual harassment. Actresses Rose McGowan and Annabella Sciorra have openly shared their stories, alleging that Weinstein raped them.