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Lights, camera, fiction! Leaving Neverland Has Been Derailed

© hannah kozak

Michael Jackson’s 1982 Thriller Album

 

Lights, camera, fiction!

Leaving Neverland is anti-Michael Jackson programming at its zenith, a clearly fraudulent movie that is collapsing daily—even hourly as journalists, activists, and writers such as Keya Morgan, Mike Smallcomb, Charles Thomson, Kerry Ward, Raven Woods and John Ziegler fire more cannonballs and Reeds’ ship continues to sink.  We continue debunking everything from its major plot points to its minute details.

Leaving Neverland was never about what truly happened at Neverland Ranch or about alleged victims of sexual abuse. It was meant as a smear campaign against Michael Jackson. And as the movie’s credibility continues to fall apart, I’m left with so many questions… Like, why is the U.K. press covering director Dan Reed’s faux pas but the U.S. media is ignoring the whole ordeal? Why hasn’t Oprah, who publicly promoted the film, made a public statement about the lies that have since been uncovered since it opened? Who supported this movie? Who financed it?

Defending Michael Jackson doesn’t make you crazy and stating tabloid headlines doesn’t make you woke either. The story of Leaving Neverland is a painted upon, crazy canvas of lies, frauds, and players with an agenda. The movie itself is a plot to bring down the world’s greatest entertainer ever.

And you shouldn’t buy it—I would know.

I watched my mother be abused by her second husband for five years on weekends from the ages of nine to fourteen until she ended up in intensive care at UCLA with brain damage. She has spent thirty-nine years of her life in aging facilities. That’s a fact.

As someone who has a background with abuse, I resent the lies meant to pull on our hearts with the end goal of a financial payoff. I’m also a photojournalist. To document my father’s survival of eight Nazi forced labor camps during the Holocaust, I spent more than eight years on and off conducting research. Reed said he did three weeks of research for Leaving Neverland. I know it takes more time than that.

So, unlike the movie, let’s get some facts straight:

1) Wade Robson insisted Michael was trying to turn him against women in the movie. Meanwhile, Robson asked Michael to properly introduce him to Michael’s niece, Brandi, after they met on a commercial for Michael. Brandi and Wade had a relationship for more than seven years, during the time Michael was allegedly abusing him. This throws off the narrative, doesn’t it?

2) Wade never stayed behind in Neverland alone with Michael while his family went to the Grand Canyon. In her 1993 deposition and during the 2005 trial, Wade’s mother testified that the whole family, including Wade, went on that trip.

3) James Safechuck’s lawsuit against the Michael Jackson estate claimed abuse from 1988-1992. But the train station where Safechuck vividly described this daily abuse didn’t even exist during that time period. Dan Reed admitted days ago that Safechuck committed perjury because the train station only acquired permits for construction in 1993 before opening for use in 1994.

So Robson and Safechuck are not victims. They made up allegations to sue for hundreds of millions and lied repeatedly in court to try to get money. And it’s evident now that Reed has placed himself firmly in the driving seat of these allegations.

The deterioration of Michael Jackson’s reputation and well-being during the 2005 trials wasn’t enough for the media. The American federal judicial system found Michael Jackson innocent, but years later films like Leaving Neverland are still attacking him and spreading lies that he can no longer respond to because he is no longer with us.

Michael Jackson was a globally renowned black icon. He broke barriers between racism and religion and was a true humanitarian. As I wrote in January, try as some people might to put another nail in Michaels coffin, his dedicated fans and followers know the truth: Michael was a kindhearted man.

Michael Jackson was a fan of P.T. Barnum and believed he was put here to entertain and the show must go on. This movie is a three-ring circus and the show must not go on. This house of cards is falling down.

The Dalai Lama recently said: “We have to learn how to use our time properly. It’s important to make our lives meaningful. Bullying and cheating others may give a short-term return, but leaves a nagging sense of unease. Money doesn’t yield real satisfaction, whereas compassion does.”

I’m going with the Dalai Lama and the compassion that Michael Jackson showed us while he was on this planet. We need more compassionate hearts, not people getting on board a train of lies.

Michael Jackson had a soft heart in a cruel world. Like him, I will continue to stand up for what I believe in, as I have for the past ten years. Even if it’s not always popular, it is the only truth in my heart.

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Michael Jackson’s Light Shining on Christmas

Michael Jackson’s Light Shining on Christmas”

When I pull into Forest Lawn Cemetery, I see a grand festive wreathe decorated in yellows, golds and reds. Five years and six months later, Michael Jackson is remembered, respected and honored at Forest Lawn. Dedications to him continue with Christmas trees left in his honor, complete with home made decorations.

Entrance to Forest Lawn

Entrance to Forest Lawn

People have lovingly decorated spruce, pine and fir trees and left them close to Michael’s resting spot, at Holly Terrace. Three different sizes of trees complete with wrapped gifts, tiny bulbs, sparkling tinsel, and handmade cards with candles underneath.

Christmas tree for MJ

Christmas tree for MJ

Christmas tree for MJ

Christmas tree for MJ

Christmas for MJ

Christmas for MJ

Christmas tree for MJ

Christmas tree for MJ

There is a beautiful silence on the sacred grounds. Even the trees seem to understand that G-d is closest to those with broken hearts. There is a Jewish proverb: Do not be wise in words, be wise in deeds. And indeed, Michael walked his walk. He didn’t have to tell others how he helped those less fortunate; he just did. He was a spiritual force that touched billions of souls. When I visited Neverland, I saw the special hospital beds for sick and dying children that Michael had built into the walls of the movie screening room. He was that committed to helping the children. Our culture is obsessed with sex and it’s the cynics that made something pure and innocent, into something evil. I was witness to the opposite.

Forest Lawn tree

Forest Lawn tree

Christmas tree for MJ

Christmas tree for MJ

Forest Lawn for MJ

Forest Lawn for MJ

I wonder if he knew how much light he brought into our world? Does he know how bright his light continues to shine? Michael spread light and was the embodiment of love and yet his loneliness never broke his spirit. As I quietly sit, reflecting on how Michael wanted to heal the world, I am struck by the light streaming through the trees at Holly Terrace. And there is my answer. Michael Jackson’s light touched every corner of the world. A golden reflection of light, lighting in every direction: south, north, east and west. “Heal the World” he sang. If we all cry at the same time, maybe we can.

@ hannah kozak

MJ at Forest Lawn Cemetery


“He’s not afraid to look at the worst suffering and find the smallest part that’s positive and beautiful.” – Frank Dileo of Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson’s Light Shining on Christmas”


We’ve already had enough – Stop the Conrad Murray documentary

“A faint cold fear thrills through my veins that almost freezes up the heat of life.” Thanks Shakespeare. We had justice for approximately 24 hours. Scratch the sense of closure I wrote about 2 days ago. When I heard the recording of Michael Jackson’s voice where Michael was taped in the privacy of his home, I knew what Dr. Murray was up to all along. Think about it. There are no words that exist in the English language for Murray’s ethics but appalling comes to mind. Murray was sitting in Michael’s bedroom with his iPhone tape recording Michael. What exactly was he planning to do with that? Michael was in the privacy of his own home and still had no privacy.What a horrific violation of trust.

“They gotta hear it from me,

They gotta hear it from you,

They gotta hear it from us,

We can’t take it.

We’ve already had enough.”

Is the media a mirror of society? If it is, then we have hit rock bottom. It’s obvious why Murray choose not to testify in court. He had this planned all along complete with a tape recording he made of Michael’s voice. I wonder how much he was paid?

Channel 4 is ready in the wings with a diabolical documentary featuring an exclusive interview with Murray, the doctor who was found guilty in the death of the world’s most beloved entertainer. How much money will Murray pocket from his documentary? How far will the tabloid trash reach? I wrote a blog about Money last week and I wasn’t far off. There are laws that prevent a felon from profiting from his crime but not if the documentary was completed prior to the end of the trial where Murray was considered innocent. Congratulations to Murray who got around the law again.

Michael Jackson was making money from the time he was eight years old. He grew up knowing that people wanted to be near him for his money. He knew that many did not care about him and his giant heart that cared about people, children, families, art, animals, nature and his fans. From Evan Chandler to Janet Arvizo to Martin Bashirs to Rabbi Schmuley to Conrad Murray, we come full circle to what Michael Jackson endured his entire life. Who could he trust? No wonder he filled his bedroom with mannequins when he was 20 years old. At least he could speak to someone who wouldn’t record his thoughts or publish a book of his deepest sorrows.

No wonder Michael preferred the company of children to adults. Greedy people saw money signs when they looked at Michael and Michael knew that. The only thing Michael Jackson was guilty of was trusting the wrong people.

Conrad Murray was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter just two days ago. Why isn’t he hanging his head in shame? Instead a documentary is going to be aired next week! Michael Jackson is dead because of Murray’s negligence and now we have to fight the network to cancel an inappropriate show? Why is it a constant battle with us against the media to simply DO THE RIGHT THING.It is inconceivable that a killer be allowed to profit from his victim, the person that he killed. It is inconceivable that a doctor releases personal information on one of his patients. It is inconceivable that our justice system allows a criminal to become a millionaire after killing a celebrity. What kind of messages are we sending to the children?

Because Murray got caught up in the money that came with pop superstar Michael Jackson. We saw the testimony of all of Murray’s various women. Murray boasted that he was Michael Jackson’s doctor. It was part of how he seduced women. His “care” killed Michael because of Murray’s greed. I am disturbed, appalled, upset by how wrong this is. Here we go again.

Was justice served?  Murray’s attorneys are going to appeal the verdict. What will Murray serve? He got 4 years but honestly visa vi the new statute going into effect his crime will be a jail felony so 4 years becomes 2 years. He’ll get good behavior and our jails are full.  Murray will serve around 7-14 months then he’ll get book deals and he’ll head off to Europe with his money and what about the fact that Frank Dileo is dead. How come no one addressed that when Murray came down the stairs in a panic and called for Prince that Kai, the chef, just went back to cooking the meal?

What about the catalogue?  I want to know what about the Sony/ATV catalogue? The bottom line is they got away with murder. Everyone knows Michael was concerned that he would be killed so his catalogue could be controlled. Art transcended Michael’s troubles when he was alive but I suspect that we’ve only just begun the fight.

Here’s my truth. My mother was the victim of abuse and her abuser walked away free. No justice was served and I had no voice as a 14 year-old girl. I have a voice now and I’m going to keep using it until I can’t anymore.  Michael Jackson doesn’t have a voice anymore. We all must gather forces and be a voice for him. We stopped the program that was going to air where a live autopsy would be done on his cadaver. We can stop this programming.

Everyone who is willing to take the time and make the effort should write letters and mail or fax to:

NBC Entertainment and Universal Media Studios

100 Universal City Plaza

Universal City, CA 91608

818.777.1000 Fax:  818.866.1430

Marc Graboff

President,

West Coast Business Operations,

Television Entertainment,

NBC Universal

Twitter:  http://twitter.com/#!/mgraboff

Rebecca Marks

Executive Vice President, Publicity

Charles Engel

Executive Vice President, Programming

Curt King

Senior Vice President, Publicity, Marketing and Corporate Communications

MSNBC Cable. L.L.C. 30 Rockefeller Plaza

New York, NY 10112

Phone: 212.664.4444 Fax: 212.664.4085

Phil Griffin,

President, MS NBC

Email: phil.griffin@nbcuni.com

Sharon Otterman

Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer

Email: Sharon.otterman@nbcuni.com

Jeremy Gaines
Vice President Media Relations

Email: Jeremy.gaines@nbcuni.com

Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/jeremymgaines

Bill Wolff

Vice President, Primetime Programming

Email: bill.wolff@nbcuni.com

Mike Rubin

Vice President, Long Form Programming

Email: mike.rubin@nbcuni.com

Deb Finan

Vice President, Production and Programming

Email: deb.finan@nbcuni.com

Commit to not watching the program and persuade everyone you know to do the same.

Let’s twitter something more important than the best place to get a facial or eat lunch. Let’s continue the fight for justice for Michael please. Michael was treated differently than you or I his entire life because he was 100% unique. He’s been on trial most of his life. The media ignored his philanthropic endeavors and they invented salacious lies about him. Even if you aren’t an MJ fan, it’s time to raise your voice. It’s time to get indignant and call, write, tweet, fax, share, spread and don’t stop. Where is the humanity?

As Michael Jackson wrote in We’ve Had Enough :

“There’s nothing that can’t be done if we raise our voice as one.”

“They gotta hear it from me,

They gotta hear it from you,

They gotta hear it from us,

We can’t take it.

We’ve already had enough.”

We've already had enough


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