HBO won't meet Michael Jackson's family's demand to discuss Leaving Neverland
In a letter addressed to HBO CEO Richard Pleper, Jackson estate attorney Howard Weitzman called the documentary "an admittedly one-sided, sensationalist program" that ignores journalistic ethics. While making no legal threats, Weitzman writes that HBO should get the Jackson family perspective before airing the documentary. Asked to comment on the letter, HBO programming president Casey Bloys said Friday at the TV press tour: "No, we are not meeting with them." He added: “The one thing I would say about this documentary is I would ask everybody to watch it and make their judgments after seeing it."
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