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Protests Erupt Outside Michael Jackson Child Sex Abuse Documentary Debut

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Jan. 25 2019, Updated 6:01 p.m. ET

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Police were in full force at the Sundance Film Festival debut of the highly controversial Michael Jackson child sex documentary Leaving Neverland on Friday, January 25. RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned 'a massive amount of security' was on hand to handle the backlash from fans of the late King of Pop. Click through to see seven photos of the protest!

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As Radar reported, the two-hour, four-part documentary describes the alleged child sex abuse by the Late King of Pop against two children who spent a great deal of time with the singer when they were children in the 1990’s — Wade Robson, 36, and James Safechuck.

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In 2005, Robson testified under oath that Jackson never abused him in any way. Ten years later, in 2016, he sued the Jackson estate, alleging that the “Man In The Mirror” icon “raped him for seven years, from age 7 until 14.” A judge dismissed the lawsuit after determining that the Jackson estate should not be held liable for Robson’s accusations.

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But that didn’t stop Robson, who teamed up with Safechuck to film the documentary, from wanting to sell his story! After the film’s debut at Sundance, the documentary will head to HBO for a wide release. And fans are furious!

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Radar spoke to one of the attendees at today’s premiere who said, “I have never seen such a massive amount of security here and I have been coming to Sundance for years.”

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“Everyone knows that the documentary is airing here and it has caused a lot of tension at this year’s festival,” the insider, who asked not to be named, told Radar.

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Luckily, the security nightmare turned out to be all hype and no action! “The few people who were outside protesting didn’t even protest the entire time," the insider said. "They were smiling and talking to the ticket holders who were going in to watch the film."

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