Leaving Neverland Gets Mixed Reactions

Beebo Brink

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In his defenses, he had always made out like he was nothing but pure innocence in that he had no designs upon these children, that he was just an overgrown child, who just happened to enjoy sleepovers.
Few people -- except for outright sociopaths -- want to be the monster in the story. The more heinous their actions, the stronger a person's investment in making excuses. People can tie themselves in the most intricate knots to justify doing something wrong or to rationalize why what they're doing isn't wrong at all.

So I'm sure Michael Jackson was lying as blatantly to himself as he was to everyone else. The mind can hold different and conflicting realities and pull up the most convenient and acceptable one as needed, to fit the current situation. It's one of those "amazing human tricks!" at which our species excels.
 
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Kara Spengler

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I'm not sure how I feel. The documentary presents a compelling story certainly, but it comes down to credibility - and there are some giant holes in the story, and some compelling motivations to lie. Abuse victims should always be believed until they give reason not to, and I'm torn here.
I have not seen the site or the film but remember: first person accounts are rarely 100% accurate. An event could suddenly take place with 50 witnesses and you will get at least 51 different stories.
 

NyteWytch

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Sep 19, 2018
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I have not seen the site or the film but remember: first person accounts are rarely 100% accurate. An event could suddenly take place with 50 witnesses and you will get at least 51 different stories.
Ok maybe for a spectating event. But sexual abuse is a bit different. Some of that shit you will never forget even if you try to.