Michael Jackson & R. Kelly Documentaries Tough to Stop Due to First Amendment

January 30, 2019Media Mention

Denials and denunciations. Lawsuits and legal threats. Attacks and pushback. What’s a documentarian to do?

While the medium is having a powerful cultural moment, documentaries’ paths to the screen can be perilous when they make damning claims about high-profile subjects, like the recent Lifetime television series on R. Kelly or an upcoming film featuring the stories of two men who accuse Michael Jackson of molesting them.