Oprah Winfrey denounces Michael Jackson while praising Leaving Neverland

The world's most famous survivor of sexual abuse sat down with the two men who have accused Michael Jackson of raping them when they were children in the new documentary Leaving Neverland.

Oprah Winfrey taped the HBO and OWN special After Neverland on Thursday in New York City, were she was joined by the director of the documentary Dan Reed and the two men at the center of the film, James Safechuck and Wade Robson.

That special will air Monday night after the completion of the show, but Winfrey has made no secret about how powerful and important she believes this film is in shifting the way people think about sexual abuse. 

And Winfrey is using all her star power to promote the documentary and her after show, going so far as to retweet eight stories about the special and post two trailers.

It is no surprise given the Oprah was raped as well by someone close to her when she was 9, just like Robson and Safechuck, who allege they were 7 and 10 when they were first sexually abused by Jackson. 

After Neverland will air Monday at 10pm on both HBO and OWN after the finale of Leaving Neverland.

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She's back: Oprah Winfrey (above) taped the OWN and HBO special Leaving Neverland in New York City on Thursday with director Dan Reed, Wade Robson and James Safechuck

She's back: Oprah Winfrey (above) taped the OWN and HBO special Leaving Neverland in New York City on Thursday with director Dan Reed, Wade Robson and James Safechuck

The talk show host, who was raped at the age of 9, spoke about how important the film was because it showed how seduction plays a role in sexual abuse (Dan Reed, Safechuck and Robson above)

The talk show host, who was raped at the age of 9, spoke about how important the film was because it showed how seduction plays a role in sexual abuse (Dan Reed, Safechuck and Robson above)

'Here's the reason why I'm here. Twenty five years of the Oprah show I taped 217 episodes about sexual abuse,' said Oprah at the start of the taping. 

'I tried and tried and tried to get the message across that sexual abuse was not just abuse, that it was sexual seduction. But for me, this moment transcends Michael Jackson, it is much bigger than any one person. It is a moment in time that allows us to see this societal corruption. It is a scourge on humanity.'

She continued: 'It's happening right now it's happening in families, we know its happening in churches, and its happening in schools and sports teams everywhere. 

'So if it gets you, our audience, to see how it happens, then some good would have come of it.'

She illustrated the divide between those who have been sexually abused and those who have not later in the interview while using her friend Gayle King as an example. 

'I remember when Gayle's children were younger and smaller, and I would always be talking about this subject, and she would say to me: "My kids aren't going to let themselves be hurt. They're not going to let themselves be

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