EMMY ‘Leaving Neverland’ Wins Best Doc Emmy; Director Dan Reed Salutes The “Incredible Courage” Of Men Who Came Forward.

HBO documentary Leaving Neverland took home the gold for best documentary or nonfiction special at the Creative Arts Emmys on Saturday, and director and producer Dan Reed was quick to give credit to the brave young men who came forward and spoke out so candidly about the sexual abuses they had suffered.

“This has been quite a journey for this doc,” Reed said, as he accepted the award on stage. “It began with an obscure reference in a web page to two young men I’d never heard of before.”

Leaving Neverland explores the testimony of two young men: Australian dancer and choreographer Wade Robson and Californian James Safechuck. Both were drawn into Michael Jackson’s inner circle and abused by him at the ages of seven and 10 respectively.