After sister channels Lifetime and A&E announced they plan to air an authorized documentary about Janet Jackson, reports have surfaced saying the Jackson family is “freaking out” about the information that could potentially be revealed.
A source has told OK! Magazine Jackson’s family is nervous about what she will say regarding her late father, Joe Jackson.
“They’re freaking out, as well they should be,” the unnamed source told the outlet.
“He bullied Janet and made her feel like she was nothing without him,” the source continued. “But her siblings say they had it much worse.”
The individual added, “Doing this documentary has been incredibly cathartic for her. She can’t wait to shed light on her family’s deep, dark secrets.”
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As previously reported, Lifetime and A+E say the four-hour film “will be an intimate, honest and unfiltered look” at Janet Jackson’s life story.
The cross-network film will air over two nights and include archival footage and Jackson’s never before seen home videos, along with celebrity interviews.
The movie is produced by Workerbee (a Banijay UK company) and AEC (Associated Entertainment Corporation). Janet Jackson and Randy Jackson are executive producers on the project, along with Rick Murray for Workerbee and Brie Miranda Bryant for A+E networks. Ben Hirsch serves as director.
The documentary tentatively titled Janet will be simulcast on Lifetime and A&E in early 2022.