Radio Stations Drop Michael Jackson’s Songs Amid Sexual Assault Allegations
HBO’s documentary Leaving Neverland brings back allegations first surfaced before Jackson’s death
Selected radio stations from around the world have banned Micheal Jackson’s music from playing on-air. The decision comes after fresh allegations were pressed on the thriller singer in the wake of HBO’s documentary Leaving Neverland.
Radio stations in Australia, New Zealand and Canada are among the first to take up this step. “We aren’t deciding whether Michael Jackson is guilty of pedophilia, we’re just making sure our radio stations are going to play the music people want to hear,” MediaWorks director of content, Leon Wratt, told Magic FM.
The HBO documentary features two men, Wade Robson and James Safechuck who claim that the singer abused them at the age of seven and ten. The four-hour long documentary has caused major stir since it first aired on Sunday.
On the other hand, Jackson’s estate have denied all allegations and filed a $100 million lawsuit against HBO. “Ten years after his passing, there are still those out to profit from his enormous worldwide success and take advantage of his eccentricities”, said in a statement.
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