‘Leaving Neverland’ Doc Prompts BBC Radio 2 to Ban Michael Jackson’s Music

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We know that radio stations in Quebec have stopped playing Jackson's songs in light of Wade Robson and James Safechuck's confessions of alleged childhood abuse at the hands of the late singer, and a record store in Toronto will no longer sell his albums.

Ahead of the release of Channel 4's two-part documentary on allegations of sexual abuse against Michael Jackson, fans of the Pop legend took to streets to protest against the same in London.

Broadcasters like New Zealand's RNZ and MediaWorks, Australia's Smooth FM and Canada's Rhythme, CKOI and The Beat have confirmed that they are not playing Jackson's music. "As part of our ongoing plans to better represent the stories we want to tell, we have made a decision to remove the Michael Jackson statue from display". Jackson's estate has pushed back against the film and is suing HBO. But he isn't 100-per-cent convinced of Jackson's guilt.

Three Canadian radio stations all simultaneously put in place their ban, with a spokesperson for the stations stating: "We are attentive to listeners' comments, and last night's documentary created reactions".

Taj Jackson, a nephew of Michael and a spokesman for the family, told RTÉ's "Today with Sean O'Rourke" that his late uncle was innocent.

"Leaving Neverland" details the abuse allegations of two men who had previously denied Jackson molested them as children.

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"She was in a movie a year ago but believes the documentary is already scaring directors away because the abuse her father is accused of may put movie goers off her".

Speaking to "CBS This Morning", he also shared with Gayle King that Jackson invited him to stay over at Neverland Ranch first with his family, then by himself.

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The 53-page complaint, filed in Lo s Angeles Superior Court, claims HBO was violating a "non-disparagement" agreement by airing "Leaving Neverland".

Allegations of sexual abuse shadowed Jackson throughout much of his adult life, but he was acquitted on child molestation charges in 2005 and died four years later.