One element of the Michael Jackson documentary has really angered people

One element of the Michael Jackson documentary has really angered people

One element of the Michael Jackson documentary has really angered people

The news comes as three major Montreal radio stations revealed they have stopped playing Jackson's music in the wake of the child abuse allegations made against him which aired in the HBO documentary in the United States on Sunday.

Leaving Neverland is the harrowing two-part documentary which looks into the sexual abuse allegations made against the singer.

This has led to Michael Jackson's songs being pulled out from radio stations in Canada and New Zealand. Leon Wratt, group content director for MediaWorks Radio, told company station Magic that the company hadn't been airing Jackson's songs for "a little while now".

"The decisions we make about the music we play on any of our stations are dependent on the relevance to the audience and the current context", he said.

James also spent time on tour with Jackson, sharing hotel suites with him where he also says he had sex with the singer.

Both men separately sued the Jackson estate in 2013 for the abuse they suffered as children but both lawsuits were dismissed. A whole bunch of global networks across the globe have united in their anti-Jackson crusade.

"We are attentive to listeners' comments, and last night's documentary created reactions", Christine Dicaire, director of marketing and communications for Cogeco, said in a written statement shared with the CBC.

Michael Jackson has been again accused of sex crimes against children
Michael Jackson has been again accused of sex crimes against children

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.

James made graphic sexual assault allegations against Jackson.

Many worldwide radio stations have now banned the popstar's songs from being featured on their playlists, including several stations in Canada and New Zealand.

That's according to a report in the Wall Street Journal citing a person familiar with the agreement, which it says was to last for seven years.

Robson has claimed he was pressured to lie in court at Jacksons 2005 child abuse trial where he denied any knowledge of abuse.

Since then, it has aired on HBO in America and on Channel 4 in the United Kingdom with viewers making their feelings about the programme pretty clear on social media.


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