Published: Sat, March 09, 2019
Culture&Arts | By Rick Owen

Canadian radio stations stop playing Michael Jackson songs

Canadian radio stations stop playing Michael Jackson songs

Each were befriended by the singer as children and spend time on the Neverland Ranch, graphically describing sexual encounters with Jackson in explicit and excutiating detail throughout the two-part documentary.

It joins at least three radio stations in Canada, one in the Netherlands, as well as New Zealand's public broadcaster RNZ and its major commercial rivals Mediaworks and NZME.

There have been reports of radio stations dropping Jackson's music from their playlists, while some fans on social media have said they are boycotting the star.

In Perth, a Christian radio station also confirmed it had stopped playing Jackson's music. In his own words: "I always say despite what (Jackson) may or may not have done, despite his personal life, it's about the music and the dancing in terms of what I do".

Jackson's family claims both men are making false claims for money and Jackson's estate is suing HBO for airing the film.

Whilst Chandler received a reported $23 million (£17.5 million) in a settlement, Arvizo's allegations led to Jackson being put on trial in 2005.

Leaving Neverland is directed and produced by British filmmaker Dan Reed and it documents the claims of Wade Robson and James Safechuck, who say that Michael Jackson sexually abused them as children. A number of worldwide radio stations have pulled Michael's music.

The documentary, titled Leaving Neverland, has left many in disbelief, with many now boycotting the popstar's music as a show of support for the victims.

Mohamed Al Fayed originally commissioned the seven-foot-tall statue following Jackson's death in June of 2009. Another named James Safechuck, a former child actor also stated that the Thrill Star Michael Jackson began molesting him when was just ten.

Pallett, who was subject to widespread backlash following her appearance on last year's Celebrity Big Brother, urged people not to believe what they see on TV ahead of a controversial documentary about the singer.

Michael is not here to defend himself, otherwise these allegations would not have been made'.

The second part of Finding Neverland airs on Channel 4 tonight at 9pm.

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