Monday, March 4, 2019

'King Of Pop' Banned In Britain

Michael Jackson's music appears to have been dropped from BBC Radio 2's playlists following new child sex abuse claims, reports The Daily Mail.

The decision is reported to have been made last week ahead of Channel 4 News's documentary about the star's alleged crimes, Leaving Neverland, which will be broadcast this week.

In the programm, the Sunday Times reports that James Safechuck, 40, and Wade Robson, 36, claim they were sexually assaulted and raped while children by the pop star after being groomed over a number of years.

Robson said in an interview with the BBC last week that the abuse started when he was just seven.

He said: 'Every time I stayed the night with him, he abused me. Fondling, touching, my entire body and my penis.'

The late singer’s family has denied the allegations and his estate is reportedly suing HBO for $100million.

Both Robson and Safechuck had defended Jackson before his death by offering testimony in a court case that the star had not abused them.

Radio 2 hasn't played a solo Jackson track since last Saturday, when they broadcast his 1979 hit Rock With You.

A spokesman for the corporation said: 'It is not true that Michael Jackson has been dropped off the Radio 2 playlist - which is new releases - as he hasn’t been featured on it.

Oprah faced backlash this past weekend for declaring that it is time so say goodbye to Michael Jackson -- one last time" in a social media post.

The media mogul -- who is hosting an interview with the accusers after part two of the Leaving Neverland documentary airs, posted on her Oprah Magazine page,“It’s time to say goodbye to Michael Jackson—one last time. Up until a few days ago,’s digital director @ariannagab was a Michael Jackson defender and had go-to lines about separating the artist from the man or how there was never any real proof that he abused children. But then @oprah and #LeavingNeverland finally convinced her to let go of the King of Pop."

The post continued, "Her Aha-moment: Leaving Neverland is much bigger than Michael Jackson. It’s bigger than Michael Jackson’s fans, bigger than defending the soundtrack to your childhood. Instead, it is about the millions of people in this world who never got to have a childhood because of the sexual abuse they experienced before their young brains were even developed enough to know what was occurring.”

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