Leaving Neverland scores more viewers in UK than US

Leaving Neverland scores more viewers in UK than US

Leaving Neverland scores more viewers in UK than US

Not for the first time, radio stations have to decide what to do with the music of someone at the centre of sexual misconduct allegations.

Michael Jackson faces allegations that he used to groom young children, even carrying out a fake wedding ceremony with a 10-year old in HBO's Finding Neverland documentary.

New Zealand broadcasting giants MediaWorks have also made the decision to barre all Jackson's music.

"Michael Jackson isn't now on any MediaWorks Radio stations' playlists", MediaWorks director for radio Leon Wratt wrote in a statement.

Aussie radio network, Nova Entertainment Group have pledged to ax all Michael Jackson tunes from playing on any of their six major air waves across the country.

The claims in the documentary have been rejected by the Jackson family.

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".

A statue of Michael Jackson has been removed from the National Football Museum in Manchester.

Signs in support of Michael Jackson are seen outside of the premiere of the "Leaving Neverland" Michael Jackson documentary film at the Egyptian Theatre on Main Street during the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, Friday, January 25, 2019, in Park City, Utah.

At this stage, no U.S. or United Kingdom radio stations have confirmed their intention to do so.

Leaving Neverland aired on the cable network HBO last Sunday and will be broadcast in Australia on Friday.

"Michael Jackson's musical contributions remain part of the Motown story", Robin Terry said.

"She was in a movie previous year but believes the documentary is already scaring directors away because the abuse her father is accused of may put movie goers off her". Another named James Safechuck, a former child actor also stated that the Thrill Star Michael Jackson began molesting him when was just ten.

The removal of the statue comes ahead of the airing of the documentary "Leaving Neverland" in which two men, Wade Robson, 36, and James Safechuck, 41, allege that they were sexually abused as children by Jackson.

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