BBC Radio Drops Michael Jackson Songs in Wake of Documentary Detailing Child Abuse Allegations

Pop star Michael Jackson in 1996 (CREDIT: RADU SIGHETI, The Telegraph)
Pop star Michael Jackson in 1996 (CREDIT: RADU SIGHETI, The Telegraph)

With Michael Jackson’s legacy in tatters following new child sex abuse claims, BBC Radio 2 appears to have quietly dropped the King of Pop’s music from its playlists.

The decision is said to have been made last week in the run-up to the broadcast on Channel 4 this week of the controversial documentary Leaving Neverland. In the four-hour, two-part programme, James Safechuck, 40, and Wade Robson, 36, claim that as children they were groomed, sexually assaulted and raped by the pop star over a number of years.

In a BBC interview last week, Robson said the abuse started when he was seven, adding: “Every time I stayed the night with him, he abused me. Fondling, touching, my entire body and my penis.”

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SOURCE: Grant Tucker
The Times