'Michael Jackson innocent' posters appear on London buses amid child abuse claims

Jackson fans also protested outside of Channel 4's London offices, ahead of the documentary 'Leaving Neverland' being shown on television

Clarisse Loughrey
Friday 08 March 2019 09:52
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Adverts defending Michael Jackson have appeared on London buses, following the accusations made in Leaving Neverland.

The new documentary, which aired in two parts on Channel 4 in the UK this week, features lengthy testimony from Wade Robson and James Safechuck, who claim they were sexually abused by Jackson when they were children.

Jackson’s estate has denied all of the allegations in the documentary and accused Robson and Safechuck of being “opportunists” and “liars”. It is currently suing HBO for $100m.

The advert features an image of Jackson’s face and is accompanied by messaging that reads: “Fact don’t lie. People do.” It also features the address of the website MJInnocent.com, which links to a crowdfunding page for the bus adverts.

Jackson fans also protested outside of Channel 4’s London offices, ahead of the documentary being shown on television.

An episode of The Simpsons featuring Jackson has been pulled from circulation in light of the accusations made in the documentary.

“Stark Raving Dad” has been removed from streaming platforms, re-runs, and forthcoming physical copies, including box sets.

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