Published: Tue, March 05, 2019
Culture&Arts | By Drew Collins

BBC Radio Bans Michael Jackson's Music Following 'Leaving Neverland' Documentary

BBC Radio Bans Michael Jackson's Music Following 'Leaving Neverland' Documentary

Fans of pop icon Michael Jackson have hit out at a controversial documentary detailing allegations of child sexual abuse against the singer.

The Goonies actor went on to reiterate that he wasn't present when Safechuck and Robson claim their abuse took place, but he did enjoy spending time at Jackson's Neverland ranch in California, where the singer would sleep in a bedroom with young boys and at the same time as Safechuck. "It's gonna be yours, like this place is for you".

"This is a moment in time that allows us to see this societal corruption", Winfrey said during the special. (The case was later settled out of court for $23 million.) Over a decade later in the mid-'00s, Robson, who by then was a successful choreographer for artists like *NSYNC and Britney Spears, again testified in Jackson's defense, along with fellow celebrity-Jackson-friend Macaulay Culkin, against charges that Jackson molested 13-year-old Gavin Arvizo. Others, such as writer Peter Sagal, mused how some of Jackson's fans would defend his sexual relations with children before defending President Donald Trump's locker room talk about women. "Or we'd go to the Hideout in Westwood and spend a few nights there". Safechuck also named a third floor attic; the pool; the Jacuzzi, a separate house on the property; the castle inside the amusement park; the upstairs bedroom in the estate's train station and the movie theater as places where the alleged abuse occurred. "There was a bit of excitement there". Safechuck said Jackson reassured his mother that he had locked the door by accident.

"Because part of his persona was this quasi-messianic figure who would be surrounded with children".

In more recent years Robson would later (unsuccessfully) apply for a job with the Jackson family as a choreographer for the Immortal live shows. He'd come over and we'd spend the day shopping or hang out, or he'd come over and he'd spend the night. He started calling me apple head. When I wasn't with him, I was thinking of him. "It's only by telling that story and threading the theme through the story and building the characters and getting to know the family and getting to know the relationships and understanding what happened that you can really understand why it was that Wade changed his story". It is much bigger than any one person.

We love Hollywood, we just have a amusing way of showing it. "If anyone were to ever find out our lives and career would be over". "He helped me with my career, he helped me with my creativity, with all of those sorts of things". The pair filed lawsuits against Jackson in 2013 and 2014, but each was thrown out for being too long after the original alleged incidents. The judge in the case ruled that Jackson's estate could not be held responsible for Jackson's actions.

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