Some Canadian radio stations have stopped playing Michael Jackson songs

Some Canadian radio stations have stopped playing Michael Jackson songs

Some Canadian radio stations have stopped playing Michael Jackson songs

It's not the first-time Michael Jackson has been credibly accused of sexually assaulting young boys, but the allegations in the new HBO documentary Leaving Neverland - the first against Jackson in the #MeToo era - are getting wide traction.

The Montreal, Quebec based CKOI and Rythme said Michael Jackson's music wouldn't be played on the station, indefinitely. In Canada, at least three major stations removed his songs, starting Monday.

Winfrey told her studio audience, which included more than 100 abuse survivors, that "for me, this moment transcends Michael Jackson". "This is a reflection of our audiences and their preferences - it is our job to ensure our radio stations are playing the music people want to hear".

'We are attentive to the comments of our listeners, and the documentary released on Sunday evening created reactions, ' Cogeco Media spokeswoman Christine Dicaire said in a statement provided to Reuters.

Two major Australian broadcasters - Australian Radio Network (KIIS FM, WSFM and Gold FM) and Southern Cross Austereo (Hit and Triple M) - said they had not altered their playlists.

It also follows a new documentary hitting TV screens around the world, which makes explosive sexual assault claims against Jackson.

Leaving Neverland features interviews with two men - James Safechuck and Wade Robson - who claim that they were abused by him as children in his California mansion, which is dubbed "Neverland".

Reed has been both praised and criticised for the film, with masses of intrigued fans met by protesters at cinemas across the globe.

Jackson's estate has condemned the documentary, according to the report, and have filed a lawsuit against HBO.

Jackson adamantly maintained he never harmed children.

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