Some Canadian radio stations have stopped playing Michael Jackson songs

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Aired on HBO in two parts on Sunday and Monday evening, the explosive documentary that debuted at the Sundance film festival earlier this year focuses on graphic accounts from Wade Robson and James Safechuck, who accuse Jackson of abusing them as children. Others held signs that read "Michael Jackson Innocent" and "More records than any other artist, son, husband, father".

The Canadian Press reports that the Quebec radio network Cogeco pulled Jackson from 23 stations.

"These remain allegations and therefore we now intend to continue to play his music on occasion", said a spokesman for the company, which owns Hit 92.9 and Mix 94.5.

Sonshine FM was the only Perth-based radio station to say it had pulled Jackson from the airwaves following the release of the Leaving Neverland documentary.


Meanwhile, public broadcaster Radio NZ said Jackson's songs did not feature on its playlists anyway.

Leon Wratt, the content director of MediaWorks, said the decision is not an indication of the station's personal sentiments on the matter.

According to CNN, multiple radio stations in New Zealand will no longer be playing Jackson's music.

This included the popular Montreal stations, Francophone CKOI and Rythme and English-language The Beat. The men had previously denied Jackson molested them and supported him against authorities.


Leaving Neverland, the first half of which aired on Channel 4 last night, could never be mistaken for a music documentary.

In response, Jackson tweeted, "i actually haven't made any statements yet, especially regarding how it affects my work life".

"Ten years after his passing, there are still those out to profit from his enormous worldwide success and take advantage of his eccentricities", the suit claimed.


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