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Ofcom reject greater than 200 complaints about Michael Jackson documentary ‘Leaving Neverland’

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Many felt that it was “deceptive”

Ofcom has rejected over 200 complaints from viewers who discovered the controversial Michael Jackson documentary Leaving Neverland to be “deceptive”.

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Leaving Neverland, which break up opinion when it aired within the UK earlier this month, focuses on testimony by Wade Robson, 36, and James Safechuck, 41, who each declare that Jackson sexually abused them once they had been kids.

Now, media watchdog Ofcom have mentioned that they received’t be investigating the 230 complaints that the two-part movie was “deceptive” and that it wasn’t made clear that “allegations of sexual abuse weren’t confirmed in courtroom”. Ofcom discovered that the documentary ” clearly offered as private testimonies”.

“We perceive that this two-part documentary gave rise to sturdy opinions from viewers,” an Ofcom spokesman mentioned. “In our view, the allegations had been very clearly offered as private testimonies and it was made clear that the Jackson household rejects them.”

This comes after the UK’s promoting watchdog introduced the tip of its investigation into out of doors posters controversially claiming Michael Jackson is harmless of kid intercourse abuse.

‘Leaving Neverland’

Headlines had been remodeled the weekend when Diana Ross defended Jackson and Barbara Streisand responded to the backlash of her saying that the accusers should have been “thrilled” to be with Jackson and that his “sexual wants had been his sexual wants.”

Whereas a big group of followers protested in opposition to the printed of the movie in London, latest weeks have additionally seen his songs banned on quite a few radio stations all over the world, whereas the Nationwide Soccer Museum eliminated their statue of the ‘Thriller’ star. It has additionally emerged that Madame Tussauds can be retaining statues of the singer on show, and the Thriller Stay musical will proceed to run.

Earlier this month, Jackson’s nephew Taj confirmed to NME that he was engaged on a counter-documentary to dispute the claims made in Leaving Neverland. Jackson’s followers have additionally mentioned that they plan to sue Wade Robson and James Safechuck for “sullying” Jackson’s reminiscence.

Jackson denied any wrongdoing earlier than he died in 2009.

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