Some Canadian radio stations have stopped playing Michael Jackson songs

Michael Jackson Dropped From Some Radio Stations Following Child Sex Abuse Doc

Sony has not said it's dropping Jackson, but it did drop R.Kelly after the Lifetime documentary "Surviving R.Kelly" aired in January.

"Leaving Neverland" - a documentary filled with stunning allegations of sexual abuse of children by Michael Jackson - could be disastrous for Sony Music and its $250 million seven-year deal to distribute the late pop star's music.

Peter Andre has argued that Michael Jackson's music shouldn't be banned.

"We are attentive to the comments of our listeners, and the documentary released on Sunday evening created reactions", Christine Dicaire of Cogeco said in a statement to AFP.

RNZ, a state-owned station, said it will use "editorial judgment" to any music played and Jackson's music is not included, The Guardian reports.

R. Kelly back in custody after child support hearing today
The "I Believe I Can Fly" singer reportedly owes $161,000 in back child support, according to state offices, CNN reported. After the interview, one of the young women who now lives with Kelly spoke with her family for the first time in years.

"Michael Jackson isn't now on any MediaWorks Radio stations' playlists", Leon Wratt, the company's director for radio, said in a statement. The film highlights allegations of child molestation against the singer, and now, radio stations around the world are deciding that they don't want anything to do with Jackson's music anymore. The men had previously denied Jackson molested them and supported him against authorities.

There had been persistent rumours throughout Jackson's life, but no allegations were ever substantiated.

The abuse alleged in the film was so appalling there were counsellors on hand for traumatised viewers.

The 53-page complaint, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, claims HBO was violating a "non-disparagement" agreement by airing the documentary.

But it is far from clear that listeners on digital platforms are abandoning the singer in the same way, and "The Essential Michael Jackson" is still the 65th most downloaded album in Australia.

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