‘Leaving Neverland’ Documentary Draws Solid Ratings For HBO

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

The first part of Leaving Neverland drew in an audience 1.29 million viewers on Sunday night, says HBO, which was the third-largest audience for a documentary on the network in the last ten years.

As the family of Michael Jackson continues to speak out about about "Leaving Neverland", blasting the allegations of accusers Wade Robson and James Safechuk as money-driven lies, the late King of Pop's children have been conspicuous by their silence.

Among the biggest, a Care2 petition demanding Mandalay Bay to cancel its Michael Jackson Cirque du Soleil show.

As USA Today reports, the French-language stations CKOI and Rythme and the English-language The Beat pulled his music from rotation following listener reaction to the documentary.

In Canada, three major Montreal-based radio stations have also stopped playing Jackson's music, according to Canadian news outlet CBC.

"Michael Jackson isn't now on any MediaWorks Radio stations' playlists", Leon Wratt, the company's director for radio, said in a statement to the news network.

She added that the decision will also apply to Cogeco Media stations in smaller markets in Quebec.

"Michael Jackson isn't now on any MediaWorks Radio stations' playlists", Leon Wratt, the company's director for radio, said in a statement.

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

Jackson's estate has denied wrongdoing and filed a $100 million (£76m) lawsuit against HBO.

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

"We aren't deciding whether Michael Jackson is guilty of pedophilia or not", he said in an interview on MediaWorks' station "Magic".

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