Some Canadian radio stations have stopped playing Michael Jackson songs

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

Sony Music entered into a $250 million deal in 2018 for the rights to distribute Michael Jackson's recordings.

On Wednesday, however, Jackson's daughter, Paris Jackson, responded via Twitter to a report in Gay Star News citing TMZ, which claims that she has never watched the disturbing documentary and "firmly believes" her father is innocent of allegations that he was a pedophile who sexually abused the men when they were young boys. The King of Pop has remained one of the most loved figures in global pop culture and entertainment history but the accusations of child molestation have resurfaced via the film coupled with the "cancel-culture" climate of today, it's not surprising radio stations are backing off spinning MJ records.

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Leaving Neverland aired on the cable network HBO last Sunday and will be broadcast in Australia on Friday.

Multiple radio stations in New Zealand have dropped Jackson's music from their stations.

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

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Christine Dicaire, a spokeswoman for Montreal media company Cogeco, told The Guardian that the ban also applies to 23 smaller stations in the province.

The Jackson estate has denied the allegations and have filed a $100m law suit against HBO for breaching a non-disparagement clause that appeared in an old contract.

Peter Andre has spoken out about the late singer Michael Jackson, saying that his music shouldn't be banned despite the sex abuse claims against him.

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"We prefer to observe the situation by removing the songs from our stations, for the time being".

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