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The Estate Of Michael Jackson
The Estate Of Michael Jackson

Statement From The Estate Of Michael Jackson. 18-03-'19

We want to start by again thanking all of Michael’s fans and acknowledge and thank Michael’s nephew, Taj, his niece, Brandi, and his brothers, Jackie, Marlon and Tito, Grace Rwaramba, Aaron Carter, Brett Barnes, Stephanie Mills and all of the other individuals around the world who have spoken out on his behalf. We also want to acknowledge those in the media who have done their job as journalists by reviewing the facts, noting how they were ignored in 'Leaving Neverland' because it didn’t fit into the filmmaker’s one-sided agenda of denigrating Michael’s legacy.

We also want to provide a brief update on our efforts, as well as share some thoughts with you from the past two weeks. We share your frustration and anger that a man who was found innocent in a court of law in life is being attacked, financially exploited and smeared by corporations and individuals who are only making claims now because he is no longer here to defend himself.

In addition to our public statements regarding our position on 'Leaving Neverland', our legal efforts continue. While it would not be prudent to publicly divulge our strategy and list our efforts, rest assured we are committed to holding HBO and Channel 4 accountable for their egregious, uncorroborated smear of Michael’s legacy. Many of you have asked why we are seeking open arbitration. The answer is simple: we believe the public deserves to know how 'Leaving Neverland' really came about, why no counter opinion was ever sought, why so many facts were ignored and why individuals were smeared who should have at a minimum been contacted to get the other side of the story. It is outrageous that such a one-sided smear was ever allowed on the air without challenge. We all know that if Michael was still alive it would never have been aired.

We also have other non-legal initiatives that we will disclose at the appropriate time. What is important for us, and always has been, is that we continue to take the long view as we have over the last decade. That means not doing anything rash that would give HBO, Channel 4, the film’s director and, especially, the subjects of the film, what they most crave now. They want to engage in a way that focuses more attention on a film that has no doubt under performed given that the media did everything in its power to sell this film to viewers. But given the enormous attention and free publicity the media gave this film, the numbers have clearly not matched the hype in the markets where it has aired, with many viewers opting to stop watching after the first part.

We recognize that the press often magnifies each affront related to this film. But from our view the actual impact of this documentary on the public and their behavior has not been as significant as the media want people to think. While some would like you to think otherwise, we can confirm that the consumption of Michael’s music has not declined and his streaming numbers have not decreased in the wake of this documentary. This tells us that in addition to those of us who know the truth about Michael, those who may not understand Michael’s eccentricities and the way he chose to live his life outside of society’s norms are still choosing to appreciate and enjoy the art he created. We have licensees worldwide who are proudly selling Michael Jackson merchandise. We have insight into a significant amount of data that the fans do not see and we are working 24/7 behind the scenes to synthesize all that information and act accordingly.

We are also seeing a sharp disconnect between the reception of the film by everyday viewers and the mainstream media. Despite being outright propaganda, many viewers see through the one-sidedness, the over-the-top salacious claims, the staged dialogue and other dramatizations. They see that what 'Leaving Neverland' boils down to is a sales job aimed at convincing viewers Michael Jackson isn’t the man millions of people know and love, including the two subjects of the film and their families until they chose to sue for hundreds of millions of dollars. As people have had time to digest 'Leaving Neverland' and review the facts, many are recognizing they can’t take it at face value. We are especially proud of Michael’s fans and those who continue to stand up for him by pointing out the numerous inconsistencies and flaws in the film. Numerous individuals who have studied every facet of these cases has poked numerous holes in the stories of the two subjects. Some critics and individuals are now courageously admitting publicly that, having studied the facts, their view of the film changed 180 degrees.

Michael Jackson cannot be silenced, and neither can his fans, whether it is those who proudly play his music in public squares to show their support, the coffee shop owner in New Zealand who played his songs all day long in protest of 'Leaving Neverland' or those who put posters and signs around cities proclaiming his innocence. As Michael predicted 25 years ago, the truth will be his salvation.

Source: The Estate of Michael Jackson / Billie Jean


Michael Jackson's Ex-Bodyguard Bill Whitfield I Know MJ Was Into Women. 18-03-'19

Bill WhitfieldMichael Jackson was sexually attracted to women -- according to his former bodyguard, who says he and the King of Pop shared lots o' locker room talk.

Bill Whitfield -- MJ's ex-security guard of two years, who wrote a book about his time with Michael -- insisted in a new interview on the podcast "Hidden Truth Show with Jim Breslo" that his client was absolutely heterosexual ... saying they discussed ladies plenty of times.

Specifically, Bill says they talked about women Michael found "very attractive" during long drives they'd take together.

Bill even gets into a story about a college girl they approached in the street once, adding that a bashful MJ copped her number and talked to her at least twice.

But, Breslo asks the obvious question ... was it just talk, or did MJ actually hook up with any women on Bill's watch? Bill says he isn't gonna put Mike's private sex life out there, but he assures Breslo that MJ did spend time with women privately, leaving it at that.

The interview comes on the heels of the allegations made by Wade Robson and James Safechuck in 'Leaving Neverland', which all but suggest Michael would exclusively prey on young male victims.

Bill claims he knows that not to be true. As you might know ... Michael was once married to Lisa Marie Presley and had 2 kids with his second bride, Debbie Rowe. His third kid, Blanket, was conceived via surrogate.

Source: TMZ / Billie Jean


The Netherlands To Erase Michael Jackson? 18-03-'19

Due to the controversial documentary 'Leaving Neverland', different companies in the Netherlands are thinking to remove Michael Jackson statues!

The first one is the one at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam!

The company said they have received around 10 emails complaining about the wax work and also many comments from the visitors. “Deleting an image is not something that we lightly conclude and we do not want to take a side in this discussion. But we do think about it, yes!” said a rep from Madame Tussauds Amsterdam.

Michael Jackson StatuesWax figure of Michael Jackson in Madame Tussauds Wax museum in Amsterdam, Netherlands (L) and the statue of Michael Jackson at McDonald's restaurant is a striking appearance along the A2 in Best.

The same applied to the owner of the franchised McDonald in the city of Best – well known and visited by the fans. “We have not received any direct complaints but we understand that it is a very heavy subject. We think that it is very important that everyone feels comfortable and has a good time in our restaurant but we are seriously considering the next steps in consultation with the franchise” said the spokesperson from McDonald.

We are hoping that those people/companies will be able to see the truth and leave those statues in place.

Source: MJ Vibe / Billie Jean


'Leaving Neverland' Protests Continue Around The World. 18-03-'19

After Mexico, Brazil, The Netherlands, London, and China, fans around the world continue to protest against the broadcasting of 'Leaving Neverland' so called documentary.

This time fans in France regrouped in front of the Eiffel Tower on Saturday (16/03/2019) armed with signs and flags.

Boycott M6, which is the channel that will air the movie tomorrow night, could be seen as well as the famous “MJINNOCENT” posters.

Leaving Neverland Protests Paris'Leaving Neverland' protests continue around the world.

Protests on line and in many cities around the world took place the last couple of weeks to show how fans are discussed by the movie around 2 convicted liars!

Well done to all the fans who have made it!

Source: MJ Vibe / Billie Jean


‘Leaving Neverland’ Director Dan Reed Wants To Do A Sequel About 'The Trial Of Michael Jackson'.
18-03-'19

Dan ReedNow that the dust has settled on 'Leaving Neverland', director Dan Reed is ready to address one very important question: what next? In a new interview with The Film Stage, Reed discussed his controversial HBO documentary, which tells the story of two men, Wade Robson and James Safechuck, who claim to have been sexually assaulted by Michael Jackson as boys. Reed said that while he is happy with the final product, he “would love to do” a 'Leaving Neverland' sequel, particularly one that highlights Gavin Arvizo’s story and the 2005 “trial of Michael Jackson.”

When asked if he had any footage that was cut from the final film, Reed said that he “shot interviews with LAPD and Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Department” officers, but they ultimately didn’t make it. “I had a great interview with the main prosecutor, the deputy DA from the 2005 trial,” he said. “We hadn’t put those in because I had a strong feeling it needed to remain a claustrophobic story about two families.” In an ideal world, that footage would become the jumping-off point for a sequel. “I would love to do that,” said Reed when asked about using the D.A. footage as a part of a sequel.

“The film I would really like to make following this one is the trial of Michael Jackson,” he continued. In 2005, Michael Jackson was tried for allegedly molesting Gavin Arvizo, a 13-year-old boy who visited Jackson’s Neverland Ranch. After a highly-publicized trial, Jackson was acquitted on all charges. According to Reed, he would only tell that story “if Gavin Arvizo and his family would agree to participate.” Said the director, “It would be a much weaker film [if they didn’t]. I don’t want to follow 'Leaving Neverland' with a weaker film.”

Reed added that he “would very much like to tell the story of that trial,” particularly because he thinks it’s “fascinating and astonishing that Michael was acquitted” on all child abuse charges. “The way that happened is an amazing story and one that should be told,” he said. “But no, I’m not going to just carry on making Michael Jackson films, that’s not my thing. Like I said, this wasn’t a film about Michael Jackson.”

Source: Dedider / Billie Jean


Mark Geragos Claims His Appearance In ‘Leaving Neverland’ Is Deliberately Misleading. 18-03-'19

Mark GeragosThe lawyer who represented Michael Jackson during his 2005 trial for child molestation has hit out at 'Leaving Neverland', and says the documentary included footage that was taken “out of context.”

Mark Geragos appears in the controversial documentary during a section of the film that follows archive footage of a news report showing Jackson’s initial arrest in 2003.

The report immediately cuts to a press conference where Geragos appears to defend Jackson against the claims levelled by Gavin Arvizo – who alleged that he was abused by Jackson at his Neverland home.

In the clip, Geragos appears to claim that Jackson’s accusers are “seeking money” and says their supporters are “living in their own Neverland.”

Now, he says the clip was taken out of context.

As the entire clip shows, his comments were instead referring to Jackson’s lawsuit against Xtrajet – the private jet firm company that was found guilty of secretly filming Geragos and Jackson while they travelled onboard a flight from Las Vegas to Santa Barbara, where Jackson would hand himself into police.

Responding to a Twitter user who criticised his appearance in the documentary, Geragos said: “That press conference had nothing to do with his accusers. It was specifically directed at the two adult men who wiretapped MJ and were indicted and plead guilty and went to Federal Prison. But thanks for the heads up as maybe now I have a cause of action.”

The whole press conference can be seen in full below, where Geragos directly addresses the video.

“Michael Jackson is not going to be abused. Michael Jackson is not going to be slammed, is not going to be a pinata for every person who has financial motives or every person who thinks that they can get – as the lawyer for the charter company said today ‘we had a lottery ticket and we thought that we were going to do something with it”, he says.

After years of legal wrangling, Geragos eventually reached a settlement for $2.5 million with the owners of the now defunct Xtrajet.

Hitting out at director Dan Reed, one Twitter user said: “Dan Reed used footage of a lawyer regarding a COMPLETELY DIFFERENT case in order to manipulate his audience to believe it supported his lies about Michael Jackson’s 2005 criminal case. Mark Geragos was giving a press conference regarding Xtrajet’s recording of MJ.”

Reed is yet to respond, but he has been contacted for comment by NME.

Meanwhile, Jackson’s fans last week announced their plans to sue Wade Robson and James Safechuck for “sullying” the memory of Michael Jackson, after documenting their claims of sexual abuse against the star in 'Leaving Neverland'.

Source: NME / Billie Jean


Paris JacksonParis Jackson Denies Reports She Tried To Kill Herself. 17-03-'19

Paris Jackson, the model who is the daughter of singer Michael Jackson, has denied reports she tried to commit suicide.

TMZ had reported that she was placed on a 5150 psychiatric hold, which is used by officials if someone is thought to be a danger to themselves.

“At about 7:28 a.m., officers responded to the 7200 block of Hillside for an ambulance attempt suicide. The victim was transported to a local hospital,” Tony Im, a public information officer at the Los Angeles Police Department, told People magazine. Im didn’t say whether it was Jackson.

And a source close to Jackson told the magazine that “Paris had an accident this morning that required medical treatment,” adding that “she is currently resting at home and doing fine.”

Paris Jackson called out TMZ Saturday moments after the website reported that she had been hospitalized in an apparent suicide attempt.

“F– you you f–ing liars,” the model and actress tweeted at the publication just minutes after they published their report saying “Michael Jackson’s only daughter slit her wrists.”

Source: The Epoch Times / Billie Jean


Michael Jackson Items No Longer On Display At Children's Museum Of Indianapolis. 16-03-'19

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis removed three Michael Jackson items from exhibits this month, joining a handful of organizations that have reassessed connections to the late singer following HBO's airing of documentary film 'Leaving Neverland'.

The two-part film, which premiered March 3-4, focuses on Wade Robson and James Safechuck, two adult men who allege Jackson sexually abused them when they were children.

“When we put together exhibitions, we look at the objects and their association with high-profile people,” said Chris Carron, the museum’s director of collections. “Obviously, we want to put stories in front of our visitors (showing) people of high character.”

A fedora and glove Jackson wore onstage as well as a Jackson poster are no longer on display at the museum, 3000 N. Meridian St. The fedora and glove, purchased in 2017 from New York auction house Gotta Have Rock and Roll, were displayed in the “American Pop” exhibit within the museum’s Galleries for American Arts and Popular Culture.

A poster signed by Jackson was seen in a representation of Ryan White’s bedroom in the museum’s “Power of Children” exhibit. White, an Indiana teenager diagnosed with AIDS following a blood transfusion, died in 1990.

Children's MuseumThe "American Pop" exhibit at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis previously displayed a fedora and glove Michael Jackson wore onstage.

Carron said removal of the Jackson items was a group decision.

“We always deal with this collaboratively as a team,” Carron said. “We look at our audiences; we look at the messages we’re trying to tell as an institution. What sort of stories do we want to tell in the exhibit? We're looking for good examples of how to make an impact on the world. That’s really where our focus lies.”

Jackson, who visited the Children's Museum in 1990, stood next to Jeanne White, Ryan White's mother, during Ryan's funeral service at Second Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis.

'Leaving Neverland' features in-depth interviews with Robson, Safechuck and their families, who allege that Jackson's years-long abuse lasted until they were 14.

“When you learn new stories or you look at something historical in a different way, then sometimes we re-evaluate whether that’s appropriate to be (on display),” Carron said.

Source: Indianapolis Star / Billie Jean


One Rose For Michael JOne Rose For Michael – 10th Anniversary. 15-03-'19

It gives me great pleasure to announce for the 10th year One Rose for Michael J. Jackson, Roses for June 25th 2019 is OFFICIALLY OPEN!

To purchase your roses send your money via PayPal/they accept credit cards: onerose4mjj@gmail.com. The price is $3.00 per long stem rose.

On June 26th in keeping with Michael’s message we pay it forward, a large amount of the roses are donated to various charities as well as being placed for the children at Babyland and Lullabyeland in Forest Lawn in his name.

PLEASE NOTE: Every year the calculated cost per rose includes fees, money conversions, trucking costs, taxes and other costs. Once the mentioned fees are deducted any left over balance will go towards the purchase of additional roses.

Every rose represents a fans heart from all over the world, but together we are a blanket of LOVE celebrating his creative genius & legacy and come together worldwide to show our love & gratitude and to pay that love forward in his name.

This year Love & Innocence… is the message with a mix of Freedom Red & White Dove Roses…Michael will again be smiling down on us for continuing his message of love. This year his Global army of Love unifies showing his legacy remains untarnished.

Be a part of this beautiful tradition which grows every year. Will your Rose be there?

Thank you all for your love & continued support,
One Rose for Michael J.Jackson

For further information please go here.

Source: Michael's Heart Blog / Billie Jean


Gieves & Hawkes Removes Michael Jackson Jackets From Display. 15-03-'19

Military JacketChild abuse allegations against the late pop star Michael Jackson have been hitting fashion hard, with Savile Row tailor Gieves & Hawkes among the brands to get caught up in the controversy.

The British tailor has removed from its display a replica of the military jacket that Michael Jackson wore on the 'Bad' tour in 1988. 'Bad' was the first solo concert tour by Jackson, spanning 16 months from 1987.

Gieves, which famously sits at No. 1 Savile Row and is one of the oldest tailoring companies in the world, said: “In light of the disturbing allegations made in the documentary, the replica garment was removed from the premises several weeks ago.” Child sex abuse allegations against the late pop star resurfaced in the HBO 'Leaving Neverland' documentary.

Earlier this week, Louis Vuitton announced it would not produce any item “that directly features Michael Jackson elements.” The brand’s fall 2019 men’s wear collection drew inspiration from the “Thriller” singer’s pop-culture legacy.

Gieves & Hawkes, one of the Fung family’s brands owned through Trinity group, made the original jacket, with its intricate golden military frogging and embroidery, for the tour that included 123 concerts across 15 countries.

There were dazzling fashion moments with costumes designed by Gianni Versace, Dennis Tompkins and Michael Bush. The tour grossed $125 million, making it the second-highest-grossing tour of the Eighties.

Source: Yahoo / Billie Jean


Michael Jackson's Kids May Sue 'Leaving Neverland' Accusers. 15-03-'19

The children of Michael Jackson are reportedly considering suing their father's accusers from the HBO 'Leaving Neverland' documentary.

Prince, Paris and Prince Michael Jackson II, aka “Blanket” may file a suit against Wade Robson and James Safechuck, per Page Six.

Sources close to the Jackson family told the outlet that if they did sue, the claim would be for fraud, emotional distress, slander, and misrepresentation.

Prince, Paris, and Blanket are reportedly not seeking money, but that any money awarded would be given to charity. Instead of monetary compensation, the kids want Robson and Safechuck to accept “responsibility” and to give an “apology.”

MJ KidsMichael Jackson's kids , Prince Michael, Paris and Bigi (Blanket) may sue 'Leaving Neverland' accusers Wayne Robson and James Safechuck.

The family source added, “It’s very important to them they carry forward” their father’s “legacy of philanthropy and humility.”

Brett Barnes who was mentioned in the movie here it as alleged that he replaced Robson, said the following online about the documentary:

"Not only do we have to deal with these lies, but we’ve also got to deal with people perpetuating these lies. The fact that they fail to do the small amount of research it takes to prove these are lies, by choice or not, makes it even worse."

The Jackson estate sued HBO for breach of contract for $100 million.

Source: MTO News / Billie Jean


KINGVENTIONKINGVENTION: The Michael Jackson Convention Underway. 15-03-'19

KINGVENTION, the European Michael Jackson Convention is underway! That’s right! At least something to look forward after so many weeks of nightmares, the fans will be gathering in London to celebrate Michael Jackson and his music (no restrictions here)

Earlier this week, Kingvention have announced they are planning the event this year but due to the negativity aroused by 'Leaving Neverland', they have lost all their main sponsors to make this event a success.

Today, KINGVENTION have launched KINGVESTOR which is working as sponsorship for those who want to invest in the event.

KINGVENTION happened in 2016, 2017 and 2018 and was a huge success with over 400 fans gathering in Central London to listen to people who have worked closely with Michael Jackson and enjoy Michael Jackson in every aspects.

“KINGvestor Packages for Kingvention 2019 available now”

We’re please to offer 14 exclusive opportunities to purchase a KINGVestor package which includes your ticket to Kingvention 2019 plus many other additional perks.

Following on from the news that we lost our key sponsors due to the false stories about Michael, we feel that KINGVestors is the best way to make the event happen as nobody loves and supports Michael more than his fans!”

The date is set for September 21, 2019 in Central London, United Kingdom! SAVE THE DATE!

For more information and to purchase KINGVestor package, visit www.kingvention.com/kingvestors

Source: MJ Vibe / Billie Jean


Michael Jackson Fan Clubs Lodged A Complaint Against 'Leaving Neverland' In France. 15-03-'19

Three associations in France: MJ Comminity, MJ Street and On The Line have lodged a complaint against James Safechuck and Wade Robson regarding their says in the so called documentary 'Leaving Neverland'.

In France, you can go to the police to lodge a complaint towards others if you feel you have been victimed of a crime or prejudice.

It will be up to the French Justice system to find if the complaint is justified and can go to court.

The 3 fan clubs have lodged the complaint against the 2 “actors” of the movie yesterday and more information regarding this complaint will be revealed soon by those fan clubs.

We will keep you informed as soon as we know more.

Source: MJ Vibe / Billie Jean


Wade RobsonWade Robson Accused Of 'Lying About Michael Jackson Abuse'. 15-03-'19

The damning documentary 'Leaving Neverland' by filmmaker Dan Reed has divided opinion as it exposed legendary singer Michael Jackson as a predatory child sex offender.

With testimony by Wade Robson and James Safechuck about their childhood in the presence of Jackson, it paints a grim picture of persistent abuse, that could have been repeated with a host of children between the ages of seven and 11 years old.

The author of a Jackson biography, Mike Smallcombe, has hit back at the allegations and in speaking to Express Online, has looked to 'expose Wade Robson as a liar' and therefore discredit his claims.

Smallcombe has said there is evidence that Robson has repeatedly lied about Jackson and was deemed an 'unreliable witness' when quizzed about allegations of abuse in the past.

He said that 'Leaving Neverland' only gave one side of the story and that there was no mention of the 'nervous breakdown' suffered by Robson in 2012, as he 'pursued Jackson with his allegations'.

Smallcombe said Robson described himself as a "master of deception," when hawking a book about the sexual abuse and that he tried to 'force the Jackson Estate into a financial settlement', so not to go public with his claims.

Smallcombe reiterated that, "the judge disregarded his sworn statements," and that Robson was “caught lying repeatedly.”

When asked about his memories of the first nights in Neverland with Jackson, Robson told the trial judge, "that he 'did not know' if his memory of that night 'came from (his) own recollection or it was told to (him) by someone else."

At the time, Jackson estate attorney Howard Weitzman said Robson was, "trying to hide evidence before his cases were dismissed."

Smallcombe also claims that Weitzman said: ''Robson lied under oath and stated that, other than one brief email in late 2012, he had had 'no written communications' with anyone (other than his attorneys) about his newly-concocted allegations that he was abused by Jackson.

"This turned out to be a complete and utter lie."

What is for certain is that there are two sides to every story but from the 'evidence' shared on 'Leaving Neverland', it is difficult to look beyond the allegations laid at the feet of Jackson but this proves that the battle between Robson and the singer's estate has been ongoing and messy for some time.

Source: Mirror / Billie Jean


Louis Vuitton Drop Michael Jackson Clothes From New Collection. 15-03-'19

Louis VuittonLouis Vuitton said Thursday (March 14) they were pulling Michael Jackson-themed clothes from a new collection in the wake of the 'Leaving Neverland' documentary which revived claims that the singer sexually abused children.

The brand's men's autumn winter collection, designed by the label's American designer Virgil Abloh, was designed as a hommage to Jackson's "prodigious talent".

It was shown at Paris fashion week in January on a spectacular set inspired by his 'Billie Jean' video.

Abloh -- one of fashion's brightest new stars -- penned a long tribute to Jackson in his notes for the show and posted a poem he wrote about him to his 3.4 million Instagram followers.

He called the singer a "universally relatable marvel. Every person on Earth could mirror themselves in him".

But the world's richest brand said Thursday (March 14) that it would not now make any piece from the collection "that directly features Michael Jackson elements".

"I am aware that in light of this documentary the show has caused emotional reactions," Abloh told the Women's Wear Daily (WWD), the fashion industry's house journal.

"I strictly condemn any form of child abuse, violence or infringement against any human rights," he added.

- 'Troubling and disturbing' -

The collection, only Abloh's second for Vuitton, featured a black T-shirt printed with Jackson's trademark shoes and white socks as well as takes on the legendary three-zip red jacket worn by the late singer in the video for his megahit 'Beat It'.

The invitation to the show was a sparkly Michael Jackson white glove, several variations of which also made the catwalk.

The collection also included a string of looks inspired by 'The Wiz', the 1978 all-black musical version of 'The Wizard Of Oz' in which Jackson starred.

The flag of the singer's home state, Indiana, was also emblazoned on one of Abloh's coats.

The clothes were not meant to go on sale until later this year.

The label said that 'Leaving Neverland', which features two men who claimed Jackson sexually abused them for years, had caused the French fashion house "the greatest pain".

"We find the allegations in the documentary deeply troubling and disturbing," it added in a statement issued to WWD but which it refused to release to AFP.

'Leaving Neverland' has broken streaming records in Britain and prompted radio stations from Australia to Canada to drop Jackson's music from their play lists.

The creators of 'The Simpsons' also shelved one of the animated series' classic episodes because it features Michael Jackson's voice.

Source: MSN / Billie Jean


Wax Figure Grévin Museum ParisMusée Grévin Montréal Removed Michael Jackson. 14-03-'19

The Grévin museum in Montreal, Canada has removed Michael Jackson wax work Sunday night (March 10).

The director of the museum has said this is nothing to do with 'Leaving Neverland' documentary but only due to the fact that the statue was damaged over the week.

“It is often the case that some personalities get removed from the museum for repair or maintenance. As they are made of wax, they are very fragile. Every day a team of 3 experts ensure all the wax works are presentable. […] It is a pure hazard that this specific statue was removed” – Kathleen Payette – General Manager of Musée Grévin

However, it usually takes 2 weeks for any repairs but the Museum has not made the decision to have Michael Jackson back on the museum floor! “We haven’t taken any decision if the personality will return. We are following the news and the repairs are under way. The decision should be taken shortly but no confirmation to date” says Payette.

Source: MJ Vibe / Billie Jean


Ex-wives' Comments On Michael Jackson Abuse Claims Re-Emerge. 14-03-'19

Despite multiple allegations and court cases over the years, Michael Jackson's ex-wives have always stood by him.

Comments from Lisa Marie Presley and Debbie Rowe regarding alleged abuse of children have re-emerged after the release of documentary 'Leaving Neverland'.

To the surprise of many, both Presley and Rowe have backed Jackson as being a trustworthy and essentially good person.

Even after divorcing Jackson in 1998, Rowe said Jackson's good character was undeniable.

"I believe there are people who should be parents, and he's one of them. And he is such a fabulous man, and such a good friend, and he's always been there for me, always, from the day I met him," Rowe told ABC News in 2003.

After a fresh round of allegations that same year, following the documentary 'Living With Michael Jackson', Rowe once again publicly supported the pop star.

"He's a really wonderful, loving, caring man. And he's not portrayed as he really is and it really pisses me off," she told GMTV.

Rowe also appeared in the 2005 molestation and 2013 wrongful death court trials with both of her testimonies favouring Jackson.

Similarly, Presley hinted that the person portrayed in the media was not a true version of Michael Jackson.

Debbie and Lisa MarieDebbie Rowe and Lisa Marie Presley regarding alleged abuse of children have re-emerged after the release of documentary 'Leaving Neverland'.

"It's unfortunate that not a lot of people know who he really is because he doesn't let anybody see it.

"He has an idea of how he should represent himself to the public which he thinks works for him, which is that sort of meek, victim, quiet thing that he does," Presley told Diane Sawyer.

"He wants to lock into you and he wants to intrigue you and capture you, and whatever he wants to do with you, he can do it. He's very capable of doing that.

In 2003, Presley is quoted in J Randy Taraborrelli's book about Michael's life, 'The Magic And The Madness': "I believed he didn't do anything wrong, and that he was wrongly accused."

However, she did hint at Jackson's unique relationship with children when she appeared with her then-husband on Sawyer's TV show in 1995.

She said: "They don't even let him go to the bathroom without running in there with him... when he jumps in the bed, I'm even out. He jumps in there with them."

Asked if she would let her own son do that, Presley added: "If I didn't know Michael, no way.

"But I happen to know who he is and what he is, and I know that he's not like that. I know that he has a thing for children."

Perhaps pointedly, Presley hasn't commented on any allegations against Jackson since that 2003 book and has made no comment on the 'Leaving Neverland' documentary.

Source: Newshub / Billie Jean


Cotton On Confirms They Will No Longer Sell Michael Jackson T-Shirts. 14-03-'19

Cotton OnCotton On has confirmed they will no longer sell Michael Jackson T-shirts.

The company would not discuss why they had made the decision to stop selling the product.

"Michael Jackson product is no longer available from Cotton On stores (globally). We have nothing further to add," Cotton On's corporate affairs manager Antoinette Marshall told Stuff.

Yesterday (March 13) staff at a Cotton On shop in Auckland refused to sell a Michael Jackson super fan a Jackson T-shirt, saying they had been told to pull all Jackson merchandise from the shop floor because of the "controversy" surrounding the documentary 'Leaving Neverland'.

Aucklander Bethany Jollands tried to buy one of the T-shirts from the Queen Street store, but was told that all of the Jackson stock had been put away in the store room and could not be sold.

“I watched the 'Leaving Neverland' documentary but I don’t believe the allegations,” Jollands said. “I’m still a huge Michael Jackson fan so it seems unfair they wouldn’t sell the tees to me.”

Jollands was later able to buy an MJ T-shirt from the Cotton On website. As of 3.40pm on Wednesday the T-shirts were still available online, but by 4pm the shirts had been removed from the site. The T-shirts have since been pulled from sale in other Cotton On stores around New Zealand.

Cotton On has yet to respond to requests for comment.

“Cotton On has based this decision on one biased documentary and consumers should be able to make up their own minds regarding Michael and what they decide to spend their money on,” says Jollands, who is studying criminology at the University of Auckland.

“Also, perfectly adequate T-shirts are likely going to be disposed of when Cotton On is meant to be a brand that values being responsible.”

It is clear that there is a will to mute and boycott anything Michael Jackson despite that the man was proven innocent & those 2 men are convicted LIARS!

Source: Stuff.co / Billie Jean


Pete Rock Maintains Michael Jackson’s Innocence, Calling Him ‘The Greatest Musician In The World’.
13-03-'19

Pete RockIn the wake of the HBO documentary 'Leaving Neverland', Michael Jackson has found both detractors and supporters among his musical peers. Count legendary hip-hop producer Pete Rock among the latter. The DJ/producer posted an Instagram photo of the King of Pop in full royal regalia with a caption defending the singer’s tarnished legacy and maintaining Jackson’s innocence.

The caption attached reads: “A True King!! Owned all that music made you the king of the music industry. They mad at you! Your innocent but even in death they wont leave you alone. The Greatest artist/musician in the world. The King Michael Jackson RIP.” The caption refers to Jackson’s ownership of publishing rights to 251 Beatles songs, including 'Hey Jude', 'Let It Be', and 'Yesterday', after he outbid Paul McCartney for the back catalog at auction from ATV. The purchase caused a rift between the former friends, which was never corrected before Jackson’s death in 2009.

Other entertainers, meanwhile, have been far less kind to the late legend’s legacy. 'The Simpsons' tossed an episode of the long-running sitcom in which Jackson guest starred, while Drake removed their posthumous collaboration, 'Don’t Matter Me', from his live set list. Radio stations around the world have begun removing his classics from their play lists. Jackson’s overall sales also decreased in the wake of 'Leaving Neverland', leading many to wonder what would become of their beloved memories of his music. At least Pete Davidson has a creative solution.

Source: Up Roxx / Billie Jean


Michael Jackson 'Innocent' Adverts To Be Removed. 13-03-'19

Transport for London say they will be removing advertisements that proclaim Michael Jackson is innocent.

It comes after a sexual assault victims' charity said it was "concerned" about the adverts that have appeared on buses and bus stops.

Posters were put up in response to a documentary in which the singer is accused of child sex abuse.

The adverts have been financed through a crowdfunding campaign and feature the slogan: "Facts don't lie. People do."

The Survivors Trust said the message could discourage victims of sexual assault from coming forward.

In a statement to BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat, TfL says: "We have reviewed our position and will be removing these advertisements.

"They have been rejected due to the public sensitivity and concern around their content."

The 'Leaving Neverland' documentary, broadcast in the UK on Channel 4 last week, featured claims by two men who say they were sexually abused by Michael Jackson when they were young.

Wade Robson and James Safechuck claim they were molested and described the alleged incidents in graphic detail.

The singer died in 2009 so cannot defend himself, but his family and fans have been protesting his innocence since the film was broadcast.

London BusMichael Jackson 'Innocent' adverts to be removed.

Michael Jackson's nephew Taj told Radio 1 Newsbeat the allegations in 'Leaving Neverland' felt like "the ultimate betrayal" but he believes they won't have a lasting effect on his uncle's legacy.

The poster campaign appeared after a "Michael Jackson Innocent" crowdfunding page hit its £20,000 target.

The page says: "Like countless others within the MJ Community and society in general, we would not think twice in turning our backs on his legacy, if we for one second felt that there was any truth at all in these heinous events... There is a huge group in society that believe and know he is innocent."

It is reportedly being led by former Big Brother UK contestant and Jackson fanatic Seany O'Kane.

However the Survivors Trust said the adverts were inappropriate.

"We have been particularly concerned by the recent news that TfL has chosen to run an advertising campaign... that endorses Jackson's innocence," a statement from the charity said.

"The decision to prioritise advertising revenue over the option of remaining neutral on such an emotive topic is disappointing."

Source: BBC / Billie Jean

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