Major Montreal radio stations stop playing Michael Jackson songs

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Three major Montreal radio stations have stopped playing Michael Jackson songs. Tis step was taken as a result of child-molestation allegations against the late musician that re-surfaced in a HBO documentary aired Sunday.

The French-language stations CKOI and Rythme and the English-language The Beat says Jackson’s music was pulled starting Monday morning.

A spokeswoman said the action was taken in response to listener reactions to the documentary.

The decision also applies to other company stations in smaller markets in Quebec. The company operates 23 radio stations.

The documentary “Leaving Neverland” began airing on HBO Sunday. It centres on two men, Wade Robson and James Safechuck, who accuse Michael Jackson of grooming, sexually assaulting and raping them as children.

While the four-hour documentary has brought the allegations against Jackson back into the public eye, the singer has been associated with accusations of sexual assault for over 25 years.

Via Associated Press

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